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contact dermatitis

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Contact dermatitis (sometimes called allergic contact dermatitis) is caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin,. Allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when suff erers avoid the offending agent.

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beta-hydroxy acid

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Acid extracts that chemically exfoliate the top layer of skin; they have the same effect as AHAs, but tend to be less irritating and come from different sources.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care  

aromatherapy

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The use of aroma, usually with a preparation of fragrant essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits, to enhance or create a feeling of well-being.

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antioxidant

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, or beta carotene, thought to protect body cells from the damaging effects of oxidation.

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alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Acid extracts from natural or synthetic sources that chemically exfoliate the top layer of skin; there are five types: citric acid, tartaric acid, malic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid; also known as fruit acids.

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eucalyptus

September 30, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Eucalyptus is a native Australian tree with aromatic leaves that yield an oil that can be used medicinally.

Keywords: ingredients   natural ingredients   natural nail care   Secret Ingredient  

formaldehyde resin

April 9, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A polymer that improves polish adhesion and strength

Keywords: ingredients   polish  

aloe vera

June 15, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Aloe vera is any of a variety of plants of the genus aloe, mostly native to southern Africa, bearing fleshy spiny-toothed leaves and red or yellow flowers; used to soothe and moisturize burns and skin irritations. There are more than 240 different species of aloe, growing mainly in the dry regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

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almond oil

June 15, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A popular carrier oil because it is non-greasy, spreads easily, and is great for nourishing the skin.

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abyssinian oil

June 15, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A vegetable oil that comes from a seed of a European mustard plant. Although moisturizing, it doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue.

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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  

titanium dioxide

April 13, 2011  | Encyclopedia

An ingredient used to increase the opacity or “coverage” of nail enamel; often used as a white pigment.

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plasticizers

April 13, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Plasticizers make nail polish more flexible and increase the durability of the polish.

Keywords: ingredients   polish  

ylang-ylang

March 31, 2011  | Encyclopedia

The essential oil of ylang-ylang is used in aromatherapy.

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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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