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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.

Keywords: ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Chemicals Most Wanted: Bad Rap or Due Justice?

October 1, 2009  | Article

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?

Keywords: chemicals   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   ingredients   toluene  

Secret Ingredient: Caffeine

September 1, 2009  | Article

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.

Keywords: caffeine   ingredients   natural ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Hemp Seed Oil Provides Essential Nutrients for Healthy Skin

December 1, 2008  | Article

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.

Keywords: ingredients  

Secret Ingredient: Honey

September 1, 2008  | Article

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

Keywords: honey   ingredients   natural ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Seaweed

August 1, 2008  | Article

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

Keywords: ingredients   seaweed   Secret Ingredient  

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.

Keywords: antioxidants   ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Polish College: The Basics

June 1, 2008  | Article

An introduction to common nail polish ingredients.

Keywords: dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   ingredients   mica   pigments   polish  

Turning Belief Into Action

June 1, 2008  | Article

Like the Lotus drawing nourishment from deep roots and reaching upward into the light, the eco-beauty movement is growing.

Keywords: eco-friendly   environmental issues   green business   ingredients   SpaRitual  

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?

Keywords: green tea   ingredients   natural ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

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.

Keywords: ingredients   jojoba   natural ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

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.

Keywords: ingredients   Secret Ingredient   shea butter   skin care  

A Clear View on Polish

May 1, 2005  | Article

More than just color, nail polish is the finishing touch, the final step in a nail service. What’s in this product staple and how has it changed over the years?

Keywords: chemicals   history of nail care   ingredients   nail chemistry   polish  

Honey-Dos for Hands and Feet

April 1, 2001  | Article

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.

Keywords: honey   ingredients   service recipes  

Acrylic Ingredient Under Scrutiny In Europe

July 1, 2000  | Article

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.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   ingredients   international  

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