As promised in my book published on Kindle, The DiggyDiggy Guide To “D-I-Y” Anti-Aging and Clear Skin, CLICK HERE > The Diggy Diggy Guide; this post is provided for supplemental information.
I use a supplier that I consider the best; www.ingredientstodiefor.com. I have found lately, however; that Amazon often provides the ingredients that I use at prices at the same price range as this supplier and since I don’t pay for shipping with Amazon, I am now, in many instances, getting great deals on many of my ingredients through Amazon.
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Skin Care Ingredients and Where to Buy Them
I love the Extremely Moisturizing Cream available online through Ingredients to Die For. It is thick, making it ideal for mixing and boasts excellent moisturizing with no greasy feel. $22.68 (Jan 18) for 32 ounces, For a SUPER BARGAIN, either purchase Dermasil from the Dollar Tree online (minimum 12 quantity plus shipping cost) or if you have one in your neighborhood, go to the store and pick up as many as you want. One dollar per 10 ounce tube at the Dollar Tree. While the typical price on Amazon is upwards of $5-$8 per container, it is always in stock at The Dollar Tree. Dermasil is worth the price that Amazon charges, but don’t pay that price, when it is available for one dollar per tube in Dry Skin Treatment, Aloe Fresh and Cocoa Butter. These are truly excellent lotions, with Cocoa Butter being my favorite. Alone, these lotions keep your skin hydrated and non-greasy; and they are ideal for your skin care formulations.
While I feel that the above base creams for the body are suitable for facial formulations, due to Ingredients to Die For‘s commitment to purity and Dermasil’s high quality grade, specific lotions for facial use are as summarized below, however; use any lotion you currently use as long as it is not a Alpha Hydroxy or other vitamin-based lotion. You simply want a base for a customized glycolic acid formula and only if you are not already buying Glycolic Acid in a cream formula.
Everyone Face Moisturizer 8 ounce; . For Sensitive Skin: Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin 4 ounce; , or select a double pack or triple pack for additional savings.
The very best prices for glycolic acid 10% are found at one of my favorite suppliers, www.essentialwholesale.com. This is for pure glycolic acid; no creams or mixtures, but a significant savings for glycolic acid. In comparison to the best price that I found on Amazon, above, purchasing 16 ounces from Essential Wholesale is $17.60. If I factor in MY shipping cost, however; I’m just about $5 from Amazon’s price. As a Prime Member, I rarely pay shipping. I continue to buy from Essential Wholesale for their prices, but I tend to order larger quantities that can’t be matched for pricing, even when including shipping.
Glycolic Acid for mixing into reduced % Lotions – It is my understanding that Glycolic Acid formulations at 10% and greater can no longer be shipped except as a hazardous material due to it’s classification as a “Strong Oxidizer”. For that reason, a product through my first choice supplier, Ingredients to Die For, called DermaNew … a natural alternative to synthetic Glycolic Acid, is my recommendation. I have been using this for several years. It is 70% of their version of Glycolic Acid, so a little goes a long way. Calculations for appropriate reductions to safe ranges are included in the context of my book and can additionally be found on on this page.
As always, Ingredients to Die For is my “go to place” for this wonderful ingredient. With pricing such as these, I generally make my selection for Hyaluronic Acid with my selection for Glycolic Acid as well as the Niacinamide and save on any shipping costs; 1 ounce, 10.28; 4 ounces $15.43, 8 ounces 22.88 and 32 ounces $59.82. Still, Amazon offers some competitive pricing: Hyaluronic Acid 1 ounce ; . Hyaluronic Acid 4 ounces; . Hyaluronic Acid 8 ounces; . The larger bulk volumes are not readily available through Amazon.
This one has been hard for me to find in the past, but it appears to be readily available on Amazon; Squalene Oil, 2 ounces;
Ingredients to Die For is my favorite site for ordering this. A very small amount goes a long, long, way and the price is fantastic. It is going to make you shake your head to realize that make up companies charge so much when their products contain this ingredient. 1 ounce $2.61; 4 ounces $7.02; 8 ounces $10.73 and 16 ounces; $17.69 at January 2018. Amazon pricing cannot compare, however; with shipping additions and preference, Amazon sources are Niacinamide 1 ounce; , Niacinamide 60g (2.1 ounces); , Niacinimide 8 ounces;
Sunscreen with zinc oxide is recommended, but ANY sunscreen will work..
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Helpful Skin Care Ingredient Mixing Supplies:
Measured droppers 01/18 pricing $3.85 Measured filling syringe 01/18 pricing $1.65; both from www.lotioncrafters.com. This site is an excellent site for raw ingredients, for those who are making home made lotions and soaps. There are also a lot of specialty ingredients. Be careful though, less is more. Any medicine dropper that has measurements that you have at home will work fine in your measurements.
US Plastic has unbeatable prices on measured droppers and measurers, but the shipping is high for such small scale items.
Recommended for ease in daily mixing:Small mixing bowl set:
Available through Amazon: