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Hi all! I know that this has been talked about so many times so forgive me for being repetitive, however I am still extremely confused on how to make a LA lotion and/or peel. I literally suck at math and I don?t understand how to break any of this down. Just for a quick background - I am trying to use this to target black stretch marks that I have on my waist and bottom area in time for a trip I have coming up in MAY!

Can someone please please help me figure out how to make this lotion? Like, ?for dummies? style ? I have the following and would like to make a 17 or 18 % (or higher if I need to since my trip is coming soon) lotion and peel:

- 10 oz of 90% Lactic Acid
-16 oz of Gold Bond
- A jar which can hold 10 oz of product, so I intend to make 10 oz of lotion.

Can someone PLEASE help with getting me started? I?m so terrible at calculating measurements, etc.
 

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Hi all! I know that this has been talked about so many times so forgive me for being repetitive, however I am still extremely confused on how to make a LA lotion and/or peel. I literally suck at math and I don?t understand how to break any of this down. Just for a quick background - I am trying to use this to target black stretch marks that I have on my waist and bottom area in time for a trip I have coming up in MAY!

Can someone please please help me figure out how to make this lotion? Like, ?for dummies? style ? I have the following and would like to make a 17 or 18 % (or higher if I need to since my trip is coming soon) lotion and peel:

- 10 oz of 90% Lactic Acid
-16 oz of Gold Bond
- A jar which can hold 10 oz of product, so I intend to make 10 oz of lotion.

Can someone PLEASE help with getting me started? I?m so terrible at calculating measurements, etc.
Sorry just seeing this......to make 10 ounces of lotion you would need to add 2.3 ounces of your lactic to make it 17%. @lo0ve
 

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@gymrat thank you sooo much! You?re always extremely helpful. Seriously can?t thank you enough
Your very welcome! Don't let it overwhelm you once you make it a few times you will gain your confidence! We all had to start somewhere :thumbsup: just be sure you mix it well so the lactic is evenly distributed.
 

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@gymrat I?m so excited! Getting started now! So to confirm...mix 2.3 oz of LA into 10 oz of lotion? Party time!!
 

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Yep, that will give you 17% LA lotion :chef:
Hi @gymrat i am trying to make the same formula for my la lotion for my stretch marks. what la acid brand would you recommend? and can i mix with any lotion? sorry! never done this before. I also currently have 0.05% retin -A cream, would that be okay?
 

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Hi @gymrat i am trying to make the same formula for my la lotion for my stretch marks. what la acid brand would you recommend? and can i mix with any lotion? sorry! never done this before. I also currently have 0.05% retin -A cream, would that be okay?
What is it your trying to make? @angie7879
 

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hi @gymrat i'm trying to make a lactic acid lotion for my face. what percentage do you recommend?
I recommend starting with 8% on the face, use that for several weeks before trying to bump it up. @Dsk
 

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i am trying to make an la lotion to help with my stretch marks @gymrat
Ok, so find a base lotion that doesn't contain "carbomer" read the ingredient listing, if it contains carbomer, don't purchase it, find one that is carbomer free. There are lots out there, if you need brands let me know and I will give you some to look for, or tell me the brands you can find and I can help you find one. Then get lactic acid (liquid form) once you have these 2 things I can help you will mixing it together, just give me the amount of base lotion you will be using and the % of the lactic you purchase. @angie7879 if you have any questions just ask :thumbsup:
 

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Ok, so find a base lotion that doesn't contain "carbomer" read the ingredient listing, if it contains carbomer, don't purchase it, find one that is carbomer free. There are lots out there, if you need brands let me know and I will give you some to look for, or tell me the brands you can find and I can help you find one. Then get lactic acid (liquid form) once you have these 2 things I can help you will mixing it together, just give me the amount of base lotion you will be using and the % of the lactic you purchase. @angie7879 if you have any questions just ask :thumbsup:
Thank you so much! please what lotion brands would you recommend and what lactic acid brand would you recommend? - never purchased the latter before. @gymrat thanks again
 

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Thank you so much! please what lotion brands would you recommend and what lactic acid brand would you recommend? - never purchased the latter before. @gymrat thanks again
Gold Bond makes a nice LA lotion. As for lactic acid, I would purchase from Lotioncrafters or Bulkactives. I will give you links below. @angie7879

https://www.lotioncrafter.com/lactic-acid-90-usp.html
https://www.bulkactives.com/product/product/l-lactic-acid-alpha-hydroxy-acid.html
http://www.goldbondultimate.com/product/restoring-with-coq10/
 

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Thank you @gymrat !, i will go through these and as soon as i can get some into the UK, i will let you know
Your very welcome, let me know how it works out for you and or if you need any other help. There are other lotions you can use, really anything that is carbomer free will work. I personally just use Gold Bond because it makes a nice thick lotion. But anything carbomer free works! @angie7879
 
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