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.. ...»
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.. ...»
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.. ...»
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... ...»
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..... ...»
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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Creatine is a molecule synthesized naturally in the human body. It is most important in tissues where energy-requiring activities occur, as it is involved in maintaining constant energy flow inside the cell. It was show to protect skin from degeneration during ageing: creatine activates collagen synthesis, in this way decreasing the amount of wrinkles, and restoring skin firmness, smoothness and elasticity. Cheek sagging can also be reduced by applying creatine-containing cream. Another important benefit of creatine is UV damage protection, as it helps to protect cellular structures (especially mitochondria) from oxidative stress and mutations. Furthermore, creatine-treated skin was shown to regenerate faster. However, to protect creatine itself, pairing with coenzyme Q10 or other antioxidants is advised.
Key benefits of Creatine in skin care:
Sun damage protection    
Sun damage repair  
Increase cellular energy production   
Increase skin elasticity 
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles  
Stimulate collagen production  
Product Code: BulkActives Reward Points: 5 Assay:
55965-97-4 Net weight:
30g /1.06oz Availability: In Stock
Creatine is a molecule synthesized from amino acids in human liver, kidneys and pancreas. It is well-known for its function in metabolism – it helps to maintain constant energy flow for intense energy-requiring activities, such as muscle contractions during exercise . Therefore, creatine supplements for athletes have been researched in great detail. Recently, however, it has attracted attention as a promising ingredient in cosmetics, since it can be rapidly absorbed through skin . As energy flow occurs in every cell, the benefits of creatine are very diverse. In epithelial skin cells, the functions of this molecule are associated with cell proliferation, hair growth, sebum secretion and even wound healing .
It has been suggested that cellular energy metabolism is related to collagen degeneration during ageing. In fact, dermal application of creatine and guarana extract was shown to overcome this problem by activating collagen synthesis . The same effect was found using a mixture of creatine and folic acid, indicating that creatine indeed is the ingredient responsible for these benefits. In this case, increased firmness of the skin was also observed . To investigate the effects on visual skin appearance, volunteers applied a creatine-containing cream for 6 weeks and were evaluated by experts. It was found that the cream significantly reduced cheek sagging, crow’s feet wrinkles and wrinkles under the eyes . Among other ingredients, creatine was used in a complex anti-ageing gel which noteably reduced cellulite symptoms in 81 % of volunteers treated .
Creatine is also involved in repairing skin damage after UV exposure or photoageing. Again, applied together with folic acid, creatine caused faster cell proliferation, thus stimulating renewal of the damaged skin tissue. This resulted in increased skin firmness, reduced number of both fine and coarse wrinkles, as well as increased smoothness and elasticity . Additionally, a protective effect of creatine has been documented, for example, it decreases the DNA damage caused by UV radiation . Other research also indicate that creatine is able to both protect the cells from UV and repair the damage caused by it, possibly by providing the energy necessary for these activities .
Mitochondria – the cell structures where respiration and energy generation occur – constantly generate oxidants as by-products, and thus are sensitive to irradiation or other oxidizing stresses. Creatine can also be transported to this structure, where it helps to reduce ageing-associated mutations and in this way also functions in tumor prevention . In another study, application of 1 % cream was sufficient to completely negate the damage done to mitochondria by irradiation. This experiment was performed with elderly volunteers (average of 65 years), as additional supplements of creatine were shown to be more important at this age .
While creatine is not a known antioxidant, it can help protect certain enzymes and other proteins from oxidative damage . However, this makes creatine itself susceptible to oxidation. Therefore, it is advised to pair it with a strong antioxidant – for example, including coenzyme Q10 in the formulation was shown to protect creatine and such combination results in even higher effectiveness against skin ageing symptoms .
About Creatine and Carnitine in DIY Skin Care
A newly issued patent, entitled, “Use of Creatine or Creatine Compounds for Skin Preservation,” claims that topical application of a combination of Creatine and Carnitine treats uneven skin pigmentation.
Assay: 99.8% CAS No.: 55965-97-4 INCI: Creatine Pyruvate Appearance: white powder Odor: Strong, unpleasant sour smell. Solubility: water, heated to 43C (110F), to ensure that crystals dissolve Suggested percentage:0.5% to 1.5%
Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture! Country of origin: China
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0.5 to 1.5% added to water phase, then heated to 43C (110F), ensuring that crystals dissolve
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