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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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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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Secret Ingredient: Peppermint

December 1, 2010  | Article

Ancient Greek and Romans crowned themselves with peppermint during feasts and adorned their dining tables with its sprigs.

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Secret Ingredient: Glycerin

November 1, 2010  | Article

Although glycerin has about the same food energy as table sugar, it does not raise blood sugar levels, nor does it cause cavities.

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Secret Ingredient: Baking Soda

October 1, 2010  | Article

The ancient Egyptians used natural baking soda and incense as spiritual cleansers in purification ceremonies.

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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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Secret Ingredient: Papaya

August 1, 2010  | Article

Women used to eat green papaya as a contraceptive.

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Secret Ingredient: Abyssinian Oil

July 1, 2010  | Article

Because it aids in pigment spread, the oil combats the “caking effect” in lipsticks.

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