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  1. You can search for homemade mineral makeup recipes, but WholesaleColors.com supplies them, too. You can use a number of ingredients: * Cornstarch (in makeup and body powders) * Arrowroot powder (starch used in organic makeup) * Titanium Dioxide (used in sunscreens and makeup) * Zinc Oxide (used in sunscreens and body powders) * Silk powder (proteins similar to skin) * Kaolin clay (use a pinch for adhesion) - $1.50 sample You can use plain cornstarch and a pinch of kaolin, or blend other
  2. Arrowroot is a starch used to thicken soups, sauces, etc. It's used in organic makeup, too. Or you can use cornstarch which is popular in makeup and baby powder. Zinc oxide is used in body powders as well. They also recommend using a little kaolin clay in face powders for adhesion. You can adjust the color by using red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, etc. Yes, it's incredibly cheap, but, most important, it's cleaner than most cosmetic formulations. It's easy to mix, and you can affix you
  3. You'll be able to save a lot of money while avoiding comegodenic ingredients. A sample (teaspoon) of WholesaleColors.com brown iron oxide for eyebrows ($0.99) can last you for what seems to be an eternity. The red iron oxide seems to last forever, too. Making your own makeup is a way of controlling what goes onto your skin. For people prone to acne, this is critical. I actually got tired of reading ingredient lists of different brands. To be quite honest - they all broke me out. I formed
  4. After years of searching for non-comedogenic makeup, I finally resorted to creating my own PURE, homemade makeup to cover up my acne scars. Colorants (iron oxides, carmine, micas) - WHOLESALECOLORS.COM (1 ounce $2.50)Titanium Dioxide - ESSENTIALWHOLESALE.COM (1 pound - $9.68)Silk powder - NEWDIRECTIONSAROMATICS.COM (3.3 oz $14) Silk powder is the only thing that actually absorbs oil well for a longer period of time. In fact, you could use silk powder alone. You can make homemade lip balms wi
  5. Bronners is pure soap (castile - partially from olive oil). Natural, pure soaps leave films. Civilizations have not used soap for a long time. Detergents like sodium laureth sulfate are a modern invention and do not leave a film, but they strip your skin. I've washed with cleansers that were pricey, cheap, organic, gel-like, etc. All were useless for me. I would recommend washing ONLY with water unless you need to remove chemical contaminants or heavy grime. Native Americans used saponi
  6. If anyone is going to use acids in higher concentration, I would recommend a glove. My fingers are peeling and flaking. Interestingly, my facial skin is terribly oily without the acids. The skin on the rest of my body is dry.
  7. However, I have not noticed a reduction in pore size. I have very large pores that resulted from extremely oily sebum production.
  8. I think that the hyaluronic-aloe gel complex is also absorbing some oil. I increased the acid concentration, and my pores appear a little cleaner. I've also noticed that my skin is quickly adjusting to the increasing acid levels.
  9. A salicylic acid-lactic acid combo did what antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, essential oils, tea tree oil, fish oils, low-sugar diet, blotting papers, Retin-A, and even Accutane could not do - normalized my sebum production, cleared pores, cleared blotchiness, and dramatically reduced acne. I've been creating this at home for less than a week, but it appears that *Moderator edit, URL removed - read the board rules. * (10% salicylic acid + 5% lactic acid) for a good price (about $12). I purchase
  10. That's how I use it. I don't use it in a cleanser because the salicylic washes off. But you can use it in a cleanser. There's no cure, but salicylic acid is fairly decent in controlling some acne by penetrating the pores. I've used salicylic acid in commercial form for a long time (losing money $$$$$), but my cheaper homemade version has the same effect with less irritants. The other thing to use is hyaluronic acid moisturizer - great for BOTH DRY AND OILY skin. I am not aware of a ben
  11. Yes, you can mix it in a cleanser, but it has to be dissolved in a little alcohol first. --- Mix 1/4 teaspoon salicylic powder with 1/2 teaspoon alcohol --- Stir until dissolved completely - 30 seconds or so --- Pour into 8 ounces of cleanser --- Add more salicylic gradually if you want more than 2% concentration *Moderator edit, URL removed - read the board rules. * sells 1 ounce of salicylic acid powder for $2.75. You can make 50 ounces of salicylic acid at 2%. One ounce may last you
  12. Making my own products from PERSONALFORMULATOR.com turned out to be the best products. Blotting sheets have been useless for me. Salicylic acid penetrates oily pores. --- Dissolve 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salicylic acid powder with 1 teaspoon witch hazel, and mix it with 8 ounces of aloe gel For moisturizer, use pure hyaluronic acid gel. People use it after chemical peels because it's a gentle and effective moisturizer that retains moisture. Salicylic will penetrate oil and dry skin, but the hy
  13. *Moderator edit, URL removed - read the board rules. *has website information and a personal chemist that answers questions about mixing and formulating with salicylic acid powder. For 2% salicylic acid, you can estimate .32 ounces salicylic acid powder for a 16-ounce bottle of witch hazel alcohol. Or you can dissolve salicylic acid in a small amount of alcohol and mix it with an aloe gel. Alcohol-based Clearasil pads 5 ounces - $4.49 Neutrogena pads $8.49 Make your own (3 containers of i
  14. After paying a lot of money for salicylic acid, I finally discovered a place that sells cosmetic salicylic acid so that you can make treatments at home. *Moderator edit, URL removed - read the board rules. * *Moderator edit, URL removed - read the board rules. * sells salicylic acid powder that can be mixed with alcohol. Presto - you can make face peels, toners, or treatments. Salicylic acid + witch hazel (which has alcohol)Salicylic acid + rubbing alcohol I was amazed that salicylic acid