Supplier of: skin actives, cosmetic ingredients, cosmeceuticals, active ingredients, and skin care ingredients, for DIY skin care and cosmetics, and homemade skin care products.
Reviews
Just recently ordered this and LOVE! Green Tea EGCG truly is one of the most fantastic skincare actives out there. Very difficult to find good quality product (90%) and even harder to actually solubilize it! Love that it comes in pre-dissolved solution. I enjoy adding it at 1% (so 11% sol) to my serum formulations containing Niacinamide 5% + NAG 3%. Excellent for oily acne prone skin. *Only gripe... because the Pre-Dissolved Solution is SO heavy in propanediol (10 parts Propanediol for 1 part E.. ...»
Victor
Wonderful base cream! Only multi-lamellar structured cream I've found on the market. Cream itself is lightweight (no oil) yet very conditioning/hydrating. Easily accepts water-soluble active ingredients as well as oil-soluble ones. I've even pushed the additional ingred % up to 20 (meaning 80% this cream, 20% added) without any separation issues. Ideal base cream for delivering actives. Personal favorite recipe calls for 5% straight Grapeseed Oil with 5% SebumREG oil active + Panthenol 1% + E Ac.. ...»
Vic
excellence product, very good and made my skin soft and smooth just like baby's skin. Thank you john.. ...»
nky
Im 45 years old; average looking skin for my age. Applied a small pea sized amount of Sea Kelp Bioferment to my face full strength in the am after washing my face of previous night makeup.; let face "dry". Then aplied my foundation as always. Noticed my thick, heavy foundation applied more easily and smooth. Keep in mind this is DAY TWO of me using this. TWO women at work ( separate departments) commented how wonderful my face looked! One specifically came up to me and asked what I was.. ...»
Jessie Sandford
The Pre-dissolved solution is excellent. Ferulic Acid is an amazing skincare ingredient (potent antioxidant, protects other sensitive antioxidants from light degradation, UV protection) but is absolutely ineffective if it isn't solubilized correctly. Makes adding to any Serum Base or w/o emulsion easy. Love using it (at 6%; so active 0.5%) with the Resveratrol Fluid (10%; active 1%) and Green Tea Extr for potent nighttime brightening treatment... ...»
James
Carla, Many medications can be and are applied topically by prescription. With that in mind, realize that this particular ingredient is wonderful but understand that this is indeed one of those that may create sensitivity with those already using topical hormones or just use sparingly and see how you respond. Sorry for the very late response..... ...»
Angela
Many thanks for the Silicone DM. This product is lovely quality; it is light, silky, and leaves no residue at all. I use it in the base recipe for a mouldable polymer that I then use to make a simulated 'Amber' for bead making. At the end of this process I have a silky, translucent polymer plus the most gorgeous hands in the studio ! My thanks again, Helen.. ...»
HELEN pEAKE
Very good product! Only been using it for a short time, its already made a difference. .. ...»
Bronwynne
muy satisfecho profesionales, y envio sin problemas ,ya que soy de españa producto bien envasado , un placer ser cliente porque dan comnfianza y calidad.gracias un saludo.. ...»
daniel
Wanting to try this, but.... Angela, what was that about effecting hormones? Could someone explain please..... ...»
Carla
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Important Stuff

 All customers PLEASE read:

 the FAQ and Delivery Info pages!

Canadian Customers:

Any long delivery delays are caused by The Canada Border Services Agency.
I now ONLY offer EMS as a shipping option to Canada. 
This appears to have resolved most of the delays caused by The Canada Border Services Agency.

Please write your correct address:

We take NO responsibility for delivery issues caused by customers entering the wrong address in the checkout page

Delivery

BulkActives is a part-time business. Orders are processed and mailed on Saturdays. (TimeZone Order Deadline Chart)

What we sell

We sell  COSMETIC RAW MATERIALS, which are meant to be used at an appropriate percentage in a cosmetic formulation of your devising. Please do not order our products unless you know how to formulate creams and lotions with it!  

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NO PROBLEM!  Just email me, and I will sort it all out.

Not receiving order status email updates?

Please check your JUNK mail folder for our emails, and mark them as NOT SPAM.

Failing to do so will result in NOT receiving ANY transaction / order status email updates.

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Sample Recipes

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Delivery Information

When do you process and mail orders?

We process orders on Saturday 08:00 (8 A.M) and mail them on Saturday 10:30 (10:30 A.M).

If you place your order BEFORE Saturday 08:00 (8 A.M), your order will be mailed the same day.

The above mentioned times are in OUR timezone (GMT +8 hours)

TIME CONVERSION CHART - orders will be processed and mailed at these times.
 

USA PDT USA MDT USA CDT USA EDT
Friday
17:00 (5 p.m)
Friday
18:00 (6 p.m)
Friday
19:00 (7 p.m)
Friday
20:00 (8 p.m)
 
Europe WEST Europe CEST European EEST
Saturday
01:00 (1 a.m)
Saturday
02:00 (2 a.m)
Saturday
03:00 (3 a.m)
 
Australia AWST Australia ACDT Australia AEDT
Saturday
08:00 (8 a.m)
Saturday
08:30 (08.30 a.m)
Saturday
11:00 (11 a.m)
 
Hong Kong NZDT Japan JST New Zealand NZDT
Saturday
08:00 (8 a.m)
Saturday
09:00 (9 a.m)
Saturday
13:00 (1 p.m)
 

Why did you ship to the wrong address?

Do you email order status updates?

Yes, we email: order received, order processing, order dispatched (with tracking number), order on backorder, and lost password emails.
If you do not receive confirmation emails from us, then they were diverted by your ISP, your spam-blocking software or by filters.

Why has my order not been delivered?

I am in Canada, where is my order?

I have recently been dealing with some issues related to orders sent via REGISTERED AIRMAIL to Canada.
If you are a Canadian, I need you to understand the following, before placing an order.

In short

I do NOT work for Canada Post or the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency).
Once I have shipped an order, I have no further control over what happens.
Track and Trace enquiry

The ONLY thing I can do is to start a “Track and Trace enquiry” via my post office, but it should be noted that Canada Post will not be able to do ANYTHING with that UNTIL the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency) has released your mail to Canada Post.

 Registered mail does NOT have full tracking

This is very important: registered mail does NOT have full tracking! (EMS does have full tracking)

Canada Post does NOT have any info UNTIL they receive the mail, and they only receive the mail AFTER it has been released by the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency).

If you receive a message indicating that tracking information is unavailable for your parcel, it doesn't mean that your package hasn't been mailed. It may mean that tracking information isn’t available yet. This may be the case when information is provided by foreign postal administrations.” https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/kb/details.page?article=tracking_information&cattype=kb&cat=receiving&subcat=tracking
 

The Canada Post tracking site will therefore show this message:

Canada Post No Tracking








































This is because tracking data will ONLY appear AFTER the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency) releases the mail to Canada Post.

Tracking data will show once released by customs

Once the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency) has released the mail to Canada Post, the tracking site will be updated, and you will get the following message.

Canada Post tracking























































Customs Clearance Delays

Ifyou are unlucky and the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency) holds your mail for an inspection, then it will take the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency) about 6 weeks to clear it and release it to Canada Post.

Note that BulkActives’ products comply with the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency) requirements and we have NOT had ANY mail rejected by the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency).

The delay is simply because it needs to move through the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency) system.

Neither I, my post office, nor Canada Post, can do anything about it!

Some Canadian customers are aware of this issue with the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency), and are very understanding. Others have written aggressive letters, accusing me of poor customer service, incompetence, and/or fraud.

Again, I do NOT work for Canada Post or the Canadian customs department (Canada Border Services Agency). Once I have shipped an order, I have no further control over what happens.

Please understand and accept the process, before ordering!

I ask all Canadian customers to please understand the shipping process involved, before ordering:
  1. my post office
  2. my country’s sorting center
  3. my country’s outgoing mail tracking data updated
  4. airplane
  5. your airport’s customs agency
  6. your post office’s sorting centers
  7. your post office tracking site updated
  8. your post office’s dispatch centers
  9. your home

 Other countries

This process is the same for ALL countries, but luckily most countries do NOT have any problems or delays.

 My commitment to you is that:

UPDATEI NO longer offer Registered Airmail to Canada. The only options is EMS.
Regrettably, There are STILL customers who either do not read, or chose to ignore, the warnings and explanations I have provided (FAQ and Delivery Info) and insist on holding me responsible for the inadequate and slow service provided by the Canadian Postal Service and Border Control Agency (Customs). EMS has full tracking, is more easily traced, and does not seem to be affected, as much, by the bureaucratic incompetence and apathy of the Canadian Postal Service and Border Control Bureau.

What are your shipping (postage) charges?

Shipping costs are calculated automatically by our shopping cart.
International shipping charges are based upon the package weight and the location, as determined by TPS, using PayPal's international exchange rates.
You can calculate your exact shipping chares in our shopping cart, before checking out

What shipping options do you offer?

  1. International EMS (4-7 days delivery, TRACKING) - Note that EMS is cost effective for LARGE orders only.
  2. International small packet (under 2KG) world wide registered AIR MAIL (12-14 days delivery, registration number, NO tracking)

Is tracking available?

Yes, EMS mail has full tracking. 
Registered mail ONLY shows limited data. USPS does NOT offer tracking for registered mail anymore.
Note that some orders may be delayed if held by customs for additional inspection. Your Post Office has no information on specific items awaiting customs inspection. Once an item clears customs, it is handed over to your Post Office for delivery, at that stage they will be be able to add your mail to their system, and data will show on their tracking website.

America: USPS does NOT offer tracking for registered mail anymore.
Canada: https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/home.page
South Africa: http://www.speedservices.co.za/help/trackandtrace.html
Croatia: http://www.posta.hr/provjera-statusa-medunarodne-posiljke
Bosnia and Herzegnovia: http://www.posta.ba/track/2/0/36.html

All outgoing (from me to you), for proof of shipment:
Registered mail: http://postserv.post.gov.tw/webpost/CSController?cmd=POS4009_1
EMS: http://postserv.post.gov.tw/webpost/CSController?cmd=POS4005_1
 

Should I choose small packet airmail or EMS?

It depends, at a certain weight it becomes much cheaper to use EMS, also EMS has TRACKING.
Registered Airmial does NOT have tracking.

 Our shopping cart will allow you to estimate the shipping costs.

What about customs clearance?

We request that you contact your customs office and ask about import regulations and restrictions before placing your order. It is important for you to become familiar with Customs policies for your specific country before ordering. Customs regulations differ by country and not knowing their regulations can result in your order incurring high import duties, the delivery being delayed or even returned. Please check with your Customs office to see if your country permits the shipment of the products you are planning to order from us and if any additional licenses or permits are needed.  You may have to pay import taxes and/or customs duties. You may also be required to pay a brokerage (handling) fee for the shipment. These charges are separate from your shipping charge and you will be billed directly for them.

Registred mail ONLY shows limited data. Note that some orders may be delayed if held by customs for additional inspection. Your Post Office has no information on specific items awaiting customs inspection. Once an item clears customs, it is handed over to your Post Office for delivery, at that stage they will be be able to add your mail to ttheir system, and data will show on their tracking website.

My products were damaged, what can you do for me?

 We used to have a problem with the seakelp jars leaking due to cracks.  We are now using much stronger jars and this does NOT happen anymore.
 When a bag of powder has burst we'll replace the lost portion of that product. Email us the details of the loss.
 If there is a small hole in the side of the bag it usually means that your customs agents have taken out a small sample for inspection.

What happens if my mail is returned to you?

 Mail is usually returned when:

Will you mail products to my country?

 If you can pay us via PayPal, then we will ship to your country.

 However, if you live in Greece or Italy then please note that:

USPS

USPS does NOT offer tracking for registered mail anymore.

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