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azulene

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Azulene is dark blue chamomile extract that comes by steam distillation of the chamomile flower. Chamomile has been used for centuries in Europe as a popular herbal treatment for numerous ailments, and chamomile tea is said to have mildly sedating eff ects.

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argan oil

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A vitamin E-rich oil derived from the nut of the argan tree that absorbs quickly and is highly moisturizing. Argan oil can be purchased for cooking and eating.

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wellness

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Wellness refers to an overall philosophy associated with an individual’s lifestyle which, through a combination of exercise, diet, and mental well-being can reduce health care utilization and costs. Many salons and spas are capitalizing on the growing popularity of wellness and taking care of one’s body by offering services that help nurture both mind and body.

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tea tree oil

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca, it is extracted from the leaves of the Australian tea tree for its antiseptic and antibacterial uses. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic ingredient with broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as excellent solvency and dermal penetration.

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honey

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Honey is a sweet fluid produced by honey bees from the nectar of flowers.

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essential oil

December 20, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Essential oils are essences extracted from plants that contain the scent and other therapeutic properties of that plant.

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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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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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waterless manicure

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A waterless manicure service does not require the client to soak her hands in water at any point; thought by some to enhance adhesion of nail polish and to be better for nails, which can absorb water; cleaning is done with implements and solutions rather than by soaking.

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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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