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Cosmetic Prebiotic

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Cosmetic Prebiotic helps to create a barrier against pollution and environmental damage from the sun and wind. This is very useful for every skin type but especially for babies, the elderly and anyone with sensitive skin.

It is a mixture of natural polysaccharides that is in liquid form. The inulin is extracted from chicory roots whilst the Alpha-glucan oligosaccharide is obtained from sugar beet. This acts as a food for the desirable bacteria present on the skin and the undesirable bacteria are unable to process it. Therefore, it promotes the friendly bacteria on the skin to recover and grow faster whilst the harmful ones are reduced and this in turn, restores the natural bacterial balance to the skin.

It has excellent eco credentials.
 

 

Inci:

Inulin, Aqua, Alpha-glucan oligosaccharide

The individual materials that make up Cosmetic Prebiotic are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.

Skin Care
Add to hand creams for people who wash their hands frequently such as nurses or hairdressers. Frequent washing strips the skin of its friendly bacteria. Cosmetic Prebiotic will nurture the growth of the friendly bacteria whilst retarding the hostile bacteria.
Use in daily defence creams, lotions and gels.

Add to intensive night creams, and serums.

Excellent for use in products for sensitive skin. Also very effective in after shave lotions and creams.

Use in baby products in gels or creams along with the softer vegetable oils like Apricot Kernel, Peach, Kiwi and Rosehip. This will be very caring and nurturing for gentle skin.

An ideal ingredient for acne prone skin that is susceptible to infections. This can also apply to acne from hormonal imbalances such as during menopause.

It has a balancing effect that is especially effective for oily skin.

Very effective in toners to use after cleansing as well as pre moisturising before using oil based serums.

Excellent to use in deodorants as it creates a good buffer layer of bacteria on the skin.

Hair Care
Use in shampoos for sensitive scalps.

Effective in dandruff shampoos and dandruff hair conditioners.

Other
Use at 1% - 5% added to the cool down stage (below 40°C).

Water soluble and can be used in creams, lotions and gels.

Cannot be used in oil only products.

Store in a dry place away from direct sunlight.

Suggested Blends
Use for eczema prone skin along with Comfrey, Calendula and Chickweed oils.

Add to products with Anti Acne Active Formula and Epidermis and Sebum Rebalancer for acne prone skin.

Combine with Allantoin and Bisabolol in after shaving creams, lotions and gels.

Cautions/Contraindications
None.
Elegant After Shave Cream
This makes a light cream that is easily absorbed and superbly conditions the skin. It could also be used as a non greasy hand cream.
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
5% White Poppy Seed OIl
5% Camellia Seed Oil
5% Emulsifying Wax

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
3% Glycerine
74% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
2% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
4% Cosmetic Prebiotic
0.25% Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
0.75% Plai Essential Oil
100% Total

Method:

Weigh all stage 1 materials into a stainless steel bowl and place into a saucepan of boiling water (double boiler/bain marie). Bring up to a temperature of over 75°C.

When the stage 1 is over 75°C, add the boiling spring water to a larger stainless steel bowl along with the glycerine/glycerol extract.

Swap the bowls over so the larger bowl is in the double boiler. Pour the stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients into the large bowl (stage 2) and stir gently without creating air bubbles.  Only when everything is over 75°C, stir continually for a further 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes of stirring, remove bowl from the double boiler and put into a pan of cold water to cool it down quickly. Keep stirring all the time.

When the cream is under 40°C add the remaining stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.


Intensive Night Cream
This rich night cream could also be used as a day cream if you have very dry skin.
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
12% Argan Oil
5% White Poppy Seed Oil
3% Pomegranate Seed Oil
10% Emulsifying Wax

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
3% Pomegranate Glycerol Extract
56% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
5% Cosmetic Prebiotic
2% Eco Marine Algae Extract
2.5% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
0.5% Helichrysum Essential Oil
100% Total

Method:

Weigh all stage 1 materials into a stainless steel bowl and place into a saucepan of boiling water (double boiler/bain marie). Bring up to a temperature of over 75°C.

When the stage 1 is over 75°C, add the boiling spring water to a larger stainless steel bowl along with the glycerine/glycerol extract.

Swap the bowls over so the larger bowl is in the double boiler. Pour the stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients into the large bowl (stage 2) and stir gently without creating air bubbles.  Only when everything is over 75°C, stir continually for a further 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes of stirring, remove bowl from the double boiler and put into a pan of cold water to cool it down quickly. Keep stirring all the time.

When the cream is under 40°C add the remaining stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.


Toner for Problem Skin
Stage 1: (room temperature)

69% Orange Flower Water
10% Chamomile Water
10% Witch Hazel Glycerol Extract
5% Aloe Vera Concentrate
3% Vitamin B3
2% Cosmetic Prebiotic
1% Preservative Eco Plus
100% Total

Method:
Dissolve the Vitamin B3 in the Orange Flower Water, then combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Bottle and label. Shake before use.

Toner for problem Skin


For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
Historical Information
Inulin was discovered in 1804 by a German scientist. Today, as well as a cosmetic ingredient, it is used in may foods as it alters the taste profile and intestinal absorption rate.

Read more here.

 

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