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AlyssaH

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  1. Allantoin
  2. Ceramides
  3. Centella Asiatica
  4. Creatine Pyruvate
  5. Natural Active Peptides
  6. ROS Terminator
  7. Amino Booster
  8. Coffee Fruit extract
  9. Dermagen
  10. Liquid Crystal
  11. ATP
  12. Niacinamide
  13. Co-Q10
  14. Argireline
  15. GABA
  16. Shea mouse 
  17. Sea Kelp
I have used all of these actives w/no negative reaction from my skin. I feel confident in adding everything to my face cream. I was thinking of leaving the Co-Q10/ceramides to dissolve overnight in some rose hip seed oil. Mixing the shea mousse/canvas cream in a double boiler, then adding in dissolved Q10/ceramides. Letting that cool, adding in botanicals & letting those sit overnight, the next day mixing the rest of the actives, including proteins. Should I mix the liquid crystal at the same time as the canvas/shea mousse, & should I be adding the Sea Kelp in at that time also? Will heat affect sea kelp adversely?

ETA: I think I will omit the ROS* terminator from my formula, not sure that I should mix SOD & proteins.
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If you add the shea mousse to Canvas at a relatively high temperature, you will loose the "mousse" effect.

I would start by adding the powders, slowly and waiting for the last portion to dissolve before adding more.

I would then add the liquids and finally the mousse. And hope for the best. This is a lot of stuff and you may end up with a mess BUT, the activity will be there.
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I think you're right, but I enjoy the tingle that I get from the large amount of proteins in my DIY cream. My question is this; if you can tell what I'm trying to achieve from this list; which ingredients would you pare it down to, for cost effectiveness? 
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Excellent question but you came to the wrong person. I NEVER take into account price when I formulate a product. It is the best I can do to make sure that I don't make decisions based on cost but on science.
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Sounds a great cream. Might it not be more effective to buy the new anti-oxidant day cream and night cream. Between the two you would have almost all the important ingredients apart from GABA, which you can add separately.

Use ELS or Dream Cream for replace the more moisturising ingredients.
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Thank you! I also have a friend that has some medical grade hydrolyzed collagen powder (for wound healing), a couple 1 gram unopened packets, we want to add that to the face cream. How much should we add to 4 oz?
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Use it exactly as you would use ours. I don't know what "medical grade" means, though. It is likely to be just for show. I am not familiar with medical uses of hydrolyzed collagen.  Does it show a brand name?
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She had a lymph node infected w/ MRSA removed & nursing staff had to pack the wound with collagen for it to heal properly. These packages were paid for, but didn't end up being necessary. I can ask her what the brand name is.
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Hannah, is hydrolysed collagen the same as natural active peptides?
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It depends. It is for us. We started with the "natural active peptides" to highlight the difference with Matrixyl, but NAP is not an INCI name. Hydrolyzed collagen is the "proper" name.

Alyssah, you friend was super lucky!!!! 
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