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After shaving, anti-aging, with organic ingredients, for the feet… Lotions are many. They compose the skincare world, which has been growing in recent years. More consumers look for the benefits of products that promise to enhance well-being and self-care. Whether you want to help prevent wrinkles, provide vitamins or just hydrate your consumers’ skin, get your formula and select lotion making equipment to get started.

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Water and oil proportions in lotions vs creams

Water is the main ingredient in lotions, and it is what differentiates this product from creams, which usually contain a 50-50 ratio of water and oil. The massive presence of water is what makes it easier for the skin to absorb the product. This means that lotions go better with oily skin, and creams, with dry skin. Either way, water and oil don’t mix easily, and conventional agitators may not provide the homogenized result consumers look for.

How to properly homogenize ingredients and keep their properties

Apart from the water and oily phases, active ingredients are the key to delivering the benefits consumers seek in lotions. These are components like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, retinol or salicylic acid, for instance, which are present for the specific product’s purpose. Mixing is an essential step to create a stable emulsion and allow all ingredients to accommodate properly. Homogenizers and other types of lotion making equipment help reduce particle sizes and create the right consistency for lotions. Using emulsifier also help, as they bind to both water and oil due to their polar and nonpolar characteristics.

Manufacturing vegan (indeed) lotions

A big debate in the skincare industry is animal testing, as more consumers look for products that are cruelty-free. While some brands claim to be that, they are sometimes part of companies that need to test products on animals as some countries still require that, for some products. One example is China when it comes to “special cosmetics” like sunscreen or hair dye, and infant and children products. Lotions are out of this scope, considered “general cosmetics” and don’t need to go through animal testing in the country.

Manufacturers aiming to assure their consumers that their products are indeed animal-friendly should seek the Leaping Bunny Logo. The Leaping Bunny Program is an international standard established by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), which defines general parameters on what is (definitely) cruelty-free.

Processing steps involved in lotions making

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