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Beginner's Guide To DIY Skincare | Skin Actives

Beginner's Guide To DIY Skincare | Skin Actives

Posted by Susan Katz on Feb 16th 2024

We are constantly searching for new products that cater to our unique skincare needs. But what if there was a way to take control and create personalized skincare products tailored specifically to our skin concerns? At Skin Actives, we give you the power to unlock the potential of your skin with our pre-measured active ingredients and bases, allowing you to craft your very own skincare formulations. Get ready to embark on a journey of self-care and skincare mastery!

Benefits of Customized Skincare:

  1. Targeted Approach: One of the key advantages of customized skincare is its ability to target specific skin concerns. By handpicking active ingredients that address your unique needs, you can create a tailored formulation that focuses on improving your skin's specific conditions, whether it's fine lines, hyperpigmentation, or acne.
  2. Potency and Efficacy: Pre-measured active ingredients, such as Niacinamide and Retinyl Acetate from Skin Actives, ensure consistent and potent formulations. By formulating your skincare products, you can control the concentration of each ingredient, maximizing its effectiveness for optimal results.
  3. Cost-Effectiveness: Creating your skincare products can be a cost-effective alternative to purchasing expensive, ready-made products. With Skin Actives' pre-measured ingredients and bases, you can save money while enjoying high-quality, customized formulations.
  4. Transparency: With Skin Actives, you know exactly what ingredients you’re getting in your skincare products. There are no hidden additives or unnecessary fillers, ensuring transparency and peace of mind.
  5. Empowerment: Creating your own skincare products empowers you to take control of your skincare routine and experiment with different ingredients to find what works best for your skin.

Tips for Mixing Skincare Products:

  1. Clean and Sanitize: Before starting the mixing process, ensure that all equipment, containers, and surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. This helps maintain the integrity of your formulations and minimizes the risk of contamination.
  2. Follow Instructions: Carefully follow the instructions provided for each active ingredient and base on our website. Pay attention to recommended concentrations, suggested usage rates, and any specific mixing guidelines to achieve optimal results.
  3. Gradual Ingredient Addition: When adding active ingredients to your base, consider adding them gradually. This allows you to monitor and adjust the formulation as needed, ensuring a well-balanced and effective product. You can even use a hand mixer for those hard-to-mix ingredients.
  4. Get The Right Tools: You don’t need to spend a lot of money, but you can get a small funnel or use a mixing cup with a spout to pour your custom formula back into the bottle or jar. 

How to Use the Skin Actives Website to Create Your Own Recipes

The Skin Actives website is an excellent resource for you to start planning your own DIY journey. 

Step 1: Go to the DIY Ingredients section to start researching and selecting your ingredients. 

Step 2: Go to the DIY Product Type drop-down menu and select Base. You can start by deciding if you want a cream, serum, spray, oil, or gel. Select the base product you wish to make.

Step 3: Once again, go to the DIY Product Type drop-down menu and select Actives. Then go to the DIY Solution For drop-down menu and select the skincare concern you want. Then select the right active ingredients for your skin.

Step 4: To select your peptide, again go back to the DIY Product Type menu, select Peptides and chose the one you want.

The product pages will give you more information about each ingredient and how to use it. We suggest selecting 1 base product, 1-3 active ingredients plus 1 peptide for a one-of-a-kind skincare product made by you and for your unique needs.

Pro Tip: search in the Glossary for a better understanding of what each active ingredient can do for your skin. 

By creating your own skincare products using Skin Actives' pre-measured active ingredients and bases, you gain the power to personalize your skincare routine like never before. Customized skincare allows you to target specific concerns, enhance the potency of your formulations, and save money. So, why settle for generic solutions when you can take control and craft skincare products that truly cater to your skin's needs? Try out one of our DIY formulas by searching the Recipe Page or The Blog, or try one of your own and share it with us.

Embrace the journey of self-care and empower your skin to reach its full potential!