Supplier of: skin actives, cosmetic ingredients, cosmeceuticals, active ingredients, and skin care ingredients, for DIY skin care and cosmetics, and homemade skin care products.
Reviews
Im 45 years old; average looking skin for my age. Applied a small pea sized amount of Sea Kelp Bioferment to my face full strength in the am after washing my face of previous night makeup.; let face "dry". Then aplied my foundation as always. Noticed my thick, heavy foundation applied more easily and smooth. Keep in mind this is DAY TWO of me using this. TWO women at work ( separate departments) commented how wonderful my face looked! One specifically came up to me and asked what I was.. ...»
Jessie Sandford
Many thanks for the Silicone DM. This product is lovely quality; it is light, silky, and leaves no residue at all. I use it in the base recipe for a mouldable polymer that I then use to make a simulated 'Amber' for bead making. At the end of this process I have a silky, translucent polymer plus the most gorgeous hands in the studio ! My thanks again, Helen.. ...»
HELEN pEAKE
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
I just placed my first order for SEaKelp Bioferment from Bulk Actives and was pleased to receive it very quickly.. ...»
Viki
I have a blind faith of this Pre Liposome Microemulsion, especially it is made in Japan & of Squalane & Lecithin which I am fond of. I mixed it with Palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 peptides liposome emulsion & some other water actives like Glucosamine, Niacinamide, Glutathione etc and the serum was very smooth and moisturizing. As it claims, it penetrates into the skin very well. I will mix it with oil soluble actives in my next batch. .. ...»
RRR
This is an excellent additive for increased absorption into the skin. I personally incorporate it with the ceramide lamellar crystal emulsion and multi lamellar base cream V2. The final product delivers a soothing, calming, super moisturizing liquid that penetrates the skin and helps the healing of severe skin issues such as mine (ichthyosis, keratosis). I highly recommend this formulation for those who are not getting any relief from other products and prescription topicals. My skin is finally .. ...»
Nora
I am very happy with my purchase of SKB from BulkActives. Good quality and packaged well. I use SKB in my Vitamin C serum. Will buy from them again. Can't beat the price either! .. ...»
DBallings
Excellent cold emulsifier. Easy to use and a little goes a long way. Gives product a soft luxurious feel excellent for high end personal skin care products. Wish it came in a larger size..... ...»
Angela
Very easy to use. I like it as a thickener for ready emulsion if it is too liquid. Using it as a single emulsifier keep in mind to add less actives... ...»
Nat
I have been a regular customer of BulkActives SeaKelp. I've used it for years after washing my hair. I put a little in my hair and it makes it comb out tangles extremely easy. My hair is about to my midback. My hair is what I would call in pristine condition I think because of this. My hair is dyed so it's not like it is virgin hair. I also blow dry on occasion and use a straightener daily. This is my holy grail and hair products. I believe it keeps my hair "young". Their SeaK.. ...»
Carol P
Secure Payments
Orders Securely Processed Through PayPal
PayPal
 Visa  Mastercard  Discover  American Express
 

SSL Certificate

As Featured On EzineArticles

Google+

 

 

 

Important Stuff

 All customers PLEASE read:

 the FAQ and Delivery Info pages!

Canadian Customers:

Any long delivery delays are caused by The Canada Border Services Agency

Please read the following: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/courier/menu-eng.html

Please write your correct address:

We take NO responsibility for delivery issues caused by customers entering the wrong address in the checkout page

Delivery

BulkActives is a part-time business. Orders are processed and mailed on Saturdays. (TimeZone Order Deadline Chart)

What we sell

We sell  COSMETIC RAW MATERIALS, which are meant to be used at an appropriate percentage in a cosmetic formulation of your devising. Please do not order our products unless you know how to formulate creams and lotions with it!  

Forgotten your password? Not receiving lost password emails? Can't create an account?

NO PROBLEM!  Just email me, and I will sort it all out.

Not receiving order status email updates?

Please check your JUNK mail folder for our emails, and mark them as NOT SPAM.

Failing to do so will result in NOT receiving ANY transaction / order status email updates.

Recipe % calculator

Download our SIMPLE RECIPE CALCULATOR (MS Excel)

Newsletter
* E-mail Address:
* Name:
Recent Articles

Antioxidants for sun damage protection (photoprotection)

How the skin naturally protects itself and the advantages of topical antioxidants for photoprotection The...

Read article


Ascorbyl Glucoside in Skin Care (AA2G, stable Vitamin C)

Ascorbyl Glucoside or AA2G is a derivative of vitamin C that has been biochemically modified to make...

Read article


Anhydrous C for skin care: L-ascorbic in silicone

Anhydrous C for skin care: absorption of L-ascorbic in a silicone base Anhydrous C is a skin care product...

Read article


Enhancing skin tone and reversing the effects of ageing

Enhancing skin tone and reversing the effects of ageing It is only in recent times that researchers...

Read article


How to boost collagen production in skin

What is Collagen? Collagen is a major structural protein in the skin. It plays a key role in providing...

Read article


Alcohol as Solvent in DIY Skin Care Products

Alcohol is a generic name for organic chemical compounds usually obtained through fermentation. Despite...

Read article


Hyperpigmentation,Melasma, and Skin Color Explained

The enzyme tyrosinase converts the amino acid tyrosine into melanin in the skin. Hyperpigmentation can...

Read article


Improve skin tone and reverse the effects of aging

Latest developments in agents that improve skin tone and reverse the effects of aging Beauty, they say,...

Read article


Made in China - Getting to the Heart of the Matter

After getting a couple of emails about products manufactured in China, I wanted to take the time to write...

Read article


Exfoliating: Mild Chemical Exfoliating in Skin Care

Exfoliating is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of dead skin cells that accumulate in the...

Read article


Multi Lamellar Creams and Emulsions

Multi Lamellar Emulsions (MLE) The protective properties of our skin are determined by its complex biological...

Read article


Oat Beta Glucan Skin Care

Oat Beta Glucan Skin Care - Anti Wrinkle Skin Care and Skin Texture Improvements Oat beta glucan has...

Read article


UV Skin Damage - Photodamage and Photoaging

UV skin damage: Photodamage, photoaging and other ways in which the skin changes due to exposure to UV...

Read article


Skin Lightening Process and Pigmentation Formation

Pigmentation formation and skin lightening process Melanin is mainly responsible for skin pigmentation,...

Read article


Resveratrol – nature’s most powerful and potent anti-aging agent yet

The process of aging is one that man has battled with for a long time. A lot of research has been done...

Read article


Rosehip Oil and Vitamin A in Skin Care

Rosehip oil is widely recognized for the effects of the natural topical trans-retinoic acid (vitamin...

Read article


Silymarin Skin Health – Antioxidant & Anti-inflammatory

Silymarin Skin Health – Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Skin Cancer Preventative In the world of skin...

Read article


Exfoliating Skin with Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid - a beta hydroxy acid as anti-inflammatory, exfoliating, and anti acne active What is...

Read article


soy isoflavones skin benefits

Soy isoflavones skin benefits in anti aging skin care Research suggests that estrogen deficiencies...

Read article


Sunscreens With Vitamin A are Potentially Harmful for Skin

Sunscreens With Vitamin A are Potentially Harmful for Skin The impact of vitamin A on skin health has...

Read article


Antioxidants for sun damage protection (photoprotection)

How the skin naturally protects itself and the advantages of topical antioxidants for photoprotection The...

Read article

Ascorbyl Glucoside in Skin Care (AA2G, stable Vitamin C)

Ascorbyl Glucoside or AA2G is a derivative of vitamin C that has been biochemically modified to make...

Read article

Anhydrous C for skin care: L-ascorbic in silicone

Anhydrous C for skin care: absorption of L-ascorbic in a silicone base Anhydrous C is a skin care product...

Read article

Enhancing skin tone and reversing the effects of ageing

Enhancing skin tone and reversing the effects of ageing It is only in recent times that researchers...

Read article

How to boost collagen production in skin

What is Collagen? Collagen is a major structural protein in the skin. It plays a key role in providing...

Read article

Alcohol as Solvent in DIY Skin Care Products

Alcohol is a generic name for organic chemical compounds usually obtained through fermentation. Despite...

Read article

Hyperpigmentation,Melasma, and Skin Color Explained

The enzyme tyrosinase converts the amino acid tyrosine into melanin in the skin. Hyperpigmentation can...

Read article

Improve skin tone and reverse the effects of aging

Latest developments in agents that improve skin tone and reverse the effects of aging Beauty, they say,...

Read article

Made in China - Getting to the Heart of the Matter

After getting a couple of emails about products manufactured in China, I wanted to take the time to write...

Read article

Exfoliating: Mild Chemical Exfoliating in Skin Care

Exfoliating is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of dead skin cells that accumulate in the...

Read article

Multi Lamellar Creams and Emulsions

Multi Lamellar Emulsions (MLE) The protective properties of our skin are determined by its complex biological...

Read article

Oat Beta Glucan Skin Care

Oat Beta Glucan Skin Care - Anti Wrinkle Skin Care and Skin Texture Improvements Oat beta glucan has...

Read article

UV Skin Damage - Photodamage and Photoaging

UV skin damage: Photodamage, photoaging and other ways in which the skin changes due to exposure to UV...

Read article

Skin Lightening Process and Pigmentation Formation

Pigmentation formation and skin lightening process Melanin is mainly responsible for skin pigmentation,...

Read article

Resveratrol – nature’s most powerful and potent anti-aging agent yet

The process of aging is one that man has battled with for a long time. A lot of research has been done...

Read article

Rosehip Oil and Vitamin A in Skin Care

Rosehip oil is widely recognized for the effects of the natural topical trans-retinoic acid (vitamin...

Read article

Silymarin Skin Health – Antioxidant & Anti-inflammatory

Silymarin Skin Health – Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Skin Cancer Preventative In the world of skin...

Read article

Exfoliating Skin with Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid - a beta hydroxy acid as anti-inflammatory, exfoliating, and anti acne active What is...

Read article

soy isoflavones skin benefits

Soy isoflavones skin benefits in anti aging skin care Research suggests that estrogen deficiencies...

Read article

Sunscreens With Vitamin A are Potentially Harmful for Skin

Sunscreens With Vitamin A are Potentially Harmful for Skin The impact of vitamin A on skin health has...

Read article

FUNCTIONALS

Refine Search

Display: List / Grid
Show:
Sort By:
Alpha Bisabolol (sustainable)

EcoFriendly, sustainable, synthetic Alpha Bisabolol , which offers all the benefits of natural Alpha Bisabolol, is now available.
For thousands of years, chamomile has been a prized component of many ancient therapies.  The active ingredient of chamomile, α-bisabolol, is a lightly floral-scented essential oil extracted from the Candeia tree, a tropical relative of cammomile, in modern times. In order to produce 100 tons of α-bisabolol, 850 hectares of timber must be harvested . Due to deforestation amid a global high demand, synthetic sources of α-bisabolol are now available.  New generations of the synthetic compound offer 85% α-bisabolol content and all of the benefits of the natural product.  Easily absorbed by the skin, α-bisabolol is a potent anti-microbial agent, anti-inflammatory, and potent wound-care agent.   It has valuable applications in soaps, lotions, soothing face creams, and wound-healing products

Key benefits of Sustainable Alpha Bisabolol in skin care:

  • Anti-bacterial [1] [2] [3] [6]
  • Anti-acne [1] [2] [3] [6] [7]
  • Anti-inflammatory [1] [2] [3] [7]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [9]
  • Sun damage repair [1] [7]
  • Wound healing support [2] [9]
  • Reduce rosacea
$19.90
BTMS-50 (Incroquat Behenyl TMS 50)
BTMS Conditioning Emulsifier is an excellent cationic self-emulsifier and conditioner for both hair and skin care. It is naturally derived from Colza oil and is noted for its exceptional mildness. Creams and lotions made with BTMS Conditioning Emulsifier resist wash off and leave a soft, powdery feel on the skin. BTMS can be used as sole emulsification system in creams, lotions or hair conditioners. BTMS can also emulsify many silicones (up to 50% in a formulation).

 BTMS-50 Conditioning Emulsifier/ Behentrimonium Methosulfate /BTMS in skin care:

  • conditioning emulsifier
  • excellent cationic self-emulsifier
  • conditioner for both hair and skin care
  • exceptional mildness
  • resist wash off
  • soft powdery feel on the skin
  • can be used as sole emulsifier
$13.10
Coco Betaine (Cocamidopropyl Betaine)
Coco betaine [cocamidopropyl betaine] is a surfactant derived from coconut oil. It produces rich, dense foam that conditions skin. It is one of the most widely used amphoteric surfactants, which have both positive and negative charges. Coco betaine is mild and can be easily used in combination with other surfactants, such as the sugar-derived decyl glucoside. When combined with irritating surfactants such as sodium laureth sulfate, it can reduce irritation and soften skin. In its pure form, it is non-irritating to skin and eyes and has low toxicity, so it is suitable for a wide range of products, including baby and oral care products. An effective, gentle and high foaming facial wash is made by blending Coco Betaine with the extremely mild, new generation surfactant, decyl glucoside.

Coco Betaine (Cocamidopropyl Betaine) in skin care:

  • Amphoteric surfactant [1] [2] [4] [5] [6] [8]
  • Highly water soluble in wide pH range [8]
  • Primary surfactant or co-surfactant [1] [2] [4]
  • Excellent conditioning & antistatic agent [1]
  • Good detergency [6]
  • Non-irritating [3] [5] [9]
  • Excellent foaming properties and foam stabilization [1]
  • Hard water compatibility [1]
  • Reduction of irritation of anionic surfactants to skin and eyes [1] [2] [3] [4] [6]
  • Viscosity builder for anionic surfactants solutions [1]
  • Compatible with anionic, nonionic and cationic surfactants [1] [2] [4]
  • Excellent biodegradability [1]
$5.10
Decyl glucoside (Polyglycose)
Decyl glucoside is a sugar derived surfactant. It has exceptional foaming ability, making it useful for skin cleansers, shampoo, toothpaste, and a wide variety of other cosmetics. It is biodegradable and made from renewable materials. Decyl glucoside can be used alone or easily mixed with other compounds. When added to formulations, decyl glucoside increases their mildness. It increases the stability of foam, even in hard water. It is significantly milder than the common surfactant sodium laureth sulfate and does not produce the irritating, drying effects seen with this surfactant. This product is well suited for sensitive skin.

Decyl glucoside in skin care:

  • Nonionic surfactant [2] [3] [4] 5]
  • Good foaming power [2] [3] [4] 5]
  • Compatible with all surfactants [3] [5]
  • Compatible with cationic conditioning agents [3]
  • Mild but effective cleansing improves skin tolerance of the formulation [2] [3] [4] 5]
  • Maintains skin balance without dryness [2] [4] [5]
$5.40
Dimethyl Isosorbide (Arlasolve DMI)

Dimethyl isosorbide [DMI] is a solvent made from starch. It increases the solubility of many different active ingredients and increases their penetration into the skin. This reduces the amount of an active ingredient needed to have an effect, which is particularly good for reducing the irritation of harsher actives. Increasing skin penetration also increases the activity of a formulation, in several cases. Dimethyl isosorbide improves the overall properties of formulations, including skin feel and consistency. It can be used in many different types of products and is compatible with many compounds, including non-ionic surfactants.

Key benefits of Dimethyl Isosorbide (Arlasolve DMI) in skin care

  • Enhanced penetration of actives to the epidermis, enabling targeted delivery [1] [2] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
  • A lower level of skin irritation with a reduction in the required concentration level of aggressive actives [4] [8]
  • Improved formulation shelf stability [8]
  • Miscibility with most organic solvents and non-ionic surfactants.[8]
  • Incorporation within many product forms, including clear gels [4]
  • A long history of safe usage.
  • Ability to transport water soluble actives into skin, without recrystallization of the active [4] [8]
$30.80
Disodium EDTA
Chelating agents are chemicals that form soluble, complex molecules with certain metal ions, inactivating the ions so that they cannot normally react with other elements or ions. Disodium EDTA is used in neutral to mildly acidic products, like most creams and lotions and neutral pH liquid soaps and shampoos. EDTA works synergistically with your preservative to improve preservative efficacy.

Disodium EDTA in skin care:

  • Chelating agent (chelant for controlling metal ions)
$3.80
EK300 (Phenoxyethanol + Methyl,Butyl,Ethyl,Propyl & Isobutyl paraben)

EK300 is a non-formaldehyde releasing, paraben and phenoxyethanol based, liquid preservative for cosmetic products.  It has a broad, balanced spectrum of effect against bacteria, yeasts, and mould fungi. It acts even in low concentrations and can be used at low (acidic) pH. On account of its limited solubility in water, in purely aqueous systems it can only be dissolved in
low concentrations. Particularly in formulations with a low water content, heating to 60–70 °C may be sufficient for incorporation of a sufficient amount into the aqueous phase. In formulations that contain surfactants, it can be dissolved in the surfactants before the addition of water and other components. Also sold as:Phenonip, Euxyl K 300.

Parabens have a bad reputation, mainly due to a 2004 study, which basically claimed that parabens in underarm deoderants casued cancer. However, researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health, are not aware of any conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer, The EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, and The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),do not have any evidence or research data that ingredients (including parabens) in underarm antiperspirants or deodorants cause cancer.

Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben in skin care:

  • Paraben and phenoxyethanol based liquid preservative
  • non-formaldehyde releasing
  • globally approved
  • stable in low (acidic) pH
  • effective in pH-ranges up to 8
  • broad, balanced spectrum of effect against bacteria, yeasts and mould fungi
  • effective even in low use-concentrations
  • proved to have good chemical compatibility with anionic surfactants such as sulphates, ether sulphates and sulphonates, as well as with non-ionogenic surfactants.
  • non-ionic surfactants and ether sulphates lead to losses of effectiveness.

Quick guide to our preservatives:

  • For facial washes, body washes, and shampoos: EK300
  • For acidic creams/lotions (L ascorbic): EK300 or EPE9010
  • For alkaline creams/lotions (SAP): EPE9010
$7.40
EPE9010 (Ethylhexylglycerin + Phenoxyethanol)

EPE9010 is a liquid cosmetic preservative based on phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin. The addition of ethylhexylglycerin affects the interfacial tension at the cell membrane of microorganisms, improving the preservative activity of phenoxyethanol. It has a broad, balanced spectrum of effect against bacteria, yeasts and mould fungi. Ethylhexylglycerin and  Phenoxyethanol is stable to hydrolysis, temperature and pH. As a result of the good solubility of Ethylhexylglycerin and Phenoxyethanol, an easy dispersion in the various systems even at low temperature is possible. Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Phenoxyethanol is effective in pH-ranges up to 12 (acidic to alkaline). Gels preserved with Ethylhexylglycerin and Phenoxyethanol stay clear and transparent.

Phenoxyethanol is safe and effective at the designated levels in personal care products and cosmetics. It has a long history of effective preservation of these products, and its safety has been extensively documented on human health. Based on available data, the CIR Expert Panel has concluded that ethylhexylglycerin,is safe for use in cosmetical products. The alkyl glyceryl ethers, including ethylhexylglycerin, may be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe according to the general provisions of the Cosmetics Regulation of the European Union.

Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Phenoxyethanol in skin care:

  • Innovative cosmetic preservative based on phenoxyethanol
  • Paraben free, non-formaldehyde releasing,
  • globally approved
  • stable to hydrolysis, temperature and pH
  • Effective in pH-ranges up to 12
  • broad, balanced spectrum of effect against bacteria,yeasts and mould fungi
  • effective even in low use-concentrations
  • ethylhexylglycerin improves the preservative activity of phenoxyethanol
  • Gels preserved with EPE9010 stay clear and transparent.
  • Oil soluble and soluble in glycerin
  • A high load of surfactants can lead to loss in effectiveness

Quick guide to our preservatives:

  • For facial washes, body washes, and shampoos: EK300
  • For acidic creams/lotions (L ascorbic): EK300 or EPE9010
  • For alkaline creams/lotions (SAP): EPE9010
$8.70
GelMaker Ultra (Emulsifier)
Gelmaker Ultra emulsifier  is an anionic acrylic copolymer dispersed in medicinal grade white oil. It is typically used as thickener for aqueous solutions and stable O/W emulsions at any stage of manufacture. It requires no pre-mixing or special storage facilities, even at low pH.

Gelmaker Ultra in skin care:

  • Cold process emulsifierStable oil/water creams and lotions
  • Thickener for aqueous (water)  cream-gels
  • No pre-mixing required
  • Makes elegant cream-gels
  • Ready-to-use liquid for cold process thickening and emulsifying
  • No heat or neutralisation required
  • Can be used in the presence of anionic and nonionic ingredients
  • Effective when formulating from pH 2 - 11
  • Can be used in formulations containing a wide range of oil and fat or silicone ingredients up to a total of 30%
$10.00
Based on 2 reviews.
Lactic Acid -L(+) (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)
Alpha hydroxyl acids [AHAs] such as lactic acid have been used traditionally to improve the feel and complexion of the skin.  While glycolic acid has been the conventional AHA used in skin care products, lactic acid has ranked even with or outperformed lactic acid in every category and is the only AHA to maintain such success over the course of twenty-two weeks.  Lactic acid is a known exfoliant which can slough off dull skin to leave a brighter complexion.  It can also increase the synthesis of lipids and ceramides, thereby fortifying the skin barrier function and reducing water loss.  Further, lactic acid is correlated to increased hyaluronic acid and collagen synthesis, resulting in skin that is more hydrated, softer and firmer, and with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.  Topical application of lactic acid also can reduce the synthesis of melanin and decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation or age spots.  Incorporation of lactic acid in skin care products can lighten and brighten skin while improving dermal health and reducing the appearance of photoaging.

Key benefits of Lactic acid in skin care:

  • Capillary health [10], [12]
  • Increase skin elasticity [1] [2] [8] [9]
  • Lightening & brightening [1] [2] [4]  [9]  [11]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [6] [7]
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles [1] [2] [8] [9]
  • Restoring barrier function [5] [6] [7]
  • Stimulate collagen production [9]
  • Stimulate HA production [8] [9]
  • Sun damage repair [1] [2] [8] [9]
  • Treat hyperpigmentation [2] [9]
$5.10
Octyldodecanol
Octyldodecanol  is an emollient, solvent, and moisturizer for skin care products. It provides the skin with a soft, smooth appearance. Octyldodecanol  is an ideal solvent to dissolve salicylic acid.

Octyldodecanol in skin care: 

  • solvent

 
$11.60
Pre Liposome Microemulsion Base
Pre Liposome Microemulsion Preparation Base, is especially suited as carrier for active ingredients in light lotions or serums. Pre Liposome Microemulsion Base is a micro-emulsion premix based on hydrogenated soybean lecithin and olive squalane. Pre Liposome Microemulsion Preparation Base forms clear to translucent preparations with excellent texture just by diluting with water. BulkActives' Pre Liposome Microemulsion Base allows to prepare clear / translucent formulations with various oily ingredients, such as oil-soluble vitamins, vegetable oils, esters, hydrocarbons and silicone oils. Larger amounts of oily ingredients can be incorporated in the product without the texture being affected by high surfactant levels. Hydrogenated soybean lecithin works as a natural emulsifier and promotes penetration of actives into the skin.  Liposomes are synthetic microscopic vesicles with an external, fully enclosed double lipid membrane of phospholipids. Liposomes are not active themselves, but function in creams as carriers of  active substances to enhance penetration into the skin's fatty layers.

Pre Liposome Microemulsion Base in skin care:

  • penetration enhancer
  • base serum/lotion
  • emulsifier
$20.50
Based on 2 reviews.
Propanediol (1,3-Propanediol)

Propanediol (1,3-Propanediol) is a skin friendly, natural (bio-derived from corn), and petroleum free glycol alternative for the cosmetics and personal care market. Approved by  Ecocert™ and certified by the Natural Products Association (NPA), Propanediol is  a  100%  natural source ingredient. Propanediol is  the  perfect  glycol  alternative  for  formulations where non-petroleum based ingredients are desired. Benefits include its high purity, lack of  skin  irritation  or  sensitization,  improved  humectancy,  excellent  aesthetics  and environmentally  sustainable  nature.  It  is  currently  being  used  in  many  major  hair  and skin care brands around the world. Propanediol can  be  used  to  replace  glycols  such  as  propylene  glycol  (1,2-propanediol),  butylene  glycol  (1,3-/1,4-butanediol), Ethyxydiglycol,  or  glycerin. 

Depending  on  your formulation needs, it can function as:

  • Emollient
  • Humectant
  • Solvent
  • Hand-feel Modifier
  • Viscosity Enhancer
  • Botanical Extraction and Dilution
  • As a carrier for active ingredients
  • Ingredient for natural esters and ethers
  • Ingredient in natural preservative systems


Key benefits of Propanediol Propanediol (1,3-Propanediol) in skin care:

  • 100%  natural - Approved  by  Ecocert™ and  by  the  Natural  Products  Association (NPA)
  • No Skin Irritation or Sensitization
  • Improved Viscosity-Building
  • Improved Humectancy
  • Enhanced Clarity
  • Excellent Sensory Characteristics
  • Excellent Cloud Point
  • Boosts Preservative Efficacy
  • Increased Foaming, if Desired
  • 100% natural
  • Preservative-free
  • Environmentally Sustainable
  • High Freeze/Thaw, Heat Stability
  • High Purity (99.8% minimum)
  • Petroleum-free
$6.30
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.
Silicone gel DM

Silicone gel D is unique multi-functional silicone copolymer network. Silicone gel DM helps deliver consumer-perceivable enhanced sensory benefits in skin care and color cosmetic formulations. Silicone gel DM spreads easily on the skin leaving an exquisite, long-lasting silky feel. Stable at a low PH it is extremely suitable for anhydrous l-ascorbic acid formulations.

Silicone gel DM in skin care:

  • stable base for anhydrous Vitamin C products
$29.40
Based on 1 reviews.
Tetrasodium EDTA
Chelating agents are chemicals that form soluble, complex molecules with certain metal ions, inactivating the ions so that they cannot normally react with other elements or ions. Tetrasodium EDTA is recommended for alkaline products.

Tetrasodium EDTA in skin care:

  • chelating agent (chelant for controlling metal ions)
$3.80
Tinosorb M (Bisoctrizole)
Tinosorb M is the first UV filter to combine the two worlds of organic filters and micro fine inorganic pigments: it is a 50% aqueous dispersion of colorless microfine organic particles, which are less than 200nm in size and is dispersible in the water phase of an emulsion. Tinosorb M exhibits the widest UV absorption and delivers triple action: UV absorption due to the intrinsic photostable organic molecule, light scattering and reflection as a result of its microfine structure. Combining Tinosorb M and Tinosorb S Aqua has a synergic effect on both UVA and UBV protection, thus an overall enhancement on SPF

Key benefits of Tinsosorb M in skin care:

  • Can be incorporated in sunscreens, but also in day care products as well as
  • Large coverage of the UV-13 and UV-A range
  • Photostable
  • Ease of formulation
  • Less UV absorber required
  • Excellent compatibility with cosmetic ingredients and other UV filters
  • Ability to photostabilize other UV filters
  • Synergistic effect with UV-13 filters (SPF booster)
$23.10
Tinosorb S Aqua (Bemotrizinol)
Tinosorb S Aqua is the new, water soluble version of the oil soluble Tinosorb S. Tinosorb S Aqua acts in the water phase to provide broadest-possible UV protection and photo-stability. It is highly efficient at low concentration, and can be processed cold. Combining Tinosorb M and Tinosorb S Aqua has a synergic effect on both UVA and UBV protection, thus an overall enhancement on SPF

Key benefits of Tinsosorb S Aqua in skin care:

  • Can be incorporated in sunscreens, but also in day care products as well as
  • Large coverage of the UV-13 and UV-A range
  • Photostable
  • Ease of formulation
  • Less UV absorber required
  • Excellent compatibility with cosmetic ingredients and other UV filters
  • Ability to photostabilize other UV filters
  • Synergistic effect with UV-13 filters (SPF booster)
$23.20
Triethanolamine

Triethanolamine is an organic compound composed of a tri-alcohol & an amine. It is a weak alkaline base (pH 10-11), widely used to elevate the pH in cosmetic formulas. Triethanolamine is used in in products with Ascorbic acid, ethyl ascorbic acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside (Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside), and lactic acid to incease the pH to a safe level of 3 to 3.5. Regretably, due to Candian law and PayPal regulations, this product may NOT be shipped to Canada.

Triethanolamine in skin care:

  • pH adjuster
  • stabilizes emulsions, fragrances & preservatives
  • foam stabilizer (has detergent properties and stabilizes other surfactants)
  • improves efficacy of preservatives by stabilizing the pH value.
$4.20
Zinc Oxide Dispersion

Zinc Oxide Dispersion is a non-nano, uncoated, homogeneous dispersions of Zinc Oxide in Mineral Oil and Caprylic- Capric Triglyceride. Non-nano Zinc Oxide is safe because there are no nanopartices. The homogeneous Zinc Oxide dispersion makes it easy to process and use in DIY skin care (just add to a cream), no high shear mixing is required. Zinc Oxide is a highly effective inorganic physical sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA and UVB activity and coverage. Zinc Oxide is a physical sun protection sunscreen which absorbs & scatters UV light. Zinc Oxide offers mild and safe, long lasting UV protection, and does not degrade or oxidize.  250 gram of Zinc Oxide dispersion can make 1250 gram of final suncreen product if used at 20%.

Zinc oxide is a mineral produced by oxidation of zinc. Because of its reduced natural availability, zinc oxide is industrially produced.  Besides a wide utilization in industrial areas such as semiconductors, textiles and food, zinc oxide used in several medical products, most of them ointments and treatments that are meant for topical use. Due to its physical characteristics that ensure good coating of the stratum corneum, without intracellular invasion zinc oxide is used in rash protection ointments. Zinc also has healing and soothing properties, making it a common ingredient in soothing, calming and antiseptic lotions. One of the most encountered utilisation of zinc oxide is as a component of physical sunscreen lotions due to its full spectrum block properties, ZnO currently being the most effective substance in protecting against UVA and UVB radiation. Last but not least, because zinc is the second most present metal in the human body after iron, and thus part of every structure including stratum corneum, there are a lot of topical solutions against skin disorders such as acne, dandruff, rash, dermatitis.

Zinc Oxide Dispersion in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection [5] - [12]
  • Anti-acne [13]
  • Anti-inflammatory [14] [15] [16]
$57.00
Based on 1 reviews.
Liposome Light Moisturizing Gel (oil free)
Liposome Light Moisturizing Gel (oil free) is a light, oil free gel with a liposome structure, formulated with Sclerotium Gum and Lipo 75% phosphatidylcholine. It has been formulated especially to be used as an excellent light moisturizer, perfect for hot climates; it can readily accept up to 10% oil; AND it can accept actives which have been pre-dissolved in either water or Propanediol. Due to Liposome Light Moisturizing Gel's lipsome structure (created with the almost prohibitively expensive Lipo 75% phosphatidylcholine), it can encapsulate actives. This will require sonification, which can be easily done at home with the use of a cheap sonic cleaner and regular stirring. Liposome Light Moisturizing Gel has been custom formulated and manufactured for BulkActives by the same company which produces our Seakelp Bioferment and Multi-Lamellar creams.
 
$7.80
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)


 
$16.70
(c) BulkActives 2005-2017