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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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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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Buy DMAE Bitartrate For DIY Skin Care

DMAE bitartrate in skin care: wrinkle tighteners, increases firmness of ageing skin and fullness of lips, wrinkle tightening, active ingredient in Tricutan ( Dermyn Active Serum)

DMAE Bitartrate is an active ingredient that promotes firm skin, fullness of the lips, and has anti aging properties. DMAE bitartrate is neutralized with tartaric acid to make it suitable for homemade skin care. Regretably, due to Candian law and PayPal regulations, this product may NOT be shipped to Canada.

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Assay: DMAE 37%
CAS#: 5988-51-2
Net weight: 30g /1.06oz
Availability: In Stock ( 5+ Available )
Price: $5.00
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DMAE Bitartrate

DMAE Bitartrate is an active ingredient that promotes firm skin, fullness of the lips, and has anti aging properties. DMAE bitartrate is neutralized with tartaric acid to make it suitable for homemade skin care.

About DMAE in DIY Skin Care

When skin loses its firmness, this signifies thinning collagen, compromised membranes, and cellular dehydration. The result is a visible sagging, with a wrinkling tendency.

In a human study, scientists found that topical application of dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) increased both the thickness of collagen fibers, and skin hydration.(Tadini KA, Campos PM. In vivo skin effects of a dimethyla-minoethanol (DMAE) based formulation. Pharmazie. 2009 Dec;64(12):818-22.)

Another controlled study showed DMAE produces an anti-inflammatory effect and a clear increase in skin firmness. .Also, when DMAE was topically tested on humans in a randomized clinical trial, researchers found it resulted in mitigation of lines in the forehead and around the eyes. There was a beneficial effect on the appearance of coarse wrinkles, under-eye dark circles, nasolabial folds (“laugh lines”), and neck skin, which was noticeably firmed. These effects were observed in just 16 weeks! (Grossman R. The role of dimethylaminoethanol in cosmetic dermatology. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2005;6(1):39-47.)

Scientists also observed that DMAE exerts a general firming action on skin cells, likely explained by the fact that, as a precursor of acetylcholine, DMAE alters muscle contraction. (Gragnani A, Giannoccaro FB, Sobral CS, et al. Dimethylaminoethanol affects the viability of human cultured fibroblasts. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2007 Nov-Dec;31(6):711-8.)

The acute skin-firming effects of DMAE were further confirmed in a randomized, double-blind, split-face study on 30 humans,16 and by quantitative measures of cutaneous tensile strength (the force required to pull the skin). (Tadini KA, Campos PM. In vivo skin effects of a dimethyla-minoethanol (DMAE) based formulation. Pharmazie. 2009 Dec;64(12):818-22.)

Daily skin application for an entire year showed no adverse effects. (Tadini KA, Campos PM. In vivo skin effects of a dimethyla-minoethanol (DMAE) based formulation. Pharmazie. 2009 Dec;64(12):818-22.)

Dr. G. Todorov. Will DMAE lift your face, or just your wallet?,

"It has been demonstrated that DMAE causes some degree of skin tightening.
However, despite speculation it remains unclear how DMAE firms the skin -- whether by stabilizing the membranes, boosting acetylcholine, reducing lipofuscin deposits or none of the above.
Whatever the mechanism, the effect of DMAE is often noticeable although seldom dramatic.
Besides, even though DMAE can't fully reverse the existing facial sag, it may reduce its further progression. Some people report a cumulative effect with continued use of DMAE."
Dr. G. Todorov. Will DMAE lift your face, or just your wallet?,

DMAE is the active ingredient in Tricutan.

Scientists investigate anti-ageing attributes of Tricutan

"Swedish scientists say that dermatological research they have carried out on the anti-ageing ingredient Tricutan confirms that it can improve skin firmness and elasticity"
  • Tricutan is the 'secret sauce' in  Dermyn Active Serum
  • Dermyn retails at US$59.-  for a 30ml bottle.
  • DMAE is VERY water soluble,
  • It is easy to DIY your own Dermyn! Just click on the FORMULATIONS/RECIPES tab!

Ingredients in Dermyn

DIY Dermyn

Aqua (water) water
Dimethyl Monoaminoethanol Bitartrate (DMAE) Dimethyl Monoaminoethanol Bitartrate (DMAE)
Propylene Glycol ethanol
Polyglycerin- 6  
PEG-16 Macadamia Glycerides  
Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer Gelmaker Ultra
Centella asiatica extract Centella asiatica extract
Butylene Glycol  
DMDM Hydantoin Preservative (optional)
Sorbic Acid  
Dehydroacetic Acid  

Assay: DMAE 37%
A note about DMAE Anime: 'Pure' DMAE (amine ) is extremely alkaline and not suitable for DIY.  Even if you have the anime form, it will still need to be neutralized to make it suitable for use on the skin.  DMAE bitartrate, is already neutralized with tartaric acid. 
CAS#: 5988-51-2
Chemical name: 2-Dimethylaminoethanol (+)-bitartrate salt
INCI: Dimethylaminoethanol Natural (Bitartrate)
Solubility: water
Suggested percentage: 3% to 5% (13.5% DMAE bitartrate to make a 5% DMAE product)
Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze.
Country of origin: China

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