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Secret Ingredient: Nail Polish

May 19, 2011  | Article

From tosylamide/formaldehyde resin to stearalkonium bentonite, ingredient names can sound more like a top secret formula for NASA than a recipe for regular old nail polish. Each of these ingredients, however, has a purpose and plays a part in the overall performance of the polish.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   polish   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Vitamin E

February 28, 2011  | Article

When vitamin E was discovered, the biggest producer of soybean oil was Eastman Kodak, which used the oil in photo processing. After realizing it could extract alpha tocopherol from the oil waste, it began selling it to vitamin producers and remains a leading supplier to this day.

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Local Healthy Nail Ordinance Captures National Attention

November 15, 2010  | Article

San Francisco’s newly passed Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance is intended to address occupational health hazards among the city’s more than 200 nail salons and 1,800 nail technicians. This ordinance establishes a voluntary recognition program for salons that use polishes and top and base coats that are “three-free.”

Keywords: health   ingredients   legislation  

Secret Ingredient: Glycerin

November 1, 2010  | Article

Although glycerin has about the same food energy as table sugar, it does not raise blood sugar levels, nor does it cause cavities.

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Secret Ingredient: Baking Soda

October 1, 2010  | Article

The ancient Egyptians used natural baking soda and incense as spiritual cleansers in purification ceremonies.

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Secret Ingredient: Papaya

August 1, 2010  | Article

Women used to eat green papaya as a contraceptive.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care   papaya   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Abyssinian Oil

July 1, 2010  | Article

Because it aids in pigment spread, the oil combats the “caking effect” in lipsticks.

Keywords: ingredients   Secret Ingredient   skin care  

Secret Ingredient: Licorice Root

June 1, 2010  | Article

Many licorice candies and sweets are actually flavored with the similar-tasting herb anise.

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Secret Ingredient: Argan Oil

April 1, 2010  | Article

Fair-trade cooperatives in Morocco benefiting women have made the oil skyrocket in popularity — it’s not just good for users, it’s now also beneficial for local harvesters.

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Use Caution with Certain Essential Oils

March 1, 2010  | News

Irritation and sensitivity are possible with the use of almost any essential oil.

Keywords: aromatherapy   essential oils   ingredients   Milady   pregnant clients  

Secret Ingredient: Azulene/Chamomile

March 1, 2010  | Article

Chamomile has been used for centuries in Europe as a popular herbal treatment for numerous ailments, and chamomile tea is said to have mildly sedating effects.

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Secret Ingredient: Diamond Dust

February 1, 2010  | Article

The term diamond comes from an ancient Greek word meaning ‘unbreakable.’

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Secret Ingredient: Ginseng

December 1, 2009  | Article

The term ginseng comes from the Chinese word meaning “man root,” because the root’s forked shape makes it appear humanlike.

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Secret Ingredient: Pumpkin

December 1, 2009  | Article

The jack-o-lantern tradition originated in Ireland, where they carved turnips and put burning coals inside.

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Secret Ingredient: Oats

October 1, 2009  | Article

Oats are used in food (oatmeal or flour), drinks (British beer, a Latin American sweet drink), to feed horses and cattle, and to soothe skin conditions.

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