foaming facial cleanser that might be good for lash extensions yesterday, and I thought we'd look at another version today.
WITCH HAZEL & MARSHMALLOW FOAMING FACE AND LASH CLEANSER
58.5% distilled ater
10% foaming soy surfactant
10% witch hazel
5% cocamidopropyl betaine
5% marshmallow extract
5% white tea extract (liquid)
2% quaternized rice (or another cationic polymer)
2% oat amino acids (or another hydrolyzed protein)
0.5% liquid Germall Plus (or preservative of choice)
Weigh all ingredients into a container and mix well. Pour into foamer bottle. Rejoice! Please note: If you aren't heating and holding this product, please use distilled water only.
You'll notice many of the ingredients are the same as yesterday's version. That's because I like those ingredients and think them to be a good fit. I changed a few things, like the marshmallow extract and the quaternized rice. Marshmallow extract forms a film on your skin that helps to moisturize well. Make sure you are using the water soluble version, not the oil soluble one as it won't mix into this product well.
I used the quaternized rice because it is a positively charged cationic polymer that will offer conditioning to our skin. I love the rice version as it seems lighter than some of the other ones I've used.
What do I think? I really like this! I have to admit that I miss my honey matte from my previous version as that ingredient really helps my skin feel less greasy, but I really like the moisturization and conditioning I get from this cleanser.
If you have dry skin, you can still make this! I actually think this version would work well for you. If you wanted a little more moisturizing after using it, consider a water soluble oil like PEG-7 olivate or water soluble shea at up to 5%. If you do that, though, it may not work with lash extensions. (I haven't been able to confirm if water soluble oils work with lashes yet!)
One note about this recipe: It will last you ages! I make 100 ml every other month and it lasts me at least 60 days of washing morning and night. So when you try this, please only make 100 grams and see what you think of it!
Other versions of this recipe:
Creating a low foaming facial cleanser with silk surfactant
Creating a recipe using the foaming rice surfactant
Facial cleansers: Creating a low surfactant foaming cleanser (foaming silk)
What the heck is this and what can I do with it? Foaming silk
Modifying the low surfactant foaming cleanser with foaming oat
Modifying the low surfactant foaming cleanser: Substituting surfactants
Modifying the low surfactant foaming cleanser: Substituting hydrosols
Modifying the low surfactant foraming cleanser: A few sample recipes with substitutions
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