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    I think MAP is the best vitamin C choice for...

    I think MAP is the best vitamin C choice for "lotions/creams". The pH requirement of MAP (6 to 7ish) is pretty much a no-brainer to accomplish in a nice base lotion.. Niacinamide, glutathione, +...
  2. Thread: CoQ10 Solubility

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    Just some thoughts that might help you. -...

    Just some thoughts that might help you.

    - Is your Co-Q-10 a pure powdered form free of fillers?

    - Fractionated Coconut Oil has all the goodness removed, and with that, the ability to...
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    I voted for the "0 - 25" because I typically...

    I voted for the "0 - 25" because I typically spend about 300./year on my DIY ingredients. That price includes the many products I gift to a few friends + family members.

    After much trial and...
  4. Applying L-AA and water to your skin isn't gonna...

    Applying L-AA and water to your skin isn't gonna do you a bit of good. Here are the "musts" for an effective vitamin C serum;

    - 15 to 20% cosmetic grade ultra fine L-AA
    - 2 or 3 more...
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    I get the majority of my powdered actives at Pure...

    I get the majority of my powdered actives at Pure Bulk.. They have absolutely no fillers, excipients, anti-caking agents or anything else.. I especially like the ALA + CQ10

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    Do any of you like to make water free serums...

    Do any of you like to make water free serums using JUST oils, and a couple of oil soluble actives? I got into a bit of that when I wanted something more pure to use in conjunction with dermarolling....
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    OMG, I'm an oil ho.. Jojoba & Meadowfoam...

    OMG, I'm an oil ho..

    Jojoba & Meadowfoam (never ending shelf life and great for skin)
    Walnut, Hemp, Evening Primrose, Sesame (high in linoleic fatty acids + vitamins and great for skin...
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    Any "Vodka" would do for the tiny amount needed...

    Any "Vodka" would do for the tiny amount needed to dissolve FA... Don't diss propylene glycol out of hand though.. It's actually a nice ingredient in serum, when used at 1%.
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    After much trial and error, and having every oil...

    After much trial and error, and having every oil under the sun at my disposal, I'd suggest that the best oil base for your infusion would be a base of 80/20 almond/jojoba... Both are sent free and...
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    Try using lecithin as a secondary emulsifier...

    Try using lecithin as a secondary emulsifier along with say E-Wax. Also, if you incorporate some "Cetyl Alcohol" (1%) into your oil phase, it will thicken things nicely, and cut down on the "oily"...
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    Not sure if you guys are "LightStim" fans, but if...

    Not sure if you guys are "LightStim" fans, but if you are it's the "Today's Special Value" on QVC.. $168.00 and comes with serum.

    I've been using it for just under 5 years, and...
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    I procrastinated since 2007 when I first heard...

    I procrastinated since 2007 when I first heard about it.. I thought it was a crazy idea all together. I found it fascinating though, after following the threads at EDS, and especially "beth's"...
  13. I don't think anything about a skincare routine...

    I don't think anything about a skincare routine or products would come down to "picking which is better"... I think of skincare *actives* like they are an orchestra.. Can't pick just one to be the...
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    It's perfect for mixing the dreaded zinc! I love...

    It's perfect for mixing the dreaded zinc! I love the Magic Bullet for DIY (that's all I use it for).. It's great for working with butters, oils and all that.. Gives it such a light creamy...
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    Derma *rollin on the river*, finally!

    So I have two reasons for starting this thread;

    1.) I need a go to place to keep track of my rolling journey ..
    2.) I'm using ONLY DIY products for pre/post treatment, and think it...
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    I'm not sure what form your lecithin is in...

    I'm not sure what form your lecithin is in (powder or oil/suppulent form), but in any case, you would want to combine/mix the lecithin into your water phase, and then slowly incorporate the (warmed)...
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    https://www.skincaretalk.com/images/smilies/rotfl.g...

    https://www.skincaretalk.com/images/smilies/rotfl.gif
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    Some nights I can't even stand myself.... It's a...

    Some nights I can't even stand myself.... It's a shame that the oils that smell the worst, are the most beneficial for the skin.. Have you ever got a whiff of "krill" oil?...Everybody clears out...
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    Just read this question to Mr Kassy and he said; ...

    Just read this question to Mr Kassy and he said; "The eyes are the nipples of the face"... LOL!
  20. I bought an 8oz bottle of wheat germ oil at...

    I bought an 8oz bottle of wheat germ oil at Vitacost, and it smells a little more potent than usual.. Not sure if it sat too long on a truck in all this heat or what.. Exp date is fine (Dec 2013).....
  21. Thread: diy sunscreen

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    I'd assume as well as any SPF 30 sunscreen, as...

    I'd assume as well as any SPF 30 sunscreen, as long as you stick to the recipe!
  22. I find it's hit and miss in the stores, but...

    I find it's hit and miss in the stores, but Amazon has this trio that I like and their cheap; http://www.amazon.com/Honey-Can-Do-LBG-01148-3-Piece-Mesh-White/dp/B001F51AQC/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hpc_7
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  23. Thread: diy sunscreen

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    That's my kind of sunscreen.. Love it! Thanks...

    That's my kind of sunscreen.. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

    I think I'll make this and add a few antioxidants to it.
  24. I LOVE those "mesh" bags.. it's the only way to...

    I LOVE those "mesh" bags.. it's the only way to keep from losing all the tiny bits. (Especially those blasted little spatulas..https://www.skincaretalk.com/images/smilies/wink.gif)
  25. I never bothered to take the bottom off.. ...

    I never bothered to take the bottom off.. https://www.skincaretalk.com/images/smilies/oops.gif LOL! I just remove the cap, push the disc all the way back down with a chopstick, clean everything...
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