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Today's Creamy Clay Balm-to-Milk Cleanser is a Bee Better update to 2016's Creamy Clay Cleansing Balm. It's a rich, slippy, gentle facial cleanser that rinses off the skin beautifully. True to the name, it's creamy and contains a hefty dose of soft white kaolin clay...

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Today we are having a bit of fun with some famously stinky ingredients 😂  Whether or not you find the smell of an ingredient to be pleasant or unpleasant (or worth a bit of unpleasant-ness for its otherwise awesome-ness) is a highly personal thing, so please...

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Peppermint Beeswax Lip Balm

Peppermint Beeswax Lip Balm

If you love Burt's Bees lip balm, you should definitely try this formulation. I've been working on this project for months, testing and adjusting and comparing it to the original and circling back and trying again, and I think I've gotten really, really close. I...

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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Formulators

As we welcome 2022 I wanted to suggest a few "New Year's Resolutions" for formulation—these are lessons I've learned over the years that have taught me so much, and I wanted to share them with you. There's certainly no pressure to adopt any of 'em, but if you're...

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Things I Learned in 2021

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