Could you clarify the sequence for mixing the anhydrous shea butter sunscreen please?!Dahatre
The anhydrous formula with Shea Butter, Cocoa butter, oils, lecithin and beeswax does the same, is quite runny [ made with liquid lecithin, but I prefer the powder, I like a stiff lotion], but the trade off is, it feels greasy, but doesn't look greasy. I like it when my skin is feeling dry. Makes a good body SS as well and doesn't break my skin out.
This sounds wonderful! Could I use cocoa butter and shea butter for that? What proportions did you use?I made a zinc SS with just Cupuacu butter and a little orange peel butter. I melted it until soft then beat in the zinc powder at 25% concentration. Its wonderful! You *could* use coconut oil Im sure, but rmmbr that it will get liquid when its warm. The zinc powder might stiffen it up a bit tho.
Hi dragoN,I believe the Nth degree in frustration and cost. They have concluded, they cannot test it. The analyzer cannot test a mineral sunscreen! I called the manufacturer. Same deal. They sell a machine that can "test" chemical SS but not mineral. Mineral SS is 5.6 X more dense than organic. The tech places the sample and it gets mangled. The data it spews out...useless. The lab manager agreed with me on that one. Nano boys called over to see what the heck they were doing too. So....back to square one.
SPF of 16 and a stellar UVA rating out of the cosmos. But that means Jack sh*t as it should be well over 30+ based on the mineral content and spread. I squawked and bellowed for the raw data, went over it with the lab manager and he agreed with me....bogus. The analyzer has proved to be incapable as based on the requirements to test mineral SS.
So far have not found a lab with the capacity to test it locallyThey all use the same piece of crap $17500.00 machine FDA approved unit for in vitro testing.
Oils?? Are you using several or just one? If I were going to take a guess of which oil........I would say you are using Borage??Hello Toothpaste,
Thank you for the vote of confidence. Umhambi...I will do that, and I need to know the cost. Germany is generally brutally expensive.
25% ZnO updated version and the current mix I am using, which I by far prefer over the others. It's light, spreads nicely and stays put without feeling greasy. Very moisturizing on my skin.
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Go here to calculate the exact amounts based on the total you want to make.
I make 100mls at a shot.