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I use Glycerin to dissolve Liquorice and Resveratrol, and it works beautifully.  I then add the Glycerin with the dissolved active(s) to my cream or serum according to the recommended percentages.  
 Tabetha

hi Tabetha, do you just make a paste ? about how much do you use of the glycerin? and can you then add it to a water serum?
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Hi Emily!!
 
I use about 1 ml of the Glycerin to a "scoop" of the dry actives (the small end of the smaller spatula...).  It equals about 1/16th teaspoon of the dry, maybe?  You know how bad I am about measuring! 
 
The actives dissolve immediately and make a thickish liquid, but not quite as thick as a paste.  And I add that to either 1 oz of the HA + distilled water serum (for the Liquorice) or to 1 ounce of Canvas + other actives (for the Resveratrol). 
 
If you try it, let me know if you like it!!!
 
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Tabetha thank you for this information about glycerin dissolving some actives. Brilliant!

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thanks Tabetha,
i even just put a drop into a mixed potion and the licorice seemed to melt....i poured out most of the top liquid and dropped into the bottom settlement of licorice,.....then poured the liquid back in. It's not all melted, but some.
i will melt it into the glycerin before mixing next time.
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Hi everyone,
So this will be the first time I've posted here. Hope I'm not starting with a stupid question...
I've used glycerine in quite high concentrations in my serum for about a year now (20%ish) with great results and am very happy (especially with the addition of some SAS actives). I read for the first time today that, as an alcohol (?) it can actually cause oxidative stress. I'm curious as to whether anyone else has come across this thinking...?

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Your question is not stupid at all, but I deleted the link. The stuff they say in general, not just on glycerol is so strange, I have no idea where they got it from, certainly not from any biochemistry textbook I have ever seen.

Let's not promote bad websites by linking to them.

One more thing glycerol is good for: it should help prevent acne, the acne bacteria, P. acnes, can't use it but it can promote other bacteria that compete with P. acnes.

20% glycerol "sounds" high, so I will have to look into it. I will report back!

Sorry about the delay in answering, I am back from vacation and still trying to get over the jet-lag.
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Wow thank you for the response. It's really interesting as I have suffered from hormonal acne most of my adult life. It's what finally pushed me into DIY skin care and my skin is really very good now (though diet is a massive difference too of course.)
From what I've seen consistency is the biggest problem people have with high Glycerine levels but thank you very much for looking into it, Hannah. I really look forward to your response.
The SAS products I've added to my regimen are just wonderful and reading this forum has been instrumental in my gaining the confidence to try DIY, so thank you.
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Um... Also, at the risk of testing your patience, I'm really interested in the posts above mine. It's there a rule of thumb for what dissolves in glycerine? I wonder if these actives were in a water base, with which I think it's miscible? I'm wondering because perhaps as I make my serum, there is a correct and incorrect order for mixing...
It's very simple (and all so yummy for anyone looking for hydration and anti-aging without clogged pores, which I had for so long...)
Argan oil
Glycerine
Water
Sas anti oxidant booster
I'm umming and ahhing about an ''eco" preservative ATM, which is benzyl alcohol, salicylic acid and Sorbic acid...
Thanks for any info!
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How is  your "eco" preservative eco?

How misleading (practically fraudulent) to use words like ecological, natural, sustainable, green, pure, honest, etc. for chemicals that are nothing of the sort! I hate "7th generation". They will start soon with "mother love", unless they already use it, and they already use bacterial full placenta.

Glycerine is great because it has both a hydrophylic side and a hydrophobic side but solubility is tested experimentally, the only solubilities listed in chemical tables are in water, ethanol and acetone.

Argan oil is not magic, have a look also at rosehip and pomegranate seed oil and our ELS serum.

Argan oil composition: Oleic 42.8%, Linoleic 36.8%, Palmitic  12.0%, Stearic acid 6.0%.
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