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I am very happy with my purchase of SKB from BulkActives. Good quality and packaged well. I use SKB in my Vitamin C serum. Will buy from them again. Can't beat the price either! .. ...»
I am very happy with both the quality and packaging of the Ferulic acid I ordered. It came in foil packets (I ordered two). Will buy from them again as I use the product in my Vitamin C serum to maintain the PH needed... ...»
Powered ingredient easy to blend, dissolves easily, no gritty feel, product does however transfer this chemical transdermally and should be thought about prior to mixing as it does effect hormones. Gives skin a quick firm appearance in personal formulations and was a great experimental addition to personal products. The DIY provided on this site is the way to go to try out this product. A little goes a long way... ...»
Hi, Ordered this about 5 weeks ago, so I been waiting to DIY and try the product before I left a review. I mixed Palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 Liposome Emulsion, 3/4 tsp, with 3tsps distilled water and 3/4 tsp of rose hip oil. It makes a beautiful light weight serum that I apply at night. You can feel tightening within a few minutes. The tightening subsides in half hour or so and then I apply a moisturiser. Another excellent buy from Bulk Actives. .. ...»
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I am very happy with this product, and Bulkactives sells it for 1/3 less the price than other suppliers.. ...»
Costly but great product - fast visible effect of use. Best form of Vitamin C. Big thanks to John for selling this product!.. ...»
Another great find on bulkactives. Mixed with de mineralized water, you have the basis to add to any serum, mix with your moisturiser, to simply use on it's own. Love it... ...»
I started experimenting with DIY skin care about 5-6 months ago, then I found Bulk Actives. A one shop DIY shop. LLA powder is beautiful to work with, easy to dissolve, and price is absolutely to die for. Mixed with other powders and oils it is a great serum. .. ...»
Very finely milled powder, great quality. I don't have difficulty dissolving it in my regular toner. I add FE, HA and Vit E with the mixture to make a serum. Shipping time is as promised. Thank you BulkActives! .. ...»
I've been using glucosamine in combination with niacinamide as an addition to my moisturizer to combat dark spots on face and hands. Used twice daily, it does seem to keep them from darkening. Of course, you still need to be religious about using a sunscreen every time you are in the sun. .. ...»
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Allantoin in Skin Care: anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, stimulates cell proliferation

Allantoin is a soothing and moisturizing anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory agent. It is a non-toxic product that is used in creams for acne medication, anti-aging products and cosmetics. Allantoin is found in many personal care products - deodorants and antiperspirants, shaving products and hair care products – since it is both inexpensive and effective. Allantoin stimulates cell proliferation and contributes to both external and internal wound healing and because of this Allantoin is used as an ingredient in skin-astringent lotions, anti-acne and anti-inflammatory products. Allantoin comes from the leaves and roots of comfrey roots but it can also be manufactured in the laboratory. The natural and synthetic forms of allantoin are exactly alike.


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Assay: 99.6%
CAS#: 97-59-6
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Allantoin is an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory ingredient. It is commonly used in creams, for topical application, in acne medicines, anti-aging products, sun care, and many cosmetic treatments. Its healing properties also make it suitable for treating minor wounds and skin irritations.

About Allantoin in DIY Skin Care

Allantoin is a naturally occurring nitrogenous compound used as a skin conditioning agent. Its soothing and moisturizing properties make it ideal for use in cosmetics and other personal hygiene products. It can be found in a wide range of products from deodorants and antiperspirants, to shaving products to lotions creams and shops, to hair care products. It has also been in used in sun care preparations and is soothing when used for sunburns and sun-induced irritation. It has had a long history of being used in cosmetics both in Europe and the Americas due to the fact that it is non-irritant and non-allergenic. A further advantage of this product is that its use is safe and non-toxic.

When applied to the skin it works as a protective agent and also increases the water content of the extracellular matrix which provides structural support to cells and is an important part of connective tissue. It also increases and promotes the smoothness and evenness of the skin and helps skin maintain a firm and youthful appearance.

Allantoin is used in the treatment and care of itchy skin, minor skin irritations and also for easing the pain and discomfort brought about by acne. It is a soothing anti-inflammatory agent and assists in the healing of both external and internal wounds. It is also useful when it comes to the treatment of carbuncles, burns, scalds and other irritable skin conditions. It has powerful and anti-aging properties that makes it popular in products that delay or reverse the effects of aging on skin such as wrinkles, lines and changes in skin texture.

The US FDA has classified allantoin as a Category I - Safe and effective for skin care commodities that can be sold over the counter without requiring a prescription.

Allantoin occurs naturally in the leaves and roots of the comfrey plant and in the urine of most mammals. It is also found in the urine of pregnant women. It also occurs naturally in wheat germ, horse chestnut and bearberry. It occurs as organic soil and can also be found in earthworms. Though occuring naturally, a lot of the allantoin that is used in the manufacture of cosmetics and personal hygienne products is made from urea and glyoxylic acid.

Allantoin is odorless, non-toxic, and non-allergenic in both its natural and chemically synthesized form.

Assay: 99.6%
CAS No.: 97-59-6 
Source: synthetic...note that, although Allantoin is found in the leaves of the comfrey plant and in the urine of most mammals, commercial allantoin is usually produced synthetically
Solubility: water (0.5 at 25C)
Suggested percentage:0.5% to 2%
Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of origin: China

  • Allantoin is compatible with most ingredients used in personal care formulations.
  • Water solubility at monograph-approved levels is an issue.
  • Suspending the material in a thick base is the best way to resolve this issue.
  • When conducting stability testing, care must be taken to look for Allantoin recrystallization.
  • To incorporate 0.5% Allantoin, or more, into an emulsion product, the emulsion is made and Allantoin is added during the cooling process below 50 °C.
  • Good agitation is required to thoroughly disperse the Allantoin to achieve a suitable suspension.
  • Addition of Allantoin at 0.5% or more or at temperatures above 50 °C in aqueous systems can cause solubilization and recrystallization upon cooling into larger particles which are perceptible during product use. "

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