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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 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... ...»
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
Very good product. It performed exactly how I expected. .. ...»
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The inflammatory response evolved as a way for the body to defend itself.  Inflammation is initiated in response to the presence of an antigen, which may be an infectious agent or damaged tissue [including damage by UV irradiation].  Following recognition of an antigen by local immune cells [leukocytes], blood vessels may either dilate or constrict, depending on the context.  This leads to increased vascular permeability and the accumulation of plasma proteins at the site of the antigen which can recruit circulating leukocytes to extravagate and respond to the insult.  Through this mechanism a positive feedback loop is established as the immune cells secrete inflammatory signaling molecules [cytokines],recruiting more leukocytes from circulation [1, 2].  The “leaky” vasculature combined with the presence of leukocytes causes skin to appear flushed, a condition known as erythema.  Further, the secretion of cytokines and pro-inflammatory compounds can cause itchiness and discomfort [3]. 

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Anti-inflammatory agents are now commonly being incorporated into skin care products to improve skin tone and texture while reducing the appearance of aging.  Many plant extracts have been shown to attenuate inflammation, including boswelic acid which can inhibit the enzymatic pathway in leukocytes that produces leukotrienes, important inflammatory mediators.  This blocks loss of collagen and elastic fibers while increasing fibroblastic synthesis of collagen [7, 8]. 

Dipotassium glycyerhizinate is a salt of an extract from the white licorice plant which can also inhibit leukotriene synthesis.  Additionally, this compound slows down the metabolism of cortisol, a potent proinflammatory mediator and also can inhibit the synthesis of inflammatory histamines.  Studies have demonstrate this compound is useful in treating both atopic dermatitis [AD] and psoriasis [9-13]. 

Fucoidan, a brown seaweed extract, also has implications for treatment of AD, allergic reactions, and wound healing.  Fucoidans inhibit several enzymes involved in the inflammatory pathway while simultaneously stimulating dermal cells to synthesize collagen and accelerate re-epithelialization [14-21]. 

Pomegranate extracts, though widely known for their antioxidant properties, also have powerful anti-inflammatory effects.  They have been shown to reduce erythema, decrease UV-induced cell death and protect against UV-induced inflammation via ROS [22, 23].  

Soy isoflavones are also known mediators of UV-induced ROS and can inhibit the activity of certain enzymes which drive inflammation [24-26]. Plant sterols, hesperidin methyl chalcone [extracted from citrus fruits], and ginkgo biloba extracts are all known to regulate blood flow through skin capillaries which can decrease redness of the skin and reduce the recruitment of circulating leukocytes to the site of the stimulus [27-30]. 

Gynostemma, or jiaogulan, are polysaccharides extracted from a plant belonging to the cucumber family which decreases synthesis of inflammatory cytokines and is useful for treatment of psoriasis [31, 32].   Pine bark extracts, white willow bark salicylic acid extract, and grape extracts [resveratrol] are capable of acting as a skin protectant from UV light, both reducing damage if used as a pre-treatment and for alleviating the inflammation induced by UV irradiation [33-36].

Certain vitamins or vitamin-like compounds can also act as anti-inflammatory agents.  Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like compound which is oil-soluble and naturally synthesized by the body.  Q10 levels naturally decline with age, but topical application of this compound to the skin have been shown to decrease inflammation induced by UV irradiation and other environmental hazards, increase collagen synthesis, and promote wound healing [37-39]. 

Provitamin B5, or D-panthenol, is involved in skin maintenance and growth.  This compound has been shown to be beneficial for atopic dermatitis as it is protective against skin irritants and is as effective at treating AD as corticosteroids, the current standard of therapy [40, 41].  Further, D-panthenol is effective in reducing UV-induced erythema and thus can decrease redness in the skin [42]. 

Niacinamine [vitamin B3], supports barrier function and reduces leukocyte infiltration to the site of inflammation and has been shown to be beneficial in treatment of rosacea [43, 44].  Vitamin E, or mixed tocopherols, is a lipid-soluble vitamin with known sun-protectant properties also capable of neutralizing UV-induced oxidative damage.  Mixed tocopherols can also inhibit the enzymes which produce reactive oxygen species in response to stress in both macrophages and epithelial cells [45, 46].

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Allantoin is a natural product of nitrogen metabolism in several plants and most mammals. It has been used in numerous cosmetics products for a significant period of time and is proven safe for various human applications. Its greatest benefits are promotion of wound healing, including reduced scar formation after various procedures (ranging from surgical scars to tattoo removal). To this purpose, allantoin can be used preventively as well as on already formed scars. Furthermore, it is an effective antimicrobial substance, used in alcohol-free hand sanitizers. Allantoin-containing solutions have been used in treating various infections, primarily onychomycosis (nail fungus) and trichomoniasis. Its anti-inflammatory properties made it useful in dermatitis treatment. Generally, allantoin is combined with extracts of onion or other plants, but its effectiveness was also demonstrated while applying without supplements.

Key benefits of Allantoin in skin care:

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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:

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Alpha Lipoic Acid (RS-ALA)

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a naturally occurring antioxidant that also shows numerous attractive features for use in cosmetic skin care. It is known as a dietary supplement for a long time, but recent research suggests it may be more effective through other applications, such as skin creams. ALA neutralizes free radicals, thus helping to fight ageing and cancer. It is more effective in combating free radicals than common vitamins, such as vitamin C or E, hence lipoic acid is called the “universal antioxidant”. In skin care, ALA was also shown to promote wound healing, treat and prevent diabetic ulcers. Cosmetics research suggests that ALA can promote collagen synthesis, thus reducing the visible effects of ageing on skin, and improving the appearance without any noticeable side effects. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a key active ingredient in Perricone MD products

Key benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid in skin care:

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$6.70
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
Based on 4 reviews.
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
Boswellia serrata (Boswelic acid)
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.

Key benefits of Boswellia serrata in skin care:

  • Anti-inflammatory [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
  • Sun damage repair [1] [5]
  • Stimulate collagen production [1]
  • Reduce fine lines [1] [5]
  • Anti-bacterial [10]
  • Anti-acne [10]
  • Tumor inhibition [3]
  • Wound healing support [4]
$6.30
Carnosine (L-Carnosine)
Carnosine is a compound from two amino acids, produced naturally in the human brain and muscles. Most likely, it performs a protective function – carnosine neutralizes metal ions and is a powerful antioxidant. It is used in skin care to combat oxidative damage to DNA and proteins, such as that caused by UV exposure. Furthermore, carnosine can protect proteins, primarily collagen, from glycation. These qualities make it a promising molecule in the fight against ageing, as carnosine not only protects cellular components, but can improve the visual appearance, reduce roughness and fine lines. It also maintains the barrier function of the skin, both by simple hydration and complex effects in wound healing. Carnosine applications are of special importance to diabetes patients, as it helps alleviate several complications of this disease, among them xerosis, rapid AGE production, and impaired wound healing.

Key benefits Carnosine in skin care:

  • Glycation inhibitor and repair [1] [9]
  • Sun damage protection [3] [4]
  • Sun damage repair [3] [4]
  • Wound healing support [11] [12]
  • Moisturizing & hydration [13] [14]
  • Antioxidant [4] [5] [6]
  • Restore barrier function [8]
$14.50
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
Based on 2 reviews.
CoQ10 (CoEnzyme Q10)

Coenzyme Q10 is a molecule naturally involved in energy metabolism in all human cells. Among its many benefits, the antioxidant properties are the most researched. This molecule can prevent oxidation damage to water-insoluble molecules, DNA mutations, collagen synthesis decrease, pigmentation, inflammation and other adverse effects associated with UV exposure and ageing. In combination with vitamin E or other antioxidants, an exceedingly strong antioxidative effect can be achieved. Furthermore, coenzyme Q10 has a unique capability to protect against infrared A radiation, which is also found in sunlight. The promotion of collagen synthesis makes this coenzyme useful in treating ageing-associated skin changes, such as wrinkle appearance. Finally, its anti-inflammatory effect is beneficial not only for UV-damaged skin, but also for wound healing support.

Key benefits of Coenzyme Q10 in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [5] [7] [9]
  • Antioxidant [1] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
  • Increase cellular energy production [15]
  • Stimulate collagen production [5] [8] [10] [13]
  • Lightening & brightening [10]
  • Sun damage repair [5] [7] [8]
  • Reduce fine lines & wrinkles [5] [11]
  • Wound healing support [13]
  • Anti-inflammatory [6] [10] [12] [13]
$9.00
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
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate (White Licorice)

Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate is a salt of glycyrrhizic acid that exhibits several properties that make it useful for cosmetic purposes. Glycyrrhizic acid is also known as glycyrrhizinic acid or glycyrrhizin. It is extracted from licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra). However, due to glycyrrhizic acid being poorly soluble in water, its potassium salt is frequently utilized instead in skin care products. Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate is a substance well known to the medical community because it has been investigated as potential treatment for several disorders. For example, in Japan it is used as treatment for chronic hepatitis due to its potent antiviral effects. Its beneficial properties can also be transferred to skin care because this licorice constituent displays prominent anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, anti-aging, anti-psoriatic, anti-allergic and immune modulatory effects..

Key benefits of dipotassium glycyrrhizinate in skin care:

  • anti-inflammatory [3] [4] [6] [8] [9] [10]
  • antioxidant [7] [9]
$22.70
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
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 Proanthocyanidins
Grape seed extract is a mixture of complex molecules, mostly proanthocyanidins. These molecules are very strong antioxidants, even surpassing vitamins C and E, and also show anti-inflammatory activity. Due to these properties, grape seed extract is a promising drug in combating cancer. It is capable of protecting the skin from melanoma and other cancer types, prevents already formed tumors from spreading, and can even reverse the damage in cancer-forming cells. It also reduces the cosmetical damage of UV exposure, such as increased pigmentation, thus lightening the skin. Grape seed extract is also useful in regulating sebum secretion. Finally, wound healing is strongly supported by applying this extract, as it helps tissue regeneration and provides a powerful defense against resistant bacteria.

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Grape Seed Proanthocyanidins as a liquid standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.
  • 11% solution gives 1% Proanthocyanidins content in final product.
  • 31% solution gives 3% Proanthocyanidins content in final product.
  • 52% solution gives 5% Proanthocyanidins content in final product.

Key benefits of Grape seed Proanthocyanidins in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [1] [3] [5] [8] [10]
  • Sun damage repair [4] [6]
  • Antioxidant [1] [2]
  • Oil/sebum control [11] [12]
  • Lightening & brightening [11]
  • Wound healing support [14] [15]
  • Anti-inflammatory [1]
$5.70
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.
Gynostemma (Jiaogulan)
Gynostemma pentaphyllum / Jiaogulan is a plant native to Eastern Asia. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, and recently it has come to the focus of many researchers due to its anti-cancer properties. The extract of this plant contains high amounts of flavonoids and gypenosides, noted for their antioxidant effects. In skin cells, this extract was shown to prevent UV-induced damage and cell death. Furthermore, it is able to reduce the levels of matrix metalloproteinases (enzymes responsible for collagen degradation), thus its applications are likely beneficial for skin collagen maintenance. It is also investigated as a promising drug against skin reddening and inflammation, observed in diseases like psoriasis.

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

  • 11% solution gives 1% Gypenosides content in final product.
  • 32% solution gives 3% Gypenosides content in final product.
  • 53% solution gives 5% Gypenosides content in final product.
     

Key benefits of Gynostemma Jiaogulan in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [4] [10]
  • sun damage repair [2] [3] [5] [6]
  • Antioxidant [2] [3] [5] [6]
  • Anti-inflammatory [2] [7]
$10.10
Hesperidin methyl chalcone
Hesperidin is a a plant flavonoid, found naturally in citrus fruits. It has numerous biological benefits, but it is poorly absorbed and transported in the body, hence a modified version, hesperidin methyl chalcone (HMC), is used in cosmetics. The best known effect of HMC is reduction of capillary permeability. This can be used to reduce dark circles and bags under the eyes or even treat varicose veins. It is also known to reduce melanin synthesis, thus lightening the skin, and it also protects skin from UV-caused damage and cell ageing. Furthermore, HMC restores the barrier function of the skin, improving hydration, regulating pH and promoting skin cell proliferation. Finally, it has an anti-inflammatory effect, and can even be used to reduce various types of pain caused by inflammation.

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Hesperidin methyl chalcone as a liquid standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.
  • 11% solution gives 1% Hesperidin content in final product.
  • 31% solution gives 3% Hesperidin content in final product.
  • 51% solution gives 5% Hesperidin content in final product.

Key benefits of Hesperidin methyl chalcone in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [8] [11]
  • Capillary health [4] [5] [12]
  • Lightening & brightening [7] [8]
  • Reduce dark circles under the eyes [6]
  • Restore barrier function [1] [9] [10]
  • Anti-inflammatory [2] [5]
$10.20
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
Oat Beta Glucan
Oat Beta Glucan (β-glucans) are polysaccharides composed of glucose molecules in long linear polymers and they are naturally present in fungi, plants, algae and bacteria. Glucans interact with immune cells and have immunopharmacological properties. The results of studies showed that beta-glucan, despite its large molecular size may be capable of penetrating deep into the skin and delivering significant benefits for the skin. After the entery to skin, oat beta-glucan forms a thin film above the stratum corneum and epidermis and promotes sustained moisturization properties together with an improved, smoother appearance of the skin. Interaction between glucan and glucan receptors triggers reactions with fibroblasts that stimulate collagen synthesis. As a result of promoted collagen synthesis, elasticity of the skin is enhanced, wrinkle is reduced, with significant reduction of wrinkle depth and height, and overall roughness, aging process is largely delayed, and the negative effect of radiation is minimized. Glucan added to sunscreens helps in preservation of Langerhans cells so it can be use as an excellent photoprotective agent. It has been reported that topical glucans administration can suport wound healing and be useful for scar care by stimulating tissue granulation, collagen deposition, and re-epithelialization. Oat beta glucan also has anti-inflammatory antioxidant and free radicals scavenging capabilities.

 Key benefits of Oat Beta Glucan (Beta 1-3, 1-4) in skin care:

  • anti-inflammatory [1] [4] [5] [9]
  • reduce fine lines and wrinkles [5] [7] [8]
  • wound healing suport [9] [10] [11] [12]
  • moisturizing and hydration [7]
  • increase skin elasticity [5] [7] [8] [9]
  • sun damage protection [12]
  • sun damage repair [5] [9]
  • antioxidant [13] [14]
  • scar care [9] [10]
  • stimulate collagen production [8] [9] [10]

 
$8.50
Phytosterol

Phytosterols are a family of plant-produced molecules with diverse health benefits. In cosmetics, the ability to stimulate collagen production is most interesting. Together with antioxidant activity and down-regulation of collagen degrading enzymes, these abilities help repair damage in photoaged skin. Phytosterols also have anti-inflammatory properties, which are useful in UV protection, dermatitis treatment, and even cancer prevention. They are widely used in burn wound care – phytosterols were found to improve healing, improve scar appearance and possess analgesic properties, reducing the need of opiate drugs. Antimicrobial activity of phytosterols is also important in skin care, as it can be utilized in both wound care and general fight against infections, such as Candida. Finally, phytosterols regulate transport of cholesterol and thus sebum production – this may present a good treatment option for acne and other sebum-related conditions.

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

  • 11% solution gives 1% Phytosterols content in final product.
    32% solution gives 3% Phytosterols content in final product.
    53% solution gives 5% Phytosterols content in final product.

Key benefits of Phytosterols in skin care:

  • Anti-inflammatory [2], [12]–[14]
  • Anti-bacterial [6], [7]
  • Oil/sebum control [8]
  • Anti-acne [8]
  • Sun damage protection [10], [11]
  • Stimulate collagen production [9]–[11]
  • Restore barrier function [5]
  • Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitors [9]–[11]
  • Wound healing support [3]–[5]
  • Scar care [3]–[5]
$6.80
Pine Bark (95% Proanthocyanidins)
Pine bark extract is a mixture of organic molecules with various health and cosmetical benefits. The proanthocyanidins found in this mixture have strong antioxidant properties. They are also known to reduce inflammation and redness (erythema) resulting from it. Combined, these effects make pine bark extract a potent defense against UV radiation, and it can even prevent various types of skin cancer. Furthermore, toxic effects of metal ions can be alleviated by applying this extract. In postmenopausal women, this extract has been proven to reduce wrinkles and improve skin hydration. Additionally, the molecules found in pine bark maintain good blood vessel health – the extract can alleviate hypertension and help capillaries recover after injuries, making it useful in wound care.

NOTE: To assist you with solubility issues, we now also sell Pine Bark Proanthocyanidins as a standardized pre-dissolved solution. Just add the liquid to your cream and mix well.
  • 11% solution gives 1% Proanthocyanidins content in final product.
  • 32% solution gives 3% Proanthocyanidins content in final product.
  • 53% solution gives 5% Proanthocyanidins content in final product.

Key benefits of Pine bark Proanthocyanidins in skin care:
  • Sun damage protection [3], [6], [11]
  • Antioxidant [1], [2]
  • Increase skin elasticity [9]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [9]
  • Lightening & brightening [11]
  • Wound healing support [12], [13]
  • Capillary health [11]
  • Anti-inflammatory [3]–[5]
  • Water soluble!
$6.10
Pomegranate (40% Ellagic)
Pomegranates have been used in medicine since ancient times. The extract of this plant contains many compounds acting synergistically to produce strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It also helps maintain collagen levels, both by promoting its synthesis and inhibiting collagen-degrading enzymes. Due to these properties, pomegranate extract has a range of benefits in UV protection – it can be used both to prevent and to reduce sunlight damage (photoageing) after exposure. Furthermore, it is an effective skin whitening agent, used to treat melasma and other hyperpigmentation problems. Finally, faster wound healing is observed when using this extract. Combined with antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to increase collagen synthesis, this makes pomegranate extract beneficial in many aspects of wound care.

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

  • 25% solution gives 1% Ellagic Acid content in final product.
  • 75% solution gives 3% Ellagic Acid content in final product.
  • 13% solution gives 1% Polyphenols content in final product.
  • 39% solution gives 3% Polyphenols content in final product.
  • 65% solution gives 5% Polyphenols content in final product.

 Key benefits of Pomegranate extract in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [4], [7], [8]
  • Sun damage repair [7]–[9]
  • Antioxidant [1]–[4]
  • Glycation inhibitor and repair [3]
  • Anti-bacterial [2], [16]
  • Lightening and brightening [6], [10]–[12]
  • Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitors [8], [9]
  • Stimulate collagen production [9]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [10]–[12]
  • Wound healing support [13]–[16]
  • Anti-inflammatory [6], [8], [15]
$6.30
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
Quercetin
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.

Key benefits of Quercetin in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [3], [5]–[7]
  • Sun damage repair [3], [5]
  • Lightening & brightening [8]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [8]
  • Anti-inflammatory [6], [7]
  • Antioxidant [1]–[4], [14]
  • Scar care [11]–[13]
  • Wound healing support [9], [10]
$12.90
Resveratrol (Trans-resveratrol 98%)
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.

Key benefits of Resveratrol in skin care:

  • Anti-acne [15]–[17]
  • Anti-bacterial [16]
  • Antioxidant [1]–[4]
  • Anti-inflammatory [1], [4], [8], [9]
  • Sun damage protection [1], [6]–[8], [11]
  • Increase skin elasticity [14]
  • Lightening & brightening [10]–[13]
  • Natural phytoestrogens [1], [8], [9]
$7.10
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
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]
$4.10
Based on 1 reviews.
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.
Silymarin
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.

 
Key benefits of Silymarin in skin care:

  • Antioxidant [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
  • Sun damage protection [10] [11]
  • Sun damage repair [12] [13]
  • Anti-acne [10] [15]  [17]
  • Anti-inflammatory [19] [20]
  • Lightening and brightening [16]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [16]
  • Reduce Rosacea [10] [15]
$6.80
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 Tocopherols
Natural Vitamin E Mixed Tocopherols is an active blend of natural mixed tocopherols containing naturally occurring d-alpha, d-beta, d-gamma and d-delta tocopherols. These are NATURAL tocopherols, they are NOT the synthetic, racemix dl-tocopherol or dl-tocopheryl acetate. 

Tocopherol is the most commonly used form of vitamin E in cosmetic products. α-tocopherol, one of four types of tocopherol, is the most abundant form of vitamin E naturally found in the skin. α and γ forms are excreted in sebum [oil] and act as a barrier for the skin. The amount of tocopherol in the skin decreases over time due to sun exposure. Tocopherols are strong anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants help protect against skin aging. Tocopherols use their anti-oxidant ability to protect against sun damage and repair sun damage. They increase collagen production and protect existing collagen by inhibiting matrix metalloproteinase [MMP] that degrades collagen. Mixed tocopherols have anti-inflammatory properties and accelerate wound healing.
 

Key benefits of Vitamin E Mixed Tocopherols in skin care:

  • Antioxidant [1-15]
  • Sun damage protection [2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15]
  • Sun damage repair [12]
  • Anti-inflammatory [2, 5, 10, 14]
  • Wound Healing Support [5]
  • Matrix Metalloproteinase [MMP] inhibitors [11]
  • Stimulate collagen production [5]
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles [3]
$10.40
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
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