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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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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: Argan Oil

April 1, 2010  | Article

Fair-trade cooperatives in Morocco benefiting women have made the oil skyrocket in popularity — it’s not just good for users, it’s now also beneficial for local harvesters.

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Secret Ingredient: Azulene/Chamomile

March 1, 2010  | Article

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 effects.

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Secret Ingredient: Diamond Dust

February 1, 2010  | Article

The term diamond comes from an ancient Greek word meaning ‘unbreakable.’

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Secret Ingredient: Ginseng

December 1, 2009  | Article

The term ginseng comes from the Chinese word meaning “man root,” because the root’s forked shape makes it appear humanlike.

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Secret Ingredient: Pumpkin

December 1, 2009  | Article

The jack-o-lantern tradition originated in Ireland, where they carved turnips and put burning coals inside.

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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.

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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: Urea

June 1, 2009  | Article

Urea is a compound naturally produced by the body and can be found as a moisturizing factor in the outermost layer of the skin, along with lactic acid and amino acid.

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Secret Ingredient: Lanolin

June 1, 2009  | Article

Lanolin is a greasy wax that has moisturizing properties and high water-absorption capabilities. Pure lanolin is the consistency of ChapStick and can be used in the same way as petroleum jelly.

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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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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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