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Secret Ingredient: Lanolin

June 1, 2009  | Article

Lanolin is a greasy wax that has moisturizing properties and high water-absorption capabilities. Pure lanolin is the consistency of ChapStick and can be used in the same way as petroleum jelly.

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Secret Ingredient: Grapefruit

May 1, 2009  | Article

The essential oil of grapefruit is rich in antioxidants (especially vitamin C), helping it boost the immune system and fight free radicals.

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Secret Ingredient: Cucumber

April 1, 2009  | Article

Cucumbers are used in a variety of beauty products due to their anti-inflammatory, moisture-regulating, soothing, and cooling properties.

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Secret Ingredient: Milk

March 1, 2009  | Article

It is said that Cleopatra kept her skin soft and moisturized by bathing in milk. Skin-softening, moisturizing, and filled with nutrients, milk has been a favorite beauty aid for millennia.

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Secret Ingredient: Volcanic Clay

February 1, 2009  | Article

Volcanic ash clay (also known as sodium bentonite clay) is created when volcanic ash mixes with water. The resulting clay contains a combination of minerals that can provide numerous health and skin benefits.

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Secret Ingredient: Aloe Vera

January 1, 2009  | Article

Aloe vera contains numerous vitamins and minerals, enzymes, amino acids, natural sugars, and agents that are anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. The combination and balance of the plant’s ingredients are what purportedly gives it its soothing, healing properties.

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Secret Ingredient: Menthol

December 1, 2008  | Article

A natural compound extracted from mint plants and oils, menthol produces a cooling sensation on the skin. It’s found in cosmetics, pedicure products, perfumes, lotions, hair products, hygiene products, confectionaries, food, and medicine.

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Secret Ingredient: Almond Oil

November 1, 2008  | Article

Almond oil is a popular carrier oil because it is non-greasy, spreads easily, and is great for nourishing the skin. Essential oils can be mixed with it because of its light nature. Often called sweet almond oil, it contains strong concentrations of vitamin E.

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Secret Ingredient: Dead Sea Salts

October 1, 2008  | Article

The waters of the Dead Sea have been renowned for their therapeutic effects since ancient times. Two thousand years ago, the Jewish Roman historian Flavius wrote that the salts from the Dead Sea “heal the human body.”

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Secret Ingredient: Honey

September 1, 2008  | Article

Cleopatra of Egypt regularly took honey and milk baths to maintain her youthful appearance.

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Secret Ingredient: Seaweed

August 1, 2008  | Article

Algotherapy is the use of seaweed or seaweed extracts in health or beauty treatments.

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Secret Ingredient: Pomegranate

July 1, 2008  | Article

Associated with health and rebirth, some scholars even place the pomegranate in the
Garden of Eden, instead of an apple.

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Secret Ingredient: Green Tea

June 1, 2008  | Article

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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Secret Ingredient: Jojoba

April 1, 2008  | Article

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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Secret Ingredient: Shea Butter

February 1, 2008  | Article

Ghanian women have used shea oil and butter for centuries to protect their skin from the dry Saharan winds.

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