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Secret Ingredient: Jojoba

April 1, 2008  | Article

There are about 1,700 seeds in a pound; and 17 lbs. of jojoba seeds are required to produce one gallon of oil.

Keywords: Arizona   California   ingredients   jojoba   natural ingredients  

Secret Ingredient: Mica

March 1, 2008  | Article

The term MICA comes from the Latin word micare, which means to shine or glitter.

Keywords: ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Shea Butter

February 1, 2008  | Article

Ghanian women have used shea oil and butter for centuries to protect their skin from the dry Saharan winds.

Keywords: ingredients   Secret Ingredient   shea butter   skin care  

A Clear View on Polish

May 1, 2005  | Article

More than just color, nail polish is the finishing touch, the final step in a nail service. What’s in this product staple and how has it changed over the years?

Keywords: chemicals   history of nail care   ingredients   nail chemistry   polish  

Honey-Dos for Hands and Feet

April 1, 2001  | Article

Cleopatra was onto something with her milk and honey baths. According to the National Honey Board, honey has antioxidant properties that protect and rejuvenate the skin, while its hydrogen peroxide properties aid in cleansing.

Keywords: honey   ingredients   service recipes  

Acrylic Ingredient Under Scrutiny In Europe

July 1, 2000  | Article

NAILS has learned from correspondence from the U.S.-based Nail manufacturers Council and an interview with industry chemist Dough Schoon that an ingredient commonly found in acrylic systems called benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is under scrutiny in several European countries because of a regulatory classification issue.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   ingredients   international  

The Life of a Bottle of Polish, from Manufacturer to Your Salon

February 1, 2000  | Article

Over the years NAILS has examined the chemistry of polish and its ingredients, how colors are chosen, and even how polish is bottled. Here we cover it all—the life of a bottle of polish beginning to end.

Keywords: how products are made   ingredients   Nailco   OPI Products   Orly  

Gel Formation

September 1, 1997  | Article

Gels are highly sensitive and tricky to produce. Keeping strict control over temperature and environment is critical for product quality.

Keywords: gels   how products are made   ingredients  

Manufacturer Creates Enamel-Free Nail Enamel

May 1, 1995  | Article

Japanese manufacturer is water based and claims to be odor free.

Keywords: ingredients   international   polish  

Editor's note: Toluene Controversy: Fair Or Foul?

July 1, 1993  | Article

The inflammatory news report offered no scientific backup, no reports or studies on the effects of toluene, and no comments from polish manufacturers.

Keywords: ingredients   polish   toluene  

What Do EPA Registration and FDA Approval Really Mean?

October 1, 1992  | Article

The EPA and FDA play important roles in monitoring chemical use in the United States, but they may not offer as much protection as you think.

Keywords: EPA   ingredients  
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