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Hi there experts! I want to add DMAE to my liquid crystal/antiox-based lipgloss recipe. I added the crystals straight in and they did not dissolve. I assume I will have to dissolve them in water first. Do you think it will emulsify with the LC/Antiox? I will probably have to mix them pretty hard, difficult since there is such a small quantity.

 

Oh, and there's hesperidin in there too, plus a drop of Thai chili oil (what can I say, I love that  burn! yes I'm a masochist!)

 

Any recipe/formulation help will be deeply appreciated!

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You can't get DMAE to dissolve in a pure LC + AntiOx blend.  DMAE needs water to dissolve, and even dissolving it first then adding it to LC + AntiOx won't do it.  (You'd be trying to mix oil and water into a homogeneous blend...!)

 

You can try an emulsifier like Lecithin or Sea Kelp (dissolve the DMAE into the Kelp first, then add the LC + AntiOx and blend).  Or, do what I do:  I have an HA + water + DMAE "serum" that I apply first, then I apply my LC + AntiOx mix.  That seems to work the best for me!

 

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I just use the DMAE serum first thing in the morning after cleansing, and I end up rubbing it all over my face, including lips, and neck.  I wonder if this is enough to achieve the benefit of DMAE for my lips.  I always apply LC/antiox last, so hopefully this 'seals in' any actives that have found their way onto my lips during the application of my regimen.
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