Product Instructions for Serum Boosters

Instructions for DIY Ingredients

Please read the entire page before using! We are not responsible for any results from the use or misuse of anti-aging ingredients, serum boosters, and other actives. Serum Boosters and other cosmetic ingredients are non-returnable. If you have sensitive skin, it is recommended to do a test on a patch of skin before adding the component to any formula or other product.

  • When you receive your DIY item, place it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
  • Do not use directly on your skin!
  • Each DIY product needs to be incorporated into an existing serum, cream, lotion or create a formula from scratch. Please note that each DIY product has a specific use recommendation (percentage of product to be used) from the manufacturer. Below is a guide to help you add the correct amount to your product.

    *Please note that all calculations are approximate. You can also watch our video series on how to make custom skin care products.
Instructions for mixing your Serum Boosters into a base or existing product

To add to an existing product:
Add DIY ingredient to your current product, blend or shake well. Place any remaining DIY Serum Booster in the fridge.

When making any cosmetic or skin care products, it is helpful to have these items on hand:

  • Hand blender
  • Pyrex or glass bowl with a spout
  • Funnel
  • Spatula
  • Sanitizer
  • Gloves
Choose your base. We offer three bases: Hyaluronic Acid, Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Serum or Regenerating Facial Cream Base. You can also use your favorite serum or lotion. If this is your first time mixing, making small batches is best. After you get the hang of it and know what works well, then try larger quantities. Determine which peptides you would like to add and how much concentration of the serum booster you will need to add. Please refer to your chart included in the bubble wrap pouch with your Serum Booster. Add your Serum Booster. Mix until well blended. Place a funnel inside an empty, airless bottle then pour the formulation into the container.

How do I know how much of a serum booster do I add?
The recommended usage information from the manufacturer is located on the bottle, as well as on each product page on our website.
See charts below for amounts to add. For example, if you have a 2 oz jar of moisturizer and you would like to add a 10% concentration of Matrixyl, add 1 Teaspoon and stir with a sterile mixer until blended.
Are there any Cosmetic Ingredients that shouldn’t be used together?
The main ingredients to stay away from are Copper Peptide and Vitamin C which should not be used jointly.

What peptides should I use?
For more information on peptides and which ones will work best, visit:

For Formulators Only: For use in your recipe, mix phase A and B, let cool, then add your DIY ingredient. Stir until well blended. Place into an airtight container and put any remaining product in the fridge.

Adding an Antimicrobial or Preservative to your Formula

To add Leucidal® Liquid to your product:
Add a 4% concentration of Leucidal® Liquid to your recipe at the end of the formulation or during the cooling phase. The Leucidal® Liquid should be incorporated when the temperature is below 70 degrees Celsius or 158 degrees Fahrenheit.

To add Leucidal® Complete:
Follow the same instructions as the Leucidal® Liquid. Leucidal® Complete can be hazy. It is best to add when the container of the product is 35-40 degrees Celsius. Incorporate into your formulations until clear.

As with all formulas being placed on the market, we recommend every recipe undergo challenge testing.

leucidal Liquid DIY Preservative

instructional guide for all-natural preservative

Visit our blog or formulary at for more information and free DIY recipes.
Questions: 1-855-537-3639.

Directions for chart: determine the concentration you would like to end up with, then choose the size of bottle you will be adding the serum booster into, then add that amount to your existing product and mix until well blended.
Instruction Guide for DIY Serum Boosters

quick guide chart for lotion making

Quick Conversions:

.5 oz = 1 Tablespoon = 3 Teaspoons
1 Teaspoon = 60 drops
1/2 Teaspoon = 30 drops
1/4 Teaspoon = 15 drops
1/8 Teaspoon = 7.5 drops

For Powder Conversions:
Simply add in the desired amount of powder desired. We recommend using a digital scale. However, you can quickly convert grams to teaspoons. There are 5 grams in one teaspoon.

.5 oz = 14 grams
1%= .14 grams
2%= .28 grams
3%= .42 grams
5%= .84 grams
10%= 1.4 grams

1 oz= 28 grams
1%= .28 grams
2%= .56 grams
3%= .84 grams
5%= 1.4 grams
10%= 2.8 grams

2 oz= 56 grams
1%= .56 grams
2%= 1.12 grams
3%= 1.68 grams
5%=  2.8 grams
10%= 5.6 grams

Tips for a Successful Product

1. Sanitize your work area and all utensils. This includes any surface and any item that may come into contact with your formula or serum booster.
Watch our Beauty Blending 101 video for tips on how to sanitize your work area.

2. Measure accurately. Using drops is recommended for adding your serum booster to an existing product. If you are creating a custom formula, use a scale for accurate measurement.

3. Use the right amount of active ingredient, especially the preservative! Using less than the recommended amount of a preservative can cause preservation problems and will not be as effective as it should. Use the manufacturers recommended guidelines for making a successful product.

4. Watch our videos for a visual reference on how to create a custom product.