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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! .. ...»
DBallings
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..... ...»
Angela
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
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! .. ...»
DBallings
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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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 L(+)-Lactic Acid (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)

L (+) Lactic Acid  in skin care:  lightening & brightening,anti acne,treat sun damage, AHA exfoliating,milder and safer than glycolic acid, moisturizing, pH regulator, redune fine lines and wrinkles

BulkActives' lactic acid is the natural form, L (+) Lactic Acid.  Lactic acid is a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid that is fermented from milk for use in cosmetics, lotions and cleansers to assist in smoothing and moisturizing the skin. Lactic acid is of great use in any healthy skin regimen, as it aids in the sloughing of dead skin cells, increasing cellular turnover while hydrating the skin for a fresh and rejuvenated complexion. Lactic acid can be used for many skin problems including the management of acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and hyperkeratosis, and can even be used on slightly sensitive or allergy-prone skin.

 
$5.10
Alpha Bisabolol (Natural)

Alpha Bisabolol Natural in skin care:  anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-acne, anti-fungal, penetration enhancer, non-allergenic

Alpha Bisabolol, a derivative of M. chamomilla (German chamomile), helps administer active ingredients transdermally by enhancing skin penetration. The most important effects of Bisabolol are its anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, anti-bacterial, and non-allergenic properties. Due to a severe world wide shortage of the raw material, this product is now extremely expensive and difficult to source. New generation, 100% pure, synthetic products are an option, but they are crazy $$$$

 

$0.00
BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene)

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.

 

$3.90
BTMS-50 (Incroquat Behenyl TMS 50)

BTMS 50 in skin care:  conditioning emulsifier, excellent cationic self-emulsifier, conditioner for both hair and skin care, exceptional mildness,  resist wash off, soft powdery feel on the skin, can be used as sole emulsifier

BTMS Conditioning Emulsifier is an excellent cationic self-emulsifier and conditioner for both hair and skin care. It is naturally derived from Colza oil and is noted for its exceptional mildness. Creams and lotions made with BTMS Conditioning Emulsifier resist wash off and leave a soft, powdery feel on the skin. BTMS can be used as sole emulsification system in creams, lotions or hair conditioners. BTMS can also emulsify many silicones (up to 50% in a formulation).

 
$13.10
Coco Betaine (Cocamidopropyl Betaine)

Coco Betaine (Cocamidopropyl Betaine) in skin care:  amphoteric surfactant, mild cleanser, foam booster, highly water soluble in wide pH range, compatible with anionic, nonionic, cationic surfactants, primary surfactant or co-surfactant, viscosity enhancer, excellent conditioning & antistatic agent

Coco Betaine is a commonly utilized surfactant derived from coconuts.  Cocamidopropyl Betaine is very mild and can be used on its own. However, a more effective, equally gentle and high foaming facial wash is made by blending Coco Betaine with the extremely mild, new generation surfactant, decyl glucoside.

 
$5.10
Decyl glucoside (Polyglycose)

Decyl Glucoside in skin care:  surfactant, good foaming power, compatible with all surfactants, tolerant of high electrolyte formulations (aloe), compatible with cationic conditioning agents, mild but effective cleansing improves skin tolerance of the formulation, maintains skin balance without dryness

Decyl glucoside is an extremely mild and gentle nonionic surfactant naturally derived from sugar . Decyl Glucoside is recommended for sensitive skin, facial wash products, shampoo and body wash. Decyl Glucoside generates exceptional fine and stable foam comparable with that obtained using conventional anionic surfactants.

 
$5.40
Dimethyl Isosorbide (Arlasolve DMI)

Dimethyl isosorbide (Arlasolve DMI) in skin care:  solvent, penetration enhancer

Dimethyl Isosorbide (Arlasolve DMI) is a solvent that promotes the penetration of skin actives into the epidermis. It is used with many DIY formulations to increase the effectiveness of the active ingredient.

 

$30.80
Disodium EDTA

Disodium EDTA in skin care:  Chelating agent (chelant for controlling metal ions)

Chelating agents are chemicals that form soluble, complex molecules with certain metal ions, inactivating the ions so that they cannot normally react with other elements or ions. Disodium EDTA is used in neutral to mildly acidic products, like most creams and lotions and neutral pH liquid soaps and shampoos. EDTA works synergistically with your preservative to improve preservative efficacy.

 
$3.80
EK300 (Phenoxyethanol + Methyl,Butyl,Ethyl,Propyl & Isobutyl paraben)

EK300 (aka: Germall liquid, Euxyl K 300, Phenonip -  Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben) in skin care:  Paraben and phenoxyethanol based liquid preservative, non-formaldehyde releasing, globally approved, stable in low (acidic) pH, effective in pH-ranges up to 8, broad, balanced spectrum of effect against bacteria, yeasts and mould fungi, effective even in low use-concentrations

EK300 is a non-formaldehyde releasing, paraben and phenoxyethanol based, liquid preservative for cosmetic products.  EK300 has a broad, balanced spectrum of effect against bacteria, yeasts, and mould fungi. It acts even in low concentrations and can be used at low (acidic) pH. Also sold as: Germall liquid, Phenonip, Euxyl K 300.


 
$7.40
EPE9010 (Ethylhexylglycerin + Phenoxyethanol)

EPE9010 (Ethylhexylglycerin and Phenoxyethanol) in skin care:  Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Phenoxyethanol is a non-formaldehyde releasing AND paraben free preservative system which is equally effective against bacteria, yeasts and mould fungi. 

Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Phenoxyethanol is stable to hydrolysis, temperature and pH. As a result of the good solubility of Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Phenoxyethanol, an easy dispersion in the various systems even at low temperature is possible. Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Phenoxyethanol is effective in pH-ranges up to 12 (acidic to alkaline). Gels preserved with Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Phenoxyethanol stay clear and transparent. AKA: Euxyl PE 9010.

 

$8.70
Ethoxydiglycol

Ethoxydiglycol in skin care:  solvent, co-solvent, carrier

Ethyxydiglycol also known as diethylene glycol monethyl ether, is a cosmetic grade solvent. Ethoxydiglycol is particularly appropriate for skin care products where it acts as an excellent solvent and carrier. Its solubility in ethanol, propylene glycol, vegetable oils, water, and butylene glycol makes it a valuable solvent or co-solvent which can be used in hydrophilic or lipophilic phases.

 

$4.00
GelMaker Ultra (Emulsifier)

Gelmaker in Skin Care: GelMaker Ultra is a cold process emulsifier for stable oil/water creams and lotions, and a thickener for aqueous (water)  cream-gels. It requires no pre-mixing, even at low pH.


 

$10.00
Based on 2 reviews.
Lamellar maker 2121

Liquid Crystals Emulsifying in Skin Care: Lamellar maker 2121 is a liquid crystals emulsifying system. This mixture of sorbitan stearate with sucrose cocoate is a new generation, European, sugar based emulsifier. 

As well as forming o/w emulsions it can be used to form water-free emulsions based on an oil phase with a polyol and it forms stable emulsions with high ethanol content.  Lamellar maker 2121 is a hydrosome liquid crystal system.

 

$6.50
Liquid Lecithin (Phosphatidylcholine)

Liquid Lecithin in Skin Care: natural emulsifier

Liquid Lecithin (Phosphatidylcholine) is a natural emulsifier. In DIY skin care recipes it is often used for that purpose, and also for UV protection. Lecithin is an ingredient that can be used alone or with Polysorbate 80.

 
$4.40
Multi Lamellar Base Cream V1 Carrier Oil Free with Polymer (50 Gram)

Multi Lamellar Base Cream V1 – carrier oil free with polymer  (50 Gram):  Multi-lamellar cream offers outstanding moisturization, skin barrier repair and maintenance, and optimized delivery of actives.

In order for skin to be healthy we need a well maintained stratum corneum. A healthy stratum corneum offers protection against environmental stress and water loss.  BulkActives’ multi lamellar cream imitates the skin’s own lipid structure and enhance the skin's natural barrier function. 

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated with a new generation, European, sugar based, liquid crystals emulsifying system based on sorbitan stearate with sucrose cocoate. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated specifically for DIY Skin care customers. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams can be used as is. However, they can easily accept both water, oil, and water soluble and oil soluble powders and liquids. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are a great carrier for active skin care ingredients. The multi lamellar structure is ideal for even and effective deliver of skin actives into the skin.

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are exclusively and professionally formulated, manufactured and packaged for us by the same biochemist who manufactures our seakelp bioferment, pumpkin bioferment, and lemon bioferment.

 
$5.30
Based on 1 reviews.
Multi Lamellar Base Cream V1 Carrier Oil Free with Polymer (500 Gram)

Multi Lamellar Base Cream V1 – carrier oil free with polymer (500 Gram):  Multi-lamellar cream offers outstanding moisturization, skin barrier repair and maintenance, and optimized delivery of actives.

In order for skin to be healthy we need a well maintained stratum corneum. A healthy stratum corneum offers protection against environmental stress and water loss.  BulkActives’ multi lamellar cream imitates the skin’s own lipid structure and enhance the skin's natural barrier function. 

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated with a new generation, European, sugar based, liquid crystals emulsifying system based on sorbitan stearate with sucrose cocoate. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated specifically for DIY Skin care customers. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams can be used as is. However, they can easily accept both water, oil, and water soluble and oil soluble powders and liquids. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are a great carrier for active skin care ingredients. The multi lamellar structure is ideal for even and effective deliver of skin actives into the skin.

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are exclusively and professionally formulated, manufactured and packaged for us by the same biochemist who manufactures our seakelp bioferment, pumpkin bioferment, and lemon bioferment.

 
$17.50
Multi Lamellar Base Cream V2 Carrier Oil Free, NO Polymer  (50 Gram)

Multi Lamellar Base Cream V2 – Carrier Oil Free, NO Polymer (50 Gram):  Multi-lamellar cream offers outstanding moisturization, skin barrier repair and maintenance, and optimized delivery of actives.

In order for skin to be healthy we need a well maintained stratum corneum. A healthy stratum corneum offers protection against environmental stress and water loss.  BulkActives’ multi lamellar cream imitates the skin’s own lipid structure and enhance the skin's natural barrier function. 

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated with a new generation, European, sugar based, liquid crystals emulsifying system based on sorbitan stearate with sucrose cocoate. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated specifically for DIY Skin care customers. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams can be used as is. However, they can easily accept both water, oil, and water soluble and oil soluble powders and liquids. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are a great carrier for active skin care ingredients. The multi lamellar structure is ideal for even and effective deliver of skin actives into the skin.

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are exclusively and professionally formulated, manufactured and packaged for us by the same biochemist who manufactures our seakelp bioferment, pumpkin bioferment, and lemon bioferment.

 
$5.30
Multi Lamellar Base Cream V2 Carrier Oil Free, NO Polymer (500 Gram)

Multi Lamellar Base Cream V2 – Carrier Oil Free, NO Polymer (500 Gram):  Multi-lamellar cream offers outstanding moisturization, skin barrier repair and maintenance, and optimized delivery of actives.

In order for skin to be healthy we need a well maintained stratum corneum. A healthy stratum corneum offers protection against environmental stress and water loss.  BulkActives’ multi lamellar cream imitates the skin’s own lipid structure and enhance the skin's natural barrier function. 

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated with a new generation, European, sugar based, liquid crystals emulsifying system based on sorbitan stearate with sucrose cocoate. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated specifically for DIY Skin care customers. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams can be used as is. However, they can easily accept both water, oil, and water soluble and oil soluble powders and liquids. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are a great carrier for active skin care ingredients. The multi lamellar structure is ideal for even and effective deliver of skin actives into the skin.

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are exclusively and professionally formulated, manufactured and packaged for us by the same biochemist who manufactures our seakelp bioferment, pumpkin bioferment, and lemon bioferment.

 
$17.50
Multi Lamellar Base Cream V3  with Rice Bran Oil  (50 Gram)

Multi Lamellar Base Cream V3 – with Rice Bran Oil  (50 Gram):  Multi-lamellar cream offers outstanding moisturization, skin barrier repair and maintenance, and optimized delivery of actives.

In order for skin to be healthy we need a well maintained stratum corneum. A healthy stratum corneum offers protection against environmental stress and water loss.  BulkActives’ multi lamellar cream imitates the skin’s own lipid structure and enhance the skin's natural barrier function. 

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated with a new generation, European, sugar based, liquid crystals emulsifying system based on sorbitan stearate with sucrose cocoate. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated specifically for DIY Skin care customers. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams can be used as is. However, they can easily accept both water, oil, and water soluble and oil soluble powders and liquids. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are a great carrier for active skin care ingredients. The multi lamellar structure is ideal for even and effective deliver of skin actives into the skin.

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are exclusively and professionally formulated, manufactured and packaged for us by the same biochemist who manufactures our seakelp bioferment, pumpkin bioferment, and lemon bioferment.

 
$5.30
Based on 1 reviews.
Multi Lamellar Base Cream V3 with Rice Bran Oil (500 Gram)

Multi Lamellar Base Cream V3 – with Rice Bran Oil (500 Gram):  Multi-lamellar cream offers outstanding moisturization, skin barrier repair and maintenance, and optimized delivery of actives.

In order for skin to be healthy we need a well maintained stratum corneum. A healthy stratum corneum offers protection against environmental stress and water loss.  BulkActives’ multi lamellar cream imitates the skin’s own lipid structure and enhance the skin's natural barrier function. 

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated with a new generation, European, sugar based, liquid crystals emulsifying system based on sorbitan stearate with sucrose cocoate. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are formulated specifically for DIY Skin care customers. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams can be used as is. However, they can easily accept both water, oil, and water soluble and oil soluble powders and liquids. BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are a great carrier for active skin care ingredients. The multi lamellar structure is ideal for even and effective deliver of skin actives into the skin.

BulkActives’ multi lamellar creams are exclusively and professionally formulated, manufactured and packaged for us by the same biochemist who manufactures our seakelp bioferment, pumpkin bioferment, and lemon bioferment.

 
$17.50
Polysorbate 80 (Tween 80)

Polysorbate 80 (Tween 80) in skin care:  Emulsifier for body washes, hair shampoos, hair loss treatments, lotions, creams, bath oils, solubilizate.

Polysorbate 80 is a safe, food grade, non-ionic emulsifier. It can be used with a co-emulsifier, such as Lecithin to cover a wide range of oil in water, and water in oil emulsion systems. Individually, it is an excellent solubilizer of essential oils, wetting agent, viscosity modifier, stabilizer and dispersing agent.

 
$4.00
Pre Liposome Microemulsion Base

Pre Liposome Microemulsion Base in Skin Care:

Pre Liposome Microemulsion Preparation Base, is especially suited as carrier for active ingredients in light lotions or serums. Pre Liposome Microemulsion Base is a micro-emulsion premix based on hydrogenated soybean lecithin and olive squalane. Pre Liposome Microemulsion Preparation Base forms clear to translucent preparations with excellent texture just by diluting with water. BulkActives' Pre Liposome Microemulsion Base allows to prepare clear / translucent formulations with various oily ingredients, such as oil-soluble vitamins, vegetable oils, esters, hydrocarbons and silicone oils. Larger amounts of oily ingredients can be incorporated in the product without the texture being affected by high surfactant levels. Hydrogenated soybean lecithin works as a natural emulsifier and promotes penetration of actives into the skin.  Liposomes are synthetic microscopic vesicles with an external, fully enclosed double lipid membrane of phospholipids. Liposomes are not active themselves, but function in creams as carriers of  active substances to enhance penetration into the skin's fatty layers.

 
$38.00
Sea Kelp BioFerment (Seakelp ferment)

Sea Kelp Ferment in skin care:  skin serum base, shampoo base, nutrition, moisturizer, mask, hair conditioner, shaving gel, anti-inflammatory

Sea Kelp bioFerment (also know as seakelp ferment) is a natural kelp extract that is obtained using traditional fermentation technology. Our  Sea Kelp Bioferment can be used as a great nutritional active or as a skin care base for our other active ingredientss. Iit is perfect base for users with oily skin types as it moisturizes without supplying extra oil. It is also very effective for normal and dry skin, as it is a powerful nutritive moisturizer. From creams to serums to washes, it is the perfect active for almost any purpose. NEW Green Preservative formulation: Paraben AND Phenoxyethanol free.

 

$11.60
Based on 5 reviews.
Silicone gel DM

Silicone gel DM in Skin Care: stable base for anhydrous Vitamin C products

Silicone gel D is unique multi-functional silicone copolymer network. Silicone gel DM helps deliver consumer-perceivable enhanced sensory benefits in skin care and color cosmetic formulations. Silicone gel DM spreads easily on the skin leaving an exquisite, long-lasting silky feel. Stable at a low PH it is extremely suitable for anhydrous l-ascorbic acid formulations.

 

$29.40
Tetrasodium EDTA

Tetrasodium EDTA in Skin Care: Chelating agent (chelant for controlling metal ions)

Chelating agents are chemicals that form soluble, complex molecules with certain metal ions, inactivating the ions so that they cannot normally react with other elements or ions. Tetrasodium EDTA is recommended for alkaline products.

 
$3.80
Triethanolamine

Triethanolamine in Skin Care: pH adjuster, stabilizes emulsions, fragrances & preservatives, foam stabilizer (has detergent properties and stabilizes other surfactants), improves efficacy of preservatives by stabilizing the pH value.

Triethanolamine is an organic compound composed of a tri-alcohol & an amine. It is a weak alkaline base (pH 10-11), widely used to elevate the pH in cosmetic formulas. Triethanolamine is used in in products with Ascorbic acid, ethyl ascorbic acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside (Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside), and lactic acid to incease the pH to a safe level of 3 to 3.5.

 

$4.20
Xanthan gum

Xanthan gum in Skin Care:  prepare water gels, stabilise oil-in-water emulsions, skin hydrating properties, natural source thickener

Xanthan gum is a natural polysaccharide used as a food additive, and in cosmetics as a thickener or rheology modifier and emulsion stabilizer. It is produced by a process involving fermentation of glucose or sucrose by the Xanthomonas campestris bacterium.  Our Xanthan has not been chemically modified, but has been especially manufactured to improve dispersion when added to water.
$5.70
Zinc Oxide Dispersion

Zinc Oxide Dispersion in Skin Care: UVA and UVB filter, sun damage protection, inorganic physical sunscreen

Zinc Oxide Dispersion is non micronized,non-nano, uncoated, homogeneous dispersions of Zinc Oxide in Mineral Oil and Caprylic- Capric Triglyceride. Non-nano Zinc Oxide is safe because there are no nanopartices. The homogeneous Zinc Oxide dispersion makes it easy to process and use in DIY skin care (just add to a cream), no high shear mixing is required. Zinc Oxide is a highly effective inorganic physical sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA and UVB activity and coverage. Zinc Oxide is a physical sun protection sunscreen which absorbs & scatters UV light. Zinc Oxide offers mild and safe, long lasting UV protection, and does not degrade or oxidize.  250 gram of Zinc Oxide dispersion can make 1250 gram of final suncreen product if used at 20%.

 
$48.00
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