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BulkActives are DIY skin care suppliers of skin actives, cosmetic ingredients, cosmeceuticals, active ingredients, and standardized botanical extracts for diy skin care products and homemade cosmetics.
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Attention: BulkActives is a part-time business.
Orders are processed on Saturdays and mailed on Mondays at the latest, usually earlier.
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NEW! Safe, mild and gentle SURFACTANTS for DIY facial wash, body wash & shampoo:
L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Mesh size: 100% through 100, 95% though 200 (US standard sieve) - Ultra-fine powder. Our 100% pure L-Ascorbic Acid is an ultra- fine powder. It feels like ICING SUGAR. It does not require grinding and will EASILY dissolve in water up to 25% , it also disperses very well in a silicone base.
PH: 2.2 - 2.5 (at 5% in water)
Suggested percentage: 10% to 15% (20% if you can handle it)
Stability: L-Ascorbic Acid is very unstable. As soon as you put it in water, it will start oxidizing. It is best used fresh every day. It can be made substantially more stable if your formula contains a large percentage of ethanol. Ferulic Acid will also help stabilize it.
Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of origin: Japan
DISCLAIMER:Any statements about products sold by BulkActives have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products sold by BulkActives are not intended to be used as nutritional supplements. Products sold by BulkActives are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
L-ascorbic acid DIY Formulating ideas
"SkinCeuticals antioxidant combination of C+E+Ferulic delivers an unprecedented 8 times the skin's natural protection against photoaging - neutralizing free radicals, helping build collagen, and providing unmatched antioxidant protection. Containing 15% pure L-ascorbic acid and 1% alpha tocopherol, the addition of 0.5%Ferulic acid doubles the already synergistic benefits of the original high-potency formula, C+E, transforming it into an unrivaled super-antioxidant combination." SkinCeuticals, CE Ferulic Fact Sheet
Skinceuticals ingredient listing - DIY alternative
L-ascorbic Acid 15%
Propylene Glycol (solvent )- Replace with Ethanol (UNdenatured ethanol, vodka, grain alcohol, Everclear). Do NOT use denatured alcohol.
Glycerin (solvent, humectant)
Laureth-23 (nonionic surfactant, emulsifier) - Replace with Gelmaker Plus
Alpha Tocopherol 1% - Replace with mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols
Triethanolamine (base for forming cinnamic acid) - not required
Ferulic Acid .5%
Panthenol (humectant, emollient, moisturizer)
Sodium Hyaluronate (humectant)