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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
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
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... ...»
D N Bay
I just placed my first order for SEaKelp Bioferment from Bulk Actives and was pleased to receive it very quickly.. ...»
Viki
I purposely waited a few months before writing my review. I am happy to report this product is great! I combined the DMAE product with the base creams resulting in tighter skin and lessened wrinkles, including areas around underarms... ...»
cjmluv
This ingredient has done more for my skin than anything else I've ever used. I put it into a spray facial toner and use it morning and night. I noticed the effects immediately, they were that dramatic. I will use this forever, no question... ...»
Marie
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moisturizing and hydration

Moisturizing and Hydration in skin care

Moisturizing/hydration is an essential part of skin care. As terrestrial creatures, humans require a skin barrier that can prevent water loss through evaporation.[1] The very top layer of the skin is known as the stratum corneum, and it is made up of dead skin cells in a matrix of lipids. 20% of the stratum corneum is composed of lipids, and the major ones are cholesterol, fatty acids, and ceramides. A stratum corneum stripped of its lipids is more susceptible to skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis,[2][3] while a well-hydrated stratum corneum will appear smoother and plumper. Therefore, moisturizing will reduce the appearance of facial imperfections such as wrinkles and improve skin tone.

Moisturization also plays an important role in regulating sebum production. Sebum is an oily substance produced by sebaceous glands which are found in hair follicles. When skin is dry, the sebaceous glands produce more sebum to maintain the barrier against water evaporation, and this is why not including a moisturizer as part of the normal skin care routine can actually worsen acne. Sebum also provides an oily barrier, known as the “acid mantle”, to prevent infection-causing bacteria from entering the body.[4]

There are many environmental and biological factors which dry skin. Most people’s daily routine of showering with hot water and soap dries skin by stripping it of important lipids. Soaps also often have a slightly alkaline pH, so using them may neutralize the benefits of the acid mantle.[4] Certain chemical such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid used in acne treatments also dry skin. This is why even people with oily skin need moisturizers, as they often use harsh cleansers to control oil production. People have different skin types, and one might choose moisturizers based on their needs. For instance, people with oily skin may want to focus on water-based ingredients, while people with dry skin may want to use more oil-based products.
Certain ingredients have been shown to help moisturize the skin. Ceramides comprise of 50% of the lipid content in the stratum corneum, and maintaining ceramide levels is crucial in sustaining hydration and barrier function of the skin.[2]

Plant seed oils have been used as moisturizer due to its high fatty acid content.[5][15][16][17]  Lactic acid has been shown to improve barrier function due to ceramide synthesis in vitro.[7]
Niacinamide, or vitamin B3, promotes synthesis of lipids in stratum corneum including sphingolipids, free fatty acids, cholesterol, and ceramides, therefore decreases transepidermal water loss.[8]
Squalane, one of the predominant components of sebum,[9] and D-Panthenol, a stable alcoholic analog of pantothenic acid,[6] have both been shown to improve barrier function of stratum corneum and reduce water loss. Intrinsic hyaluronic acid can hold up substantial amount of water and increase hydration of the skin.

Glucosamine[10] and palmitoyl oligopeptide[11] can improve hydration due to its stimulatory effects on hyaluronic acid synthesis. Gamma-oryzanol, a bioactive compound found in rice bran, has been shown to improve skin hydration.[12] Also, green tea extract and the terpene trilactones , flavonoid glycosides, and biflavones  in Ginko biloba extracts offer improvement of skin barrier function and elasticity, and have a long lasting moisturizing effect.[13][18]
 
The vehicle used to deliver these compounds is also important. Liquid crystals (which can be formed by sucrose cocoate and sorbitan stearate) possess both liquid and solid state property, and they can increase the viscosity and stability of the emulsion. Of the three aggregate formations (lamellar, hexagonal, and cubic), lamellar phase has been shown to increase water content of stratum corneum (because water evaporation is slower with liquid crystals) and hence increase the permeability and transdermal delivery of target compounds.[14] Adding lamellar liquid crystals to the moisturizers would then increase the hydration efficacy.

References:

[1]           K. C. Madison, “Barrier function of the skin: ‘la raison d’être’ of the epidermis,” J. Invest. Dermatol., vol. 121, no. 2, pp. 231–241, Aug. 2003.
[2]           M. H. Meckfessel and S. Brandt, “The structure, function, and importance of ceramides in skin and their use as therapeutic agents in skin-care products,” J. Am. Acad. Dermatol., vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 177–184, Jul. 2014.
[3]           F. F. Sahle, T. Gebre-Mariam, B. Dobner, J. Wohlrab, and R. H. H. Neubert, “Skin diseases associated with the depletion of stratum corneum lipids and stratum corneum lipid substitution therapy,” Skin Pharmacol. Physiol., vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 42–55, 2015.
[4]           M. H. Schmid and H. C. Korting, “The concept of the acid mantle of the skin: its relevance for the choice of skin cleansers,” Dermatol. Basel Switz., vol. 191, no. 4, pp. 276–280, 1995.
[5]           I. Vermaak, G. P. P. Kamatou, B. Komane-Mofokeng, A. M. Viljoen, and K. Beckett, “African seed oils of commercial importance — Cosmetic applications,” South Afr. J. Bot., vol. 77, no. 4, pp. 920–933, Oct. 2011.
[6]           F. Ebner, A. Heller, F. Rippke, and I. Tausch, “Topical use of dexpanthenol in skin disorders,” Am. J. Clin. Dermatol., vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 427–433, 2002.
[7]           A. V. Rawlings, A. Davies, M. Carlomusto, S. Pillai, K. Zhang, R. Kosturko, P. Verdejo, C. Feinberg, L. Nguyen, and P. Chandar, “Effect of lactic acid isomers on keratinocyte ceramide synthesis, stratum corneum lipid levels and stratum corneum barrier function,” Arch. Dermatol. Res., vol. 288, no. 7, pp. 383–390, Jun. 1996.
[8]           M. Manela-Azulay and E. Bagatin, “Cosmeceuticals vitamins,” Clin. Dermatol., vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 469–474, Oct. 2009.
[9]           Z.-R. Huang, Y.-K. Lin, and J.-Y. Fang, “Biological and pharmacological activities of squalene and related compounds: potential uses in cosmetic dermatology,” Mol. Basel Switz., vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 540–554, 2009.
[10]         D. L. Bissett, “Glucosamine: an ingredient with skin and other benefits,” J. Cosmet. Dermatol., vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 309–315, Dec. 2006.
[11]         L. Zhang and T. J. Falla, “Cosmeceuticals and peptides,” Clin. Dermatol., vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 485–494, Oct. 2009.
[12]         A. Manosroi, R. Chutoprapat, M. Abe, W. Manosroi, and J. Manosroi, “Anti-aging efficacy of topical formulations containing niosomes entrapped with rice bran bioactive compounds,” Pharm. Biol., vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 208–224, Feb. 2012.
[13]         M. D. Gianeti, D. G. Mercurio, and P. M. B. G. M. Campos, “The use of green tea extract in cosmetic formulations: not only an antioxidant active ingredient,” Dermatol. Ther., vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 267–271, Jun. 2013.
[14]         A. Otto, J. Du Plessis, and J. W. Wiechers, “Formulation effects of topical emulsions on transdermal and dermal delivery,” Int. J. Cosmet. Sci., vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 1–19, Feb. 2009.
[15]       G.L. Darmstadt, M. Mao-Qiang, E. Chi, S.K. Saha, V.A. Ziboh, R.E. Black, M, Santosham, and P.M. Elias, “Impact of topical oils on the skin barrier: possible implications for neonatal health in developing countries,” Acta Paediatr, vol. 91, pp. 546-554, 2002.
[16]        D.F. Horrobin and B.M. DPhil, “Essential fatty acids in clinical dermatology,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,” vol. 20, numb. 6, pp. 1045-1053, June 1989.
[17]      S. Wright, “Essential fatty acids and the skin,” British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 125, pp. 503-515, 1991.
[18]        P. M. B. G. M. Campos, M. D. Gianeti, D. G. Mercurio, and L. R. Gaspar, “Synergistic effects of green tea and ginkgo biloba extracts on the improvement of skin barrier function and elasticity,” J. Drugs Dermatol. JDD, vol. 13, no. 9, pp. 1092–1097, Sep. 2014.
 
 
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Alpha Bisabolol (sustainable)

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:

  • Anti-bacterial [1] [2] [3] [6]
  • Anti-acne [1] [2] [3] [6] [7]
  • Anti-inflammatory [1] [2] [3] [7]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [9]
  • Sun damage repair [1] [7]
  • Wound healing support [2] [9]
  • Reduce rosacea
$19.90
Ascorbic Acid -L  (ultra fine powder)

L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is an essential nutrient which has many cosmetic benefits. It is a remarkable antioxidant and can scavenge reactive oxygen species and other free radicals, protecting the skin from oxidative stress. It can stimulate collagen synthesis by promoting cross-linking and stabilizing collagen molecules, upregulating collagen genes, increasing the transcription of the tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase 1, and inducing fibroblast proliferation. It reduces pigmentation by suppressing tyrosinase, which is important for melanin production. It is an anti-inflammatory agent and can be used to treat inflammatory skin disease such as erythema. Together, L-ascorbic acid provides powerful anti-aging properties and has been shown to reduce wrinkles, improve elasticity, and protect against sun damage. Stability and absorption of L-ascorbic acid is a concern. While the anhydrous L-ascorbic acid might be the most stable form, adding vitamin E not only helps stabilizing L-ascorbic acid, but the two have synergistic effects on anti-aging.  Used in: philosopy's turbo booster c powder and SkinCeuticals.

Key benefts of L-ascorbic acid in skin care:

  • Anti-inflammatory [31]
  • Antioxidant [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
  • Increase skin elasticity [26]
  • Lightening and brightening [4] [22] [28] [29] [30]
  • Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) inhibitors [19]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [21]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [7] [21] [22] [25] [26]
  • Ttimulate collagen production [5] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24]
  • Sun damage protection [9] [11]
  • Sun damage repair [6] [22] [26]
  • Teat hyperpigmentation [4] [9] [22] [25] [28] [29] [30]
  • Wrinkle relaxers [22]
$6.50
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Baobab Oil Organic
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  [5] [9] [10] [11]
  • Restore barrier function [5] [6] [7] [9] [13]
  • Anti-inflammatory [5] [8] [9] [11]
  • Wound healing support [5] [9] [11]
  • Anti-bacterial [5] [6] [7]
  • Anti-oxidant [5] [9]
  • Increase skin elasticity [5] [9]
  • Anti-acne [5]
  • Sun damage protection [4]
  • Sun damage repair [5]
  • Oil/sebum control [11]
  • Stimulate collagen production [4]
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.

 
$27.20
Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola)

Centella asiatica is a tropical plant that has been used extensively in Indian medicine. It has diverse applications for skin cosmetics: firstly, it is effective in wound care, as it promotes healing of simple, infected, non-healing, or burn wounds, as well as wounds in patients with diabetes, undergoing radiotherapy or steroid medication. Centella is also used for treating scars and preventing or reducing stretch marks. The extract of this plant promotes synthesis of collagen, hydroxyproline, hyaluronic acid and cell growth factors, thus helping to maintain the elasticity, strength and general appearance of healthy skin. It also protects the skin from ageing damage, such as glycation, and UV damage, likely by activating antioxidant synthesis.

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Centella asiatica as a standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.

  • 15% solution gives 1% triterpenes content in final product.
  • 43% solution gives 3% triterpenes content in final product.
  • 72% solution gives 5% triterpenes content in final product.
     

Key benefits of Centella asiatica in skin care:

  • Wound healing support [1] [2] [4] [5] [8]
  • Stimulate HA production [2]
  • Stimulate collagen production [2] [4] [5] [7]
  • reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2] [4] [5] [7]
  • Increase skin elasticity [2]
  • Glycation inhibitor and repair [9]
  • Scar care [2] [4] [12]
  • Sun damage protection [9]
$23.40
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Ceramide 2, 3, 6II Lamellar Liquid Crystal PRE Emulsion

Ceramides are a type of lipid that is abundant in skin tissue, where it exerts both structural and signaling functions. Its structural function includes maintaining the barrier function and retaining water content and hence integrity of the skin. Its signaling function includes regulating the proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis of the cells. Ceramides have been used to treat skin conditions that are a result of disrupted barrier function, such as atopic dermatitis, irritant/allergic contact dermatitis, and aged skin, and they might be used against skin cancer as well. Synthetic ceramides are superior to natural ones in terms of safety and toxicity and are currently being explored. BulkActives sells safe, synthetic ceramides, extracted from plant cells, we do NOT sell natural cermides extracted from the bovine central nervous system. It is recommended that Ceramides are used in combination withCholesterol NF and Natural Fatty Acids at a ratio of 3:1:1  ceramides, cholesterols, and free fatty acids. Ceramides are used in Elizabeth Arden products, Ceramides in a Liquid Crystal Emulsion are used in Atopalm products.

Ceramide 2, 3, 6II Lamellar Liquid Crystal Emulsion is a stable pre emulsion base containing ceramide 2, ceramide 3, ceramide 6II, and phytosteryl isostearate.  Forms lamellar liquid crystal structure which provides enhanced delivery of the Ceramide 2, 3, 6II in to the skin, moisturize and nourishes the intercellular matrix, and additionally stabilizes the ceramides when diluted with water. after formulaton.

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Ceramide 2, 3, 6II Lamellar Liquid Crystal PRE Emulsion as a standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.

Key benefits of ceramides in skin care:

  • Moisturizing and hydration [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29]
  • Restore barrier function [24 ][25] [26] [27] [28] [29]
$25.90
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Cholesterol NF
Cholesterol is an organic molecule, more precisely a steroid alcohol that is present in animal cells and body fluids, regulates membrane fluidity, and functions as a precursor molecule in various metabolic pathways. Cholesterol is one of three major lipid classes found in the skin, besides ceramides and fatty acids, and plays a major role in maintaining cell membranes structural integrity and fluidity. Due to its role in maintaining and repairing skin barrier and moisturizing topical cholesterol is used in treating a wide variety of dry skin barrier conditions such as xerosis, ichthyosis, various types of dermatitis and other skin manifestations, in regulating sebum excess and as an antidote to skin aging. Usually cholesterol is associated with ceramides and fatty acids in lipid mixtures for an enhanced topical effect, asd the skin's extracellular matrix has a unique composition of 50% ceramides, 25% cholesterol, and 15% free fatty acids. It is recommended that Cholesterol NF is used in combination with Ceramides and Natural Fatty Acids at a ratio of 3:1:1  ceramides, cholesterols, and free fatty acids. There are two other main sources of Cholesterol in skin care: Emul oil and Lanolin.

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Cholesterol N as a standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.

Key benefits of cholesterol in skin care:

  • restore barrier function [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] 12] [13] [14]
  • moisturizing and hydration [5] [8] [14]
$15.80
Creatine Pyruvate
Creatine is a molecule synthesized naturally in the human body. It is most important in tissues where energy-requiring activities occur, as it is involved in maintaining constant energy flow inside the cell.  It was show to protect skin from degeneration during ageing: creatine activates collagen synthesis, in this way decreasing the amount of wrinkles, and restoring skin firmness, smoothness and elasticity. Cheek sagging can also be reduced by applying creatine-containing cream. Another important benefit of creatine is UV damage protection, as it helps to protect cellular structures (especially mitochondria) from oxidative stress and mutations. Furthermore, creatine-treated skin was shown to regenerate faster. However, to protect creatine itself, pairing with coenzyme Q10 or other antioxidants is advised.

Key benefits of Creatine in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [6] [7] [8] [9]
  • Sun damage repair [6] [7]
  • Increase cellular energy production [1] [3] [7]
  • Increase skin elasticity  [6]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2] [6]
  • Stimulate collagen production [2] [4]
$5.30
D-Panthenol USP (Liquid)
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. 

Key benefits of D-Panthenol USP in skin care:

  • Moisturizing and hydration [3]-[6]
  • Wound healing support [7] [8]
  • Anti-inflammatory [9]-[12] [15]
  • Sun damage repair [12]
  • Anti-acne [13][14]
  • Oil/sebum control [13]
$27.00
DMAE Bitartrate
Dimethylaminoethanol [DMAE] is structurally similar to choline, an important component of cell membranes. Choline is a precursor to acetylcholine, which stimulates muscle contraction. DMAE is known to have skin tightening effects. In several clinical studies, it successfully reduced wrinkles, improved lip fullness, and tightened neck skin. Overall, DMAE has a skin lifting effect. These studies showed DMAE is safe for extended use and does not irritate skin. Pure DMAE is very basic, which may have negative effects on the skin. Thus DMAE bitratrate, the salt form of DMAE, is used in topical formulations as the pH is close to that of skin.  DMAE is the active ingredient in Tricutan ( Dermyn Active Serum). Regretably, due to Candian law and PayPal regulations, this product may NOT be shipped to Canada.

Key benefits of DMAE bitartrate in skin care: 

  • Wrinkle tightener [3] [7] [8] [9]
  • Anti-inflammatory [3] [6]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [8]
  • Antioxidant [3]
  • Reduce dark circles under eyes [8]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [3] [5] [7] [8] [9]
$5.10
Based on 6 reviews.
Fucoidan
Fucoidan is a dietary fiber extracted from brown seaweed which belongs to a class of fucose-enriched sulphated polysaccharides. Fucoidan has been used for many years in traditional Asian medicine as an anti-coagulant, anti-thrombotic, anti-cancer agent, and to modify immune responses. Topical formulations have recently been investigated for various therapeutic and cosmetic uses.  Due to anti-inflammatory and procollagen synthesis-stimulating properties, fucoidan holds promise for use healing burns, alleviating allergic reactions, and treating atopic dermatitis.  Additionally, fucoidans can increase dermal fibroblast migration and their rate of proliferation.  In several experimental approaches, fucoidan has been shown to successfully reduce the appearance of aging and to promote hair regeneration.  Fucoidan is also present in our seakelp biofermentl, but this powder fucoidan is standardized for 85% of the active ingredient.

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Fucoidan as a standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.

Key benefits of Fucoidan in skin care:

  • Anti-inflammatory [1] [4] [8] [9] [10] [11]
  • Scar care [5] [6] [7]
  • Wound healing support [5] [6] 7]
  • Stimulate collagen production [2] [15] [16] [18]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2, 15, 16, 18]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [15] [16] [18]
  • Increase skin elasticity [6]
  • Sun damage repair [16] [17]
  • Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) inhibitors [15] [17]
  • Anti-androgenetic alopecia [18]
$25.10
GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid)

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a neurotransmitter with purported dermatological benefits. Several patents indicated that GABA can be used as a wrinkle relaxer based on its inhibitory effect on muscles. Some patents also claim that GABA can dilate skin peripheral blood vessels, moisturize and prevent aging, suppress parakeratosis and shrink pores, as well as whitening the skin. However there is no scientific data to support these claims. On the other hand, a preliminary research study has shown that GABA can stimulate hyaluronic acid synthesis and protect the fibroblasts from oxidative stress. Another study showed that GABA was able to upregulate beta-defensin-2, which is an anti-microbial peptide, and filaggrin, which plays a role in normal barrier function of the skin. Lastly, GABA might be useful in combating inflammation associated with psoriasis based on preliminary findings that GABA receptors are expressed in white blood cells in psoriatic skin. Overall, the evidence of GABA in supporting skin health is very weak, and consumers are warned for its application.

Unsubstantiated benefits of GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) in skin care:

  • Anti-bacterial [11]
  • Anti-inflammatory [12]
  • Anti-oxidant [10]
  • Capillary health [4][5][6]
  • Lightening and brightening [8][9]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [4][5][6][11]
  • Pore refinement [7]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2][3][4][5]
  • Restore barrier function [11]
  • Stimulate HA production [10]
  • Wrinkle relaxers [2][3][4][5]
$5.10
Gamma oryzanol

Gamma-oryzanol is an ingredient produced from rice bran. It contains several related molecules, build on a ferulic acid backbone, all of which share antioxidant properties. They are particularly useful in protecting lipids, such as oils, which makes oryzanol an attractive ingredient in oil-containing preparations. Furthermore, it helps reduce skin darkening from UV exposure, as well as ageing-related skin symptoms, such as roughness and wrinkling. Since gamma-oryzanol activates sebum glands, it can be used for alleviating various conditions causing dry skin. In respect to collagen degradation, oryzanol can slow down this process even more efficiently than vitamin C, thus resulting in thicker and smoother skin. At the moment, even more possible applications of oryzanol are being investigated, such as treating hair loss or preventing damage from chemotherapy. As gamma oryzanol is oil soluble, it is an ideal active to use instead of pure ferulic acid (which is alcohol soluble).

Key benefits of Gamma oryzanol in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [4] [9] [11]
  • Antioxidant [2] [3] [5]
  • Increase skin elasticity [9]
  • Oil/sebum control [6]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [5] [6] [9]
  • Stimulate collagen production [9]
  • Lightening & brightening [9] [11]
  • Anti-androgenetic alopecia [12]
$6.90
Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is a unique tree species. Its leaf extract contains a diverse variety of molecules useful in cosmetics and pharmacology. Firstly, they are potent antioxidants, and can even activate the production of enzymes that neutralize free radicals. Combined with the anti-inflammatory effects, this extract provides an effective defense against UV radiation and ageing symptoms. Dermal applications of this extract can even lead to protection of other organs. Another major application of Ginkgo biloba is moisturizing the skin, which helps to increase its elasticity and visual appearance, even reducing the amount of wrinkles. Furthermore, this extract helps to maintain the barrier function of the skin – it reduces water loss through epidermis, thus reducing skin dryness and irritation. In combination with green tea extract, Ginkgo shows even stronger benefits in these areas.

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Ginkgo Biloba extract as a standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.

Key benefits of Ginkgo Biloba in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [1] [6] [8] [10] [11]
  • Sun damage repair [7] [10]
  • Antioxidant [1] [6]
  • Capillary health [6] [14]
  • Increase skin elasticity [2]
  • Moisturizing & hydration [2] [3] [4]
  • Restore barrier function [2] [3] [4] [5]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2] [4] [9]
  • Anti-inflammatory [9] [12] [13]
$9.80
Glucosamine (N-Acetyl Glucosamine)

N-acetyl glucosamine is a compound with a wealth of uses for improving skin condition. It is a known precursor to hyaluronic acid, a major component of skin structure. Hyaluronic acid is essential for hydration and n-acetyl glucosamine has been shown to increase moisture. N-acetyl glucosamine helps heal wounds, increase collagen, and reduce acne. It reduces hyperpigmentation, especially when combined with niacinamide, a member of the vitamin B3 family. It has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which allow it to help heal and prevent sun damage. Overall, this compound can help prevent premature aging and reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles, especially when combined with niacinamide.

Key benefits of Glucosamine in skin care:

  • Stimulate HA production [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] 10]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [2] [5] [9] [11]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [2] [4] [9]
  • Wound healing support [2] [11]
  • Stimulate collagen production [11]
  • Scar care [2]
  • Anti-acne [2] [6]
  • Anti-inflammatory [2] [3]
  • Anti-oxidant [2] [7]
  • Sun damage repair [1] [7]
  • Sun damage protection [7]
  • Increase skin elasticity [5] [11]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2] [10]
  • Matrix metalloproteinases [MMP] inhibitors [7]
$6.70
Based on 1 reviews.
Grape Seed oil
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 oil applied to skin aids in wound healing, collagen production, and defends against bacteria.

 Key benefits grape seed oil in skin care:

  • Anti-oxidant [6] [7] [9] [10]
  • Sun damage protection [9] [10]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [4]
  • Stimulate collagen production [7] [10]
  • Anti-bacterial [7]
  • Wound healing support [7]
  • Matrix metalloproteinases [MMP] inhibitor [7]
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.
 
$8.20
Green Tea (90% EGCG)
Green tea has numerous benefits in almost all aspects of skin care. The main active ingredient, EGCG, is a potent antioxidant, and protects skin from UV damage. This results in reduced wrinkling, increased collagen content, smoother skin, thicker and more elastic epidermis and other visual benefits. Green tea also helps to moisturize the skin and improves the long-term barrier capabilities. Among the numerous clinical benefits are antibacterial and antifungal effects, which make green tea useful in wound care. Most important health effect is the prevention of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, resulting partly from the EGCG capability to neutralize free radicals and activate DNA repair. Since the extract also reduces inflammation and sebum secretion, it is an effective treatment against acne. Finally, green tea has also been proven to reduce hair loss and follicle death. Active ingredient in Teamine™ and ReVive™ lines.

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Green Tea EGCG in a standardized, pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.
  • 11% solution gives 1% EGCG content in final product.
  • 33% solution gives 3% EGCG content in final product.
  • 54% solution gives 5% EGCG content in final product.

Key benefits of Green Tea EGCG in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
  • Sun damage repair [1] [2] [3]
  • Antioxidant [1] [2] [3] [7]
  • Capillary health [19]
  • Moisturizing & hydration [8] [9] [11]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [10] [11]
  • Wound healing support [17] [18]
  • Oil/sebum control [12]
  • Lightening & brightening [6]
  • Restore barrier function [8] [9]
  • Anti-inflammatory [1]
  • Anti-acne [12] [13]
  • Anti-bacterial [13] [14] [16]
$7.20
Based on 2 reviews.
Hyaluronic Acid (sodium hyaluronate powder)
Hyaluronic acid [HA] is a fundamental element of the extracellular matrix.  Due to its amazing capacity to retain water, HA is a highly desirable ingredient in moisturizing creams.  Further, because HA can stimulate dermal fibroblast proliferation and migration, it is also ideal for use in wrinkle-reducing and anti-aging formulas.  HA can be purchased at various molecular weights with different molecular weights eliciting different effects on the skin.  For use in wound-healing support or restoring barrier function, high molecular weight is the best option.  For the best results in anti-aging and moisturizing creams, low molecular weight HA is the ideal choice due to increased penetration of the HA through the skin.  Warning: Customers in countries with a dry climate may find that hyaluronic acid has a drying effect, instead of moisturizing. It is theorized that this is due to the HA drawing moisturize away from the skin.
 

Key benefits of Hyaluronic acid in skin care:

  • Moisturizing and hydration [2] [6] [7]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2] [7] [8]
  • Increase skin elasticity [2] [4] [7]
  • Wound healing support [1] [10] [11]
  • Restoring barrier function [9]
$9.10
Based on 1 reviews.
Hyaluronic Acid 50 kDa (Low Molecular Weight sodium hyaluronate)
Hyaluronic acid [HA] is an important component of the extracellular matrix.  Known to have a role in stimulating dermal fibroblast migration and proliferation as well as for tissue hydration, topical HA has been used in cosmetic applications for decades.  Its skin-benefitting properties along with its ability to bind and retain huge amounts of water makes HA ideal for use in anti-wrinkle, anti-aging, and moisturizing creams.  HA can exist across a wide range of molecular weights, with the cellular and physiological effects directly depending on the molecular weight of HA present.  Therefore, the selection of HA species for use in such creams is of critical importance.  High molecular weight HA does not penetrate the epithelium.  Very low molecular weight HA, which does penetrate the skin efficiently, can induce a pro-inflammatory response.  Recent data indicates that solutions of low molecular weight HA [50 kDa] are best suited for topical use in skin care products as it can penetrate into the skin well but does not cause inflammation.  Note: Hyaluronic Acid 50 kDa does not create a thick gel, for this reason we have started selling Sclerotium Gum, the combination of the two ingredients will create an excellent, safe, and efficient product. Warning: Customers in countries with a dry climate may find that hyaluronic acid has a drying effect, instead of moisturizing. It is theorized that this is due to the HA drawing moisturize away from the skin.

Key benefits of Hyaluronic Acid 50 kDa (Low Molecular Weight sodium hyaluronate) in skin care:

  • Moisturizing and hydration [2] [3] [4]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [2] [4] [6]
  • Increase skin elasticity [2] [4] [6]
  • Wound healing support [3] [7]
$11.20
Based on 2 reviews.
Lactic Acid -L(+) (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)
Alpha hydroxyl acids [AHAs] such as lactic acid have been used traditionally to improve the feel and complexion of the skin.  While glycolic acid has been the conventional AHA used in skin care products, lactic acid has ranked even with or outperformed lactic acid in every category and is the only AHA to maintain such success over the course of twenty-two weeks.  Lactic acid is a known exfoliant which can slough off dull skin to leave a brighter complexion.  It can also increase the synthesis of lipids and ceramides, thereby fortifying the skin barrier function and reducing water loss.  Further, lactic acid is correlated to increased hyaluronic acid and collagen synthesis, resulting in skin that is more hydrated, softer and firmer, and with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.  Topical application of lactic acid also can reduce the synthesis of melanin and decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation or age spots.  Incorporation of lactic acid in skin care products can lighten and brighten skin while improving dermal health and reducing the appearance of photoaging.

Key benefits of Lactic acid in skin care:

  • Capillary health [10], [12]
  • Increase skin elasticity [1] [2] [8] [9]
  • Lightening & brightening [1] [2] [4]  [9]  [11]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [6] [7]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [1] [2] [8] [9]
  • Restoring barrier function [5] [6] [7]
  • Stimulate collagen production [9]
  • Stimulate HA production [8] [9]
  • Sun damage repair [1] [2] [8] [9]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [2] [9]
$5.10
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
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.

Key benefits of Niacinamide in skin care:

  • Treat hyperpigmentation [3] [7] [8]
  • Lightening and brightening [3] [7] [8]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [9]
  • Anti-inflammatory [5] [6] [8]
  • Anti-oxidant [10] [13]
  • Anti-acne [1] [5] [11]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [2] [5] [12]
  • Restore barrier function [2] [5] [12]
  • Wound healing support [5] [6]
  • Increase skin elasticity [5] [9]
  • Oil/sebum control [2]
  • Pore refinement [2]
  • Sun damage repair [13]
  • Sun damage protection [10]
  • Stimulate collagen production [5]
  • Stimulate HA production [9]
$5.10
Palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 Liposome Emulsion
The Palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 peptides liposome emulsion contains the peptides pal-ghk and pal-gqp acting in synergy to repair the cutaneous damages of age. By activating the skin’s natural production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, the peptides work to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. Collagen, made up of long strands of amino acids, is really the main building block of skin, giving the skin its smooth, and youthful appearance. As we age, collagen is lost, and this gives way to aged, wrinkled looking skin. When the long strands of amino acids in collagen are broken down they create small chains commonly referred to as peptides. The presence of these peptides signal to the skin that it has lost collagen and the production of more is necessary. The peptides Palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 work to mimic the appearance of this broken down collagen, causing your skin to react by producing more collagen, as well as elastin (responsible for the skin’s elasticity, and  hyaluronic acid (which plumps up the skin and gives it that healthy, full look).

Key benefits of the peptides Palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 liposome emulsion in skin care:

  • reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • stimulate HA production
  • glycation inhibitor and repair
  • increase skin elasticity
  • moisturizing and hydration
  • stimulate collagen production
  • sun damage repair

BulkActives Peptide Liposome Emulsion

  • Palmitoyl oligopeptide (PAL GHK) 260ppm  
  • Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 ppm (PAL GQPR) 140ppm
  • Twice the strength of Matrixyl 3000
$19.95
Based on 8 reviews.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Seed oil extracted from the pomegranate fruit contains high amounts of fatty acids, particularly punicic acid. Pomegranate seed oil is the only seed oil with punicic acid, making this a unique extract. Punicic seed is known to have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Present in smaller amounts in this seed oil are estrogen-like compounds which have potential to alleviate menopausal symptoms. Studies with pomegranate seed oil show it acts as a powerful antioxidant by decreasing reactive oxygen species that harm the body. It also protects against sun damage, and can repair sun-related damage to the skin by increasing skin thickness and barrier cell replication. This effect also aids in wound healing and can reduce skin thinning with age.  

Key benefits of Pomegranate Seed Oil in skin care:

  • anti-oxidant [1][3][5][6][7][8][9][10][12]
  • anti-inflammatory [3][7][8][10)
  • sun damage repair [1][6][2]
  • sun damage protection [1][9]
  • wound healing support [2]
  • restore barrier function [2][11]
  • natural phyto estrogens [7]
  • moisturizing and hydration
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.

 
$17.80
Rosehip Oil Organic
Oil extracted from the fruit of rose plants [known as rosehips] contains compounds with many therapeutic uses. Rosehip oil is high in fatty acids, including linoleic, oleic, and alpha-linolenic acids. Fatty acids are known to moisturize and restore skin barrier function. The oil also contains trans-retinoic acid, a precursor of vitamin A, which is known to help restore skin tissue. The oil is widely known to reduce the appearance of scars by reducing their profile, decreasing hyperpigmentation, and increasing skin elasticity. It can also reduce the effects of premature aging and sun damage. Rosehip oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Key benefits of Rosehip oil in skin care:

  • Anti-inflammatory [1, 2, 6, 10, 11]
  • Scar care [3, 4, 5, 9, 14]
  • Restore barrier function [3, 4]
  • Sun damage repair [4, 5]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [5, 9]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [5]
  • Wrinkle relaxer [5]
  • Increase skin elasticity [5]
  • stimulate collagen production [10][14]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [4]
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.


 
$24.60
Safflower Seed Oil
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 [10]
  • Sun damage repair [8]
  • Anti-acne [8]
  • Anti-inflammatory [4]
  • Stimulate collagen production [6]
  • Scar care [2]
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.

 
$8.80
Sclerotium Gum
Sclerotium gum is an active ingredient obtained through fermentation from hardened fungal masses of various types of fungi. The most common source is a parasitic fungus named Sclerotium rolfsii.  Due to its efficiency as a thickening agent, emulsifier and stabilizer, sclerotium gum is used in numerous applications in the industrial, food and pharmaceutical fields. Recent research showed that sclerotium gum is a compound perfectly suitable for topical delivery of pharmaceuticals and natural active ingredients. Besides providing the right viscosity and stability of the topical preparation, the gum also has multiple benefits for the skin. Sclerotium gum is high in polysaccharides, especially beta glucans, namely scleroglucan, and has multiple benefits for the skin: it protects the lipid barrier, prevents water loss, increases moisturization, protects and repair damaged skin, enhances the local immune response and increases collagen production and deposits.

Key benefits of Sclerotium Gum in skin care:

  • moisturizing and hydration [9][12][13]
  • anti-inflammatory [6] [10]
  • wound healing support [6] [10]
  • sun damage protection [10]
  • sun damage repair [10]
  • stimulate collagen production[11]
  • Anti-bacterial [11]
  • Antioxidant [10]
  • Restore barrier function [9][12][13]
 
  • Emulsion stabilizer
  • Improves flow of emulsions
  • Wide pH tolerance :: 5 to 12
  • Offers a nice feel to products
  • Viscosity not affected by high heat
  • Stable in extreme physical and chemical conditions
  • Creates smooth flowing gels / serums
  • Improves natural moisture levels in skin and hair
  • Gels the water phase for enhanced viscosity without stiffness
  • Outstanding suspending ability
  • Alternative to carbopol and Gelmaker Ultra
  • Moisturizer
$11.00
Sea Kelp BioFerment (Seakelp ferment)

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 ingredients. It is a 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. Now enriched with extra fucoxanthin and fucoidans

Sea Kelp Ferment in skin care: 

  • skin serum base
  • shampoo base
  • nutrition
  • moisturizer
  • mask base
  • hair conditioner
  • shaving gel
  • anti-inflammatory
$11.60
Based on 7 reviews.
Soy Isoflavones
Soy isoflavones are comparatively new in regards to cosmetic use, however, studies show they have multiple skin-benefitting properties.Isoflavones are structurally similar to estrogens and can activate estrogen signaling pathways, including collagen synthesis, to improve skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and increase tissue hydration.Additionally isoflavones are powerful antioxidants that can halt and reverse the appearance of aging due to free radicals caused by sunlight and other environmental hazards.As such, soy isoflavones are useful in reducing redness of the skin and decreasing the appearance of dark spots.These properties make soy isoflavones ideal for use in anti-aging, moisturizing, and skin protecting creams.

Key benefits of Soy isoflavones on skin care:

  • Anti-inflammatory [6, 11, 12]
  • Antioxidant [3, 6]
  • Increase skin elasticity [1, 4, 5, 15]
  • Matrix metalloproteinase [MMP] inhibitors [9]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [5, 15]
  • Natural phytoestrogens [3, 15]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [1, 4, 5, 15]
  • Stimulate collagen production [1, 4, 5, 15]
  • Sun damage protection [3, 6, 11, 12, 14]
  • Sun damage repair [3, 6, 11, 12, 14]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [3]
$9.70
Squalane Olive Oil
Squalane is a form of squalene, a natural component of sebum [oil] that acts as a barrier for the skin. It is structurally similar to many natural compounds that benefit the skin, such as β-carotene, and vitamins A, D, E, and K. Squalane’s most noted function is as an anti-oxidant. It depletes the amount of free radicals from UV rays that can cause damage to the skin. Squalane also moisturizes and hydrates, decreasing dryness, itching, and redness. With these characteristics, it restores barrier function to the skin. It can act as a detoxifier and may play a role in acne treatment. Squalane is also used to increase the absorption of preparations into the skin.

Key benefits of Squalane Olive Oil in skin care:

  • Anti-oxidant [1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 13]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [1, 2, 3, 6, 10]
  • Sun damage protection [6, 7, 10]
  • Increases skin elasticity [3, 6]
  • Anti-bacterial [6]
  • Anti-androgenic alopecia [8]
  • Restore barrier function [3]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [4]
  • Squalane Olive Oil is highly stable against oxidation.

 
$26.60
Vitamin E Natural Mixed Tocotrienols
Tocotrienol, a form of vitamin E, is known to be a natural powerful antioxidant that is quickly absorbed into the skin. It reduces damage involved with skin aging that is caused by harmful free radicals from UV light and ozone. Symptoms of skin aging include wrinkles, dryness, hyperpigmentation, and loss of elasticity. Tocotrienol increases collagen synthesis, which improves skin elasticity. It can also “unclog” skin burdened by excessive cholesterol. Toctrienol has anti-inflammatory properties and is able to reduce symptoms of allergic skin reactions. It can also help reduce the drying side effects of acne regimens such as benzoyl peroxide.

Natural Vitamin E Mixed Tocotrienols is an active blend of natural alpha tocopherol and alpha tocotrienol, beta tocotrienol, delta tocotrienol, and gamma tocotrienol.These are NATURAL tocotrienols, they are NOT synthetic.

Key Benefits of Vitamin E mixed Tocotrienols in skin care:

  • Antioxidant [1-10]
  • Sun damage protection [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10]
  • Sun damage repair [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
  • Anti-inflammatory [4, 6, 9]
  • Stimulate collagen production [1, 2, 3]
  • Increase skin elasticity [2, 3]
  • Restore barrier function [8]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [11]
$10.40
Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat germ is the embryo from a wheat kernel. Oil produced from wheat germ is high in vitamins E, D, and A. It contains reasonable amounts of carotenoids [bioactive pigments] that are important for skin health, particularly lutein. Additionally, wheat germ oil contains large amounts of fatty acids such as linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acids. The compounds in wheat germ provide anti-oxidant protection. They are able to scavenge free radicals from UV light and ozone that harm the skin. Together, they hydrate and moisturize the skin, protect against sun damage, increase skin elasticity, and reduce inflammation.

Key benefits of Wheat Germ oil in skin care:

  • Antioxidant [3, 6, 8, 9, 12]
  • Anti-inflammatory [1, 10]
  • Sun damage protection [5, 8, 11]
  • Sun damage repair [7, 13]
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles [9]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [4, 7, 9, 10, 13]
  • Stimulate collagen synthesis [11]
  • Increase skin elasticity [4, 8, 9]
  • Scar Care [9]
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.

 
$10.60
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]
$10.90
Liposome Light Moisturizing Gel (oil free)
Liposome Light Moisturizing Gel (oil free) is a light, oil free gel with a liposome structure, formulated with Sclerotium Gum and Lipo 75% phosphatidylcholine. It has been formulated especially to be used as an excellent light moisturizer, perfect for hot climates; it can readily accept up to 10% oil; AND it can accept actives which have been pre-dissolved in either water or Propanediol. Due to Liposome Light Moisturizing Gel's lipsome structure (created with the almost prohibitively expensive Lipo 75% phosphatidylcholine), it can encapsulate actives. This will require sonification, which can be easily done at home with the use of a cheap sonic cleaner and regular stirring. Liposome Light Moisturizing Gel has been custom formulated and manufactured for BulkActives by the same company which produces our Seakelp Bioferment and Multi-Lamellar creams.
 
$8.50
Multi Lamellar Base Cream with SeaKelp Bioferment and Sclerotium Gum (No Oil and No Polymer)
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 cream is formulated with a new generation, European, sugar based, liquid crystals emulsifying system based on sorbitan stearate with sucrose cocoate. It is formulated specifically for DIY Skin care customers. BulkActives’ multi lamellar cream can be used as is. However, it can easily accept both water, oil, and water soluble and oil soluble powders and liquids. BulkActives’ multi lamellar cream is a great carrier for active skin care ingredients. The multi lamellar structure is ideal for even and effective delivery of skin actives into the skin.

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

NOTE: Based on customer feedback we have reformulated our multi lamellar cream, making it "greener' and even more elegant!  In this NEW formulation we have also replaced the xantham gum with Sclerotium Gum, the preservative system combines the extremely safe, yet effective, Sodium Levulinate and Sodium Anisate, with Potassium sorbate and citric acid.  This means our cream now does NOT contain parabens or phenoxyethanol.

Multi Lamellar Base Cream with SeaKelp Bioferment and Sclerotium Gum (No Oil and No Polymer): 

  • Multi-lamellar cream offers outstanding moisturization
  • skin barrier repair and maintenance
  • optimized delivery of actives

Benefits of Liquid crystal systems:

  • Improved dissolution of poorly water soluble actives .
  • Liquid crystals can protect and facilitate the transport of fragile molecules e.g. proteins
  • Controlled active release:
  • Multilayers reduce the interfacial transport of actives dissolved in oil phase
  • Active delivery can be tailored depending on the active
  • Oleosome structure may enhance delivery of oil soluble ingredients
  • Hydrosome structure may enhance delivery of water soluble actives
  • Prolonged hydration potential:
  • Up to 50% water bound up in swollen water layers.
  • This water is less prone to evaporation.
  • In-vivo tests moisturization lasts 3 times longer
  • Effective Transepidermal Water Loss (TWEL)
  • Structure similar to skin
To thicken these creams after adding actives dissolved in waters add a few drops of Gelmaker Ultra (polymer emulsifier)


 
$5.35
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