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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
Very good product. It performed exactly how I expected. .. ...»
Ryan
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
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
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
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
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
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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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]
Product Code: BulkActives
Reward Points: 3
Assay: 65.81% triterpenoids
CAS#: 97952-72-2
Net weight: 30g /1.06oz & 50g / 1.76oz
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About Boswellia Serrata (Boswelic Acid) in DIY Skin Care

Boswellia Serrata skin careBoswella serrata is a deciduous tree found in subtropical India, Ethiopia, Somalia, and the Arabic Pennisula (5). The fragrant gum extract of this tree, known commonly as frankincense, is used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine to treat inflammatory disorders and tumors (2, 5, 9). The active ingredients of boswellia serrata tree gum are boswellic acids. This component accounts for up to 30% of the weight of the gum (5), while up to 16% of the gum is pure essential oil (4). Boswellic acids are specific chemicals with either α or β chemical confirmations. The most common and well-studied boswellic acid is β-boswellic acid (7). The main effects of boswellic acids are anti-inflammatory. Boswellic acids help reduce many sources of inflammation in the body.

The accepted mechanism for the anti-inflammatory effect of boswellic acids is through inhibiting the formation of leukotrienes (1, 6, 7). Leukotrienes are immune mediators produced by immune cells and play an important role in inflammation. Boswellic acids are unique in that they specifically target an enzyme that forms leukotrienes, 5-LO (6). Research shows boswellic acids also inhibit the actions of inflammatory mediators that cause loss of collagen and elastic fibers in the skin (1). Boswellic acids also increase the activity of fibroblasts, cells that make collagen (1). 

Many studies, both in vitro (outside the body) and in vivo (inside the body), point to this extract’s usefulness in topical treatment of many dermatological conditions. One of these is photoaging, chronic skin damage due to excessive sun exposure. In a clinical study, a cream containing 0.5% boswellic acid improved the appearance of fine lines and skin roughness associated with photoaging and increased skin thickness (1, 5). In another clinical study, a 0.5% boswella serrata extract cream improved 70% of psoriasis cases and 50% of eczema cases (8). 60% of participants had decreased redness and itching. Psoriasis and eczema are inflammatory skin conditions and are two of the most common dermatological disorders (8). Application of 15% boswella serrata resin extract on wounded rats resulted in decreased wound surface area and increased tensile strength of the wound (4). The extract promotes faster wound healing. Boswellic acids also inhibited edemas (fluid trapped underneath skin) in mice and rats (7).

Boswella serrata extract also has antimicrobial properties useful for dermatological applications (10). Treatment with the extract inhibited the growth of anaerobic (oxygen-independent) and aerobic (oxygen-needing) bacteria, including streptococcae, corynebacteria, C. perfringens, and P. acnes. This suggests a role for boswella serrata in treatment of conditions such as acne and eczema, two conditions that can result in painful and visible symptoms (10). As bacterial resistance becomes an increasing problem, this extract has the potential to bring relief.

In addition to improving dermatological conditions, topical application of boswella serrata shows promise for a variety of non-dermatological diseases. One of these is osteoarthritis. Topical application of a boswellic acid (275mg) cream to osteoarthritic joints of mice showed decreased cartilage loss and synovitis (inflammation of a membrane lining the joint) (9). The amount of boswellic acid in the joint was 2-6 times the amount in the blood, showing that boswellic acid can reach the joint with topical application. In vitro experiments with the explanted mouse joints show boswellic acid treatment inhibits inflammatory mediators (9). Another study shows topical application of 2.5%-7.5% boswellic acid in rats can improve arthritis (7). Additionally, topical application of boswella serrata gum extract to the backs of mice inhibited tumor promotion (3).

BulkActive's extract of Boswellia serrata is standarized at 65% for the active triterpenoids, named boswellic acids.

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.

Boswellia Serrata Standardized Powder

Assay: 65.81% Boswelic Acid ( triterpenoids)  
CAS#: 97952-72-2
INCI: Boswellia serrata
Appearance: powder
Solubility: Propanediol + PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Suggested percentage:1 to 10%

Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of origin: China

Boswellia Serrata (Boswelic acid) Standardized Pre Dissolved Solution - 10%

Assay: 6.58% Boswelic Acid ( triterpenoids)    
CAS#: 504-63-2, 61788-85-0, 97952-72-2
INCI:1,3-Propanediol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Boswellia serrata (Boswelic acid)
Appearance: liquid

Solubility: add to cream
Suggested percentage:1 to 5%
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.

Storage: Store in fridge, do not freeze
Country of origin for raw material: China
Country of manufacture: Taiwan
1. P. Calzavara-Pinton, C. Zane, E. Facchinetti, R. Capezzera, and A. Pedretti, “Topical Boswellic acids for treatment of photoaged skin,” Dermatologic Therapy, vol. 23, pp. 28- 32, 2010.
2. C. Dohling, “Boswellia serrata (Frankincense) – from Traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda) to evidence-based medicine,” Phytomedicine, vol. 15, issues 6-7, pp. 540, June 2008.
3. M.T. Huang, V. Badmaev, Y. Ding, Y. Liu, J.G. Xie, and C.T. Ho, “Anti-tumor and anti- carcinogenic activities of triterpenoid, beta-boswellic acid,” Biofactors, vol. 13, issues 1-  4, pp. 225-230, 2000.
4. A. Mallik, D. Goupalea, H. Dhongadeb, and S. Nayak, “Evaluation of Boswellia Serrata oleo-gum resin for wound healing activity,” Der Pharmacia Lettre, vol. 2, issue 2, pp. 457-     463, 2010.
5. A. Pedretti, R. Capezzera, C. Zane, E. Facchinetti, and P. Calzavara-Pinton, “Effects of Topical Boswellic Acid on Photo and Age-Damaged Skin: Clinical, Biophysical, and Echographic Evaluations in a Double-Blind, Randomized, Split-Face Study,” PlantaMed, vol. 76, pp. 550-560, Nov. 2009.
6. M.Z. Siddiqui, “Boswellia Serrata, A Potential Antiinflammatory Agent: An Overview,”Indian J Pharm Sci. vol. 73, issue 3, pp. 255-261, June 2011.
7. S. Singha, A. Khajuriaa, S.C. Tanejaa, R.K. Johria, J. Singha, and G.N. Qazi, “Boswellic acids: A leukotriene inhibitor also effective through topical application in inflammatory disorders,” Pytomedicine, vol. 15, issues 6-7, pp. 400-407, June 2008.
8. S. Togni, G. Maramaldi, F. Di Pierro, and M. Biondi, “A cosmeceutical formulation based on boswellic acids for the treatment of erythematous eczema and psoriasis,” Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, vol. 7, pp. 321–327, November 2014.
9. Q. Wang, X. Panxa, H.H. Wong, C.A. Wagner, L.J. Lahey, W.H. Robinson, and J. Sokolove, “Oral and topical boswellic acid attenuates mouse osteoarthritis,” Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, vol. 22 , pp. 128-132, 2014.
10.  S. Weckessera, K. Engela, B. Simon-Haarhausa, A. Wittmerb, K. Pelzb, and C.M. Schempp. “Screening of plant extracts for antimicrobial activity against bacteria and yeasts with dermatological relevance,” Phytomedicine, vol. 14, issues 7-8, pp. 508-516, August 2007.

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