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Could I enhance an off-the-shelf stretch-mark cream with the active ingredients in this recipe to use to firm my wrinkly skin on my legs? I wonder if the cream would have an ingredient in it that might cancel out some expensive actives. TIA.


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Do you have the ingredient list for that stretch mark product? Most of them are rubbish, you need to start with something good. Anything else would be a wasted opportunity.
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Shea Butter Cream for Stretch Marks & Increased Skin Elasticity

approx 4 oz unrefined chunk shea butter
approx 1 oz sea kelp
approx 1 oz canvas
Tbsp+ olive oil*
Tbsp+ grapeseed oil*
*optional to get softer end result. Any oil will do--these were just on hand. Not really necessary--hardened shea butter softens right up with body heat, and smooths in very easily.
Tbsp+ rosehip seed oil
couple squirts pomegranate seed oil
EGF -- whole tube
few drops dermagen
tsp+ centella asiatica
tsp+ quercetin
palmitoyl pentapeptide 3 -- whole tube

tsp (maybe less) natural active peptides

couple drops essential oil (fragrance--optional)

Put shea butter chunks in a small mixing bowl & melt very slowly. I left mine on the radiator until it got mushy. Can also microwave 5-10 secs at a time.
Beat with whip attachment or egg beater until smooth.
Add sea kelp & canvas, continue to beat.
(My kitchen is chilly, so I put the bowl in shallow pan of warm water to keep sides of the bowl from being coated with cooled butter.)
Continue to beat, drizzling in optional oils.
When it gets to the consistency of fluffy butter cream frosting, sprinkle in the actives & continue to beat until everything is incorporated.

The end product filled an 8oz tub (I used the empty one from my last order of sea kelp).

If anyone has suggestions regarding actives that might improve this concoction, I welcome the input! 

 

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Hi Vicky,
just curious as to the use of Quercetin? I thought that ingredient inhibits collagen and I figured collagen is what the stretch mark needs?  Im using a concoction for 20yr old stretch marks and wondered about whether adding the quercetin you use would be even more beneficial?
Thanks
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Nothing is "essential" (absolutely necessary) when it comes to ingredients. Look at the ingredients in our scar gel and you will see what I think is important for scars (stretch marks are deep scars).  And essential fatty acids, like in rosehip oil, are always needed (hence the "essential").

Essential fatty acids and amino acids are essential from the biological point of view because our bodies need them but can't make them.
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If I am able I will post up my before photos and 2 weeks later one.

I have been religiously using Retinol at night for 4 nights, (whilst I wait to order SAS Vitamin A Cream), just don't want to waste the Retinol I bought

I use SAS Restoration Cream in the morning 4 mornings, then I Use the SAS ELS serum the other 2 nights and the SAS Collagen serum the other 2 mornings.

I exfoliate with an Alpha Hydroxy bundle added to my Microdermabrasion cream 2 times a week and tone the skin with AHA Toner before applying the products.

I have had 6 children and 20yr old stretch marks seemed there to stay, but I thought I'd give my skin one last chance and trial this skin remodelling routine.

Seriously 2 weeks of doing this everyday and night, my stretch marks are still there but they are a lot less rigid.
But its the sagging wrinkley skin that has made the most drastic improvement.
My skin is 50% less wrinkley and saggy it seems to have firmed up 50% more.

So I will definitely keep up with my mission to remodel my stretched up skin and keep taking photos every 2 weeks.
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Retinol is an inexpensive ingredient, I don't want you to feel that you have to be careful using it.

I am totally opposed to the use on microdermabrasion, especially when retinol is already doing the job much better.

What is in your alpha hydroxy acid toner? I hope there is no alcohol!

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Hi Hannah,
yep I know Retinol is expensive, but I already had some left and didn't want to waste it, and I recently purchased your wonderful serums and need to reorder the SAS Restoration cream and your Vitamin A cream.

I just use Coconut water with 2% AHA added to it and that's it.

I microderm because the Stretch marks  are so wide and so deep and I thought I would only need to do this for the first month and then I didn't want to continue it on the new skin coming to the surface.
Here are my photos which I will continue to update if Im allowed to.
BEFORE PHOTO BELOW
Before.JPG 
1 week later
1 Week Later.JPG 
2 weeks later
2 weeks Later.JPG 
2 and a half weeks later TODAY!
2 and a Half Weeks Later.JPG 

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I know the stretch marks are still there, but its only been just over 2 weeks and Im going to continue with SAS products and look forward to even better results.
Sorry the pictures aren't that clear because I just used the laptop webcam. 
I just noticed too looking at the pictures, I think Ive lost a little belly fat too BONUS!!

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No, Kylie, retinol is INexpensive. I don't know what product you are using but retinol, the alcohol is usually applied as the ester, retinyl acetate.

http://www.skinactives.com/Retinyl-Acetate-Vitamin-A.html

It is a must!

Stretch marks are not "hideous", it is not nice to refer to them like that. Many of us have them as a result of pregnancy, or growing too fast (like my teenage granddaughter) and it is not helpful to talk about scars that way.  I look at scars as the proof that we actually have been living our life.

The pictures are very good quality too. 
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Sorry Hannah, I have edited the wording. The retinol was expensive for me as it was prescribed by the doctor at $55 a 20gr tube and then you pay the doctors fee on top of that, which is why I look forward to using your Vitamin A cream.
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