I wished i could order this in a smaller amount of 50 gr. Can i get informed when it is available ?
A. It will not be sold in smaller amounts. The review rating is meant to be for the product, not the size in which it is sold :-(.. ...»
The best, most potent and most stable form of Vitamin C.
Makes quite a difference to the appearance of mature, photo-damaged skin - don't expect results over night but with consistent use your skin will look more even and radiant!.. ...»
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... ...»
This product is amazing! I'm new to diy moisturizing cream and I've done quite a bit of research. However, I found info. at BulkActives that I have not seen anywhere else, especially with the hyaluronic acid. This product is of high quality, my friend is a chemist and he ran some tests, very high quality. It has done wonders for my skin, not only in the way it looks more healthy but it just feels so smooth and hydrated. I'm still experimenting with some recipes so I will return. Your service is .. ...»
As all products from bulkactives, this is a really great and high-quality DYI ingredient. Along with John's friendly, reliable and very efficient service, it makes a purchase from bulkactives a very pleasant experience... ...»
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.. ...»
I mixed it with some other water actives like Glucosamine, Niacinamide, Glutathione etc into the Pre Liposome Microemulsion 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. .. ...»
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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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