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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
Wonderful base cream! Only multi-lamellar structured cream I've found on the market. Cream itself is lightweight (no oil) yet very conditioning/hydrating. Easily accepts water-soluble active ingredients as well as oil-soluble ones. I've even pushed the additional ingred % up to 20 (meaning 80% this cream, 20% added) without any separation issues. Ideal base cream for delivering actives. Personal favorite recipe calls for 5% straight Grapeseed Oil with 5% SebumREG oil active + Panthenol 1% + E Ac.. ...»
Vic
excellence product, very good and made my skin soft and smooth just like baby's skin. Thank you john.. ...»
nky
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
The Pre-dissolved solution is excellent. Ferulic Acid is an amazing skincare ingredient (potent antioxidant, protects other sensitive antioxidants from light degradation, UV protection) but is absolutely ineffective if it isn't solubilized correctly. Makes adding to any Serum Base or w/o emulsion easy. Love using it (at 6%; so active 0.5%) with the Resveratrol Fluid (10%; active 1%) and Green Tea Extr for potent nighttime brightening treatment... ...»
James
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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]
$13.00
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

 
$10.90
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
$10.50
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