Deeply Hydrating Serum

Deeply Hydrating Serum Recipe

Black Seed Oil with a host of powerful active ingredients for a strong antioxidant effect and the so-called "fountain of youth" Hyaluronic Acid.
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
9% Walnut Oil
8% Black Seed Oil
4% Emulsifier L
3% Shea Butter
1% Cetearyl Alcohol

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
64% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
3% Hyaluronic Acid Gel
2% Eco Marine Algae Extract
2% Vitamin E
1% Algaktiv Zen
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice
100% Total
Grape Seed Oil
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Method:
  • Heat the Stage 1 (fat stage) to above 75°C in a double boiler. Then add Stage 1 (fat stage) to Stage 2 (water stage).
  • Blend with a stick blender for a few seconds until you see emulsification has happened.
  • Then immerse the container into a pan of cold water and stir with a spatula whilst cooling down to below 40°C.
  • Add remaining Stage 3 (heat sensitive) ingredients and combine thoroughly. Jar and label.


4 Responses

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

April 04, 2022

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development Team;

“Niacinamide is only heat tolerant to 70C so is best added in Stage 3 and Panthenol is very heat sensitive as well, so also needs to go in Stage 3. Yes, they would both be nice ingredients to use, but you have to look at the structure of the formulation. We chose Emulsifier L because it is a strong, lamellar emulsifier but we have included 10% in Stage 3 which is a lot for any emulsifier to hold. Adding your extra ingredients would most likely cause the emulsion to split unless you reduce or remove some of the other Stage 3 ingredients.”

Josette Ross
Josette Ross

April 04, 2022

Would I be able to add niacinamde and panthenol to this recipe, would it have added benefit to this serum

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

August 19, 2021

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development Team;

"
You would need to try this for yourself and monitor it over a period of weeks for stability.

The Vitamin C is an antioxidant for the water component of your cells and the Vitamin E is oil soluble, so they do not directly compete with each other. If you removed the Vitamin E, you remove the function that it serves and the Vitamin C does not replace that.

You could add the Vitamin C and remove the same percentage from the water stage. I would suggest also reducing the levels of some of the Stage 3 ingredients like the Hyaluronic acid gel and maybe the Vitamin E. This is simply because the percentage of ingredients in the Stage 3 of this formulation is pretty high already and we have tested it to ensure it is stable as it is. If you increase that percentage, there is a much greater potential for separation and as Vitamin C is acidic, that increases that potential even more. We can’t give you an exact figure for how much a Stage 3 percentage total can be as there are so many variables, but this is pretty high already.

If you do want to try it, make a small batch so that you do not waste much is it fails. The freeze/thaw it for a few days, as this is a good guide for how strong the emulsion is holding together."

Lea
Lea

August 19, 2021

Can i add Vitam C to this formulation, If so would i replace it with the Vitamin E or add as well as?

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