Regenerating "after-sun" emulsion

Regenerating "after-sun" emulsion

Formula: IL18551

Phase Ingredients for ~150 ml % Quantity
A coconut oil 12 18 gr
A emulsifier Bella 4 6 gr
B mimosa macerate 82 123 gr
B xanthan gum 0,3 0,45 gr
C lavender essential oil 0,6 30 drops
C bisabolol 0,5 24 drops
C cosgard 0,6 30 drops

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Preparation method:
The mimosa macerate is prepared 24 hours before the recipe is prepared. In a bottle or jar with a lid add 5 g of mimosa powder + 150 g of plain or distilled water. Mix well and leave to soak in a cool, dark place. Stir occasionally. 
After 24 hours, the maceration is filtered with the help of the reusable filter from our store or with several layers of gauze placed in a strainer. The filtered solution is left to rest for a few minutes, because the particles that may have still passed through the filter will settle to the base of the glass and can be decanted. The solution will be poured slowly into a Berzelius beaker, so that the deposits remain at the base and the liquid contains as little fiber as possible. If it results in a smaller amount of maceration than 123 gr then it is supplemented with plain water.

Sprinkle xanthan gum over the filtered macerate, stirring vigorously until the gum disperses. Leave to rest for 10 minutes to form a light gel.

Preparation of the emulsion: in a heat-resistant beaker add the ingredients of phase A. Place in a water bath, together with the heat resistant beaker containing the filtered macerate. When both phases have reached 70°C, remove from the heat.
Pour phase B over phase A while mixing, and continue to mix for 3 minutes. Place the beaker in a bowl of cold water to accelerate the cooling process and continue to mix for 3 more minutes. 
Over the composition cooled to body temperature, add the ingredients of phase C, mixing after each. The emulsion thus prepared is transferred to the dedicated container. The consistency of the emulsion will be finalized the next day.

The result is a light emulsion with a pleasant texture, it is quickly absorbed and has a subtle pleasant scent. Contains ingredients that act to regenerate the skin after sunbathing and repair damaged skin, it is soothing and moisturizing. It can be applied to the body and face by adults and children over three years.


  • instead of coconut oil you can use babassu oil or another vegetable oil or vegetable butter, according to your preferences
  • in phase B, 5 g of glycerin may be included to the macerate, decreasing by 5 g the amount of water
  • the formula may be enriched with 0,5% allantoin or 0,2% chamomile CO2 extract, 0,5% aloe powder, in phase C


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, filter or gauze + strainer, a bottle/jar with lid, 2 Berzelius beakers, 1 big glass, mini mixer, thermometer, teaspoons
  • Recommended container: Kless bottle with flip-top cap, 150 ml
  • Shelf-life: 3 months – prepared in optimal conditions of hygiene, kept in a cool place

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 07/20/2015 Creams, Lotions, Sun Care recipes 0

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