Cosmeceuticals & vitamins

GENERAL CONCEPTS

Summary of information

Testing the pH of our lotions

Using cosmeceuticals in our facial products

Using cosmeceuticals in our facial products for oily skin

Using cosmeceuticals in our facial products – toner

Using cosmeceuticals in our facial products – moisturizer for dry skin

Lipid peroxidation (updated)

Free radical scavenging (updated)

Oxidative stress (updated)

COSMECEUTICAL SERIES (subscriber exclusive)
What’s a cosmeceutical? Part one – definitions
What’s a cosmeceutical? Part two – categories
What’s a cosmeceutical? Part three – things to consider when formulating
What’s a cosmeceutical? Part four – considering a formula
What’s a cosmeceutical? Part five – creating a potential formula
What’s a cosmeceutical? Part six – analyzing another formula
What’s a cosmeceutical? Part seven – analyzing some anti-aging combinations
What’s a cosmeceutical? Part eight – analyzing some more anti-aging combinations
What’s a cosmeceutical? Part nine – creating an active with anti-aging ingredients

COSMECEUTICAL DEFINITION SERIES (subscribers exclusive)
What does it mean if something “improves radiance” or “brightens skin”? Hydration and moisturization

What does it mean if something “improves radiance” or “brightens skin”? Part two – promoting a more even skin tone – more about melanin production

Improving radiance and brightening skin: Ingredients to reduce hyperpigmentation (part one)

Improving radiance and brightening skin: Ingredients to reduce hyperpigmentation (part two)

Improving radiance and brightening skin: Combinations to reduce hyperpigmentation

SPECIFIC INGREDIENTS

Aescin or horse chestnut extract (subscribers’ exclusive) – scroll to #9

Alpha-arbutin (members only) – NEW!

Alpaflor Gigawhite – NEW!

Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs)

Beta glucan

Brighlette Marine (members only) – NEW!

Coenyzyme Q10 (scroll down a bit) – updated

Coenzyme Q10 – subscribers’ exclusive – NEW!

Copper peptide (GHK-Cu)

DMAE

D’Orientine (members only) -NEW!

Eye complex 4 (Making Cosmetics) (members only) – NEW!

Ferulic acid

Fision Active White (members only) – NEW!

GABA

Genistein (members only) – NEW!

Hyaluronic acid

Far more in-depth post about hyaluronic acid (subscribers only)

Idebenone (scroll down a bit)

Lipomoist 2036 (updated)

MSM 

Matrixyl 3000

Mulberry root extract (members only) – NEW!

Multifruit BSC

n-acetyl glucosamine (short summary, updated)

Niacinamide

Palmatoyl tetrapeptide-7

Pepha-Tight (updated)

Peptides (members only) – NEW!

Phytonadione

Resveratrol (updated)

Retin A, retinols, and retinoids (part one)  (NEW!)

Retin A, retinol, and retinoids (part two) (NEW!)

Salicylic acid or beta-hydroxy acid

Sea kelp bioferment (updated)

          More on sea kelp bioferment (updated)

Vitamin C (updated) – basic introduction

Vitamin C revisited (updated) – loads of information and links

Vitamin C – tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (NEW!)

Vitamin C – magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (NEW!)

Vitamin E – what’s the difference between the types we can buy? (NEW!)

RELATED E-ZINES

Actives & cosmeceuticals – part one

Actives & cosmeceuticals – part two

AHA, salicylic acid, and Vitamin C – oh my!