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hannah

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12 grams. But remember that some people's skin stings when they start using ALA, so don't go overboard.


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I know this sounds dumb -- but can you translate that into teaspoons, etc?

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I know this sounds dumb -- but can you translate that into teaspoons, etc?

The tube contains 12.5 grams so it is pretty much the WHOLE THING!  Here is an example of the beauty of this do-it-yourself stuff.  After I read your post and Hannah's reply yesterday I immediately added another teaspoon of ALA to my current mix.  In the past I would have been scouring the internet looking for a product with a higher concentration of ALA to replace the 5 products I already had.  This is a beautiful thing.

 



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Ah -- thanks! My tube isn't labeled in gram weight.

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Ah -- thanks! My tube isn't labeled in gram weight.

 

Mine isn't labeled either.  I'm just going by the amount listed in the product index.

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Hello,

 

I just experimented with adding a couple of drops of this booster product to my Vitamin C serum (that I also made from scratch). It did not blend into the serum much at all, but instead formed a layer at the top of the serum, and also "grabbed" onto the partially dissolved vit. c crystals (L-ascorbic acid). It's been 12 hours and there are still lots of little orange dots suspended throughout the serum.

 

Does this booster product require an emulsifier to dissolve, or does it need to be used in an oil based product? I was under the impression that it could be used in everything. What I REALLY want, is to successfully create a 15% vit. C serum, with added tocopherols in it. You know, to mimic the high-priced "C + E" products available. I was hoping this booster would do it, but the oil-affinity nature of it doesn't seem to lend itself to watery serums. (?)

 

Any helpful advice, anyone?

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10 percent seems rather high for ala in a lotion...most of decent ones use one to two percent (like reviva labs, etc)

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So -- how much ALA should I add to 4 ounces of canvas cream to make it 10% ALA cream?

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Ooo! This  Dimethicone Copolyol Ester (DCE) sounds really interesting! I can't wait to hear how it works for you. Hmmm...I wonder if it might work better to dissolve the antiox booster first in the DCE, then add the dissolved ascorbic acid solution to it gradually, you know, like when you add hot mild to a roux. Just a thought.
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