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Liposomes (phospholipids) - good or bad? Login/Join
 
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I wanted to buy a product with R-ALA that is mixed with these phopholipids. I read up on them on a chemistry website, but I'm still not sure if they are a good idea for my skin. The other option is to buy the R-ALA mixed with an Ultra Emu Oil. Which of these would make the R-ALA more available to my skin? Are phospholipids good/bad for the skin barrier?

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ALA in Emu Oil would be better.

Phospholipids are biological detergents and will tend to open up the protective skin barrier.
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I bought the R-ALA version in Ultra Emu Oil. I'll let everyone know how it works for me.

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Can you please let me know where you found R-ALA with Ultra Emu Oil? I am using R-ALA with Squalane but would like to look at the emu product. Thanks.

Kathy

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I bought my R-ALA from Garden of Wisdom (found online at http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/) They have 2 kinds as I mentioned -- the one in liposomes and the one in ultra emu oil. I'm excited to try it as my new, regular moisturizer. It's said to be lighter than regular emu oil (which I do love, but it's a bit heavy for daytime use), plus it's got the R-ALA which I want to try. Quite possibly a win-win situation.
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Originally posted by Bagheera:
I bought my R-ALA from Garden of Wisdom (found online at http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/) They have 2 kinds as I mentioned -- the one in liposomes and the one in ultra emu oil. I'm excited to try it as my new, regular moisturizer. It's said to be lighter than regular emu oil (which I do love, but it's a bit heavy for daytime use), plus it's got the R-ALA which I want to try. Quite possibly a win-win situation.


I will be anxious to hear how you like it. As mentioned, I am using the R-ALA with squalane from Pure Skin Formulations (http://www.psfskincare.com/alacomplex.htm).

My thought was that the ultra emu (although it does absorb very nicely on its own) might be too heavy for daytime use, but perhaps not? Please report back once you've had an opportunity to try it.

Kathy
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