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Home made detergent free cleanser - RCW maybe?

YomYom Posts: 1,146Registered Users
Since I can't seem to find a detergent free cleanser here in the Netherlands, I was wondering if somebody has a recipe for my dry skin (with occasional blemishes)

And is it okay to just jojoba oil straight on my skin as a moisturizer? Doesn't it have to be mixed with something else?

TIA!
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
Modified CG since 08/10/2007
/home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FCurly-Y%2F" class="Popup (updated september 6)
pw: currrly

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  • YomYom Posts: 1,146Registered Users
    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
    Modified CG since 08/10/2007
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FCurly-Y%2F" class="Popup (updated september 6)
    pw: currrly
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Yomini wrote: »


    That Paula is tricky...she calls detergents "very mild cleansing agent" and "lather agent" and "surfactant". Um...those are detergents. This cleanser has a lot of junk in it, including mineral oil.
    Water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate (very mild cleansing agent), Hydrogenated Polydecene (emollient), Acrylates Copolymer (suspending agent and film former), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (plant oil/emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (thickener), Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (lather agent), Glycerin (water binding agent), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum) (emollient), Beta-Glucan (skin-conditioning agent), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (thickener), Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol (slip agents), Tetrasodium EDTA (chelating agent), Laureth-4 (surfactant), Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol (all preservatives), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster).

    I'm sorry you can't find anything where you are. I don't know of any homemade cleansers that meet the criteria of being non-detergent and pH neutral.

    You can use straight jojoba oil. It sinks in and moisturizes better if you mix it with a little bit of hyaluronic acid (humescent).
  • YomYom Posts: 1,146Registered Users
    Haha if you didn't explain that i think i would have bought that cleanser! Thank you so much.

    I was looking again at the Dianna Yvonne website for the wheat germ cleanser and SA and they do ship to the Netherlands but it will cost me a total of $ 38,35. How long do these bottles last. I'm a poor student and if these bottles only last a month I will be devastated.
    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
    Modified CG since 08/10/2007
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FCurly-Y%2F" class="Popup (updated september 6)
    pw: currrly
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Yomini wrote: »
    Haha if you didn't explain that i think i would have bought that cleanser! Thank you so much.

    I was looking again at the Dianna Yvonne website for the wheat germ cleanser and SA and they do ship to the Netherlands but it will cost me a total of $ 38,35. How long do these bottles last. I'm a poor student and if these bottles only last a month I will be devastated.


    They last a long time...3-6 months.
  • YomYom Posts: 1,146Registered Users
    Okay, i will order them online then. It's really weird by the way that they ship to the Netherlands because a few weeks ago they didn't. Anyhow thank you for your advice, I can't wait to try them.

    It'll probably take a while before I have the products but i believe it's worth the wait
    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
    Modified CG since 08/10/2007
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FCurly-Y%2F" class="Popup (updated september 6)
    pw: currrly