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new product from SkinActives: Sea Kelp Coral
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Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:56 am      Reply with quote
http://www.skinactives.com/Sea-Kelp-Ultramarine.html?utm_source=Customer+List&utm_campaign=73c138a126-February_20131_5_2013&utm_medium=email

Looks great, and under $14!
I think I will put this on my list.

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Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:26 pm      Reply with quote
Definitely.
Sea kelp is potent in iodine.Iodine is a miracle
when it comes to skin tissue.
Iodine is one of the best anti-fibrotic agents.
Any more opinions?

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Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:05 am      Reply with quote
I was actually going to ask you guys- I know about their Sea Kelp Kit, the "Creme de la Mer" on a budget. What I wanted to know is, do they sell any of those ingredients separately? I already have a cream I would love to mix the sea kelp bioferment in. Is that possible?
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Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:18 am      Reply with quote
ellaelise wrote:
I was actually going to ask you guys- I know about their Sea Kelp Kit, the "Creme de la Mer" on a budget. What I wanted to know is, do they sell any of those ingredients separately? I already have a cream I would love to mix the sea kelp bioferment in. Is that possible?


Yes, they do sell the bio ferment separately.

http://www.skinactives.com/Sea-Kelp-Ultramarine.html

(Not sure what their UK site has though...)

The coral looks very intriguing, wish I didn't have so much stash already of bioferment or I'd get some of this...might get some anyway
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PS: ellaelise, if you order this, get some of their L-AA vitamin c powder too. Mix it with some bioferment and water and you can get a cheap vit c serum that would work well on oily skin. You'll need to check of the DiY threads for the exact amounts, 10-15% vit c would be a good place to start. It's really easy. Skin actives may have a recipe as well. Just mix small amounts as the C can oxidize quickly in large amounts. I actually mix mine daily in the palm of my hand and apply freshly mixed.
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Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:54 pm      Reply with quote
ShastaGirl, once again you're my savior! Seriously thank you for being so helpful and sweet, you've helped me out soooo much. I will keep you updated on my progress Smile
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Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:35 pm      Reply with quote
Erg, thanks for sharing this info on sea kelp coral. It will be on the wishlist next time I buy at Skinactives...
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Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:46 am      Reply with quote
I see that they add it now to the Sea Kelp kit? Has anyone used that kit with good results?
http://www.skinactives.com/Kit-Formulation-Kit-for-Beginners.html
Is there one already made and I do not know what it is called? Looking for the Crème La Mer knock-off.

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Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:53 am      Reply with quote
I have just ordered this kit. I have been using the Collagen serum and the Chas serum and really like them. I was re ordering so ordered the Beginner's Kit as well!

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Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:18 pm      Reply with quote
Yeah, now the link to the Sea Kelp Ultramarine takes you to Sea Kelp Coral. I guess it's their replacement product? Question
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:08 am      Reply with quote
Yes, it is the replacement product. They said that the Sea Kelp Coral is a much better formulation than Sea Kelp Ultramarine and they will only sell the Sea Kelp Coral from now on based on customers' rave reviews....

ellaelise wrote:
Yeah, now the link to the Sea Kelp Ultramarine takes you to Sea Kelp Coral. I guess it's their replacement product? Question
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:00 pm      Reply with quote
Ya I just noticed this on the Skinactives site and want to order this plus the European cream. I'd love to order the kit instead though, but does anyone know if the canvas base cream can be replaced with the european cream?
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I just received mine. I ordered 4 small tubes of Dermagen and combined them with half the sea kelp coral. It makes for a nice serum (perhaps a bit thicker than I would like, but still ok). I have been a huge fan of sea kelp bioferment since the early days of Skin Actives. It has a million different uses and really, you can mix it with anything. I thought the ultramarine was too heavy and greasy. I'll try the coral product tomorrow on my hair. I always loved the bioferment as a leave in hair conditioner and hopefully the coral will work as well.
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I just ordered it along with the european cream, the every lipid serum and the hair tonic stuff. Can't wait to receive them! I'll follow the basic recipe on the youtube video to make a cream and use it after my current cream runs out.

I'm also very curious about whether I see any results on my thin, fine hair with the hair tonic.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:01 am      Reply with quote
So I placed an order and am going to give it a try, cannot wait!

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Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:57 am      Reply with quote
I got my order about a week ago. Using it every night before I go to bed. It makes my skin feel super soft:) I have no complaints.The texture is nice, dries quickly, and doesnt feel sticky.
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luvskincare wrote:
I got my order about a week ago. Using it every night before I go to bed. It makes my skin feel super soft:) I have no complaints.The texture is nice, dries quickly, and doesnt feel sticky.



Do you use it "straight" or mix with something else?

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Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:50 pm      Reply with quote
I have been just applying it directly to the skin. I might mix it with my cervae cream tonight though.
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Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:53 am      Reply with quote
I got the kit and mixed it up, more of a cream than lotion consistency. Very soothing and moisturizing. I did accidently pour in the peach scent rather than a drop, ugh. My mistake.

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I just placed a second order for a bigger jar (8 ounces). I've been using it mixed with a little decyl glucoside as a facial cleanser, straight as a leave in hair conditioner, and mixed with Dermagen and a little matrixyl as a serum. I didn't think this was possible, but I might even like it better than the original sea kelp bioferment. The big advantage is that it doesn't leave that tight feeling and it doesn't flake.
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Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:19 am      Reply with quote
Panda1 wrote:
I just placed a second order for a bigger jar (8 ounces). I've been using it mixed with a little decyl glucoside as a facial cleanser, straight as a leave in hair conditioner, and mixed with Dermagen and a little matrixyl as a serum. I didn't think this was possible, but I might even like it better than the original sea kelp bioferment. The big advantage is that it doesn't leave that tight feeling and it doesn't flake.


Great info, I had not thought to use on my hair. It doesn't make it crunchy feeling?

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Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:03 am      Reply with quote
In the description for the Formulation Kit for Beginners it says:

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A happy client wrote "...dampen your hair and rub a bit of the Sea Kelp Bioferment into your scalp. Leave it for a good while. It will make your hair grow, as the nutrients in it are so good for that. Another little trick I've found is to leave the Sea Kelp in your hair after its washed, what a shine you will get."


Not the first time I have read that sea kelp makes hair very shiny. Panda1, have you noticed this effect, too?

I want to make my own conditioner and can't decide if I should invest in sea kelp bioferment or use algae extract ... Confused
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Not the first time I have read that sea kelp makes hair very shiny. Panda1, have you noticed this effect, too?

I want to make my own conditioner and can't decide if I should invest in sea kelp bioferment or use algae extract ... Confused


Sea kelp bioferment does make hair shiny, and "some" have reported new hair growth and thicker hair. I really like the new sea kelp coral, but I think I still prefer the original bioferment for hair. Maybe I'm just too used to the bioferment and the more I use the new coral in my hair the more I will like it. You can purchase 2 ounces of sea kelp coral for a little more than $13, so it might be worth a try. I would use it once or twice by itself as a leave in conditioner to see the effect and then when you do make your own conditioner you will have some idea of the proportion you want to use. From my experience, algae extracts can be heavy and a little oily.
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Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:53 am      Reply with quote
I received this yesterday and mixed it up with some of the European cream to make a moisturizer - I mixed 3 parts European cream to 1 part of the seakelp coral.

So far I really like it - I got the ELS as well, and am putting the cream over the ELS. I only use one pump of the ELS, spread it over my skin and then use the cream.

It absorbs well into my skin and I was pleased with how my skin looks this morning after using it last night.

I'll post an update after I've been using it for a month or so.
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Those using the Sea Kelp Coral... do you know what the consistency is supposed to be when you mix it with other products? Meaning, should I mix until it becomes completely smooth, or is just "folding" it into other products okay? As in, that sort of goopy-chunky texture... should it be mixed smooth or kept that consistency? I hope I'm explaining myself okay, I haven't slept Laughing I'm just thrown off a little bit from it... I'm not sure how to use it. When I try to just put it on my face, I have chunkies from it on my face, so I feel like I'm really not doing it right...
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Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:16 pm      Reply with quote
I just grab a scoop in my hand and apply it directly. No lumpiness for me. Or if I mix it with my cream I grap a scoop of the Sea Kelp and then a scoop of the cream and rub it in my hands and then apply to face. Probably the lazy way but I dont think it makes much of a difference!
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