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diamond dust

December 17, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Diamond dust is the material leftover from cutting diamonds. Its hardness makes it desired for a wide variety of uses.

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cucumber

December 17, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Scientifically known as Cucumis sativus, cucumbers are a widely cultivated fruit with high water content (90%), lending to its unique cooling taste.

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lanolin

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Also called wool fat, lanolin is a greasy wax that has moisturizing properties and high water-absorption capabilities. It comes from the secretion of wool-bearing animals.

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beeswax

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Beeswax is a natural wax created by honey bees. When combined with mineral or olive oil and made into a paste, the mixture provides a soothing and protective water-resistant coating around the skin.

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oats

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A species of cereal grain grown for its seed. Oats are used in food, drinks, to feed livestock, and to soothe skin conditions.

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pumpkin

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Pumpkin is an orange squash native to North America. The inside pulp is high in nutrients, and its seeds contain lots of zinc, which is good for the skin.

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urea

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Urea is a compound naturally produced by the body and found as a moisturizing factor in the outermost layer of the skin. Urea is naturally produced by the liver and is a waste product.

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grapefruit

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Thought to be a hybrid of the sour fruit known as a shaddock and a sweet orange, grapefruit is rich in antioxidants (especially vitamin C), helping it boost the immune system and fight free radicals.

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papaya

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

The papaya is the fruit of the large Carica Papaya herb that, along with its enzyme called papain, are used in many skin care and repair products. Papain works as a mild exfoliant and dissolves dead skin cells, making it ideal for treating acne and reducing wrinkles.

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soy

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A legume native to East Asia, soybeans are high in proteins and vitamins A, E, and K. Soy oil and its derivatives are natural antioxidants that block out harmful sunlight.

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silk protein/silk peptide

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Comes from silk fibers and is added to many beauty products.

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citric acid

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Citric acid is derived from citrus fruits (like oranges and lemons) and used as a preservative, pH-balancer, and astringent.

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paraffin

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Paraffin is a waxy crystalline substance used in salon services whereby a client dips her hand or foot into melted paraffin a few times (called a “paraffin dip”), creating a shell that will harden while it helps moisturize the skin; hardened paraffin is easily peeled off the skin and disposed of, leaving skin gently and therapeutically moisturized.

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Dead Sea salts

December 14, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Inedible salt from the world’s deepest hypersaline lake in the world, the mineral-rich Dead Sea, located between Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank.

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pomegranate

December 14, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A seasonal fruit about the size of an orange with numerous juicy seed kernels located inside of the pomegranate’s inedible husk.

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