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silk protein/silk peptide

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Comes from silk fibers and is added to many beauty products.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care   Secret Ingredient  

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.

Keywords: citrus-themed services   ingredients   natural nail care  

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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Dead Sea salts

December 14, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Inedible salt from the world’s deepest hypersaline lake in the world, the mineral-rich Dead Sea, located between Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care  

pomegranate

December 14, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A seasonal fruit about the size of an orange with numerous juicy seed kernels located inside of the pomegranate’s inedible husk.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care  

Local Healthy Nail Ordinance Captures National Attention

November 15, 2010  | Article

San Francisco’s newly passed Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance is intended to address occupational health hazards among the city’s more than 200 nail salons and 1,800 nail technicians. This ordinance establishes a voluntary recognition program for salons that use polishes and top and base coats that are “three-free.”

Keywords: health   ingredients   legislation  

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.

Keywords: ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Baking Soda

October 1, 2010  | Article

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

Keywords: ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Papaya

August 1, 2010  | Article

Women used to eat green papaya as a contraceptive.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care   papaya   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Abyssinian Oil

July 1, 2010  | Article

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

Keywords: ingredients   Secret Ingredient   skin care  

Secret Ingredient: Licorice Root

June 1, 2010  | Article

Many licorice candies and sweets are actually flavored with the similar-tasting herb anise.

Keywords: ingredients   natural ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Floating Pedicure

April 1, 2010  | Article

Step-by-step by Nails & More Day Spa, Greensboro, N.C.

Keywords: adding new services   deluxe manicures   deluxe pedicures   herb-based services   ingredients  

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.

Keywords: argan oil   ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Use Caution with Certain Essential Oils

March 1, 2010  | News

Irritation and sensitivity are possible with the use of almost any essential oil.

Keywords: aromatherapy   essential oils   ingredients   Milady   pregnant clients  

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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Organic polymer liquids that, when converted into their final state for use, become a resin; refers to uncross-linked polymers.
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