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which preservative should I buy??

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which preservative should I buy??

Postby imanaya » Thu May 21, 2009 11:03 pm

Hi
I need advise regarding choosing preservatives for my DIy recepies as i have no clue as to how to choose!!. :roll:
Just to give you an idea :)
My ingredients are: Niacinamaide, CO q10, Alpha lipoc acid in cetaphyll cream base. I am also planning to make glycolic lotion.
Here is the link of the website . Its a canadian website as I live in Toronto.
(External links to suppliers not allowed)
Which one of these will be for me :(
Germall plus liquid (INCI Nomenclature: Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and)
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate)
Optiphen Liquid (INCI/Ingredients: Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol ) :? :?
Thanks guys for all your help. :D
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Postby DCNGA » Fri May 22, 2009 7:30 am

I've used both, no problems.
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product longevity without preservative

Postby imanaya » Sat May 23, 2009 12:04 am

Thanks D :)

If I dont want to use preservative , for how many days can i use my DIY refrigerated cream safely?
I am going to use cetaphyll as a base cream for niacinamide, Alpha lipoic acid and q10.
Cerave is not available in toronto so I am using Cetaphyll. Also any reomendations for any lotion other than cetaphyll ?
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Postby DCNGA » Sat May 23, 2009 7:06 am

I would not keep longer than a week without some preservative, if keeping in the fridge. If not, 3 to 4 days would be MY max, but that's just me.

You need a scale if you are going now to very small percentages in small portions.

KM9, it's fine to put in a link to where you bought your scale since MMH does not sell them. I won't delete.

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Postby kylesmom9 » Sat May 23, 2009 8:45 am

Here are some links to scales for DIY:

General Scales

Scale I Use

Imanaya, I have used Aveeno lotions as a base also and they work well, though I like CeraVe better.

The scale I use is great for small batches. I would recommend getting the package of weigh boats as well. They are perfect for weighing and mixing. They are disposable, but can be reused many times before going on to the next one.
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Postby imanaya » Sat May 23, 2009 9:40 pm

Thanks alot D and Kylesmom. :) you guys are extremely helpful. I am very greatful for quick replies.
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Postby imanaya » Mon May 25, 2009 3:18 pm

Just one more question please
Is this an all purpose preservative :? . Does this preservative has any limitaions. I want to use it in my cerave or cetaphyll base cream with mostly atives in powder forms. This will help me in derterming how much quantity I should order .
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Postby DCNGA » Mon May 25, 2009 3:33 pm

You do not need preservative for those creams UNLESS you are adding extra water. Then you only add enough preservative to cover the amount of water you are adding. If just powder actives, you don't need extra preservative.
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