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thewayigroove



Joined: 11 Aug 2008
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Location: Boston, MA

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Anti-oxidant serum or cream suggestions? Reply with quote

Does anyone know a good antioxidant serum or cream? If it has other functions that's fine, I just want to find something that's a good sole source of antioxidants.

Thank you!
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jamesherried



Joined: 07 May 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your best choice as far as antioxidants (applied topically) are concerned is to use the DIY approach, available on this site. Not only is it a lot cheaper, but you'll get fresher, better-quality products. For example, Dr. Perricone sells (or used to sell) a Vitamin E lotion for $125 for a small bottle. But he uses the wrong form of Vitamin E in it (alpha tocopherol acetate), so what good is it? Admittedly, it does contain mixed tocotrienols, which don't come in esters (like alpha tocopherol acetate is), making them more effective when appplied topically to the skin. But you can easily make your own DIY Vitamin E cream for a much lower price, and use the right form of Vitamin E.
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thewayigroove



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So do you have any tips on how to do this? Like, break open a Vitamin E capsule, for example, and pour it into your cream? Or are there any threads on this? Thank you for your help!
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jamesherried



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest ordering the DIY Info Pack available on this site. That gives you some directions as to make your own antioxidant creams. Another good thing about the DIY approach is that you can make your own "individualized" formulations, the exact likes of which may not even be available through cosmetics companies, but ideally should be.

One thing we have to remember about the companies that sell skincare products: they don't always do what's best for your skin, especially your individual skintype. Like any business, they have to ultimately do what's best for making the big money to keep themselves in business. And that doesn't always translate to doing what's best your skin, especially with all the different skintypes there are.
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