We have loved sharing content with you about Body Wash, and have learned so much from your preferences and experiences, thank you! While our lab is working formulating the Body Wash for you to sample,
we are gearing up to begin developing our second product we’re creating together, the
Daily Light Body Moisturizer.
Moisturizers typically have 3 types of ingredients doing the work:
Humectants: Substances which bind and attract water, they work by pulling in atmospheric moisture and resist losing moisture to evaporation.
Occlusives: Large, heavy molecules which provide a physical barrier to the outer layer of skin, helping prevent Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL).
Emollients: Improve the appearance of the skin by smoothing and filling in
the gaps of dry, flaky skin cells.
This video is a nice overview of how these ingredients work.
We’ll also need a way to deliver the moisturizer to your skin, and we’d like to explore the following three options with you:
You are all familiar with body lotion: Viscous, smooth liquid preparation designed to soften and moisturize the skin. Lotions are comprised of an emulgent, an aqueous (water) phase, and an oily phase. The emulgent is a chemical that allows water and oils to mix together. The water phase can be pure water, or water based ingredients such as hydrosols and teas. The oil phase is typically a plant based oil such as Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, or Argan Oil. Additional ingredients such as vitamins, botanical extracts, emollients, and fragrance may be added as well. This is the most moisturizing application of the three we’re exploring here.
Body Milks are basically ultra-lightweight lotions. Body Milks use similar ingredients to Body Lotions, but are significantly less viscous due to a higher percentage of the water phase. Body Milks are light, potentially spray-able liquids which absorb into the skin quickly.
Dry Oil Body Spray
A Dry Oil Body Spray is a non-greasy (when compared to Mineral Oil), quick absorbing oil. Natural Dry Oil formulations consist of a blend of lightweight, emollient seed and nut oils, Vitamin E, and skin conditioning essential oils, without water.
There’s no wrong answer, it’s really a matter of personal preference and skin feel.
We’ll introduce a poll to get your thoughts on a moisturizing delivery vehicle in a couple of days, after you’ve had an opportunity to first chat with your fellow Co-Creators about your experiences.What is your go-to summer moisturizer… a lotion, milk, or dry oil?What have you loved or hated… why? We’ve heard some requests for shimmer, wonderful feedback!
Keep the ideas rolling in