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Single Ingredient Focus: Liquid Silk

Single Ingredient Focus: Liquid Silk

Liquid Silk (INCI Hydrolyzed Silk) is an amino acid. Usage rate is 1-5%. It really does not take a lot of this ingredient to make a huge difference in a product.

Where to use Liquid Silk? Pretty much in any application! Hair conditioner, masks, lotions, soap, shampoo, cleanser, bath gel, creams, and more. If it’s applied to the hair or skin, it would benefit from Liquid Silk!

We use it in our Deep Conditioning Base for its excellent benefits to hair. Liquid Silk would be a great label-appeal addition to any of our moisturizing bases.

I’m going to make a lotion with Liquid Silk and then make the same lotion without Liquid Silk. I’m getting ready to take a trip, so I will definitely be washing my hands more often than usual. I’m going to take both versions with me and see if I notice a major difference.

Liquid Silk Lotion

Ingredients

Water
Avocado Butter
Rice Bran Oil
Oat Oil
Glycerin
Emulsifying Wax
Liquid Silk
Liquid Germall Plus
Fragrance (I used Ginger Milk Fragrance Oil)

Equipment

Scale
Microwave-safe container
Spoon
Stick blender
Thermometer
Bottles and Lids

Percentages

72% Water
8% Avocado Butter
5% Rice Bran Oil
3% Oat Oil
4% Glycerin
4% Emulsifying Wax
3% Liquid Silk
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Fragrance

100-gram Test Batch

72 grams Water
8 grams Avocado Butter
5 grams Rice Bran Oil
3 grams Oat Oil
4 grams Glycerin
4 grams Emulsifying Wax
3 grams Liquid Silk
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Ginger Milk Fragrance

8-ounce Batch

5.76 oz Water
0.64 ounce Avocado Butter
0.4 ounce Rice Bran Oil
0.24 ounce Oat Oil
0.32 ounce Glycerin
0.32 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.24 ounce Liquid Silk
0.04 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.04 ounce Ginger Milk Fragrance

Instructions

Weigh water, oils, glycerin, and emulsifying wax into a microwave-safe container or double boiler. Heat gently until liquid, stirring often.

Once all the ingredients are melted, use a stick blender to mix to emulsion. Allow the mixture to cool to 120ºF (49ºC).

When the mixture has cooled, add Liquid Silk, preservative, and fragrance. Stir well to combine, then pour into bottles. (This lotion is fluid enough to use a squeeze bottle with a disk closure lid or a pump, according to your preference.) Allow the finished lotion to cool completely before putting on lids. Label and enjoy.

Ingredients before melting.

Finished lotions.

For the version without Liquid Silk, I just added the 3% to the water, making the changes to the formula as follows:

75% Water
8% Avocado Butter
5% Rice Bran Oil
3% Oat Oil
4% Glycerin
4% Emulsifying Wax
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Fragrance

100-gram Test Batch

75 grams Water
8 grams Avocado Butter
5 grams Rice Bran Oil
3 grams Oat Oil
4 grams Glycerin
4 grams Emulsifying Wax
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Fragrance

8-ounce Batch

6 ounces Water
0.64 ounce Avocado Butter
0.4 ounce Rice Bran Oil
0.24 ounce Oat Oil
0.32 ounce Glycerin
0.32 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.04 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.04 ounce Ginger Milk Fragrance

Notes

Adding Liquid Silk to this lotion made a huge difference in the moisturizing staying power. I really noticed it when I washed my hands; my hands felt as good afterwards as they did before. There was no need to reapply the lotion.

This is a nice, fluid lotion that absorbs readily and does not leave behind a greasy feel.

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