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Very good product. It performed exactly how I expected. .. ...»
Ryan
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
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
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
I wished i could order this in a smaller amount of 50 gr. Can i get informed when it is available ? -------------------- A. It will not be sold in smaller amounts. The review rating is meant to be for the product, not the size in which it is sold :-(.. ...»
Diana
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.. ...»
Peggy
Excellent quality, very fine texture and disperses easily when used correctly. Arrived in just seven days to London, England and with a reasonable postage fee. Very pleased... ...»
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Anti-Blackheads in skin care

Blackheads are a common occurrence in individuals suffering from acne, the most common skin affliction, affecting 85% of teenagers [1].  Acne however may last or re-emerge later in life; particularly, this condition plagues many menopausal or post-menopausal women [2]. 

The most common form of acne is caused by hair follicles clogged by sebum, a waxy substance secreted by sebaceous glands.  As this process is hormonally regulated, acne commonly occurs during puberty [3-5].  Additionally, a genetic predisposition to overproduction of sebum or hormonal imbalances can also lead to acne [6]. 

Blackheads are a common feature of acne, although these can arise independently of acne and the inflammation associated with it.  The difference between a blackhead and a pimple, or whitehead, is that the pore is open and oxygen can get in, causing the sebum to become oxidized.  While this is often associated with hormonal imbalances including during puberty or menopause, the use of certain topical oils or excessive application of makeup can also cause blackheads [7]. 

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Any compound which can treat acne is also effective at decreasing blackheads.  For a complete description of anti-acne agents, see our link here: https://www.bulkactives.com/actives/anti-acne/  To treat blackheads specifically, the most effective treatment approaches are exfoliation and decreasing sebum secretion.  Exfoliants can remove blackheads already existing in the skin, remove sebum to decrease the number of blackheads which will form, and can remove dead skin cells which can block pores and cause or contribute to new blackheads or acne lesions [8, 9].  Several natural products have been identified which can induce the cells in sebaceous glands to decrease the amount of sebum produced.

The highly lipophilic compound salicylic acid efficiently penetrates skin to remove excess sebum and exfoliate.  Clinical studies show that salicylic acid decreases blackheads and can reduce the pore sebum content in follicles [6-8].  Sialicin, a derivative of siacylic acid extracted from the bark of white willow trees also acts as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent [10-12].  Sialicin may also be preferred over its parent compound due to the fact that no side effects are associated with topical use [10].  Other compounds that can reduce sebum accumulation in the skin are baobab oils, carnitine, D-panthenol,

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[1] Krowchuk DP. Managing Adolescent Acne. Pediatrics in review. 2005;26(7):251.
[2] Kligman A. Postmenopausal acne. Cutis. 1991;47(6):425-6.
[3] Mashkevich G. Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles & Practice, Leslie Baumann, MD. Facial plastic surgery. 2010;26(01):059-.
[4] Zouboulis CC. Acne and sebaceous gland function. Clinics in dermatology. 2004;22(5):360-6.
[5] Thiboutot D. Acne: hormonal concepts and therapy. Clinics in dermatology. 2004;22(5):419-28.
[6] Bhate K, Williams HC. Epidemiology of acne vulgaris. British Journal of Dermatology. 2013;168(3):474-85.
[7] Fulton Jr JE. Acne: Its causes and treatments. International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology. 2002;4(2):95-105.
[8] Tsai TC, Hantash BM. Cosmeceutical agents: A comprehensive review of the literature. Clinical Medicine: Dermatology. 2008;1(1).
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Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid)

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.
     

Key benefits of Salicylic acid in skin care:

  • Anti-acne [2] [4] [6] [9] [10]
  • Anti blackheads [2] [4]
  • Anti-inflammatory [1] [3] [4] [5]
  • Exfoliator [2] [6] [10]
  • Oil/sebum control [2] [4]
  • Pore refinement [2] [4]
  • Increase skin cell turnover [2] [5] [6] [10]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [2] [7]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2] [7]
  • Anti-bacterial [8] [10]
  • Sun damage protection [8]
  • Sun damage repair [7] [8]
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White Willow bark (Salicin 85%)
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:

  • Anti-inflammatory [3] [4] [6] [8]
  • Anti-oxidant [4] [7]
  • Anti-acne [5]
  • Anti-bacterial [7]
  • Anti-blackheads [5] [7]
  • Oil/sebum control [5]
  • Pore refinement [2] [3]
  • Sun damage repair [7]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [2]
  • Exfoliating [5]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [1] [2]
  • Wrinkle tightener [2]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2]
  • Stimulate HA production [1]
  • Matrix metalloproteinases [MMP] inhibitor [1]
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