|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 - white)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes, high water content||Disperses well|
|Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate / Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Yes, stir well to dissolve lumps.||Yes||Yes||No||best to mix with water first|
|Yes, mix well in warm water. Use double boiler or microwave, do not boil solution.||No||No||No||No||No||best to mix with water first||No|
"I am making my 2% SA serum with aloe vera. I heat the aloe vera, then add the SA and stir it, I let it sit for couple of hours while stirring as many times as I remember, then I buffer it with baking soda to bring the PH to the desired level. "
|No||Yes||Yes||Dissolves well in commercial facial cleansers|
|L-Carnitine||Yes||Yes||Yes, can be a bit grainy if not enough water content.Microwave boost solves this|
|No||difficult, can form soft sticky lumps||Yes
An alternative would be to add a small amount of your base cream with your ethanol content.
|DMAE Bitartrate||Yes, may need warm water||Yes||Yes||No|
|Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate (Liquorice extract - white)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|GABA||Yes, warm water or microwave boost|
|Gamma oryzanol||No||Yes||disperses well in oily cream|
|Ginkgo Biloba||Yes||best to mix with water first|
|Glycyrrhizinic acid (Liquorice extract - white)||no||yes|
|slight||Yes||Yes||Yes||disperses grainy and sticky|
Green Tea extract
|Yes||No||can be sticky|
|Yes||Yes, but too much will make it feel like 'snot.'|
|Yes||Yes||dissolves well in oily cream (VERY strong color)|
|Yes, make a paste, stir well to dissolve lumps||No|
|Yes||Yes||Yes, can be a bit grainy if not enough water content. Microwave boost solves this|
|Pine Bark extract||Yes
SAS suggest adding a few drops to make a paste.
add the Pomegranate extract at a temp of 40 C or 104 F and mix with a mixer."
|disperses slightly grainy||Yes|
|very slight in hot water||Yes||No||Yes|
2g per 10 ml,
|No||"I've just tried dissolving it in glycerin and it dissolves 100%. Useful for people who want an oil free serum or cream."||"I found that the milk thistle extract dissolved completely in oil. I dissolved 1/4 tsp of the Silymarin in 1 tsp of sesame oil. 95% dissolved almost immediately. After leaving it to sit for 5 minutes I found it had completely dissolved, leaving me with a mustard colored oil with No grainy residue. Simply added it to my night cream. I have had difficulty getting it to dissolve in either warm water or alcohol."||Yes||disperses|
|White Willow - bark extract 80%||Yes|
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