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Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:


Originally posted by mommykat mommykat wrote:

Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:

Once water is in a mix, I am not an advocate of not using a preservative.  Unless the product is used within 2 days. 

There are other ingredients more powerful than Vitamin C, and yield faster and better results.  My two favourite ingredients are Pycnogenol and Matrixyl.



Indeed, I use Phenoxyethanol (a few drops as a preservative)... However the SKB / Sea Kelp Bioferment also has the same ^^ preservative

The SKB has a preservative already so I use the same one just a few drops...


Okay, do not use more  percentage of a preservative for the amount of your batch.  Too much preservative in a batch, is as dangerous as too little .  Keep in mind the percentage of preservative in an ingredient, is only enough to preserve the ingredient  Big smile


This is why I love BHM… OK… bring out the… NERD…
I use this formula C1V1=C2V2 or C1 x V1 = C2 x V2
C = Concentration
V = Volume to find the percentage that I want to make for the week.
On a lazy day, I like to use a percentage calculator--
http://skinessentialactives.blogspot.co.uk/p/percentage-calculator.html

or a batch calculator. http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/Calculators/Batch_Size_Calculator.aspx


Most of the time my preservative is @ 1 percent or less out of 100. Because each item(s) that I make… the Total Batch Volume has to be 100%.
Much Love MK…
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Originally posted by honeyb87 honeyb87 wrote:

Here is the list of all that we will need:

Pure vitamin c powder (l-ascorbic acid) 1/4 tsp
Distilled water (or rose water). 2 tsp
Glycerine. 1 tsp
Vitamin E gel capsule 1 capsule
An empty glass bottle to store your serum (you could clean and use an old paediatric medicine bottle)



I'm going to make this tonight


ok i can do this.
i feel like i can find all of this at the vitamin shoppe.

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Vitamin e acts as a preservative too. 
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Originally posted by SeducTress SeducTress wrote:

Originally posted by honeyb87 honeyb87 wrote:

Here is the list of all that we will need:

Pure vitamin c powder (l-ascorbic acid) 1/4 tsp
Distilled water (or rose water). 2 tsp
Glycerine. 1 tsp
Vitamin E gel capsule 1 capsule
An empty glass bottle to store your serum (you could clean and use an old paediatric medicine bottle)



I'm going to make this tonight


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I have some 70,000 iu vit E that I plan to mix with my serum. 
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

I have some 70,000 iu vit E that I plan to mix with my serum. 


Wow that's a high iu! My logic is that the higher the iu, the more preservative power it has. Tongue
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oh great!

MommyKat/fellow NERD: how much of a 70,000 iu Vit E should I use if I'm making the mix using measurements in Honey's post? (1/4 tsp L-acid)
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^^it's liquid Vit E not capsule form.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote coconess Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:26pm
I had a high IU vit e and I noticed that it broke my skin out in itchy little bumps..

Now I use a lower dosage and make sure it's the natural form of vit e and it doesn't break me out. I am able to drink it too...
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I use it for dark spots and it works great for me. I add some to my hair stuff sometimes and my homemade shower gels.
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