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DMAE Bitartrate

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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. 

Solubility: water

Suggested percentage:3% to 5% (13.5% DMAE bitartrate to make a 5% DMAE product)

Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of origin: China

"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 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. references and abstracts

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.

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DMAE Bitartrate

DMAE bitartrate in skin care:


  • increases firmness of ageing skin and fullness of lips
  • wrinkle tightening
  • active ingredient in Tricutan ( Dermyn Active Serum)

May NOT be shipped to Canada...more info here

References (full abstracts here)

1: Tadini KA, Campos PM. In vivo skin effects of a dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) based formulation. Pharmazie. 2009 Dec;64(12):818-22. PubMed PMID: 20095140. 

2: Gragnani A, Giannoccaro FB, Sobral CS, Moraes AA, França JP, Ferreira AT, Ferreira LM. Dimethylaminoethanol affects the viability of human cultured fibroblasts. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2007 Nov-Dec;31(6):711-8. Erratum in: Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008 Mar;32(2):406. Moraes, A A F [added]; Ferreira, A T [added]. PubMed PMID: 17940822.  

3: Sommerfeld B. Randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, split-face study on the clinical efficacy of Tricutan on skin firmness. Phytomedicine. 2007 Nov;14(11):711-5. PubMed PMID: 17923398.  

4: Morissette G, Germain L, Marceau F. The antiwrinkle effect of topical concentrated 2-dimethylaminoethanol involves a vacuolar cytopathology. Br J Dermatol. 2007 Mar;156(3):433-9. PubMed PMID: 17300230. 

5: Grossman R. The role of dimethylaminoethanol in cosmetic dermatology. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2005;6(1):39-47. Review. PubMed PMID: 15675889. 

6: Uhoda I, Faska N, Robert C, Cauwenbergh G, Piérard GE. Split face study on the cutaneous tensile effect of 2-dimethylaminoethanol (deanol) gel. Skin Res Technol. 2002 Aug;8(3):164-7. PubMed PMID: 12236885

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,
and it is easy to DIY your own Dermyn!

Ingredients in Dermyn


  • Aqua (water)

  • Dimethyl Monoaminoethanol Bitartrate (DMAE)

  • Propylene Glycol,
    Polyglycerin- 6,

  • PEG-16 Macadamia Glycerides

  • Ammonium
    Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer

  • Centella asiatica extract,

  • Lecithin

  • Glycerin,

  • Butylene Glycol,

  • DMDM

  • Sorbic Acid,

  • Dehydroacetic Acid

  • Parfum