Integrating wine in skincare

Dear formulators, I would like to integrate wine in different kind of products. Is it possible to reduce alcohol % with boiling as I make for cold process soap, and then replace some % of water with wine in toners and emulsions. I live in wine making region, so it would be very good for marketing reasons also.

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  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
    Why do you need the alcohol gone?
  • EugeneEugene Member
    Pharma said:
    Why do you need the alcohol gone?
    Actually, I don't need. I just thought that it would be easier without it. But if its ok, I don't mind. 
  • GraillotionGraillotion Member
    edited July 31
    Fermented grape extract....nice ring to it.  Guess you cannot advertise a Sulfite free formula.  :D 

    I always found a little alcohol...makes a nice addition... a little like adding D5.

    Guessing you might have some of the same concerns as adding something like green tea, and phenols, so you might need to take some additional actions beyond the sulfites already included.  But not my area of expertise.  Maybe @Pharma will chime back in.

    Aloha.

     
  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
    edited August 1
    ...Maybe @Pharma will chime back in...
    For a bottle of good wine, I might ;)
  • EugeneEugene Member
    Fermented grape extract....nice ring to it.  Guess you cannot advertise a Sulfite free formula.  :D 

    I always found a little alcohol...makes a nice addition... a little like adding D5.

    Guessing you might have some of the same concerns as adding something like green tea, and phenols, so you might need to take some additional actions beyond the sulfites already included.  But not my area of expertise.  Maybe @Pharma will chime back in.

    Aloha.

     
    I don't need sulfite free formula😁  So as I understand there is no problem with wine, but I will need good preservation , right? 

    Pharma said:
    ...Maybe @Pharma will chime back in...
    For a bottle of good wine, I might ;)
    No, problem at all! Bottle of our traditional family Saperavi wine will be waiting for you )))

    So won't wine spoil my emulsion or other products?
  • vitalysvitalys Member
    @Eugene Mmmmm Saperavi sounds like magic to me :) I bet you are based in Georgia, aren't you? Your idea is doomed to the commercial success! Wine and its waste materials are a great source for the variety of cosmetic products. I used to work for the very similar concept 10 years ago and the commercial results were so impressive from both marketing and commercial standpoints. Every sort of wine has its own benefits, which can be used for varieties of cosmetic products from a light cream to the scrub or even the special types of skin care. 
  • EugeneEugene Member
    vitalys said:
    @Eugene Mmmmm Saperavi sounds like magic to me :) I bet you are based in Georgia, aren't you? Your idea is doomed to the commercial success! Wine and its waste materials are a great source for the variety of cosmetic products. I used to work for the very similar concept 10 years ago and the commercial results were so impressive from both marketing and commercial standpoints. Every sort of wine has its own benefits, which can be used for varieties of cosmetic products from a light cream to the scrub or even the special types of skin care. 
    I am actually based in Georgia, Tbilisi :) Happy to here that you know our wine and are familiar to wine skincare. Haven't heard about wine waste materials in cosmetics, what do you mean? 
    Idea came to me after we saw that our Saperavi soap had a great success. We also use grape seed oil in some projects.
    God, we have so many species of wine, so Saperavi is just a beginning)))
  • vitalysvitalys Member
    @Eugene I meant wone waste products such as seeds, grape pomace (slins), etc all of them could be employed in the cosmetic products. 
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