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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... ...»
Nat
I have been a regular customer of BulkActives SeaKelp. I've used it for years after washing my hair. I put a little in my hair and it makes it comb out tangles extremely easy. My hair is about to my midback. My hair is what I would call in pristine condition I think because of this. My hair is dyed so it's not like it is virgin hair. I also blow dry on occasion and use a straightener daily. This is my holy grail and hair products. I believe it keeps my hair "young". Their SeaK.. ...»
Carol P
I add this to my body lotion & use it as a hair serum. I like how it leaves your hair soft & frizz free. I do feel that it leaves my curls bouncy without the stiffness associated with hair gels or spray. BulkActives has the best price for this product and it allows me to use more of it without breaking the bank :).. ...»
Rachel Lim
I've tried all 3 of the lamellar creams, V1 is perfect for my face, and V3 is a wonderful body cream... ...»
Wilma
I so agree with the other review. BulkActives SeaKelp is perfect, I love the new formulation... ...»
Wilma
I've tried all 3 of the lamellar creams, V1 is perfect for my face, and V3 is a wonderful body cream... ...»
Wilma
Searched a loooooooootttt of places to find a product of this purity and this standard - I am so glad I found Bulk Actives. I am using Seakelp Bio in shampoo, hair treatment, mixes with aloe gel to create an amazing reguvinating hair gel, as a face mask, in moisturizer, at this rate i will probably be washing the windows with it, the uses are so varied! .. ...»
Lindsay McKinnon
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... ...»
Nat
Costly but great product - fast visible effect of use. Best form of Vitamin C. Big thanks to John for selling this product!.. ...»
Nat
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... ...»
Jan
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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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BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene) in skin care:antioxidant (synthetic)

There is a some controversy over the use of BHT ( Butylated hydroxytoluene) in food products.  However, in cosmetic formulations this fat soluble synthetic antioxidant is used to protect certain skin care ingredients, such as plant extracts and vitamins (Vitamin A), and skin care products, from oxidation.

 

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Reward Points: 2
CAS#: 64-02-8
Net weight: 30g /1.06oz
Availability: In Stock ( 5+ Available )
Price: $3.90
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BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene)

BHT is a synthetic antioxidant that suppresses autoxidation in organic products such as plant extracts and in vitamins.

About BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene) in DIY Skin Care

Butylated hydroxytoluene is a potent synthetic antioxidant. It is useful to add to skin care products that are expected to survive longer than a  few weeks.  It is NOT a preservative.

Just like food, skin products decompose over time. The reason for this is oxidation, a process in which harmful molecules called free radicals cause damage to cells. It's the same process that's responsible for the the eventual brown color on a peeled apple.

A skin product can undergo oxidative stress, too, rendering it ineffective. To counteract this issue, cosmetics companies use BHT in skin products. BHT has antioxidative properties, and it works to neutralize the oxidation process by taking on the stress caused by free radicals.

 There is a lot of controversy over its use in food products, however, the amount of BHT used in cosmetic products is typically 0.01-0.1%, and does not pose a cancer risk to skin, nor does it penetrate skin far enough to be absorbed into the bloodstream. 2008 CIR Compendium, Cosmetic Ingredient Review, 2008, pages 43-44
CAS#: 64-02-8
INCI: Butylated hydroxytoluene
Chemical name: 2,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methylphenol
Appearance: white powder
Solubility:  non-denatured ethanol, Propylene glycol
Suggested percentage:0.1%
Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of origin: Taiwan

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