Alpha lipoic acid/home made cream
Posted 17 September 2003 - 01:22 PM
I mixed together ingredients in this order:
jojoba oil, aloe vera juice, MSM powder, coconut oil, emu oil, alpha lipoic acid (GNC liquid capsules), coenzyme q-10 (GNC liquid capsules), B5 (powder) and lactic acid 50% solution (a few drops)
(I have not yet purchased the DMAE)
I did this because acne is still a problem for me, and topical B5 and MSM works to help control acne to an extent.
I was weary about adding the lactic acid, yet I reasoned it would assist with the dissolving of the powdered supplements as well as in assisting penetration of the products.
I awoke this morning with no redness or irritation, though my skin was a bit dry, similar to the first day I used the mandelic acid serum... maybe slightly dryer... and slightly peeling as well.
I still don't know if adding the lactic acid was the best idea.... but I didn't have any problems with leaving it on my skin all night mixed in with the rest of the ingredients in such a small amount.
Perhaps those still dealing with acne would benefit from adding B5 into the mix.
I am not using this 'homemade serum' with the peptides... in fact I don't have a regimen now. I just judge my skin based on how it's acting that day, what I am going to use on it.
Posted 17 September 2003 - 02:15 PM
I'm wondering if the DMAE is necessary - isn't that just used to moisterise?
Posted 18 September 2003 - 05:34 PM
DMAE increases acetylcholine levels which, in turn, stimulates nerve function and this action causes the muscles to contract and tighten under the skin. The results are increased facial firmness and improved contour. With continued use DMAE can prevent/reverse 'sagging'.
Perricone has written volumes about this anti-oxidant, and has published a plethora of before/after pictures from the Johnson & Johnson clinical trials in his "Perricone Prescription" book. A worthy viewing!
Posted 19 September 2003 - 07:36 AM
I've also been using some homemade Vitamin B3 gel (five 500 mg capsules mixed with 2 oz. of aloe vera gel) for my active acne, and I think the two combined work wonders.
Posted 19 September 2003 - 01:53 PM
I was thinking of getting the niacinimide (B-3) to add to my lotion also... I'm all out though and didn't have any around the house when I was concocting it. I'm gonna add the B-3 for sure... the B-3 and B-5 together in the serum will probably be great for the acne AND scars!
Posted 24 September 2003 - 02:33 PM
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Posted 24 September 2003 - 04:18 PM
still waiting to get apa and d.
so far i mixed it with some water and 2 table spoons of soft lotion
i plan to be on this regimen for a whyl
do tothe fact that i am still on accutane and have to wait 6 months before i can get agressive
Posted 24 September 2003 - 05:48 PM
Between the Retin A and this ALA, I'm good to go.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 07:05 PM
Posted 26 September 2003 - 02:48 AM
Im trying to purchase some Vitamin E, but im not sure what i should be purchasing.. are Vitamin E Gelcaps usually used dietary purposes OK for topical use?
I found some Vitamin E oil for topical use at a decent price.. Should i purchase this instead of Vitamin E gelcaps?
Does it really make a difference..
any help would be greatly appreciated
Posted 26 September 2003 - 04:54 AM
Im just a bit sketchy whether or not its safe to use these dietary supplements as a topical .
Posted 26 September 2003 - 05:18 AM
I got a 4 oz bottle of JoJoba oil
350mg 90 Capsules Pure DMAE
2 Bottles all natural Vitamin E 400 IU Softgels
for 30 Dollars and thats including the Shipping..
I bought it here http://www.lifesvigor.com/shopend.asp
This place seems to be like a wholesale place that get all sorts of products from various outlets..
You can Buy most of the stuff you need for your own special cream for 30 Dollars.. and its going to last you a VERY VERY LONG TIME..Just purchase the Alpha lipoic Acid gelcaps from the site Denise recommended.. So you can purchase everything you neeed fo 50 or less.... I think this will last me well over a year..
in order to find the Pure DMAE, either Search through Google or directly through the website and type PURE DMAE..
In order to find the Vitamin E Special.. Look Under New product arrivals on the website.. and there you will find a special Purchase of one Bottle Of Vitamin E get one Free for only 10 dollars..
Posted 26 September 2003 - 05:41 AM
Posted 26 September 2003 - 05:44 AM
BTW, you Americans are so lucky! It's really hard to source DMAE cheaply in the UK - I'm having to fork out around $40 for a jar!
Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:37 PM
Water, Tyrosine, Isopropyl palmitate, Glycolic acid, Dimethyl MEA (DMAE), Cetearyl alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Butylene glycol, Glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, Sodium carboxymethyl betaglucan, Lipoic acid, Tocopheryl acetate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Urea, Propylene glycol, Camellia oleifera (Green Tea) extract, Diazolidinyl urea, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Zinc sulfate, Methylparaben, Citric acid, Pyridoxine HCl, Pantethine, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, BHT and Sodium hyaluronate.
I know its going to be impossible to concoct our own version of this to a tee.. But i noticed there are things like Glycolic acid added into this formula.. Shouldnt we assume all these ingredients work synergystically in order to help acne scars?
Im just being cautious..Ive already ordered all the things i will need in order to make my own home formula.. but im a bit sketchy..
So far has anyone had problems with their own home formula?
Posted 27 September 2003 - 08:40 AM
ALA is proven to eat scar tissue. I would think that making your own, and having it in much higher concentrations would be awesome for those of us doing various procedures to our skin. That way, we can introduce much higher rates of ALA and ensure penetration by combining it with emu oil.
Posted 27 September 2003 - 11:07 AM
Posted 27 September 2003 - 12:07 PM
All you have to do is get some emu oil from Skin Biology or Homepeels and buy the ALA from Epic4health, and pop open an ALA pill (slit it open with a knife) and pour it into the emu oil. I usually put a few drops/squirts of emu oil, and then add 3-4 capsules of ALA. A little goes a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG way.
Again, I would LOVE to do it for you, but for me to charge you would seem dishonest, PLUS....to do it in a big enough batch that would be worth you paying for it without preserving it would seem like you would have to throw it out after a week or two, even if you refridgerated it. But I could be wrong, and I have no idea!!!! 8-[
P.M. me if you have any other questions!
Posted 27 September 2003 - 03:33 PM