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  Topic: Where to find DIY info on surfectants
OMGIm40

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Basic Skin Care / Skin Health Maintenance   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:25 am   Subject: Where to find DIY info on surfectants
I am looking for information on various DIY surfectants. In particular the PH levels and if they are non-comedogenic. I would like to make a simple non oily facial wash as well as a simple non toxic b ...
  Topic: Astringents and salicylic acid
OMGIm40

Replies: 1
Views: 5757

PostForum: Acne   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:22 am   Subject: Astringents and salicylic acid
Anyone know if an astringent such as witch hazel that is supposed to tighten pores would be compatible with salicylic acid that is supposed to clean them out? Could they be used i the same product or ...
  Topic: Astringents and skin penetration of actives
OMGIm40

Replies: 3
Views: 5945

PostForum: Skin Rejuvenation / Anti-Aging   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:16 am   Subject: Astringents and skin penetration of actives
I sometimes use witch hazel as an astringent to clean my heavy "out in the sun" SPF 45 sunscreen off my face . I know astringents, and witch hazel in particular, are supposed to tighten the skin, tigh ...
  Topic: Suppliers of actives and metric units
OMGIm40

Replies: 1
Views: 3627

PostForum: Skin Rejuvenation / Anti-Aging   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:33 am   Subject: Suppliers of actives and metric units
Is there a list or could we start a list of actives suppliers? I have several bookmarked but I still haven't found one supplier that has the right combination of actives and functional ingredients (li ...
  Topic: deep wrinkles at 26 thanks to ill-advised use of tretinoin?
OMGIm40

Replies: 4
Views: 15351

PostForum: Retinoids / Vitamin A   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:01 pm   Subject: deep wrinkles at 26 thanks to ill-advised use of tretinoin?
If you are a female and get on accutane make sure that you have a good contraception, it can cause severe birth defects before you even know you are pregnant. Same for retin-a.
  Topic: Vitamin C in a face wash or mask
OMGIm40

Replies: 1
Views: 4892

PostForum: Vitamin C   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:19 am   Subject: Vitamin C in a face wash or mask
Is there any benefit to having Vitamine C in a facial wash? If it was in the 10% or 15% range, for instance, would it be on the skin long enough to apsorb or would it just be washed away?

How abou ...
  Topic: Any tips for reducing graininess of Vit C powder?
OMGIm40

Replies: 3
Views: 5579

PostForum: Vitamin C   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:18 am   Subject: Any tips for reducing graininess of Vit C powder?
I have 16oz of Great Earth L-ascorbic acid powder that I bought from a health food store. It says it is a "fine crystalline power" but does not state the mesh size. It feels like powdered sugar to th ...
  Topic: Mix Vita C with salicylic acid?
OMGIm40

Replies: 1
Views: 4309

PostForum: Vitamin C   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:05 am   Subject: Mix Vita C with salicylic acid?
Would L-acorbic acid be compatable with salicylic acid either in the same formulation or layered? If layered approach is better which should go on first? Thanks
  Topic: UV protection
OMGIm40

Replies: 2
Views: 4630

PostForum: Vitamin C   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:41 am   Subject: UV protection
I am wondering about how Vitamin C and other antioxidants protect from UV damage. As I understand it they bond with free radicals that are made when UV rays come in contact with your skin. Is that rig ...
  Topic: Study: niacinimide and kinetin
OMGIm40

Replies: 1
Views: 3905

PostForum: Skin Rejuvenation / Anti-Aging   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:27 am   Subject: Study: niacinimide and kinetin
I found an article about a double blind study with kinetin and nicinimide combination on a website called Medical News Today. I found it by googling kinetin and it was on the first page.

It found s ...
  Topic: Terrible rash all over my face! Help please!
OMGIm40

Replies: 1
Views: 6430

PostForum: Basic Skin Care / Skin Health Maintenance   Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:41 am   Subject: Terrible rash all over my face! Help please!
I recently ran out of my favorite cleanser that I have used for years and can't find it, St ives Clear Pore Cleanser, a simple nonoily salicylic acid formula. I got their Apricot scrub instead. Two ni ...
  Topic: Polysilicone gel OK for acne prone skin?
OMGIm40

Replies: 1
Views: 4714

PostForum: Vitamin C   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:12 am   Subject: Polysilicone gel OK for acne prone skin?
I bought the Monistate gel-powder to make an anhydrous vit c as suggested in the info pack. But before I open this tube I wanted to ask if this is known to cause breakouts on acne prone skin?
  Topic: Glycolic acid peel - is this doing anything?
OMGIm40

Replies: 0
Views: 5313

PostForum: Exfoliants   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:39 am   Subject: Glycolic acid peel - is this doing anything?
I ordered a 30% glycolic acid peel solution. I followed the instructions and used it for 2 minutes the first time, then 4 minutes a couple of weeks later. When the solution is on it stings but I did n ...
  Topic: RareMinerals with Vit C - an anhydrous base formula??
OMGIm40

Replies: 3
Views: 6124

PostForum: Vitamin C   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:14 am   Subject: RareMinerals with Vit C - an anhydrous base formula??
Well I wouldn't expect miracles from anything but I guess my question is if this formula seems like a good anhydrous base for delivery of vitamin C. Does it seems like the other ingredients would work ...
  Topic: RareMinerals with Vit C - an anhydrous base formula??
OMGIm40

Replies: 3
Views: 6124

PostForum: Vitamin C   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:24 am   Subject: RareMinerals with Vit C - an anhydrous base formula??
Bare Escentuals has a powder base product called Skin Revival Treatment with Vitamin C in it.
I am wondering what the Dr. thinks of this formulation and if anyone has tried this yet? Could this actua ...
 
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