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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
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
This product is amazing! I'm new to diy moisturizing cream and I've done quite a bit of research. However, I found info. at BulkActives that I have not seen anywhere else, especially with the hyaluronic acid. This product is of high quality, my friend is a chemist and he ran some tests, very high quality. It has done wonders for my skin, not only in the way it looks more healthy but it just feels so smooth and hydrated. I'm still experimenting with some recipes so I will return. Your service is .. ...»
Karen S.
I've been using Bulkactives green tea EGCG for four years. No complaints, it blends nicely my DIY anti-aging cream. I can feel a bit of toning and definitely notice the anti-inflammatory effects on my skin. Two observations that keep the rating 4 stars instead of 5: (1) A package of green tea contains significantly less weight/volume than the package of grape seed extract that I order from bulkactives. The two are combined in equal amounts in the anti-aging cream, so I find myself running o.. ...»
Theresa Andrews
Awesome Product and thanks for such a nice Product description .. ...»
Stephen
I have been buying from bulkactives for some time and have never been disappointed. My most recent purchases have been the hyaluronic acid and the dispenser bottle. the bottle is great. The inner container rises with use, ensuring that you use most of the product. Much better than having residue sit at bottom of bottle to be wasted. I've used only one batch of hyaloronic acid formula, so too early to report. I mix it with ascorbic L and ferulic acid, according to recipe on this site. So f.. ...»
Suzanne Ryan
Another great find on bulkactives. Mixed with de mineralized water, you have the basis to add to any serum, mix with your moisturiser, to simply use on it's own. Love it... ...»
Jan
Carla, Many medications can be and are applied topically by prescription. With that in mind, realize that this particular ingredient is wonderful but understand that this is indeed one of those that may create sensitivity with those already using topical hormones or just use sparingly and see how you respond. Sorry for the very late response..... ...»
Angela
Im 45 years old; average looking skin for my age. Applied a small pea sized amount of Sea Kelp Bioferment to my face full strength in the am after washing my face of previous night makeup.; let face "dry". Then aplied my foundation as always. Noticed my thick, heavy foundation applied more easily and smooth. Keep in mind this is DAY TWO of me using this. TWO women at work ( separate departments) commented how wonderful my face looked! One specifically came up to me and asked what I was.. ...»
Jessie Sandford
Many thanks for the Silicone DM. This product is lovely quality; it is light, silky, and leaves no residue at all. I use it in the base recipe for a mouldable polymer that I then use to make a simulated 'Amber' for bead making. At the end of this process I have a silky, translucent polymer plus the most gorgeous hands in the studio ! My thanks again, Helen.. ...»
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Wound healing support in skin care

Wound healing is one of the most complex and intricate process in the human body that refers to  tissues (especially skin, or other epithelia-like layers) repairing themselves following a wide and diverse spectrum of damage and injuries.

When a wound appears at the skin level the protective layers of epidermis and dermis are broken and the barrier function is locally damaged. This triggers an avalanche of processes, some simultaneous other successive to control and repair the wound in the shortest time possible and with the minimum amount of loss. There are a multitude of bio-chemical phenomena happening in the healing process but all of them belong in one of the four stages: hemostasis – blood cloths preventing hemorrhage, inflammation – an immune response meant to clear the wound from dead cells, bacteria and any other pathogens, proliferation – fibroblasts boost their local activity and grow an emergency extracellular matrix by producing collagen and remodeling (maturation) – the high-collagen scar tissue is gradually but only partially replaced with normal tissue [1][2].

Except superficial wounds – wounds that only slightly damage the epidermis – all the open wounds should be medical supervised. Attempting to heal an open wound with OTC drugs, self medication or topical mixtures is dangerous and an unfortunate outcome is probable.

DIY cosmetic is useful in wound management especially in the proliferation and maturation, more precisely in scarring and tissue remodeling phases and only after the wound was medically assessed and treated and any risk of infection is gone. Active ingredients are used mostly in wound dressings or in topical mixtures meant to accelerate the healing process and minimize the remaining scars. The type of dressings and the ingredients choice vary from one type of wound to another, so over the years special treatments were developed for skin traumatisms, burns, acne and other scarring skin conditions.  

While in normal individuals wound healing is a well-balanced process natural actives are of massive importance when it comes to wound management in several healing-impaired categories such as: immuno-deficient, immmuno-suppressed, diabetics, severe burns, allergies and even heavy smokers.  In these categories any extra help in proper wound closure is vital and since pharmaceuticals and OTC drugs are often problematic natural actives topically delivered are a option that cannot be overlooked. Several ongoing studies, from in vitro to in vivo and clinical studies show the efficiency of using active ingredients for local wound management [3].

 Alpha Bisabolol is the main active ingredient in chamomile family, well known medicinal plants used in traditional medicine since ancient times. Alpha-Bisabolol is a very powerful anti-microbial agent and bactericide that increases the tissue regeneration rate and the strength of the new tissue tensile [4]. Since natural extraction implies extensive and intensive harvesting eco-friendly sources are recommended.

Baobab Oil, preferably from an organic source, is a natural extract from the baobab tree, rich in fatty acids including the essentials omega 3 and omega 6. Baobab seed oil has proved to be effective in wound management, especially photodamage and burns. It also shows analgesic effects thus helpful in alleviating burn pains and helping tissue remodelling by improving its elasticity [5].

Boswellic Acid, extracted from the Boswellia Serata tree, mostly found on the African continent is an effective active ingredient used for ages in traditional medicine. In wound management topical applications of the tree’s resin extract showed promising results in increasing tensile strength in the wound and reducing the damaged surface and implicitly reducing the residual scar [6].

Centella Asiatica an active ingredient extracted from the tropical plant Gotu Kola and traditional to Indian medicine showed involvement in wound healing by complex mechanisms of reducing glycation processes and implicitly slowing the oxidative damage. It is most effective in the proliferation and remodelling phases by boosting the local metabolism and speeding the healing [7].

CoEnzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) is one of the most used skin care active in topical mixtures and ointments. A natural occurring enzyme it is involved in the energy metabolism of animal cells being a unique lipid antioxidant. Its efficiency in wound management is due mainly to its collagen booster (via collagenases scavenging) activity that promotes faster recovery of the extracellular matrix in the dermis. Ubiquinone also proved to be an efficient anti-inflammatory thus effective even from the inflammation phase of a wound evolution [8].

D- panthenol the stable alcohol form of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is a capable ingredient that. Both in vitro and in vivo studies proved that D-panthenol is responsible fibroblast proliferation, which is of relevance in wound healing. Accelerated re-epithelization in wound healing, monitored by means of the transepidermal water loss as an indicator of the intact epidermal barrier function, has also been observed [9].  In DIY cosmetics a liquid form of D-Panthenol is preferred.

Grape seed oil [10] with a high fatty acid content, Grape seed proanthocyanidins [11] - molecules with very strong antioxidant proprieties are successfully used in treating cutaneous lacerations. The actives also have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and through their anti-oxidant complex activity they boost the topical collagen levels allowing the wound to heal faster and reducing the scarring process.

Green tea extract (90%EGCG) especially due its active ingredients called EGCG is a strong and multi-purpose active.  It is an anti-oxidant rich in polyphenols with proven efficiency as a wound healing support. Encouraging results were obtained even in infected wounds and it seems the effect due to complex mechanisms that increased capilarization, a process of interest especially for healing impaired individuals such as diabetic or immuno-suppressed patients [12].

Hyaluronic Acid is one of the three main components of the extracellular matrix, the three-dimensional structure that offers thickness, elasticity and flexibility to the skin. It’s only logical that additional hyaluronan topically delivered increases the speed of the healing and reduces the remaining scar.  Both hyaluronic acid – especially the powder presentation of the sodium hyaluronate – and its low molecular form (that confers better penetration) proved to be efficient in wound management. Recent studies showed that HA mixtures and gels applied topically were successfully able to increase the rate of wound closure especially in the chemical burns and furthermore, HA stimulated fibroblast migration to the site of the wound, leading to increased collagen regeneration and higher rates of surface epithelisation [13][14].

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is one of the most popular ingredients in cosmetic treatments due to its multipurpose and potency. Several studies confirmed the anti-inflammatory effects of vitamin B3 that are efficient in aiding the immune response and speeding the recovery.  Niacinamide is also an actor in increasing fibroblast migration and proliferation thus speeding the wound closure [15].

Oat Beta Glucan, is non-starchy polysaccharide and a major component of water soluble cereal fiber, mainly found in oat. It is a powerful collagen synthesis promoter that interacts with the healing and scarring process, strengthening the collagen rich fibrous tissue that closes the wound and preventing the keloid appearance. Topically delivered oat beta glucan supports wound curing by increasing macrophage infiltration into the wound, stimulating tissue granulation, collagen deposition, and re-epithelialization, proving to be an efficient wound healing support [16].

Phytosterols are plant produced active molecules called sterols, unavailable in the human body and usually produced from oils and nuts. The plant sterols are involved in collagen promotion by boosting the fibroblasts metabolism and by inhibiting the collagen degrading enzymes. Beta-sitosterol is most efficient phytosterol when it comes to wound care and support, especially in the burn lacerations. Its anti-inflammatory properties accelerated healing, reduced scarring, and prevented bacterial growth. Clinical studies found that this treatment also helped restoring the barrier function of the skin preventing wound contamination and infection [17].

Pine bark extract contains active molecules called proanthocyanidins renowned for their very strong antioxidant properties effective in counter-acting ROS aggressiveness and collagenases scavenging. Due to its antioxidant activity the extract is a collagen promoter and a revascularization supporter. Topical applied pine bark extract reduces inflammation, alleviates pain and determine faster healing [18].

Pomegranate (40% ellagic acid) [19] and highly rich in fatty acid Pomegranate seeds oil [20] – are both efficient botanical actives utilized as wound healing support. Ellagic acid promotes wound healing, epidermis regeneration, and increases the collagen concentrations speeding the wound healing up to two times comparing to normal. Clinical studies with pomegranate seed oil showed several topical effects:  it thickens the epidermis, keratinocytes proliferation and migration – vital for the barrier function, faster wound healing.

Quercetin is a natural botanical flavonoid found especially in onion family (cepae). It is a powerful booster for the extracellular matrix components that supports the laceration closure when topically used. Onion extract alone or in combination with other wound healing support ingredients proved to be very effective in  reducing inflammation, minimizing the damage and speeding up the hair follicle recovery [21].

Rosehip oil is a natural source of Vitamin A, well known for its numerous benefits in skin care. Its high concentration in fatty acids and vitamin A is a ver useful combination that aids wound healing and scar improving as it boosts the new tissue proliferation and speeds up the wound closure, extremely useful in immuno-suppressed patients [22]. Due to the fact that rosehip oil requires massive harvesting a eco-friendli, organic and sustainable source is recommended.

Safflower seed oil (Carthamus Tinctoriusextract), is a potent active ingredient especially due to its high content in fatty acids especially in linoleic and oleic acids. The acid combination is a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Both oleic acid and linoleic acid together reduce scar appearance, aid in wound healing, and increase collagen when applied to the skin, with importance in the proliferation and remodeling phases [23].

Vitamin E, preferably natural, in its most stable and efficient forms tocopherols, is a widely used cosmetic constituent with multiple topical uses. In wound management Vitamin E proved to be efficient in speeding up wound recovery, especially in diabetic, healing-impaired patients [24].

Yeast beta glucan is a natural occurring polymer extracted from algae and fungi. Its structure is very well tolerated and optimized for skin penetration thus highly effective. Beta-glucan is already used to treat human wounds in clinical care, with confirmed efficiency in pain alleviation, improved healing and scarring minimization [25].
 
 In DIY cosmetic choosing and utilising the proper active delivery system, carrier or vehicle it’s almost as important as the active ingredient themselves. Multi-lamellar base creams with liquid crystal systems, with oil or oil free, depending on the desired end product, are highly recommended. Besides efficiently carry and deliver the active ingredients at epidermis and dermis level, they also moisturize and help restores the skin barrier, being an adjuvant and a supporter in wound healing. 

References:

[1] W.K. Stadelmann, A.G. Digenis, G.R. Tobin,"Physiology and healing dynamics of chronic cutaneous wounds", American journal of surgery, 176, pp: 26S–38S, 1998
[2] K.S. Midwood, L.V. Williams, J.E. Schwarzbauer,"Tissue repair and the dynamics of the extracellular matrix”, The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 36, pp: 1031–1037, 2004
[3] J. Boateng, K. Matthews, H. Stevens, J. Eccleston, “Wound healing dressing and drug delivery systems: A Review”, Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, pp: 2893-2923, 2008
[4] A.D. Fatima , L.V.  Modolo , A.C. Conegero Sanches ,R.R.  Porto, “Wound healing agents: the role of natural and non-natural products in drug development”, Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry. 8, pp: 879-88, 2008
[5] I. Vermaak, G.P.P. Kamatou, B. Komane-Mofokeng, A.M. Viljoen, K. Beckett, “African seed oils of commercial importance — Cosmetic applications,” South African Journal of Botany, vol. 77, pp:920-933, 2011.
[6] A. Mallik, D. Goupalea, H. Dhongadeb, S. Nayak, “Evaluation of Boswellia Serrata oleo-gum resin for wound healing activity,” Der Pharmacia Lettre, 2, pp. 457- 463, 2010.
[7] W. Bylka, P. Znajdek-Awiżeń, E. Studzińska-Sroka, A. Dańczak-Pazdrowska, and M. Brzezińska, “Centella asiatica in dermatology: an overview,” Phytother. Res. PTR, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 1117–1124, Aug. 2014.
[8] B. S. Choi, H. S. Song, H. R. Kim, T. W. Park, T. D. Kim, B. J. Cho, C. J. Kim, S. S. Sim, “Effect of coenzyme Q10 on cutaneous healing in skin-incised mice,” Arch. Pharm. Res., 32, pp: 907–913, 2009.
[9]  F. Ebner, A. Heller, F. Rippke, I. Tausch, “Topical use of dexpanthenol in skin disorders”, American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 3, pp 427-433, 2002
[10]  B.S. Nayak, D.D. Ramdath, J.R. Marshall, G. Isitor, S. Xue, J. Shi, “Wound-healing Properties of  the Oils of Vitis vinifera and Vaccinium macrocarpon,” Phytotherapy Research, vol. 25, pp. 1201-1208, 2011.
[11] S. Khanna, M. Venojarvi, S. Roy, N. Sharma, P. Trikha, D. Bagchi, M. Bagchi, C. K. Sen, “Dermal wound healing properties of redox-active grape seed proanthocyanidins,” Free Radic. Biol. Med., vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 1089–1096, Oct. 2002.
[12] A. Chen, H.-M. Chen, Y.-D. Yao, C.-F. Hung, C.-S. Tu, Y.-J. Liang, “Topical treatment with anti-oxidants and Au nanoparticles promote healing of diabetic wound through receptor for advance glycation end-products,” Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. Off. J. Eur. Fed. Pharm. Sci., vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 875–883, Dec. 2012.
[13]   Z.D. Draelos, ”New treatments for restoring impaired epidermal barrier permeability: skin barrier repair creams”, Clinics in dermatology, 30, pp: 345-348, 2012
[14] G. Weindl , M. Schaller,  M. Schafer-Korting, H. Korting, “Hyaluronic acid in the treatment and prevention of skin diseases: molecular biological, pharmaceutical and clinical aspects”,  Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 17, pp:207-213, 2004
[15] W. Gehring, “Nicotinic acid/niacinamide and the skin,” Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, vol. 3, pp.88–93, 2004.
[16] D. Wei, L. Zhang, D.L. Williams, I.W Browder, “ Glucan stimulates human dermal fibroblast collagen biosynthesis through a nuclear factor-1 dependent mechanism”,  Wound Repair and Regeneration, 10, pp:161-168, 2002
[17] B. S. Atiyeh, J. Ioannovich, C. A. Al-Amm, K. A. El-Musa, R. Dham, “Improving scar quality: a prospective clinical study,”Aesthetic Plast. Surg., vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 470–476, Dec. 2002
[18] E. O. Cetin, O. Yesil-Celiktas, T. Cavusoglu, E. Demirel-Sezer, O. Akdemir, Y. Uyanikgil, “Incision wound healing activity of pine bark extract containing topical formulations: a study with histopathological and biochemical analyses in albino rats,” Pharm., vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 75–80, Jan. 2013.
[19]   K. N. C. Murthy, V. K. Reddy, J. M. Veigas, U. D. Murthy, “Study on wound healing activity of Punica granatum peel,” J. Med. Food, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 256–259, 2004.
[20] M.N. Aslam, E.P. Lansky, J. Varani, “Pomegranate as a cosmeceutical source: Pomegranate fractions promote proliferation and procollagen synthesis and inhibit matrix metalloproteinase-1 production in human skin cells,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 103, pp. 311–318, 2006.
[21]   A. A. Naumov, M. M. Potselueva, “[Beneficial action of the liposomal form of dihydroquercetin on the process of skin regeneration after thermal burn],” Tsitologiia, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 311–316, 2010.
[22] J. Concha, C. Soto, R. Chamy, M.E. Zúñiga, “Effect of Rosehip Extraction Process on Oil and Defatted Meal Physicochemical Properties,” Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, Vol. 83, no. 9, 2006.
[23] D. Banov, F. Banov, A.S. Bassani, “Case Series: The Effectiveness of Fatty Acids from Pracaxi Oil in a Topical Silicone Base for Scar and Wound Therapy,” Dermatol. Ther. [Heidelb], vol. 4, pp. 259- 269, 2014.
[24] T.S. Lin, A.A. Latiff, N.A.A. Hamid, W.Z.W. Ngah, M. Mazlan, “Evaluation of Topical Tocopherol Cream on Cutaneous Wound Healing in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, pp. 1-6, 2012.
[25] S. J. Delatte, J. Evans, A. Hebra, W. Adamson, H. B. Othersen, E. P. Tagge, “Effectiveness of beta-glucan collagen for treatment of partial-thickness burns in children,” J. Pediatr. Surg., vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 113–118, Jan. 2001.
 
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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
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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Yeast Beta Glucan

Glucan is a polymer, produced from glucose molecules in fungi, seaweed and other organisms. Many types of this polymer exist, but yeast beta-glucan has the optimal structure and size for biological activity. It has significant effects in wound healing – glucan is already used to treat burn patients, as it promotes regeneration of the skin, reduces pain and improves scar appearance. Furthermore, it is able to activate the immune system to fight against infections, making it additionally useful in open wound care. Additionally, it helps the skin to maintain its barrier function after damage by chemicals, such as detergents. The antioxidant properties of this polymer help protect the skin cells against UV or other sources of oxidative damage. Skin ageing symptoms, such as darkening, sunburn and collagen degradation, can also be reduced by applying this compound.


Key benefits of Yeast Beta Glucan in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [1], [5], [11]
  • Sun damage repair [1], [5], [11]
  • Wound healing support [1], [4]–[8]
  • Anti-bacterial [9], [10]
  • Scar care [8]
  • Lightening & brightening [1]
  • Antioxidant [1], [5], [11]
  • Restore barrier function [5]
$10.50
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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