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  • night lotion

    Posted by botanicalsecrets on June 17, 2015 at 1:35 am

    I am formulating a night lotion. I want to make it light, meaning non-greasy and more importantly non-clogging (allowing skin to breath) and nourishing. Are Camellia and Jojoba good oils for this application? What are suggestions are there.  

    thefeelion replied 8 years, 11 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • belassi

    June 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    For me, a “night lotion” is one that would be oily, because it can be left on and without make-up. Jojoba should be fine for what you want. I don’t know about the other one.

  • AuroraBorealis

    June 17, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I agree with Belassi. Night products are traditionally heavy and oily. Jojoba and avocado would be my choices. 

    Also, unfortunately, clogging and skin breathing are words that have arisen through our marketing departments rather than through science and chemistry. In fact, they’re  both completely meaningless so I don’t have any suggestions for those.  
  • David

    June 17, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    agree with both above - that is a day creme you are describing and clogging and skin breathing are words that describe a skin condition when your body is wrapped in plastic - not after applying a cosmetic product

  • belassi

    June 17, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    For me, an appropriate sensorial profile can be gained by choosing lipids from an appropriate position on an imaginary scale. The scale begins on the left side with capric/caprylic triglycerides and squalene, moving through various esters and oils and then butters and finally waxes as the product becomes heavier, greasier, and slower to absorb.

  • thefeelion

    June 27, 2015 at 12:38 am

    From my limited experience with camellia oil it would be better to use in a day cream. I’ve found it better for use on an oilier skin type.

    The whole purpose of a night cream is to provide extra nourishment and help prevent TEWL while you sleep. Using the same oils as you would for a day cream would be defeating the purpose of creating a night cream in the first place. I agree with AuroraBorealis, jojoba and avocado is definitely a good way to go.

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