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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.

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Secret Ingredient: Açai Berries

April 21, 2011  | Article

Açai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is a small, deep purple berry that grows on certain palm trees in Central and South America.

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Secret Ingredient: Panthenol

March 23, 2011  | Article

Panthenol was the original ingredient that inspired the name for international hair care brand Pantene, which made its debut in 1947 in Europe.

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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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Secret Ingredient: Gold

January 13, 2011  | Article

In nail artistry, technicians often incorporate gold flakes or gold powder, as well as various brands of clear lacquer filled with gold leaf pieces.

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caffeine

January 5, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Caffeine in its pure form is a bitter, white substance that acts as a stimulant drug. Pure caffeine is an odorless white crystal or powder that is intensely bitter.

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shea butter

January 3, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A natural moisturizer in butter form from the nut of the shea tree, containing vitamins A and E.

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milk

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A white liquid produced by female mammals, used as the primary source of nutrition for infants and as a food product for humans of all ages.

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licorice root

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

The root of the glycyrrhiza glabra plant, a legume that sprouts purple and blue flowers. The root has a brown, bark-like exterior and yellow interior and is 50 times sweeter than sugar.

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glycerin

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Glycerin is a thick, colorless, non-toxic liquid known for having a slightly sweet taste. Due to its humectant properties, which allow it to absorb moisture from the air, glycerin is used in skin emollients to keep skin supple.

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baking soda

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A powdery white chemical salt with crystalline grains. Its slightly grainy texture helps to exfoliate and soften calloused skin.

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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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Secret Ingredient: Red Wine

January 1, 2011  | Article

Ancient Chinese, prior to the second century B.C., made wine from the wild native grapes growing in mountain climates.

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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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