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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:
Solvents are a vital part of DIY skin care. At BulkActives we find the following claim, made by a 'scientific' supplier, completely unacceptable.
"The powder will not dissolve immediately but will release components slowly into the cream or lotion."
We suggest that if an active ingredient is not dissolved, the user will end up with a cream that is extremely unpleasant to wear, entirely unsuitable for day-time use, and in many cases ineffective.
To dissolve an active ingredients you need the right solvent. It is an unavoidable fact that in many cases the best solvent for herbal extracts is either ethanol (everclear in the USA) or propylene glycol. Many other actives will dissolve in water or carrier oils. There are a few actives that do dissolve easily in a pre-made cream.
We provide a solubility chart to help identify the appropriate solvent,
We also offer the product dimethyl isosorbide, which is a safe solvent and penetration enhancer. Dimethyl isosorbide is most effective with water soluble ingredients, but is also able to handle a few herbal extracts.
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.