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Kylesmom's Antioxidant, Antisag, Antispot serum

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Kylesmom's Antioxidant, Antisag, Antispot serum

Postby kylesmom9 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:42 am

I've been using this one faithfully twice a day for the last few months. My skin looks moisturized and plump, but definitely not oily (I have combo skin so this is a difficult balancing act for me!) And it has not irritated my skin even around the eyes.

Niacinamide 4% - 1.2g
N acetyl glucosamine 2% - 0.6g
DMAE 3% - 2.4g (DMAE is supplied as DMAE bitartrate with 37% DMAE, so the amount is more than 3%, but the DMAE itself is calculated to 3%)
Alpha arbutin 2% - 0.6g
Caffiene 1% - 0.3g
Co Q 10 1% - 4g of q max (Q max is available at lotioncrafter and supplies vitamin E as well )
Licorice root 2% - 0.6g (the organic liquid one from lotioncrafter is what I use)

Base (I use aveeno baby daily moisture lotion) 20.3g

I start with measuring out the powders then the liquids, squirt in the base...then mix with a stir stick.

You will need to get a scale if you don't have one...it's the only way to really mix your own stuff reliably. They have some good inexpensive ones at lotioncrafter...the one I bought was only $29. I but most of my stuff at lotioncrafter, The Personal Formulator or Garden of wisdom. I price things out including shipping and decide what is going to be cheapest.

It's a little bit of an expenditure at the beginning, but it saves me tons over the long haul.

I only mix up an ounce at a time. Takes me about a week and a half to use so I don't bother with preservatives. It will get progressively more liquid over the course of a week as the DMAE liquifies most lotions and creams. You'll see it happen right away a bit, then more as time goes on...so it's best not to mix up too much at a time anyhow. :-)

Any questions just let me know!
Take care,
Terri
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Re: Kylesmom's Antioxidant, Antisag, Antispot serum

Postby ouch! » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:50 am

Thanks Terri...I need to reorder some diy ingredients. Are you still using the estriol cream around your eyes? If so, are you still liking it as much? Thanks again -- it's great to "see" you here! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Can't believe Kyle is in school!
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Re: Kylesmom's Antioxidant, Antisag, Antispot serum

Postby kylesmom9 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:45 pm

I know, time flies doesn't it?

I used about a tube of the estriol from the last time we ordered, then it seemed like it was making my skin itch so I stopped for a bit. I just went back to it two weeks ago, and I think the irritation was coming from using too much during the hot weather, not letting my skin "breathe". I am using very little rubbed in over the serum above, and I am loving it again. I use retin a one night, then the estriol the next. You can't beat it around the eyes and it helps a lot mid face where my parentheses are starting to show. :roll:
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Re: Kylesmom's Antioxidant, Antisag, Antispot serum

Postby MaryClaire » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:07 pm

Thanks Terri for the recipes...really appreciate all the sharing you have done...I use quite a bit of it...I really miss the days when the boards were so active...of course I'm one of those that doesn't know much so I don't have very much to share...Happy Thanksgiving!
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Re: Kylesmom's Antioxidant, Antisag, Antispot serum

Postby kylesmom9 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:30 am

Hi Maryclaire,

Thanks! I miss the activity on the boards; my life got too busy and I burnt out. Now I lurk, answering when something really catches my interest. I saw some answers from you that were great on the chem peel board, you have a lot to share! =D> All we can do is relate what we learn along our own journey, and believe me it will help others who are looking for JUST that info! :D

Keep it up and the activity will return!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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