October 1, 2009
We’ve all heard of them by now. The big three: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (aka DBP). But what exactly are these chemicals and why have they been systematically eliminated from cosmetics?
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September 1, 2009
More than 120,000 tons of caffeine are consumed worldwide each year. It can be found in eye creams and anti-cellulite creams, sunscreens, and beauty products such as body washes, soaps, lip balms, and scrubs.
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December 1, 2008
Hemp is one of the hottest health food trends in North America. It’s not only an ingredient in many personal care products, it can be added to food to benefit the skin.
September 1, 2008
Cleopatra of Egypt regularly took honey and milk baths to maintain her youthful appearance.
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August 1, 2008
Algotherapy is the use of seaweed or seaweed extracts in health or beauty treatments.
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July 1, 2008
Associated with health and rebirth, some scholars even place the pomegranate in the
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Garden of Eden, instead of an apple.
June 1, 2008
An introduction to common nail polish ingredients.
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June 1, 2008
Like the Lotus drawing nourishment from deep roots and reaching upward into the light, the eco-beauty movement is growing.
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June 1, 2008
Green tea extracts are often used in skin care products to restore, protect, and heal skin. How does this secret ingredient work?
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April 1, 2008
There are about 1,700 seeds in a pound; and 17 lbs. of jojoba seeds are required to produce one gallon of oil.
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February 1, 2008
Ghanian women have used shea oil and butter for centuries to protect their skin from the dry Saharan winds.
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April 1, 2001
Cleopatra was onto something with her milk and honey baths. According to the National Honey Board, honey has antioxidant properties that protect and rejuvenate the skin, while its hydrogen peroxide properties aid in cleansing.
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July 1, 2000
NAILS has learned from correspondence from the U.S.-based Nail manufacturers Council and an interview with industry chemist Dough Schoon that an ingredient commonly found in acrylic systems called benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is under scrutiny in several European countries because of a regulatory classification issue.
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February 1, 2000
Over the years NAILS has examined the chemistry of polish and its ingredients, how colors are chosen, and even how polish is bottled. Here we cover it all—the life of a bottle of polish beginning to end.
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September 1, 1997
Gels are highly sensitive and tricky to produce. Keeping strict control over temperature and environment is critical for product quality.
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