I have observed that white patches or spots occur when one is not using a product suitable for his/her skin or is reacting to an ingredient in it. For me, it occurs when I use a product containing clobetasol or any harsh whitening substance. People usually get into panic mode when they see it on their bodies. Some liken it to eczema and some would say it occurs as a result of personal hygiene habits. I use some ingredients which helps me get rid of these spots whenever they occur on my body within one week.

1. Mustard seed oil:


Also known as the golden seed oil. I have a bottle permanently placed in my shelf. I think 50ml goes for 1000-1500 and that is all you need for you and your client to get a clean skin. Just give 50 ml to the client to be applying directly to their skin, they also have to stop using the cream that caused the reaction



2. Hydraulic Oil: 


A friend recommended this to me when I wanted to help another friend out. I was a bit skeptical because I knew she can be crazy when it comes to skincare (she's even more addicted than I am). But surprisingly, it worked and thank God it is readily available as with as little as 30 Naira or even for free, it can be gotten from the mechanic's workshop. This should be applied directly to the affected area.

3. Shea Butter -


This is also one sure ingredient that gets rid of patches easily. If you don't intend using it raw, simply mix in any cream you intend using to cure the spots. I prefer the former. One common method, people also use in combatting these spots,  especially if they intend using harsh whitening products, is to mix shea butter with it. Some say, this helps to reduce the chances of the cream giving reactions. 

With these treatments, you don't need to panic whenever you see those white patches. Just use them within a week and see the wonders they perform. Do you have a preferred treatment ingredient? 

Until my next post, remain beautiful


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Black seeds also known as Black Cumin Seeds are amongst some of my favorite herbs due to some of its benefits such as minimizing acne scars, rosacea, skin irritation, psoriasis and eczema.

It is also a wonderful addition to body butters especially for kids (checkout this recipe). You can spice it up by immersing the seeds in your favorite carrier oil in addition to other herbs such as ginger, clove, lemongrass to get a really effective antiseptic oil. The guy selling herbs over here said you can even boil it in water, strain and drink it for detoxification. 

Oh! he also said you can add cloves and fenugreek seeds to it. I got some fresh tumeric, ginger and cloves...intend making my herbal 😄 tea. I really don't know their indigenous names but the Hausa name is 'Habbatul Sauda'...I hope I got the spelling,right..It's kinda difficult to pronounce if you don't understand the language. You can spice up your formulations especially soaps, butters and oils with this magic seed...xoxo..Remain beautiful.
Do you know that babies also need to have gorgeous skin? Infact using good products in your babies should be one of the most important things to put in mind as a mother. I remember using Imperial leather soap, Premier soap (the purple colour) and Jet cream while growing up. It's like my mum was a distributor. Immediately one bottle or bar is almost exhausted, a new one would be waiting on the bathroom rack. When I see mothers using skin lightening products on their kids, I get amazed.



When I formulate of kids,I leave out synthetic ingredients,I even stay away from preservatives. I use butters especially Shea. Below is a favourite kids body butter recipe. This can also be used for adults and it contains the beloved Blackseed oil ( benefits of black seed).


BABY GLOW AND KIDS BODY BUTTER
 Mango butter-20g
 Avocado butter-20g
 Shea butter-20 
Rose hip oil-15ml 
Avocado oil-15ml 
Lavender oil-5drops 
Half tea spoon of black seed oil when using for kids, but when not using for kids add Mulberry extract- 
1 teaspoon Licorice
1 teaspoon Lightening lemon glycerin
1 teaspoon Aloe vera gel

Instructions 
Melt the butters and oils together after which bring down and store for five minutes. 
Put in a freezer to cool for 10mins.
 Bring it out and mix thoroughly; you can add any essential oils of your choice.
This body butter can erase rash and lighten the body complexion.

There you have it. Tune up your glow with this recipe and thank me later. Do you have a recipe or a favorite brand for your kids. Please share your thoughts in the comment section.


I've been seeing this product everywhere and I really wanted to use it. I already had two reviews from different persons. The first person said it really worked so nice on her and made her whiter without any discolorations or blemishes. The second person however said it gave her stretchmarks and she had to stop. I recommended it to my sister and she asked me to get her a bottle of which I did. I monitored her progress from day one. She started using it with a moisturizing soap as she was already light skinned. I didn't want it to be too harsh on her skin and did not mix it with the serum.
First week,she said she liked the product on her body and had to complaints whatsoever.
Second week,the going was still good but by the third week,the complains began. She had breakouts on her face and body, her skin started becoming red and she started noticing black knuckles.To say I didn't get an earful of complaints is an understatement. She still blames me for recommending such a product to her. She ended up using just half and gave it back to me. In her words, 'Sophie, coman carry your cream and use before you destroy my skin.
My conclusion: The product is very strong and is likely not suitable for those with sensitive or fragile skin. It also lightens, I must say that. So if you have 'agidigba'skin, you can use it but you can still mix it with serums and anti stretchmark ampoules if you want to get whiter within a month.  Most importantly,get the original version and try getting the whole set. The first person got hers directly from the company, mixed it with some serums and also used the soap. She said she was glowing without any stains on her knuckles. I don't know how you can identify the original product but my best bet is to identify an original dealer and find out if it comes sealed or not. Have a lovely week everyone.




A happy holidays to everyone. It is my delight to announce this year's general group class in conjunction with HONE YOUR SKILLS STUDIOS who would be in charge of certification. All course outlines have been duly revised and updated as this has taken us over a year to perfect. This is also a one time opportunity as there are no plans for a batch B class until late next year. Also first 10 persons get a 15% discount off fees and all interested participants gets to go with our team on a 3days marketing survey. It promises to be exciting and entertaining

PART 1

UNDERSTAND HOW A BASIC FORMULATION IS CREATED AND STRUCTURED(PHASES AND CO.) BASIC EMULSIONS (EMULSIONS) AHYDROUS
CALCULATIONS, MEASUREMENTS AND PEECENTAGING (BROKEN DOWN TO PIECES)
*BASIC SKINCARE. CLEANSING - Principles CLEANSING METHODS.
*BASIC NORMAL CLEANSING
*OIL CLEANSING
*HERBAL SKIN CLEANSING TREATMENT
*DOUBLE CLEANSING
*TRIPLE CLEANSING
*THE BUBIE PORELESS FACE CLEANSING METHOD

PART 2
EXFOLIATION
*Principles of exfoliation Types
*mechanical
*chemical
*enzymatic
*The combo method.
HYDRATION &MOISTURIZATION.
*Hydration
*Moisturization
*Moisture treatments. Based on skin types Based on skin concerns
*Healing moisture treatments
*Moisture and the skin barrier
*Healing a damaged barrier.
PROTECTION.
*From The elements. Sunscreen 101
*Sunscreen supplementation and the sunscreen diet!
*Antioxidant protection
*Ancient protection methods

PART 3
*SKIN 302. FORMULATION PROPER*.
FORMULATION PRACTICAL.
*CREATION OF PRODUCTS. (Each explained in detail)
What they are and How to make them.

 (Basic & complex sample formula's)
*SOLUTIONS (simple & Complex)
*TONERS
*CLEANSERS
*FACIAL PRODUCTS.
*OIL BLENDS
*LOTIONS
*CREMES
*MILKS-Whitening, Brightening, Golden glow, Brown Skin
*BALMS
*SERUMS
*BUTTER BLENDS.
*POLISHES
*SCRUBS
*MASKS (leave-on)
*MASQUE'S
*SOAPS
--Organic soap production and Promixing
How to formulate handmade soaps using
Purees
Honey
Milk
Vegetables
Herbs
Oil Chart for formulating soaps
*Making liquid soap from scratch*
Using fruits
Veggies and Purees
Herbs
Soap design and artistry

*Oil Formulation*
Organic-Glow and lightening serums
Promixing-Whitening and Super Whitening oils and serums

PART 4
TREATMENT FORMULA'S. (From scratch)
ACNE
SUNBURN
STRETCH MARKS
 HYPERPIGMENTATION DULLNESS
THE BLACKIES (BLACK KNUCKLES,KNEES, FEET, & ELBOWS)


 (SECTION B)
PROFESSIONAL MIXING A.K.A PRO-MIXING.
*SAFE PRO-MIXING PRINCIPLES
*BASES.
*BASIC BASES
*UNIQUE BASES
√UNIVERSAL BASE CREAM. √WHITENING BASE CREAM. √GLOW MILK BASE CREAM √REPAIR BASE CREAM.
*MAKING PRO-MIXING CONCENTRATES.
√KOJIC ACID LACTIC SOLUTION √SALICYLIC ACID SOLUTION √ADVANCED TREATMENT
√WHITENING OIL BLEND
√TREATMENT OIL CONCENTRATE
- *SPA FACIALS AND TREATMENT
- SPA FACIALS AND TREATMENTS


PART 5 -SUPPLEMENTATION
SUPPLEMENTATION.
*Skin Enhancing suppKlements plan
*Skin whitening supplements plan.
*Intense skin whitening supplement planning.
*How to use supplements for outstanding results
*Medical information
*Safety & Usage instructions
*Personal Tips for Best results.


PART 6-LOGISTICS AND MARKETING*.
Getting a lab.
 Setting up Funding
PACKAGING. ( FUNCTION AESTHETHICS)
 ADVERTISEMENTS
SOCIAL MEDIA WORD OF MOUTH
PRICING
MARKETING 101 AND 102.
SALES PITCHING BRANDING FINDING OUT AND CONQUERING YOUR NICHE. STANDING OUT AND CONQUERING YOUR NICHE

PART 7:*SOURCING*.
EQUIPMENTS INGREDIENTS EXOTIC RARE ACTIVES
*NIGERIA.
*U.s.a
*China
*Philippines
*Thailand
*Malaysia

Course Fee:10,500 Naira.(only 20 spots available. First 10 persons pay 8,500....
Please enroll here to join class and market survey team.



What's your greatest challenge and fear when formulating skincare products. Mine-Age spots,stretchmarks, dark knuckles. I got this message yesterday and I became worried as well cos I know how she was feeling.

Sometimes,you get perplexed when the complaints come, you get confused. What are others doing that you ain't doing right? The organic formulators usually gets less of these complaints because they don't deal with serums or gels which are usually the problems. Some serums contain hydroquinone but do not state it. 

 
INGREDIENTS TO HELP YOU STOP GREEN VEIN, STRETCH MARKS, AND OTHER REACTION IN CREAM


BASES
 If you use a good base cream, then you wouldn't have to add james and john into it. 

NATURAL PRODUCTS
One thing I have learnt though is that one should use always organic and natural products to any formulation. They help in controlling adverse effects, toning the skin, preventing reactions or stretchmarks and help make the skin glow.


Add pharmaderm or hydrocortisone cream to treat or prevent reaction in cream.

You can add dermaclair too for the same purpose.

Use rose water, glycerine for fresh result.

Use tocophenol liquid to prevent stretch mark.

Add bravia anti-stretch marks gel or anti stretchmarks ampoules to your cream to prevent stretch mark.


These are some of my favorite additives in my skincare formulations. Use them and thank me later.