March 1, 2009
It is said that Cleopatra kept her skin soft and moisturized by bathing in milk. Skin-softening, moisturizing, and filled with nutrients, milk has been a favorite beauty aid for millennia.
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February 1, 2009
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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January 1, 2009
Aloe vera contains numerous vitamins and minerals, enzymes, amino acids, natural sugars, and agents that are anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. The combination and balance of the plant’s ingredients are what purportedly gives it its soothing, healing properties.
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December 1, 2008
A natural compound extracted from mint plants and oils, menthol produces a cooling sensation on the skin. It’s found in cosmetics, pedicure products, perfumes, lotions, hair products, hygiene products, confectionaries, food, and medicine.
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November 1, 2008
Almond oil is a popular carrier oil because it is non-greasy, spreads easily, and is great for nourishing the skin. Essential oils can be mixed with it because of its light nature. Often called sweet almond oil, it contains strong concentrations of vitamin E.
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October 1, 2008
The waters of the Dead Sea have been renowned for their therapeutic effects since ancient times. Two thousand years ago, the Jewish Roman historian Flavius wrote that the salts from the Dead Sea “heal the human body.”
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September 1, 2008
Cleopatra of Egypt regularly took honey and milk baths to maintain her youthful appearance.
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August 1, 2008
Algotherapy is the use of seaweed or seaweed extracts in health or beauty treatments.
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July 1, 2008
Associated with health and rebirth, some scholars even place the pomegranate in the
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Garden of Eden, instead of an apple.
June 1, 2008
Green tea extracts are often used in skin care products to restore, protect, and heal skin. How does this secret ingredient work?
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April 1, 2008
There are about 1,700 seeds in a pound; and 17 lbs. of jojoba seeds are required to produce one gallon of oil.
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February 1, 2008
Ghanian women have used shea oil and butter for centuries to protect their skin from the dry Saharan winds.
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