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How to Add a Serum Booster to an Existing Product

Here at Skin Perfection, we sell many DIY ingredients that you can add directly to your favorite cream, lotion, serum, moisturizer, etc. These elements can take your beauty products to the next level.

Have a favorite moisturizer, but it is missing anti-aging properties? Now your favorite moisturizer just got better. Pick one of our anti-aging peptides and mix it right into your moisturizer.

These components can help you custom-tailor skincare products to your specific needs. Watch the video below to learn how to add one of these DIY ingredients to your favorite skincare products.



Make sure before you begin, you sanitize your work area and all your supplies. Please watch our Beauty Blending 101 video before you start to know exactly how you should do this.

Hi! We’re the DIY divas. This is my good friend Tanya. This is my best friend, Karen. Today we will learn how to add a DIY ingredient or Serum Booster to your own product.

First, you’ll need to sanitize your work area and your supplies. If you’re not sure about all the steps involved in that, you can see our video Beauty blending 101.

Okay, so first grab your product and your DIY anti-aging ingredient. Today we’re going to use a Copper Peptide Serum Booster. We’re going to add, and you can use any of the DIY supplies at Skin Perfection.

When you order our young DIY products, you should be getting an instruction sheet. That will guide you and tell you how much product to use each specific amount of product that you’ll be putting it in.

Okay, so first, you’re going to open up your product, which I just did. Set your booster carefully aside. Then I’m going to add the Copper Peptide.

When I look at the table on the chart, I look at the concentration to add it says one and a half drops. So, I’m going to do that there goes one and a half. Okay, that’s done now.

After you’re done with that, you want to take your lid and make sure that you tightly secure it back into place.

Then you’ll want to give it a good shake. If you’re adding a DIY ingredient to a cream kind of product, you want to make sure that you stir it. Please ensure that whatever you use, your utensil is sterilized before you put it in and stir. That’s how easy it is. Now you have your own product to give DIY ingredients in it.

making all-natural lotionGet together your DIY ingredient (which can include anti-aging peptides, essential oils, preservatives, or other serum boosters that can all be found right here at Skin Perfection) and the skincare product you would like to add it to.

We have plenty of moisturizers and serums for you to choose from in our store! In this video, we are going to add Copper Peptide to one of our serums.

When you order a DIY ingredient from us, we include a chart that tells you how to add your desired concentration; it explains how you should add many teaspoons or drops depending on the strength and the amount of product the ingredient is being added to.

Once you have figured out the amount of the peptide needed, add it directly to your serum or moisturizer. Once you have added the peptide, put the lid back on the product and give it a good shake to ensure the ingredient is blended well throughout.

If you add the ingredient to a product with more of a cream base, use a handheld blend or spatula to stir the component throughout (but make sure whatever tool you use is sterilized before it touches your product!)

It’s that simple! Adding a serum booster is easy, and it gives your beauty products the boost that they need to be amazing! After those few steps, you have created your personalized skincare product!

How to Add a Serum Booster to a Base

Choose a base. For a serum, use a Hyaluronic Acid or Aloe Gel Base. For a moisturizer, use a cream base. Then determine which peptides you will use and at what concentration. Measure your base and add it to a glass pyrex bowl. Add in the correct amount of peptides. Blend with a hand blender for 2 minutes. Fill the mixture into an airless bottle.

How to Add a Serum Booster

Tips on Making Skincare with Serum Boosters

Watch our Beauty Blending Video and learn how to sanitize your work area.
Learn how to fill airless bottles.
Determine which peptides are right for you and your skincare product.
Find free recipes in our formulary.
More information on adding serum boosters and charts.
Information about Antimicrobials and Preservatives.

Frequently Asked Questions about Serum Boosters

How do I use the peptides?
At the end of the formulation, add the desired amount of drops of the anti-aging peptide to your product. Lid and shake well.

How much of the Anti-Aging Peptide do I Add?

The product label will tell you the manufacturer’s guidelines. For example, let’s look at Matrixyl 3000. Then manufacture recommends using it at a 3-8% rate. At Skin Perfection, we recommend using the highest concentrations for the fastest results. You can also find this information directly on the product page.

What do you recommend to mix the Serum Boosters with?
For home formulators, we recommend our Ultra Hyaluronic Acid. This Hyaluronic Acid uses silver as the preservative. You can add as many peptides to this base as you would like, and you can also add up to 40% additional water-based ingredients without adding another preservative.
You can also use any water-based products such as water, hydrosols, aloe vera, etc.

Can I add peptides to my facial oil serum?
No, peptides are water-soluble. Therefore, they will not dissolve in an oil-based product.

Is it less expensive to make your own skincare products?
Yes, it is less expensive to make your own.

Is it cheaper to make my own, or is it best to buy something like the expression line serum?
It is less expensive to make your own skincare products. However, if you are only making a tiny batch with many different peptides, buying a ready-made serum may be more cost-effective.

Are your peptides from China?
No, our quality peptides are from the same manufactures that all of the major cosmetic companies use. The peptides are imported from the United States, Spain, France, Switzerland, etc.
We do not buy peptides from China because they can add toxic fillers. You can find the location of where each peptide or ingredient is sourced on the product page.

Can I combine all of the peptides?

Yes, all the peptides can use multiple peptides in a formula. For example, you can use 1 peptide, 11 peptides, or more. The choice is yours.

Are some very similar and don’t need to be added together?
Yes, you can check our peptide chart to see what peptides work similarly. Choose one peptide from each column for a well-rounded formula that targets the signs of aging. If you specifically target a specific skin condition, you may choose more than one peptide from a category. For example, if you target Crow's Feet, using Argireline and Snap 8 together would be a great choice.

Do some peptides negate each other?
Copper Peptide, Vitamin C, and Retinol are the only ingredients that you shouldn’t use together.

What do you recommend I add to body lotion? Mainly my arms and chest have some wrinkles from the sun.
You can use the same peptides that you use in your face formulas in your body formulas. For example, I would use firming peptides and antioxidants such as

Skin Firming Peptides:

Age Reverse for Younger Looking Skin

Antioxidants from Natural Botanicals

Do I use peptides as a spot treatment or all over my face? Are the muscle-relaxers like Argireline and Snap 8 better used in specific areas only?

All peptides may be used as a spot treatment, or you can use them all over the face and neck.

I have sensitive skin. Can I use peptides?

Peptides are an excellent choice for sensitive skin. Most people tolerate them very well. Typically, it's the added fillers, chemicals, fragrances, or preservatives in a cosmetic that people are sensitive to.

About Skin Perfection

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