I am following the moisturizing cream + Zinc dispersion recipe and I am extremely satisfied. I do allow for a little time for it to absorb in & then I dab off anything that I feel looks a little white - but that's because I initially use a fairly thick coating on myself. I use a bit of foundation at times on top and there are no issues as far as weird colors or texture issues. I am so grateful for this entire website as a one-stop-shop for such effective skin care products, and now we can.. ...»
I ordered the 50 gm after being very pleased with the smaller size. Although it's pricey the quality is outstanding. This is the safest way to add Vit C to your formulations as it's not nearly as fussy as the powder. I've made both serums and creams with this product and have been very pleased with the outcomes! Highly recommend!.. ...»
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.. ...»
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... ...»
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..... ...»
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.. ...»
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Acne, or the appearance of inflamed red bumps on the skin which may release pus [commonly referred to as pimples], is the most common dermatologic condition, affecting approximately 85% of teenagers between fifteen and seventeen years old (1). For many people however, this condition may persist for many years after this time period, particularly for menopausal women (2). Acne results most commonly due to excessive accumulation of sebum, an oily secretion from sebaceous glands, beneath the skin. Generally, sebum is secreted to the skin surface through the hair follicle, a process which is hormonally regulated. During puberty, the increase in hormones causes a coinciding increase in sebum production and can lead to a blockage of the hair follicles (3-5). Separately, it is believed that genetic disposition to sebum overproduction or genetic hormonal imbalances can also cause or contribute to acne (6). Oxidation of the sebum within the clogged hair follicle stimulates the sebaceous gland to initiate an inflammatory response. Further, matrix metalloproteinases present within the sebum contribute to the pro-inflammatory signaling and also degrade the extracellular matrix (7). Together these attributes contribute to the redness and discomfort associated with a pimple. The environment created by the clogging of a hair follicle with sebum is prime realty for bacteria. The most commonly found species of bacteria at clogged sites is Propionibacterium acnes. While it is believed that the presence of these bacteria contributes to the pro-inflammatory immune response that was already initiated, if or how P. acnes directly causes acne remains unclear (8).
There are several types of approaches currently used to treat acne. Most importantly is to remove the sebum which clogs pores and is the most common root cause of pimples. Exfoliation is recommended to help remove dead skin which can contribute to sebum entrapment. Use of topical ointments containing anti-inflammatory agents are recommended to alleviate the inflammation associated with acne. For more information on anti-inflammatory agents, see our link here: https://www.bulkactives.com/actives/natural-anti-inflammatory-skin-care-ingredients. Finally, antibacterial agents are recommended to reduce P. acnes infections (3). Despite the fact that little is known about if/how bacteria contribute to acne, multiple studies have found that antibacterial agents are effective at reducing symptoms of acne; the fact that many antibacterial agents also reduce inflammation may be a prominent reason for their success (7).
Many natural compounds have been shown to have intrinsic anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Oil extracted from African baobab trees has been shown to be a potent anti-microbial agent and anti-inflammatory agent. Most importantly, baobab oils can reduce sebum production in skin. Because of the high fatty acid content baobab oil is an excellent moisturizer which can efficiently penetrate the skin (9-11). Extracts from the boswellia tree [boswelic acid] can inhibit growth of both aerobic and anaerobic bacterial species [including P. acnes] and can inhibit production of the pro-inflammatory mediators leukotrienes (12, 13). Resveratrol, an active extracted from grape skins, is a phytoestrogen and can therefore improve the skin in many ways. Resveratrol acts to fight acne directly by decreasing proliferation rates of sebaceous gland cells, inhibiting growth of P. acnes, and on human volunteers has been shown to decrease the number of acne lesions in a split-face system (14-16). Resveratrol can also reduce redness and edema and attenuate the immune response (17, 18). The fact that it is a phytoestrogen makes this compound specifically useful for menopausal and post-menopausal women (17).
Salicylic acid, thanks to its lipophilicity, can efficiently penetrate skin and exfoliate dead skin while removing excess sebum. Multiple clinical studies have demonstrated salicylic acid decreases clogging of hair follicles and decreases the number of inflamed acne lesions [6-8]. Sialicin, a derivative of siacylic acid which is extracted from white willow bark, is not only efficient at exfoliating and decreasing sebum in follicles, but it also is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, inhibitor of the matrix metalloproteinases in sebum which contribute to tissue breakdown, and antibacterial agent (19-21). Importantly, no side effects are associated with topical use of sialicin (19).
Carnitine, a compound required by the body for fat metabolism, reduces sebum levels in the skin and can inhibit sebum synthesis. Clinical studies have demonstrated that carnitine is effective at significantly reducing lipid and sebum levels within sebaceous glands. Carnitine also decreased levels of P. acnes within facial lesions in trial participants and the total number of pimples was decreased five-fold (22, 23). D-panthenol, or provitamin B5, can effectively reduce inflammation and erythema and can therefore reduce the indications of acne. Additionally, D-panthenol can decrease sebum in the skin and has been used successfully in the clinic to decrease number of acne lesions by treating the disease at the root cause (24, 25). As an added benefit, D-panthenol can also reduce the appearance of acne-induced scars after the lesions have resolved (26). Niacinamide, also known as water-soluble vitamin B3, has been demonstrated clinically to reduce facial redness, improve barrier function, and reduce infiltration of immune cells which drive inflammation (27, 28). Topical application has been used to reduce acne lesions and has been shown to be comparable to current therapeutic approaches such as clindamycin. Due to increasing incidences of bacterial resistance to clindamycin niacinamide may be a better approach for treatment of acne (14). Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, or vitamin C, also is a known anti-bacterial agent which significantly outperformed a leading acne treatment in a clinical trial (29).
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 Zouboulis CC. Acne and sebaceous gland function. Clinics in dermatology. 2004;22(5):360-6.
 Thiboutot D. Acne: hormonal concepts and therapy. Clinics in dermatology. 2004;22(5):419-28.
 Bhate K, Williams HC. Epidemiology of acne vulgaris. British Journal of Dermatology. 2013;168(3):474-85.
 Williams HC, Dellavalle RP, Garner S. Acne vulgaris. The Lancet.379(9813):361-72.
 Bojar RA, Holland KT. Acne and propionibacterium acnes. Clinics in Dermatology. 2004;22(5):375-9.
 Kamatou G, Vermaak I, Viljoen A. An updated review of Adansonia digitata: A commercially important African tree. South African Journal of Botany. 2011;77(4):908-19.
 Vermaak I, Kamatou G, Komane-Mofokeng B, Viljoen A, Beckett K. African seed oils of commercial importance—cosmetic applications. South African Journal of Botany. 2011;77(4):920-33.
 Zimba N, Wren S, Stucki A. Three major tree nut oils of southern central Africa: their uses and future as commercial base oils. International Journal of Aromatherapy. 2005;15(4):177-82.
 Siddiqui M. Boswellia serrata, a potential antiinflammatory agent: an overview. Indian journal of pharmaceutical sciences. 2011;73(3):255.
 Weckesser S, Engel K, Simon-Haarhaus B, Wittmer A, Pelz K, Schempp C. Screening of plant extracts for antimicrobial activity against bacteria and yeasts with dermatological relevance. Phytomedicine. 2007;14(7):508-16.
 Shalita AR, Smith JG, Parish LC, Sofman MS, Chalker DK. Topical Nicotinamide Compared with Clindamycin Gel in the Treatment of Inelammatory Acne Vulgaris. International journal of dermatology. 1995;34(6):434-7.
 Taylor EJ, Yu Y, Champer J, Kim J. Resveratrol Demonstrates Antimicrobial Effects Against Propionibacterium acnes In Vitro. Dermatology and therapy. 2014;4(2):249-57.
 Kim SY, Hyun MY, Go KC, Zouboulis CC, Kim BJ. Resveratrol exerts growth inhibitory effects on human SZ95 sebocytes through the inactivation of the PI3-K/Akt pathway. International journal of molecular medicine. 2015;35(4):1042-50.
 Jackson RL, Greiwe JS, Schwen RJ. Ageing skin: oestrogen receptor β agonists offer an approach to change the outcome. Experimental dermatology. 2011;20(11):879-82.
 Nwachukwu JC, Srinivasan S, Bruno NE, Parent AA, Hughes TS, Pollock JA, et al. Resveratrol modulates the inflammatory response via an estrogen receptor-signal integration network. Elife. 2014;3:e02057.
 Levy LL, Emer JJ. Emotional benefit of cosmetic camouflage in the treatment of facial skin conditions: personal experience and review. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology. 2012;5:173.
 Gopaul R, Knaggs H, Lephart J. Salicin regulates the expression of functional ‘youth gene clusters’ to reflect a more youthful gene expression profile. International journal of cosmetic science. 2011;33(5):416-20.
 Khayyal MT, El-Ghazaly MA, Abdallah DM, Okpanyi SN, Kelber O, Weiser D. Mechanisms involved in the anti-inflammatory effect of a standardized willow bark extract. Arzneimittel-Forschung. 2004;55(11):677-87.
 Peirano RI, Hamann T, Düsing HJ, Akhiani M, Koop U, Schmidt‐Rose T, et al. Topically applied l‐carnitine effectively reduces sebum secretion in human skin. Journal of cosmetic dermatology. 2012;11(1):30-6.
 Angelova‐Fischer I, Rippke F, Fischer T, Neufang G, Zillikens D. A double‐blind, randomized, vehicle‐controlled efficacy assessment study of a skin care formulation for improvement of mild to moderately severe acne. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2013;27(s2):6-11.
 Baschong W, Hüglin D, Röding J. D-panthenol loaded nanotopes< TM> providing enhanced anti-inflammatory efficacy: A study on human volunteers. SÖFW-journal. 1999;125(4):18-20.
 Rudolph C, TAUSCHEL H-D. Untersuchungen zur perkutanen Wirksamkeit einer Heparin-Allantoin-Dexpanthenol-Kombination in spezieller Salbengrundlage: Antiallergische/antiinflammatorische Wirkung im PCA-test bei der Ratte. Arzneimittel-Forschung. 1984;34(12):1766-8.
 Leung L. Pantothenic acid deficiency as the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris. Medical hypotheses. 1995;44(6):490-2.
 Gehring W. Nicotinic acid/niacinamide and the skin. Journal of cosmetic dermatology. 2004;3(2):88-93.
 Soma Y, Kashima M, Imaizumi A, Takahama H, Kawakami T, Mizoguchi M. Moisturizing effects of topical nicotinamide on atopic dry skin. International journal of dermatology. 2005;44(3):197-202.
 Woolery‐Lloyd H, Baumann L, Ikeno H. Sodium L‐ascorbyl‐2‐phosphate 5% lotion for the treatment of acne vulgaris: a randomized, double‐blind, controlled trial. Journal of cosmetic dermatology. 2010;9(1):22-7.
EcoFriendly, sustainable, synthetic Alpha Bisabolol , which offers all the benefits of natural Alpha Bisabolol, is now available.
For thousands of years, chamomile has been a prized component of many ancient therapies. The active ingredient of chamomile, α-bisabolol, is a lightly floral-scented essential oil extracted from the Candeia tree, a tropical relative of cammomile, in modern times. In order to produce 100 tons of α-bisabolol, 850 hectares of timber must be harvested . Due to deforestation amid a global high demand, synthetic sources of α-bisabolol are now available. New generations of the synthetic compound offer 85% α-bisabolol content and all of the benefits of the natural product. Easily absorbed by the skin, α-bisabolol is a potent anti-microbial agent, anti-inflammatory, and potent wound-care agent. It has valuable applications in soaps, lotions, soothing face creams, and wound-healing products
Key benefits of Sustainable Alpha Bisabolol in skin care:
Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) is a molecule derived from vitamin C and isopalmitic acid. Pure vitamin C has several drawbacks for cosmeceutical use, most important of which is the low stability. Chemically modified vitamin molecules are more stable, and pure vitamin is released from the derivatives inside the body. Therefore, the effects of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate are similar to those of vitamin C, most importantly it is able to act as an antioxidant. Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate reduces the production of oxidizing agents, which contribute to cell damage after exposure to UV or chemical hazards. This effect is even stronger in the modified molecule than in pure vitamin C. Additionally, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate protects against DNA damage and skin darkening caused by UV exposure. Finally, skin visual appearance is also improved by Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, as it promotes collagen synthesis and acts as a hydrating agent in reducing skin roughness.
Key benefits of Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate in skin care:
Baobab seed oil is a highly moisturizing and skin smoothing therapeutic. It is rich in fatty acids, particularly linoleic [omega-6] and oleic [omega-9] acids. These fatty acids help restore the barrier function of skin, especially thin, aged skin. Baobab seed oil also contains healthy vitamins A, D, E, and F that rejuvenate skin. In addition to moisturizing, baobab seed oil aids in wound healing, collagen production, sun damage protection and repair, and can prevent wrinkles. It has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties. Overall, baobab seed oil can improve the softness and strength of all skin types, even irritated skin.
Key benefits of Baobab oil in skin care:
Moisturizing and hydration    
Restore barrier function     
Anti-inflammatory    
Wound healing support   
Anti-bacterial   
Anti-oxidant  
Increase skin elasticity  
Sun damage protection 
Sun damage repair 
Oil/sebum control 
Stimulate collagen production 
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.
Resin from the Boswella serrata tree found in parts of Asia and Africa is commonly used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for a variety of disorders associated with inflammation. It has been used medicinally for centuries and is now gaining support through research. The main ingredients of the resin are boswellic acids. Boswellic acids have anti-inflammatory effects when applied topically. Preparations using either the resin or pure boswellic acid extracted from the resin can help treat inflammatory disorders such as osteoarthritis, eczema, and psoriasis. The extract helps reduce sun damage, fine lines, and acne. It stimulates collagen production. Also, it aids in wound healing and inhibits tumor growth. Research shows boswella serrata extract has a variety of useful anti-inflammatory effects and can help alleviate the symptoms of a variety of conditions. This extract has been popularized as Boswelox™ by L’Oreal and its Wrinkle-de-crease.
NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Boswellia serrata (Boswelic acid) as a liquid standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.
16% solution gives 1% Boswelic Acid content in final product.
46% solution gives 3% Boswelic Acid content in final product.
66% solution gives 5% Boswelic Acid content in final product.
Carnitine is a naturally occurring substance, necessary for fat and glucose metabolism in human body cells. Primary function of carnitine in pharmacy is the reduction of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs are proteins, damaged by reactions with sugars, therefore glycation is most prominent in diabetes patients. It also occurs in many other diseases, as well as natural ageing processes. Dermal carnitine applications reduce the level of glycated collagen and promote synthesis of new protein. Since it is involved in lipid metabolism, carnitine is used for acne treatment. It effectively reduces sebum secretion and skin oiliness. Carnitine preparations also improve other aspects of the skin, such as tonicity, and reduce cellulite. Finally, it aids skin regeneration after damage, such as burns, and promotes blood vessel formation. Regretably, due to Candian law and PayPal regulations, this product may NOT be shipped to Canada.
D panthenol (Dexpanthenol) is the stable alcohol form of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). D panthenol is well absorbed through the skin where it is rapidly converted enzymatically to pantothenic acid, a component of coenzyme A (CoA), which is important in cellular skin metabolism. Application of D panthenol is commonly used in wound management because it stimulates skin regeneration via fibroblasts proliferation and promotes wound healing. Many clinical in vivo studies provide experimental evidence of the beneficial effects of topically applied D panthenol. Studies have proved that topical usage of D panthenol enhances skin barrier repair and reduces TEWL thus being an effective moisturizer. Last but not least, the anti-inflammatory properties of D panthenol make it effective in treating various dermatologic diseases or as an adjuvant in cosmetic therapies. D panthenol has zero toxicity and it is well tolerated both topically and orally thus appropriate for human consumption and use.
Oil extracted from grape seeds is a light, pleasant-smelling oil. It is easily absorbed into the skin. The oil is rich in many different bioactive compounds. It contains high amounts of fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid, that are important for retaining moisture and skin barrier function. Grape seed oil also contains phytosterols that have anti-inflammatory effects. The oil has small amounts of polyphenols, which are known to have anti-oxidant abilities and inhibit collagen degradation. Additionally, grape seed oil has small amounts of vitamin E, which is known to act as a strong anti-oxidant.Grape seed oilapplied to skin aids in wound healing, collagen production, and defends against bacteria.
Key benefits grape seed oil in skin care:
Anti-oxidant    
Sun damage protection  
Moisturizing and hydration 
Stimulate collagen production  
Wound healing support 
Matrix metalloproteinases [MMP] inhibitor 
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.
Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide, is a water soluble form of vitamin B3. Vitamin B3 is essential for maintaining skin health. Niacinamide increases production of important skin structural components such as collagen, ceramide, and keratin. This helps increase moisture and strengthen skin. Niacinamide is known to decrease hyperpigmentation, effectively lightening and brightening skin, especially when used together with n-acetyl glucosamine, a hyaluronic acid precursor. It reduces wrinkles and again, this effect is better with n-acetyl glucosamine. Niacinamide also effectively helps reduce acne and heal wounds. It has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Overall, niacinamide is a compound with many different uses that can increase overall skin health.
Quercetin is a molecule belonging to a class of complex organic compounds called flavonoids. Quercetin is produced by many plants, notably onions. The most important effect of this molecule is neutralizing free radicals. Quercetin can achieve this directly, due to its antioxidative properties, or by binding iron ions, which play a strong part in the accumulation of free radicals. Therefore, quercetin is an important component in UV-protective cosmeceuticals. It can also reduce the inflammation, darkening and synthesis of collagen-degrading enzymes, caused by UV exposure. Furthermore, quercetin has benefits for wound care, as it improves both healing of new wounds and subsequent scar formation. It even has a positive effect on the lifespan of cells, slowing down processes of cell ageing.
NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Quercetin as two liquids: standardized pre-dissolved solution and standardized ethosome microemulsion. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.
11% solution gives 1% Quercetin content in final product.
31% solution gives 3% Quercetin content in final product.
51% solution gives 5% Quercetin content in final product.
Resveratrol is a compound found in grapes and many other plants. It is currently investigated in many skincare applications. Resveratrol protects cells from oxidative stress – it is an antioxidant itself, and activates the synthesis of other such compounds. It also regulates inflammatory responses and even aids the distribution of cosmetical sunscreens, thus helping to prevent UV damage to the skin. Similarities in structure allow resveratrol to replace estrogen in post-menopausal women, helping to reduce collagen loss and reduce skin ageing symptoms. Additionally, it counters photoageing by inhibiting melanin synthesis, resulting in lighter skin and less pigmented spots. Even acne can be alleviated by applying resveratrol, as it has antibacterial properties and controls sebaceous cell growth. Finally, it is a promising agent in melanoma prevention, able to delay the emergence and reduce the size of skin tumors.
NOTE:To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Resveratrol in a standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.
Safflower is a plant mainly grown for the oil in its seeds. This oil contains the highest amount [70%] of linoleic oil of any plant oil. Linoleic acid is known to benefit the skin in many ways. It moisturizes and hydrates the skin, correcting fatty acid deficiencies that cause dry, itchy skin. Due to the high amount of linoleic acid, safflower oil can be used to heal wounds, burns, and acne. Safflower oil also contains oleic acid [15%]. Oleic and linoleic acids combined can be used to reduce the appearance of scars and increase collagen production.
Key benefits of Safflower seed oil:
Moisturizing and hydration [1, 3, 5, 8, 9]
restore barrier function [1, 3, 5, 8, 9]
Wound healing support [1, 2, 5]
Sun damage prevention 
Sun damage repair 
Stimulate collagen production 
Scar care 
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.
Salicylic acid is a hydroxyl acid compound originally derived from willow tree bark. It has many useful effects on skin, the most prominent being its use as an anti-acne treatment. It penetrates deep into pores, removing trapped oil that can cause blemishes. Salicylic acid is a keratolytic compound, meaning it exfoliates the skin and sloughs off dead skin cells, leaving smooth skin. This makes it useful for treating scaly skin, as well as calluses and warts. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Salicylic acid has been shown to influence photodamage by reducing hyperpigmentation and providing protection against UV exposure.
NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid) as a pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.
6.7% solution gives 1% Salicylic acid content in final product.
13.3% solution gives 2% Salicylic acid content in final product.
20% solution gives 3% Salicylic acid content in final product.
26.7% solution gives 4% Salicylic acid content in final product.
33.3% solution gives 5% Salicylic acid content in final product.
Silymarin is a flavonolignans complex that can be only found in the seeds of Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), a member of the Compositae family native to the Mediterranean, now widespread all over the world. It consists of a mixture of three bioflavonoids found in the fruit, seeds, and leaves of the milk thistle plant: silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin and a flavonoid – taxifolin. Silymarin has strong antioxidant properties (fold times vitamin E) several studies proving its free radical and ROS scavenging effects thus suitable especially for the prevention and treatment in several forms of epithelial cancer. Another area of application for the antioxidant properties of silymarin is topical skin care with results in UV protection, UV effects attenuation, Rosacea, Melasma, acne and other skin pigmentation conditions. The potent anti-inflammatory mechanisms of silymarin are used for wound management, with benefits especially for the patients with healing impairing diseases. Silymarin has very low toxicity and it is well tolerated thus appropriate for human consumption and use.
NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Silymarin as two liquids: standardized pre-dissolved solution and standardized ethosome microemulsion. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.
13% solution gives 1% Silymarin content in final product.
38% solution gives 3% Silymarin content in final product.
63% solution gives 5% Silymarin content in final product.
34% solution gives 1%Silybin content in final product.
67% solution gives 2% Silybin content in final product.
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants.As the natural aging process and environmental hazards increase the amount of free radicals in the skin, ascorbic acid and its derivatives can effectively neutralize these damaging agents and prevent further damage.Ascorbic acid has been shown to increase the synthesis of collagen in the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to block the melanin synthesis pathway, reducing age spots and lightening skin.Unfortunately, ascorbic acid is not stable in aqueous solutions and is quickly degraded.The hydrophilic ascorbic acid derivative sodium ascorbyl phosphate is significantly more shelf-stable in solutions and, as it is converted to ascorbic acid in skin, retains all of the skin-benefitting aspects of vitamin C.Therefore sodium ascorbyl phosphate is the ideal choice for anti-aging emulsion creams.
Key benefits of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate in skin care:
White willow bark extract has been used by many cultures to reduce pain and inflammation. It contains salicin, a natural form of salicylic acid known to have anti-inflammatory effects. Salicin can reduce signs of aging by reducing the appearance of pores, wrinkles, and pigmentation. It also softens and moisturizes the skin. Salicin contributes to white willow bark extract’s exfoliating and acne-reducing power. White willow bark extract also contains polyphenols that contribute anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. These can help protect against sun damage and premature aging when used with sunscreen. White willow bark extract is a natural alternative to salicylic acid that has additional properties to enhance skin health.
NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell White Willow bark extract as a standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.
Key benefits of White Willow bark (salicin) in skin care:
Zinc Oxide Dispersion is a 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%.
Zinc oxide is a mineral produced by oxidation of zinc. Because of its reduced natural availability, zinc oxide is industrially produced. Besides a wide utilization in industrial areas such as semiconductors, textiles and food, zinc oxide used in several medical products, most of them ointments and treatments that are meant for topical use. Due to its physical characteristics that ensure good coating of the stratum corneum, without intracellular invasion zinc oxide is used in rash protection ointments. Zinc also has healing and soothing properties, making it a common ingredient in soothing, calming and antiseptic lotions. One of the most encountered utilisation of zinc oxide is as a component of physical sunscreen lotions due to its full spectrum block properties, ZnO currently being the most effective substance in protecting against UVA and UVB radiation. Last but not least, because zinc is the second most present metal in the human body after iron, and thus part of every structure including stratum corneum, there are a lot of topical solutions against skin disorders such as acne, dandruff, rash, dermatitis.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) is a water soluble magnesium salt of ascorbic acid. It is very stable, has great bioavailability and a neutral PH. On the skin, MAP has beneficial effects – similar to vitamin C: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, boosts skin elasticity, lightening, hydrating, and wound healing, photo-protective. MAP is also easy to use and incorporate in DIY formulation both in aqueous and oil in water emulsions.
Key benefits of Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) in skin care:
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