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Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:57 pm      Reply with quote
I ordered Edelweiss extract from GoW. I plan to I can mix it with my creams and serums. Do you know what proportion should I use?

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Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:46 pm      Reply with quote
I think it says on the GoW site. I ordered it over a month ago and finally used it for the first time tonight. I just sprayed a little in my hand, and then mixed in my moisturizer. Wonder how I'll look in the morning. Confused

From GoW site:


Applications:

anti-aging benefits
radical scavenger
helps protect skin by blocking ultraviolet light
anti-oxidant

Suggested usage rate: 3-6%

INCI: water; glycerin; edelweiss [fresh] flowers

Color: dark amber liquid

No scent

Who uses this in their products?

Ice Elements
Swiss Alpine Cosmetics


So, I think the 3-6% is how much Edelweiss extract you use in your mixture.
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Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:54 pm      Reply with quote
Please, let us know what effect it will have on your skin.

I am lemming this one also (and Daisy one to help even out the skin color).

TIA,
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Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:17 pm      Reply with quote
I'm waiting for a sample of the Edelweiss cream from Ice Elements. I have the serum but didn't like it that much. I did finally find I could use it if I mixed it with the HA serum from PSF.
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Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:24 pm      Reply with quote
cedar,
Thank you.

Lucy,
I ordered it over a week ago, but didn't receive it, yet. I also ordered Ice Element kit that includes .5oz of Edelweiss Serum and .5oz of Edelweiss cream. Yesterday I used the serum for the first time.
After I'll use it for a month or two, I'll post the results.
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Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:26 pm      Reply with quote
Rufus wrote:
I'm waiting for a sample of the Edelweiss cream from Ice Elements. I have the serum but didn't like it that much. I did finally find I could use it if I mixed it with the HA serum from PSF.


Can I ask you why didn't you like the serum?

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Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:13 am      Reply with quote
Where can you get the extract and is it edible like tinctures or topical only?
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:31 am      Reply with quote
You can buy it from:
http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/catalog/item/4073723/3956964.htm

I don't know if it is edible like tinctures or topical only.
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:03 am      Reply with quote
LizaA wrote:
Where can you get the extract and is it edible like tinctures or topical only?


Hi Liza!

I wouldn't eat it! Topical applications
ONLY... Smile

Good question!

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Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:01 pm      Reply with quote
Laughing Thanks for that!
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I had the IE Edelweiss serum a few months ago. The first night I used it, I could not believe when I woke up in the morning, my 11's were entirely gone. It was sooo weird! So, I loved it. BUT, I could never duplicate that effect again. However, I did use the serum up, and liked it very much.

When I saw the Edelweiss extract on GoW, I jumped on it. I used it last night for the first time, just sprayed a short spray into my hand and mixed with my moisturizer and my skin looks nice today. No big changes, of course, but I'm happy. I will continue to use it and figure out other ways and times to use it.
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[quote="cedar"]I had the IE Edelweiss serum a few months ago. The first night I used it, I could not believe when I woke up in the morning, my 11's were entirely gone. It was sooo weird! So, I loved it. BUT, I could never duplicate that effect again. However, I did use the serum up, and liked it very much.

When I saw the Edelweiss extract on GoW, I jumped on it. I used it last night for the first time, just sprayed a short spray into my hand and mixed with my moisturizer and my skin looks nice today. No big changes, of course, but I'm happy. I will continue to use it and figure out other ways and times to use it.[/quote]

What is the edelwiss extract supposed to do though? Does it contain an antioxidant or an exfoliating enzyme/acid?
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Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:53 pm      Reply with quote
From GoW site:


Applications:

anti-aging benefits
radical scavenger
helps protect skin by blocking ultraviolet light
anti-oxidant
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:43 am      Reply with quote
doba--i almost bought the edelweiss extract today from GoW after placing a huge order. I opted for the blue lotus extract instead. I am still curious about the edelweiss as I have used Ice Elements and thought it would be cool to add to my base cream. I would love to hear more about results from it.

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doba--i almost bought the edelweiss extract today from GoW after placing a huge order. I opted for the blue lotus extract instead. I am still curious about the edelweiss as I have used Ice Elements and thought it would be cool to add to my base cream. I would love to hear more about results from it.


I didn't receive it, yet. After I'll use it for a month or two, I will write a review.

What and how are you going to use Blue Lotus extract?

Thanks.
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:28 am      Reply with quote
Hi Doba,

The blue lotus extract is said to be "a potent anti-oxidant and a free radical scavenger."

I just figured I need more antioxidants since I have been making DIY creams.

I plan on adding a little to my current cream and experimenting with it in serums. I have been using liquid oat beta glucans straight as a serum and also mixed with liquid kelp too. I have so much to play around with at the moment. I will keep you updated.

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Kristen,

Thank you.
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:53 am      Reply with quote
Hi!

I will be most interested to hear how you all make out using the Edelweiss extract.

I did not see benefits from the Edelweiss serum from Ice Elements for quite some time... At least 2 months... however as it is an antioxidant I am sure that some of the benefits are those that occur with long term use.

I am excitedly waiting for my Edelweiss night cream as along with the Edelweiss it has a happy face ingredient that I am most interested in testing out. Wink

The Edelweiss sure is an interesting item to use in skin care.

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Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:07 am      Reply with quote
cedar wrote:

Suggested usage rate: 3-6%

INCI: water; glycerin; edelweiss [fresh] flowers

Color: dark amber liquid

So, I think the 3-6% is how much Edelweiss extract you use in your mixture.


So, this already is a serum, right? What is % of edelweiss in this "dark amber liquid"? How do you know what the 3-6% is if it's not a 100% exctract you are using?
Thanks, R. Smile

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Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:52 pm      Reply with quote
Another product on my ever expanding GOW wishlist Rolling Eyes

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Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:57 pm      Reply with quote
Rubby, I am less than a DIY novice. Way less. So, I am not positive how to answer your question. Perhaps ask Markey at GoW? I have not been measuring anything yet, so I just spray a short spray and mix it with other oils. Embarrassing to admit, but maybe something will end up being my prized item. Sometime. Way in the future...... Rolling Eyes
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:06 pm      Reply with quote
Bosoxy wrote:
Hi!

I will be most interested to hear how you all make out using the Edelweiss extract.

I did not see benefits from the Edelweiss serum from Ice Elements for quite some time... At least 2 months... however as it is an antioxidant I am sure that some of the benefits are those that occur with long term use.

I am excitedly waiting for my Edelweiss night cream as along with the Edelweiss it has a happy face ingredient that I am most interested in testing out. Wink

The Edelweiss sure is an interesting item to use in skin care.

Take care.
Bosoxy.



That's very interesting, Bosoxy--I had a feeling I gave up too soon! Laughing What kinds of benefits if you don't mind me asking? I so wanted it to do something for me.
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Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:36 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Havana!

I had one neck ring in the center of my neck that is totally gone... I have another one lower down at the bend of my neck that is lessened, but not gone..

Then I had these funny indentations over the highest part of each brow. The one over my right brow is gone and the one over my left one is much less severe.

I also have three little lines on my forehead (like an inch or less each) that are lessened, that were quite deep.

I also see some tightening up of my skin along my jaw line. I have a full face and was worried that my skin was looking like I might have jowls soon... ACK! and it seems not as noticeable to me anymore.

My changes seem a lot less subtle than what I have heard others talk about, but I am happy with them and am not giving them back!

Take care.
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Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:26 pm      Reply with quote
On the topic of Edelweiss.

Just recently, searching for information on the use of extracts from the edelweiss flower, I came across the "Canadian Edelweiss Growers" website. These guys just blew me away, since Edelweiss is such a rare thing, and I never expected anyone outside Europe to grow this making some products out of it.

They are producing a glycerin based extract from the fresh Edelweiss, and are selling it alongside dried edelweiss flower products all over the world.

Edelweiss extract is used mainly by manufacturers of skincare products; such as Athanor, Welleda, Ice Elements, Green People, Aunt Bees,(more every time I check) for the very potent antioxidants and cell protection properties, as well as anti-inflammatory, UV screening and anti-microbial qualities of the plants compounds.

I am planing use it in some of my own concoctions and have ordered 100ml for 24.00 CAD

It is nice to be able to buy "Made in Canada" and save some of the shipping and "euro-land" premium which make everything from over there so expensive.

Check out Edelweiss Growers and I will keep you posted how I like that Canadian edelweiss extract.

Irish
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