Supplier of: skin actives, cosmetic ingredients, cosmeceuticals, active ingredients, and skin care ingredients, for DIY skin care and cosmetics, and homemade skin care products.
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... ...»
Excellent cold emulsifier. Easy to use and a little goes a long way. Gives product a soft luxurious feel excellent for high end personal skin care products. Wish it came in a larger size..... ...»
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. .. ...»
Jan Greenwood
I am very happy with this product, and Bulkactives sells it for 1/3 less the price than other suppliers.. ...»
Very easy to use. I like it as a thickener for ready emulsion if it is too liquid. Using it as a single emulsifier keep in mind to add less actives... ...»
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. .. ...»
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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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A Shout Out to all dedicated DIY Skin Care Bloggers

If you have a DIY Skin Care recipe you would like create and blog about, we are offering you the ingredients to experiment with for free.

All we ask is that you ONLY use our active ingredients, emulsifiers, bases and preservatives, and that your blog article shows photos of your process, and back links to our product pages.

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I have recently changed the old HTML website to a new ecommerce package.
I am still busy transferring content, and hope to to have the old, and new, recipes back online soon.

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Niacinamide reduces hyper-pigmentation, improves the production of collagen and hyaluronan by up to 40 percent, and increases skin elasticity. N-acetyl glucosamine reduces localized pigmentation of the skin and facilitates a smoother skin tone.  

The Combination of Niacinamide and Glucosamine delivers an enhanced efficiency compared to skin care products that include only one of the two active ingredients.

Creatine revitalizes cell energy metabolism , stimulates mitochondrial activity, and  collagen, elastin, and keratin synthesis in skin. A  combination of Creatine and Carnitine treats uneven skin pigmentation.

Hyaluronic acid is a solution of sodium hyaluronate powder dissolved in water. Sometimes it is easier to add the gel to a cream, rather than the powder. If this gel will be stored for longer than a week, it will need a preservative, the second recipe uses a SMALL amount of non denatured alcohol to give the preservative better solubility in water. This will NOT dry your skin!

  Product name: Hyaluronic acid gel - NO preservative       Total Amount of product in grams 100         Phase A % Gram distilled water 99.00 99.00...
This base cream, emulsified with BTMS, also known as Conditioning Emulsifier, is an elegant cream which tends to resist wash off, leaving a soft, powdery feel on the skin.

We have used a higher than usual oil/butter content in this cream, because it is a BASE cream. The intention is that you will dilute it and thereby reduce the oil content when adding powders which have been pre dissolved in water or alcohol.

However, we suggest you make this in small batches and reduce or increase the oil content to suit your own skin needs.

Download the BTMS Conditioning Base Cream for DIY Skin Care recipe Excel file here, to easily change...
Color key: Tried it myself
From MSDS and Internet - have not tried it yet
Info from customers or forum posts - have not tried it yet

  Product water Arlasolve DMI (Dimethyl isosorbide) glycerin oil Non-denatured
surfactant propylene glycol polysorbate 80 cream/lotion silicone gel Allantoin Yes, 0.5% at 25 C No   No No No No No No   Alpha Lipoic Acid
No     Yes     Yes Yes dissolves well in oily cream   Ammonium Glycyrrhizae (Liquorice extract -...
This is a much simplified version of the SkinCeuticals C and E and Ferulic Copy recipe. We also added seakelp bioferment, and replaced the propylene glycol with non denatured alcohol.

Download the Simple SkinCeuticals C and E and Ferulic Copy recipe Excel file here, to easily change quantities and modify the Simple SkinCeuticals C and E and Ferulic recipe to your own needs
  Phase A % Gram Non-denatured alcohol 15.00 15.00 Ferulic Acid 0.50 0.50 d-Panthenol 0.50 0.50 Phase B % Gram Hyaluronic acid gel 20.00 20.00...
Here it is, the list many have asked for: teaspoon and tablespoon measurements of our active ingredients for skin care.

We took a spoon of loosely filled (NOT firmly packed) powder or liquid,  leveled it, and weighed it.
  Allantoin 1 teaspoon = 2.27 g Alpha Lipoic Acid 1 teaspoon = 2.06 g ascorbic acid 2-glucoside 1 teaspoon = 2.25 g ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate 1 teaspoon = 2.26 g Boswellia serrata 1 teaspoon = 2.45 g Butylated hydroxytoluene 1 teaspoon = 2.49 g Centella asiatica 1 teaspoon =
Zinc Oxide in dispersion is a safe and effective physical sunscreen with applications in skin care and sun care. Zinc Oxide homogeneous dispersions do not require high shear mixers or homogenizers so not only are they easy to use, they also provide broad range UVA and UVB sun protection using non micronized zinc oxide, the same material that Badger uses in its sunscreens.
Zinc Oxide, or oxidized metal Zinc, is a powdered material which when spread on the skin absorbs and scatters UVA and UVB rays to provide protection against the sun.
Zinc Oxide particles attenuate UV radiation over a broad wavelength range. These particles do not...

Posted by in RECIPES on August 08, 2014 .
Like the original patented CE Ferulic by SkinCeuticals, this DIY C E Ferulic copy recipe contains 15% L-Ascorbic Acid with 1% d-Alpha Tocopherol and Ferulic Acid to stabilize it.

Download the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic copy recipe Excel file here, to easily change quantities and modify the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic copy recipe to your own needs

  Product name: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic       Total Amount of product in grams:100       Phase A % Gram Distilled Water 46.40 46.40 Triethanolamine 0.50 0.50...
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