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Hi again!! I found the crystals at my health store, so I was going to just add it to a vit c serum I already to boost the c in it some, my crystals are hard but when I mix it in my hand it does start dissolving into the lotion, is that ok?
Also, what vit e is best to add...the capsules are real goopy, I have seen the vit e oil but wasnt sure if it was right...seems like it would clog pores?



newbie sorry!
 

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ashes, no, the kind in the health food store isn't the same as the cosmetic formulary one. Get the UltraFine from Lotioncrafter.com. It really isn't that expensive.

Kassy uses the vit E in the caps. It is fresh that way. In the bottle who knows if it is already old. I use this:
Covi-Ox T 50 - Lotioncrafter LLC

hth
I was in LUSH and saw they had a Vit C tablet. Have you seen those before? wonder what that would do to a C serum. I didn't check to see if it contained any fillers, probably does-
 

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Well actually it does say it is pure...how does it dissolve, ashes?
First off, Thank you so much for answering so many of my questions as i know newbies can be frustrating to you wise ones!!


I dont know because I havent tried to dissolve it
...i just mixed it in with my lotion and it was like a microdermabrasion
 

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Try putting a say 1/2 a teaspoon in a 1 1/2 teaspoons of water. See if you can find a small container that is lean to put it in so you can shake it up several times during the day. If not, you can put it in a small cup and just stir it up good several times throughout the day. See if it dissolves. I made the same mistake and bought crystals too. ( even after the lovely ladies here TOLD me to get the powder from Lotioncrafter) Wanted to try and save a few $$$. It still dissolves but I think it was Fawnie that pointed out it is probably oxidizing too much and so your not going to get as potent or as good a serum out of it. A dark bottle or keeping it in a drawer so it is away from light will help. Us newbies have a lot to learn huh? That and we ( or at least I ) should listen to those that have been doing this longer. I am ordering the ultra fine powder from LC today.
 

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Try putting a say 1/2 a teaspoon in a 1 1/2 teaspoons of water. See if you can find a small container that is lean to put it in so you can shake it up several times during the day. If not, you can put it in a small cup and just stir it up good several times throughout the day. See if it dissolves. I made the same mistake and bought crystals too. ( even after the lovely ladies here TOLD me to get the powder from Lotioncrafter) Wanted to try and save a few $$$. It still dissolves but I think it was Fawnie that pointed out it is probably oxidizing too much and so your not going to get as potent or as good a serum out of it. A dark bottle or keeping it in a drawer so it is away from light will help. Us newbies have a lot to learn huh? That and we ( or at least I ) should listen to those that have been doing this longer. I am ordering the ultra fine powder from LC today.
ok, I will try that! Thanks! Now, if I put it in a dark bottle quickly, its ok? Does it have to be a dark bottle?
 

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L-ascorbic acid only will dissolve in distilled water, dimethyl isosorbide, glycerin or a lotion with a high water content/see chart:
BulkActives' skin actives solubility chart

So I think it's best as someone else said to dissolve it in distilled water before attempting to mix it with something else. L=ascorbic acid oxidizes in heat and light so you need to protect it from that.



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