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Safety and Efficiency: 8 Crucial Points to Remember Before Making Your Own Skincare Product

Homemade skincare products have a long and storied history dating back thousands of years. Many recipes are handed down across the generations, and today, DIY enthusiasts can also turn to the internet for recipes, tips, and more. For those who can’t just ask an older member of their families for time-tested recipes, there are a few important things to keep in mind to ensure safety, though. Read on to find out about eight key points to consider before making homemade skincare products for the first time.

Not All Recipes Found Online Really Work

Not all skincare product recipes work, and some of them can be downright unsafe. When seeking new recipes, try to find one that is at least substantiated by anecdotal evidence. Those who already have a favorite recipe and want to start producing it commercially can look into beauty claim validation to have their products tested and lend credibility to their claims.

Preservatives Are Important

Many of the natural ingredients used in homemade skincare products need to be preserved. Using preservatives protects against mold growth, bacteria, and yeast, all of which can destroy skincare products and render them unsafe to use. Formulas that contain water are especially prone to spoiling and should always contain one or more natural preservatives.

The Wrong Container Can Lead to Contamination

Choosing the right container isn’t just about creating beautiful packaging that showcases the product. It’s also an important aspect of preventing contamination. Choose hygienic containers designed specifically for botanical formulations and use spray pumps instead of open tops whenever possible. This reduces the need for opening the jar repeatedly, which can increase the risk of introducing contaminants.

Measure Ingredients Carefully

Getting a beauty product just right and creating a consistent formula requires precise measurement. It’s best to measure both solids and liquids by weight, as this system for measurement ismore accurate. Use a high-quality scale for precise results and write down all the measurements. Once DIY beauty product makers have come up with the perfect formula, they should convert it to ratios or percentages to make it easier to scale up their production.

Start Small

It’s very difficult to determine an exact expiration date for homemade skincare products, so it makes much more sense to make small batches, at least at first. This will ensure freshness and give home producers the chance to experiment with new ingredients or different ratios. Once they find the perfect mix and determine which preservatives are most effective, they can scale up to larger batches.

Keep Track of pH Levels

Product pH influences everything from which preservatives will work the best to how long skincare products will stay fresh. It also affects the color, scent, look, and feel of the product. Buy some pH test strips and learn how to use them before scaling up production.

Follow Dosage Instructions

Some ingredients found in homemade skincare products can be used in 100% concentration, but many have strict dosage requirements. Essential oils, for example, must be diluted to avoid skin irritation. The same goes for natural preservatives.

The Bottom Line

Making skincare products at home is a fun way for consumers to learn new skills and manage what ingredients they put on their bodies. It’s important to keep safety and product effectiveness in mind, though. Follow the tips above to avoid early spoilage, skin damage, and other serious concerns.

 

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