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Excellent base Ceramide 2, 3, 6II Lamellar Liquid Crystal PRE emulsion! It went very well for me and my daughter, she has atopic dermatitis. Literally on the third day of applying the cream (which is made up of Multi Lamellar Base Cream V2 Carrier Oil Free, NO Polymer 60%, 10% black currant oil, rice bran oil 5%, 1% of the complex of ceramides and water), the skin of my daughter got clean and healthy. I have noticeably narrowed pores, face was moist and disappeared on my forehead shine. Now Mul.. ...»
Lidia
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 69 and I have used this product for two years almost every day at a high dose, adding it to my antioxidant day cream, with excellent results. For me it has a very high quality and effectiveness: reduction of wrinkles, hydrated skin, unified color without blemishes ... A product of 10, the same score that I give to John for the quality of the products he sells, his excellent description / use and the bibliographic contribution.En .. ...»
María Jesus
Tried this on my week-old rash from flea bites. Got an almost instant relief and rash healed in 2 days. Tried it on my daughter who has eczema for a very long time. The rashes calmed down after a few days and her skin is now healing well. Really great product. Just put in order for another jar.... ...»
Eliz
This is great stuff. I add it to my liquid face soap and it does an excellent job in preventing acne and gently exfoliating the skin... ...»
Marie
Really loving this product. I make the best Centella toner and most concentrated ever. 2 g of centella extract dissolved in 10g of alcohol(you have to stir a lot) plus 88 grams of water and you get a very concentrated toner. Creams, toners, ampoules... all have only 0,1% of triterpenes, this toner i make have 1,4%. I am loving it, will see the results. .. ...»
Francisco
It is true, this product does leave the skin silky smooth! I can highly recommend using it in your masks... ...»
Mati Fuller
Just recently ordered this and LOVE! Green Tea EGCG truly is one of the most fantastic skincare actives out there. Very difficult to find good quality product (90%) and even harder to actually solubilize it! Love that it comes in pre-dissolved solution. I enjoy adding it at 1% (so 11% sol) to my serum formulations containing Niacinamide 5% + NAG 3%. Excellent for oily acne prone skin. *Only gripe... because the Pre-Dissolved Solution is SO heavy in propanediol (10 parts Propanediol for 1 part E.. ...»
Victor
excellence product, very good and made my skin soft and smooth just like baby's skin. Thank you john.. ...»
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liposome microemulsions

Microemulsions are a highly effective carrier system for cosmetic active ingredients. Microemulsions can dissolve both hydrophilic and lipophilic ingredients with relatively high encapsulation. Microemulsions can enhance skin permeation and penetration of cosmeceuticals and active skin care ingredients. Microemulsions are increasingly used in skin care products due to their good appearance, thermodynamic stability, high solubilization power, and ease of preparation  
 
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Ceramide 2, 3, 6II Lamellar Liquid Crystal PRE Emulsion

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

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

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

Key benefits of ceramides in skin care:

  • Moisturizing and hydration [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29]
  • Restore barrier function [24 ][25] [26] [27] [28] [29]
$29.80
Based on 1 reviews.
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
$38.10
Based on 2 reviews.
Ceramide complex (with Phospholipids, Sphingolipids)
Ceramide Complex (with Phospholipids, Sphingolipids) is a  formulation designed to restore the barrier function, address TEWL and to maintain an overall healthy Stratum Corneum.  It contains 2% plant-derived lipids in a lamellar liquid crystalline form. The lipids are a combination of phospholipids and sphingolipids (minimum 10%) that easily penetrate skin due to their structure and nourish it. Both phospholipids and sphingolipids are fundamental elements in corneocytes membrane and interstitial lamellar fluid and that is why Ceramide complex (with Phospholipids, Sphingolipids) is highly efficient in restoring the barrier function. The content in natural sphingolipids is also a plus as  sphingolipids are key components to ceramides. Ceramide complex (with Phospholipids, Sphingolipids) has a lamellar presentation form for efficient SC delivery and penetration. It is easily added to any cream or lotion, and can also be combined with our Ceramide 2, 3, 6II Lamellar Liquid Crystal PRE Emulsion

Key benefits of ceramides in skin care:

•    Moisturizing and hydration
•    Restore barrier function
 
$28.95
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.
 
$12.70
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