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Humectant Comparison in Lotion, Hydrovance

Today we are continuing with our humectant comparison tests. To review the testing process, I am using the Granny’s Lotion recipe as my testing recipe. Once all the test batches have been made, I will test the lotions to discover my favorite humectant!

Today we are making the test batch with Hydrovance. As a humectant, Hydrovance is a fluid, non-sticky humectant that helps skin keep moisturized for long periods of time.

I decided to test the humectant directly on my skin to add more notes about the feeling on my skin. Hydrovance is very fluid and clear in appearance, water-like in viscosity. Rubbing the Hydrovance into my skin, I felt a silky and gliding feel on the skin. I continued rubbing and the feeling changed to a velvety texture. I enjoyed the velvety feel that stayed without leaving a sticky residue on my hands, even after washing my hands!

Let’s head off to try out the recipe using Hydrovance as our humectant!

Collect needed items:

Colorless Jojoba Oil
Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Liquid Germall Plus
Tea Leaf & Papaya Fragrance Oil
Microwave Safe Container
Containers for cream (I used a 4 oz Frosted Bottle and Champagne Disk Tops.)

Recipe: (Makes 4.2 ounces or 120 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
3.17 ounces Water
0.63 ounces Colorless Jojoba Oil
0.12 ounces Hydrovance
0.12 ounces Stearic Acid
0.12 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.02 ounces Tea Leaf & Papaya Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams:
90 grams Water
18 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil
3.6 grams Hydrovance
3.6 grams Stearic Acid
3.6 grams Emulsifying Wax
0.6 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.6 grams Tea Leaf & Papaya Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
75% Water
15% Colorless Jojoba Oil
3% Hydrovance
3% Stearic Acid
3% Emulsifying Wax
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Tea Leaf & Papaya Fragrance Oil

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Liquid Germall Plus and Fragrance) into a microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add the additives once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling.

Cooled lotion on my finger.

Cooled lotion on my finger.

Weighed ingredients before melting.

Weighed ingredients before melting.

Labeled bottle of finished lotion.

Labeled bottle of finished lotion.

Hydrovance being poured on my hand.

Hydrovance being poured on my hand.

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