My go to cleansers are the really rich, creamy, non-drying ones , I love the ritual of a creamy smear on the face and the healthy, Fresh, moisturised feel after rinse off/clean off with warm water or face cloth. Hence I tend to be very intentional on the choice of oils when trying to formulate one.
This skin goodness came to life with the help of Camelina Seed Oil because of its natural anti inflammatory qualities. Also known as gold of pleasure, It is excellent for reducing large pores and may help in healing skin blemishes.
The combination of camelina seed oil + castor oil + tea tree makes for a perfect blemish control cleansing cream with the added skin calming effect from oats silk.
Using a cream cleanser is basically slathering a thick rich cream on your face and rinsing it off like you will your usual cleanser. That been said, a surfactant can be added to the formula to give it a soapy feel and for easier clean off.
This recipe contains coco glucoside. Coco glucoside is a natural surfactant, it is one of the most gentle cleansing agent. It is very useful when making gentle facial cleansers including foaming cleansers. It is gentle enough for sensitive skin. It allows the cleanser to be creamy and bubbly at the same time.
This recipe makes 200grams of creamy cleanser.
66% Deionised Water- 132g
9% Camelina Seed Oil- 18g
9% Castor Oil- 18g
5% Emulsifying Wax BP- 10g
2% Cocoa Butter- 4g
2% Emulsifying M- 4g
2% Cetearyl Alcohol- 4g
Cool Down Phase
2% Coco Glucoside- 4g
1% Vitamin E Oil- 2g
1% Preservative Eco- 2g
1% / 0.5% Tea Tree Essential Oil- 2g(Optional)
1/2 tablespoon Oat Silk(optional)
One of the most important thing to have in mind when making an emulsion is to clean/disinfect every single equipment that will be used including the work surface/countertop. This can be done by using a bleach water solution to clean and rinse OR by using 99% rubbing alcohol spray.
The phase one of the recipe is just distilled water. Because it’s a rinse off product, I wanted to keep it simple.
Measure the distilled water in a clean, heat save glass jar. Heat it up until it reaches 70°C. This can be done in a double boiler or burst of 30seconds in a microwave. Because water will evaporate, note the total weight of the water and container before heating and measure it again after heating up and add the difference.
Gently pour the oil phase into the water phase, and stir. Then with the help of an electric hand blender, blend the two phases until an emulsion is reached.
When the temperature of the emulsion is below 40°C, Add the phase 3 ingredients/cool down phase and gently stir.
I added 6 drops of lactic acid in this recipe, to help adjust the PH.
Pour your cleanser in a pump bottle and use. Thank you for reading, please like, share and make!.