What?? HoustonGuy21............I can't believe you of all people are asking this question.........you don't make your own LA lotion?? Well, now you have no reason not too!! Its super easy http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/9849/sheep-look-lactic-lotionHow do i make my own LA lotion? Is it simple as pouring your la peel in a lotion bottle and mixing it? If theirs a link to a thread that gives me the answer that would help too!!!
Here is the difference between chemical vs physical sunscreen http://www.skinacea.com/sunscreen/physical-vs-chemical-sunscreen.html#.UiQolmTXgVlWhats the difference between a chemical and physical sunblock, and which one is generally more effective for for dark AA skin?
I would toss it and make a fresh batch. 2 weeks is pushing it regardless of its color.Hi everybody I was wonder the vit c serum with ascorbic acid , distilled water and veg glycerin I made it two weeks ago and it still clear ,is still good or should I check ph thank you.
A week and you should be fine.How long should I stop using RA before administering a GA peel?
You are so right Utopianbeauty, :thumbsup: Retinol (which is what retinyl palmitate is) is found in many products that don't require a prescription. Retinols are much weaker than prescription retinoids (Retin A). Unless vitamin A is listed as one of the top five ingredients and the product is packaged in an airtight opaque bottle, what you're getting might not be all that effective. As for the comment about RA and purging (not sure who said this, just remember reading it), purging doesn't happen with everyone, actually, most who use RA don't have purging. If purging is a problem for you, try using RA gel, and not RA cream. For those who are still a little confused with the difference, there's an awesome thread about Retinoids, that would definitely be worth the read. http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/5281/information-on-retinoidsNo it's not a dupe. They are two different products with completely different ingredients. Carotein contains retinyl palmitate which is a weaker version of Tretinoin (RA) but it's not the main component.
What you made is 15%, however, you said you poured a 40% LA PEEL............that is not the same as LA you would use for LA lotion. This is LA you would add to a lotion.I wanted a 15% LA Lotion so I poured 1oz of 40% lactic acid peel (the whole bottom) into 8 oz of lotion. Either I'm doing the calculations wrong or it's telling me to pour 37.5 % of the bottle into the 8oz lotion. Too late. I went by these calculations:
A peel is diluted with other ingredients. You would have to check the companies site that you purchased it from. I have never made a LA lotion with a LA peel, so I couldn't tell you how effective it is. Nor have I read through the thread that you gathered your info from. I have always just bought LA and mixed it with the lotion of my choice. Next time read through a few of these threads http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/9849/sheep-look-lactic-lotion http://www.skincaretalk.com/newsearch?search=sheep+lactic Several places sell LA. I mention Lotioncrafters because that is where I purchase mine. Here are a few others to look at http://www.bulkactives.com/llacticacidnatural.htm http://www.aromantic.co.uk/buy-lactic-acid-uk.htm http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/item.php?item_id=144 http://www.personalformulator.com/wvss/product_info.php?products_id=1179I was following ProudChoc's advice from the thread Helping newbies make a start. In that thread she says a lactic Acid Peel. She mentions nothing about lotioncrafters. Point of reference: http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/30191/helping-newbies-make-a-start
They are the same. Propylene Glycol is used as a humectant and can be used in Vit C serum. Lotioncrafters carries it. It would be similar to using glycerin in a recipe.HI IS PROPYLENE GLYCOL DIFFERENT FROM MONOPROPYLENE GLYCOL
I take 1,000 mg of C in the AM and 1,000 in the PM. I have done it this way for years. A buffered Vit C is easier on the stomach. PS...........I love the Nike box filled with product :thumbsup: great way to keep things all together!!Really? So 1000mg is enough for a day?
The difference being the ingredients. Sunblock is a physical sunscreen, where as sunscreen is a chemical (sunscreen). Physical sunscreens will contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. They physically create a barrier against both the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Sunblock is usually white, thicker and typically remains visible after you put it on. It is best used for anyone planning to spend hours in the sun, near water, sand etc. Chemical sunscreens contain chemicals that absorb UV radiation and reduce the amount that reaches the skin. They typically contain octinoxate, oxybenzone, octisalate, benzophenone or methyl anthranilate in the active ingredient list .Yes of course u need to use SUNBLOCK! not sunscreen there is a huge difference
Hi McCartney!! Did you look on the bottom of the can for an expiration?? Sometimes they are hard to find. But typically good for 12 months after opening/or use of.I bought the eucerin sun transparent spray spf50 on june 2013 And its still full. And it doesent say any expire date on the box. Could i still use it? Or isent that effective anymore?
It should be fine, I don't ever keep a sunscreen longer than a year. Some turn yellow, some will turn runny, some separate, all just depends.Thanks for ur reply gymrat. I will check againe tomorrow. 12 months? Okay good lol its been 8months since i bought it. So i can use it for further 4 months. So glad i dont have to buy a new one.
Goodness, is it a full moon or what? UTB, I'm going to move the above to the appropriate location.............in case anyone is looking for themPlease reserve all the French conversations for the French thread.
You can't live based on fear of what others will think or say.......they are going to think or say regardless.........so let em'!! Remember this the next time someone questions you Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind, don't matter :thumbsup:I'm new and I know this question might be dumb but I have to ask. I notice some people saying the went from Kelly to Beyonce skin wise and I don't get it. How can you change the color of your skin that much and explain it to the people around you? I went one shade lighter and I has people all in my face with questions.
I totally agree with you vanilla-ice. We ALL were newbies at one time or another, and I for one welcome ALL, newbies and oldies Your right, we ALL have joined to have a better understanding no matter what the topic may be. If we didn't ask questions we would never learn!! One very important thing as a newbie and even as an oldie, is to use the search bar menu at the top of the screen. Even if you don't know exactly what you want to ask, even if its just a word, type it in and see what threads pop up. If you still can't find what you are looking for, jump right in!! There are PLENTY of us here to help you!! Welcome to SCT :five:"So called newbies" really??? As if u weren't one before....fyi peo join most times cos they need to be educated. Wats wrong with asking wen u dnt have a clue. Please be nice. No offence!
You would not want to use Glucosamine that was intended for a supplement for a DIY serum. Supplement form typically contains fillers and you don't want fillers in your DIY serum. Read the ingredient list for the Glucosamine that you have in supplement form, see what all it contains.RE: NAG/Reg. Glucosamine Can one use regular glucosamine instead of NAG in a DIY serum (along with niacinamide). Regular glucosamine is much cheaper and I have a ton of the powder I use as a supplement. Wondering if I still need to buy NAG
I completely understand, but isn't this the case with 99% of the world these days?? So lets be the change :five: We can't expect everyone to give back, and that's ok........but for the majority of us, I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine :thumbsup:I totally agree with you but that was not my point. I was just putting out the fact that some people just appear when they need something but never to help others.
No worries. I don't think anyone was pointing fingers. I think it was just a general comment, no harm, no foul. Lets just move on with the topic of the thread. And, I am glad you came out of lurk mode!! Some are afraid of the "forum" environment. Don't let it intimidate you.....we are a very friendly group. Back too why you were here to begin with :thumbsup: Quick Question About Skin Lightening ProductsThanks Gymrat and Vanilla Ice. I agree with you as well I'm pretty sure the poster was referring to me as a "long time lurker". I saw that post, rolled my eyes, and kept it moving. I've never interacted with any other members because I didn't have an account...which is why I was a lurker until yesterday (the day I created an account) Its not that deep. Anyway thanks for the warm welcome and the wealth of information here! I'm so excited to embark in my clear skin journey!
Hi McCartney, even if you wash this off in the morning this doesn't mean anything. The product has still absorbed into your skin. Similar to how RA would or any product of the like. Applying a sunscreen will help, but again, using a sunscreen containing a higher % of zinc is your best bet. And or, applying sunscreen and trying to keep the area out of the sun as much as possible. Anytime you are using an AHA, or even exfoliating with a micro fiber, you need to be careful in the sun. You are wasting not only time but also products if you are exfoliating and then being exposed to the suns rays..............especially if you aren't wearing a good sunscreen. Are you a Vit C serum user?? Not sure, but if you are this too adds some umph to your SS. Vit C serum is readily absorbed and cannot be washed off by water or perspiration. The protective benefits last several days. Vitamin C, combined with zinc sunscreen, gives superior sun protection that is better than either preparation alone. How much time are we talking when you say "go outside" are you walking too and from? Are you out for a few hours?? Also, what time of day? 10-4 are the worst time.Even when the sun is attscking my face all the time , i will not redarken with the sunscreen ?
:five: As for your sunscreen, it is considered a chemical sunscreen, not a physical sunscreen. I tend to stick to physical sunscreens when it is hot and the sun is intense. They protect me BY FAR the best!! Sunscreen containing zinc are physical sunscreens. Burnout is a physical sunscreen. Alba Botanica is a chemical sunscreen. Here is a great read, maybe this will help you better understand what I am trying to explain. If not, just ask http://www.skinacea.com/sunscreen/physical-vs-chemical-sunscreen.html#.UvmR8EKwIp1. Hay Gymrat your post are so informative. Unfortunately I still have a hard time grasping this sunscreen/sunblock debate. Could you possibly tell me if my sunscreen sounds effective and if it's a sunscreen or sunblock. The active ingredients are **Homosalate 7.5%, Octocrylene 7.5%, Ethylhexyl Salicylate 5.0% and Titanium Dioxide 2.0%** it's called Alba Botanica spf 30 You actually wrote what I was thinking. Great minds think alike.