Middle Notes - The Good Stuff
Middle notes are ALMOST as essential to a lotion as the base notes. It's TOTALLY possible to make a lotion WITHOUT any ingredients other than those listed in the base notes category, but the question is -
What's the point?
Without middle notes, we're missing out on some AMAZING ingredients such as cold pressed oils and humectants. These two ingredient classes of course warrant their own pages, but the takeaway here is the middle notes is how we hydrate the skin, prevent transepidermal water loss, and help restore oils lost during skin cleansing.
Aside from cold pressed oils and humectants, all other ingredients are covered either in base notes or top notes, but don't be underwhelmed. The middle notes are VITAL to a robust and effective lotion.