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canadahealthy
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Re: Can Olive Oil be a good base for a serum

Post by canadahealthy » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:51 pm

I am looking at some topical solutions using ethyl alcohol. I think i would prefer the Olive Oil.

Or at least a very small amount of EA.


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Re: Can Olive Oil be a good base for a serum

Post by canadahealthy » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:53 pm

Newage wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:21 pm
canadahealthy wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:48 pm
So some of you think it would make a good base. is that because it is an acid?


 
Virgin Olive Oil has a Free Acidity level rating of between .8 to 2 % 
The better the quality of the oil the lower the Acidity level.
 

 
So my question would be, is an acid a good carrier of nutrients across the dermal barrier, or is something else at play.

I think i am just confused by the word serum.
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Re: Can Olive Oil be a good base for a serum

Post by jessicaP » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:55 pm

smokinjoe wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:57 pm
i think Olive Oil is a good topical and edible compound for skin rejuvenation and body rejuvenation, but i have no idea about using it as a serum.

as I understand it, a serum is a stable liquid that keeps the healthystuff in suspension (it won't decompose or change state) and also help carry additives deep into your skin.

I just don't know. There may be better liquids for a serum stabilizer, like squalene for example, which seems popular.

 
I agree, unless you find a great source for what bases do (and don't) and I am guessing what you are looking for is to get into the deeper dermis layers, you can start with Squalene.

I tried searching... but you instantly get lost in serum ingredients rather than bases.

I will continue to search though, as I am highly motivated to maintain clear tight skin... especially on my face.
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Re: Can Olive Oil be a good base for a serum

Post by NewLifeScience » Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:07 pm

drkris69 wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:59 am
Olive oil I think would be a great base for making serums.


 
Hey Dr Kris
Can you break it down for a layperson? the more i read, the more confused i get.

Is it like mildly acidic, enough to help what it is carrying deep into the skin?
 
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Astragalus
Berberine
Blueberry extract
Green Tea Extract
Gotu Kola
Liposomal Curcumin / Resveratrol
Melatonin
Methyl B12
Methylfolate
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E tocotrienols
Vitamin K2
Virgin Olive Oil
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Re: Can Olive Oil be a good base for a serum

Post by drkris69 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:11 pm

Olive oil makes a good base because it also contains vitamin E. Olive oil also can seep into the skin better than other oils.
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Re: Can Olive Oil be a good base for a serum

Post by OzSport » Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:23 pm

Interesting thread - as a result, I was curious as to the effects of olive oil on the skin, and found this article which I think summarises things quite well!

https://www.byrdie.com/olive-oil-for-skin

I think overall it's quite good, but if you have acne-prone skin, proceed with caution!
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Re: Can Olive Oil be a good base for a serum

Post by smokinjoe » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:40 am

I think it has several attributes, including acidity and oiliness. I find it absorbs into my skin well.

Plus it seems to be extremely healthy on its own. I am taking it daily now.

What are you looking to do NLS?
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Re: Can Olive Oil be a good base for a serum

Post by Newage » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:28 pm

I take at least 30 ml and sometimes up to 50 ml of virgin Olive oil daily.
I still remember my father in his younger years rubbing olive oil into his hair when he ran out of hair tonic. He had a full head of hair right up until he passed.
It seems another “old time remedy” that has merit..
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