I thought that I could make an easier face mask with AHA fruit acids. The fruit acids are a lot easier to formulate with then glycolic acid. Still as a disclaimer, formulating with acids is not for beginners. This requires that you have good knowledge on acids and bases, a pH meter, and know how to handle them safely. With any acid, it increases your sun sensitivity. So be sure to at least wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for two weeks after use. You should be wearing sunscreen year round, but I needed to make that disclaimer.
Formulating your own cosmetics is so rewarding. So for this free post, I want to share three easy formulations that you can make for the new year. I will focus on easy ingredients that you can find readily on Amazon. These will be great first-time projects. This post will assume that you know how to scale formulations. If you do not then please read this post. (Link)
The equipment that you will need is a scale, glass beaker, something to stir with like a lab spoon, and something to whisk. Make sure whatever that you use, it is only for formulating and not for food.
For the ingredients, I want a liquid oil, refined shea butter, beeswax, and vitamin E. Let's talk about these.
You are at your own risk when making anything from this blog. I am not liable for any mishaps that may occur. I do my best to include everything in the procedure so, that accident are less likely occur!