The Mysteries of Skincare

The Mysteries of Skincare

Have you ever wondered what solubilisers were? What emulsifiers did? What a surfactant was? And what they were doing in your skincare?

Well, we did. That's why we took ourselves off to a fabulous two-day course (Skincare Stage 1 & 2) at New Directions in Marrickville, where we delved into the mysteries of skincare.

Not only did we find out what all the skincare ingredients did and how they interact with each other, we were also able to put it all into practice. Making our own moisturisers, serums, masks and scrubs. It was an informative two days and we can't wait to put into practice what we learned.  So stay tuned... there may be an Arkara Skincare range in the making! 

And, for those of you who would like to know......

Emulsifiers/Solubilisers - join water and oil together

Sufactants - a cleansing agent or detergent

Thickeners - help to support product structure

Actives - Have an action on the skin eg vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, peptides, extracts and acid