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Natural Moisturisers in Hair and Skin Care Products

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In addition to the oils provided by fats, the skin needs to bind moisture (water) in the outer layer. These are some of the substances available to achieve this end:

Glycerine is one of the simplest and most widely-used of all moisturisers. It is technically an alcohol, and is a by-product of the soap industry. Natural handmade soaps retain their natural glycerine, which makes them a gentler, more soothing product than many commercially produced soaps. Large commercial soap makers often extract the glycerine naturally produced in the soap making process when making triple-milled soap.

Use up to 5% glycerine in your moisturising creams, and add to the water stage ingredients.


D-Panthenol or Vitamin B5, must be added when the cream mixture is at 40 degrees C. It is suitable for both hair as well as skin products, as it leaves a protective film on the hair, making it an invaluable addition to conditioning creams. D-Panthenol also speeds up cellular regeneration and is antibacterial, enabling speedier healing of spots, sores, irritations, infections and sun damage.

Use up to 5% in your hair and skin products.


Sorbitol is synthesised from glucose and starch, and occurs naturally in fruit. It can be used as a substitute for glycerine, and it leaves a soft, smooth feel to the skin. Used in cream and gel skin cleansers, it leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed. Add to the water stage ingredients.

Use up to 5% in hair and skin products.


Lactic Acid is both a PH regulator and a moisturiser. Use up to 3% in creams and hair conditioners. Add when the temperature of the cream drops to 40 degrees C.


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