• Advanced,  Body cream,  Facial cream,  Gift ideas,  Make-up

    What can you do with sucragel? The possibilities are endless!

    An exciting new ingredient has just arrived at Coop Coco! It’s called sucragel! How to use sucragel? Sucragel is a whole new kind of emulsifier. Glycerine-based, it’s used cold and can be used to create a variety of intriguing textures! Oily gel, for example, is composed of 20% sucragel and 80% vegetable oil. With such a high percentage of oil (and no aqueous phase), you might expect the final result to be oily and not much fun to use. Far from it! If you make the effort to achieve a successful emulsion, you can create a wonderful translucent gel that turns milky on contact with water. It leaves no oily…

  • Body,  Body cream,  Face,  Facial cream,  Intermediate,  Summer recipes,  Tutorials and recipes

    Soothing after-sun lotion (No need to call the fire department!)

    How to make after sun lotion? After a long, cold winter, when the first glorious rays of sun begin to boost our spirits, we can’t wait to start soaking them up. We forget to slather on the sunscreen and, before we know it, we’re looking like a boiled lobster! To relieve that burning feeling, we grab cold compresses, aloe gel, anything to ease the pain! And it does help, in the short term. But our skin has been dehydrated and, to prevent peeling, it must be moisturized. If you don’t have an after-sun lotion handy, use this recipe to soothe your skin with a creamy, refreshing lotion composed of 50%…

  • How to make a clay mask
    Beginner,  Face,  Facial cream

    How to make clay masks?

    A clay mask can be as simple as this: 1. Mix a tablespoon of clay with enough water to make a smooth, creamy paste. 2. Apply a thick layer of this clay paste to your face. 3. Leave the clay on your face for five to ten minutes, spritzing occasionally with water or a hydrosol. 4. Make sure the mask doesn’t dry completely; not only does the clay not release beneficial minerals when it is dry, but it also starts to draw out moisture from the skin. 5. Rinse and finish rinsing with cold water. 6. Moisturize your skin with your favourite cream or lotion. You can also replace water…