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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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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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Secret Ingredient: Soy

September 1, 2010  | Article

Found in everything from lip care products to vegetarian meals, this prolific legume is used in a myriad of ways.

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Rosemary Avocado Manicure

August 1, 2010  | Demo

Modern Day Spa in Arlington, Va. uses the 100% botanical formulated products from Mountain Body for this rejuvenating and moisturizing manicure.

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Secret Ingredient: Silk Protein / Silk Peptide

June 1, 2010  | Article

Silk proteins provide and retain moisture, protect skin from dehydration, and give it a smooth, silky feel.

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Secret Ingredient: Licorice Root

June 1, 2010  | Article

Many licorice candies and sweets are actually flavored with the similar-tasting herb anise.

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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.

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Secret Ingredient: Beeswax

August 1, 2009  | Article

When beeswax is combined with mineral or olive oil and made into a paste, the mixture is soothing and protective to the skin. It provides a water-resistant coating around the skin, but can be easily removed with soap. It can also be used to wax, polish, and lubricate things such as surfboards and furniture, and for coating screws and nails.

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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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Apothecary Spa Ritual Pedicure

April 1, 2009  | Demo

Blu Water Day Spa in Kensington, Md. uses a blend of herbs, salts, and essential oils in unique treatments designed to fit each client's needs to relax, energize, detoxify or recharge.

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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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Pineapple Gets Rid of Dead Skin Cells

February 10, 2009  | News

According to the February issue of Self Magazine, use pineapple in your services to slough off cuticles.

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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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