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Did this followed dir. exactly and got a PH of 2? Can you put that on your skin? Or is that too acidic? How do I make it higher, the PH to 3.5? Thanks
 

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The pH doesn't need to be 3.5 exactly, but that does sound low. You could patch test it and see how it feels on your skin - near your jawline or ear. To raise the pH you need something neutral or basic - water is neutral, baking soda would be basic. Let the experts chime in though. Does it have a weird smell, others have reported a hot doggy smell, but that could be from nuking the FA? I will be making my first batch this weekend.
 

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My serum hovers around 2.5 also. If you want to adjust the pH so its less acid you can use T.E.A.. Sometimes I substitute a GoW hydrosol for the distilled water which adjusts the pH a bit too.
Which GoW hydrosol flavor do you use? I was gonna try it with orange blossom (neroli) hydrosol. That's the one they use in their Majik C serum. I want the starfruit one but it's never in stock when I check. I hope it turns out well with the neroli one.
 

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nope, didn't work. Sucks bc the texture was great. I did a patch test and it burned, so not sure that is so good. Ahhh. Will stick with basic Vit c with gycerin.
 

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I read that low ph Less than 3, actually causes less irritation. Anyone else here this?

Note: with a high ph Vitamin C can cause medium to high irritations
 

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OK, I put the serum on my arm, and it dosen't burn at all. So I will use it there for a week to see if anything happens. Hope it works well.
 

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OK, I put the serum on my arm, and it dosen't burn at all. So I will use it there for a week to see if anything happens. Hope it works well.
You could always use it on your neck and decollete as well - pending that it doesn't burn in those places. You could always use a little less LAA in the next batch and see if that helps the raise the pH.
 

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Which GoW hydrosol flavor do you use? I was gonna try it with orange blossom (neroli) hydrosol. That's the one they use in their Majik C serum. I want the starfruit one but it's never in stock when I check. I hope it turns out well with the neroli one.
I agree they are out of Starfruit often.......it is one of my favorites!! Ask Jen to email you when it comes in, she will if you ask her too. That way you can order it before its too late.

As for my serum I have only used Rose and Chamomile hydrosols. I use many others as toners........they are great and I have no complaints.
 

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Which GoW hydrosol flavor do you use? I was gonna try it with orange blossom (neroli) hydrosol. That's the one they use in their Majik C serum. I want the starfruit one but it's never in stock when I check. I hope it turns out well with the neroli one.
I've made Kassy's CE Ferulic with GoW's neroli hydrosol. Turns out nicely, with a faint orange blossom scent. Heavenly!
 

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I've not used a hydrosol before and so need some clarification, please. Can a hydrosol be used in place of, say, distilled water in this and other formulations? Are the scents of the hydrosols strong enough to give the final product a nice smell?
 
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