I've been pondering a formulation by a company that makes creams. Question is, how is barley extract juice their first ingredient if the yields of Barley extract are at best 30%?
this is part of the ingredients list:
Hordeum Vulgare Leaf Juice*, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Jojoba Esters, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Linoleic Acid, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Propanediol,
Even is they added 75% Barley extract juice that gives a final concentration close to 22.5% (0.75x.0.3) percent and the solvent which is water or glycerin would be at 52.5% (0.75x0.70).
So in essence, Glycerin or water would be the first ingredient not Barley Juice
Please correct me if I'm off. I'm trying to make barley extract my first ingredient but the yields defy that. Adding barley powder directly at more than 10% would make the lotion slushy and grainy.