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!
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Recipe: (Makes 4.2 ounces or 120 grams)
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.