Gentle Foam Cleansor for Mask Acne by Formulator Botanaica

December 05, 2020

Gentle Foam Cleansor for Mask Acne by Formulator Botanaica - Soap & More the Learning Centre Inc

Moisturiser emulsion to help soothe maskne

This formula is for a super simple foam cleanser. It has a watery consistency and it needs to be packaged in a foamer bottle in order to get that foaming action.

Formula for 50g foaming cleanser

Phase Ingredients Weight (grams)
A Distilled water 24.50g
A Rose hydrosol 15.00g
A Willow Bark extract (at 10%) 2.50
A Glycerine 1.50g
A Panthenol 1.00g
B Plantapon SF 5.00g
C Euxyl K712 0.50g
C Lactic acid/ Citric acid as needed

INCI list:

Plantapon SF (by BASF): Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (and) Glycerin (and) Lauryl Glucoside (and) Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (and) Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate. Euxyl K712 ( by Shulke): Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate.

Method of Manufacture:

  1. Blend all phase A ingredients.
  2. Add phase B.
  3. Check & adjust pH to pH 5 if using Euxyl K712.  See option below
  4. Add phase C and recheck the pH. Aim for pH 4.5-5. only if using Euxyl K712
  5. Decant into a foamer bottle. (you may have to multiplt x 5 for this bottle)


  • Check the salicylate content of your willow bark extract. We used a 10% but you can also find extract with 20% salicylate content.
  • Replace rose hydrosol with one of your choice. Lavender and chamomile could be good choices.
  • Plantapon SF is a blend of surfactants and it is very mild. You can use a single surfactant or a blend surfactant of your choice.
  • Euxyl K712 is a water-soluble preservative and is effective at pH 5.5 or lower. If you use your own preservative, adjust the pH and use the amount suggested by the manufacturer. Subst with Geogard ECT.  It is compatiabie wityh a PH between 3 and 8.
  • If you want to add essential oils, you may need an additional solubiliser. This is to make sure no oil particles will be floating on the top of the cleanser.

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