Shaving cream for women

Shaving cream for women

Formula: 33560

Phase Ingredients for ~100 ml  % Quantity
A flat water 38 34 gr
A glycerin 8 7,2 gr
A xanthan gum 0,2 0,18 gr
A gentle washing base 30 27 gr
B aloe vera oil 8 7,2 gr
B emulsifier Vari-Btms (Varisoft) 6 5,4 gr
B stearic acid 2 1,8 gr
C Cocamidopropyl betaine, powder 6 5,4 gr
C natural cosmetic fragrance oil Crème tropicale 1,2 35 drops
C cosgard preservative 0,6 18 drops

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

Preparation method:
In a Berzelius beaker, mix the water and glycerin from phase A, sprinkle with xanthan gum and mix well. Leave to rest for about 10 minutes until the gel forms. The gentle washing base is then added to the gel.
Add the ingredients of phase B to another Berzelius beaker.

Place the glasses in a water bath and heat until both reach a temperature of 70°C, stirring occasionally. Once they have reached the right temperature, they are removed from the water bath.

Phase A is added slowly over phase B, stirring the composition vigorously. Stir for 3 minutes, avoiding excessive aeration and foaming along the way. To speed up the cooling process, place the beaker in a bowl of cold water and continue to mix for 3 more minutes.

To the composition cooled to body temperature, add the Cocamidopropyl betaine powder, mix slowly, thoroughly and let it rest for about 10 minutes (if there are small lumps of surfactant left, they will dissolve after the next step). Add the fragrance oil and preservative, mixing after each. The preparation is transferred to the dedicated container, the consistency will be finalized in the following days.

The result is a slightly frothy cream, rich in moisturizing, emollient and soothing ingredients, suitable for hair removal with a blade. Apply an appropriate amount on damp skin and distribute in circular motions. After shaving, rinse the skin with lukewarm water. The skin will be velvety, smooth and hydrated.

Options:

  • instead of aloe vera oil you can use another vegetable oil, for example: coconut, monoi, apricot kernel, avocado, babassu, macadamia or almond oil; you can also use a vegetable butter of your choice
  • instead of the proposed fragrance oil, another one or an essential oil can be used, according to preferences
  • instead of cosgard, fragard can be used (same amount)

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  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision tablespoon, 2 Berzelius beakers, thermometer, teaspoons
  • Recommended container: Optima bottle with disk-top cap
  • 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 08/26/2017 Bath & Shower 0

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