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In the making of these great concoctions, can someone clarify, when and how and which preservatives come in? 

 

With my rosacea, most additives make me red, but this very simple sea kelp mixed with my la roche posay moisturizer seems to be causing little aggravation - which I am estatic about!

 

But for this current mix, and as I contemplate adding anti-ox booster and/or HA to this mix, I wonder if I will need a preservative to prevent any bacterial growth (you see, I have an acne component to my rosacea that is under control right now, but I am SO paranoid).   I dont want to unknowingly create a horrible den of bacteria in what starts out as a great mix. 

 

Any guidance would be great!  Thanks!

Barb 

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The LaRoche product you are using as a base contains preservatives so you should be fine unless you dilute it a lot.


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Thats good to know... thanks!

 

Now say I wasnt using the la roche product, and just wanted to use sea kelp as my base, in that case how would preservatives come in... ?  Eventually I'd like to go in this direction. 

 

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Then, could you please list everything you plan to use?
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I'm planning on: 

 

EGF

Hyaluronic Acid

Antiox Booster

Niacinamide

in a base of Seakelp

 

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You will need 1% Germaben II.


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Ok!  Thanks Hannah! 

 

You know... this is kindof fun, mixing custom skincare... 

 

This will only be my second attempt at a recipe, but I must say, I so appreciate the control and piece of mind that comes with picking exactly what I want/need, leaving out all the other unknown stuff - I can now know exactly what is seeping into my skin.  I love that. 

 

This may end up a disaster concoction, but at least it will be MY disaster concoction. 

 

 

 

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Would it be correct to assume that if you were keeping Barb's recipe in the fridge, that the germaben II wouldn't be required? I'm still a little fuzzy on this concept, but was planning on keeping everything but powders refrigerated.

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Well it will keep longer in the fridge but think about your food in the fridge. It goes after a few weeks at most. So, maybe give the mixes longer since they are clean and not food but they will eventually accumulate bacteria. Maybe a month or two? I've gotten brave and ordered some SA preservative. I'll probably add .5% and keep things in the fridge. My Noritate has parabens in it and I can use a bit of that, so perhaps it will be ok. Wish me luck!

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I think I missed ordering preservative as I was using the product catalog for my reference and it appears to only be in the product index but at the time wasn't concerned about preservatives as the canvas appeared to be covered (albeit perhaps barely if you start adding a bunch of actives) and I knew I'd be refrigerating except for smallish batches. Hopefully refrigeration, using small quantities and good mixing technique will keep everything nice and fresh. You did, however invoke a bad visual of what's likely growing in the recesses of my fridge! hehe

 

 

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