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lilah

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Hello, I've been reading through the forum over the last couple of days and I'm starting to think I might be able to mix up a batch of something for myself.  My skin is fairly good in general, but I'd like something to help combat fine lines, make my skin firmer and thicker and generally more youthful looking.

 

I'm thinking I'd like to try to mix DMAE, EGF, Dermagen, natural peptides and sea kelp with the canvas cream.  Would this be a good combination?  What proportions would I use?  Would you add anything else?  There are so many actives and I'm not really sure from the descriptions what they really do.

 

Thanks!

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First suggestion: go slow with the concentrations. Probably one of the most useful features of SAS approach is that it allows you to increase slowly the concentration of an active until you get to the right spot. If alpha lipoic acid "stings" you will be able to stop just before the sting becomes a nuisance.

"DMAE, EGF, Dermagen, natural peptides and sea kelp with the canvas cream."

Our Canvas base cream has a very nice texture, and DMAE will liquefy it, so you may want to apply DMAE separately. The others will be fine, and add enough sea kelp to get the right consistency.



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I see from the recipe page that some people are mixing DMAE with water.  Can you mix up a batch and keep it in a bottle or should you mix this fresh for each application?

 

What are other options other than water to mix it with?  I see some people are mixing it with toner, but I don't really want to use alcohol on my face.

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How about aloe vera juice or gel?



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If you like the consistency of sea kelp you can mix DMAE with that.  If you find it too drying, you can add a little of the antioxidant complex to soften it up.

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Cool.  Excellent ideas.  Thanks

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would glycerine be OK with it?
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It would be a wasted opportunity. If you can chose between an active with high value for your skin, like sea kelp, and another ingredient that gives you little, like glycerin, go for the active.
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