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DIY Lotion turned totally liquid...is it still good?

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DIY Lotion turned totally liquid...is it still good?

Postby ouch! » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:45 am

I finally finished peeling from my TCA, and ,when I tried using my wonderful DIY lotion, which I made a few weeks ago, discovered it is now very liquidy...is it still good? I hope so because I put just about everything you ladies have discussed in it.

I may have read somewhere that DMAE will liquify lotion -- could that be the culprit? Please tell me the actives will still work, although the consistency is not the greatest.

I used Cerave lotion as the base and added lots of actives including: glycolsamine,(sp?) niacinamide, (sp?) coconut endosperm, egf, CoQ10, DMAE, and probably some other things I can't remember at the moment.

Thanks for any thoughts!
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Postby amanda123 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:52 pm

do you have any hyaluronic acid? It will thicken it right up. I'm willing to bet that you didn't mess up anything. The actives are still in there; just runny! I'm sure there are other thickening agents, maybe someone will chime in
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Postby DCNGA » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:15 pm

HA is good, also lecithin, if you have it. Otherwise, use the lotion as is and should be fine.

DMAE can liquify stuff, so that may have done it.

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Postby ouch! » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:32 pm

Thanks so much ladies -- I tried the hyaluronic acid and it thickened it a bit. I added 1/4 tsp of the powder, so I may try adding a little more also.

When y'all add the CoQ10 do you find that the lotion still looks brownish when applied to your skin? It's not too bad but I have noticed this. Thanks again for the HA idea.
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Postby kylesmom9 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:27 pm

Yeah, DMAE is the problem there. It will turn a cream into a serum in no time. I was mixing mine a few weeks ago and it just melted.
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