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Humectants and Hair: A Cosmetic Chemist Breaks Down the Science

Humectants are substances or ingredients with specific molecules that syphon water from the environment. They’re different from oils because they attract water molecules to bond with them so they penetrate and stay in and on the hair or skin. 135 more words


How to select the best mineral makeup?

My plan this week was to sit down and write up a guide to selecting the best mineral makeup. Then today I came across this blog article by Viva Woman in Singapore that perfectly explains just that! 327 more words


Ingredient Wise: The Charlotte Tilbury Magic cream 'Treat and Transform Moisturizer'


If you are new to the the ingredient wise series, here is what it is in a nutshell: We take a look at a hyped up product and see if the claims they make are actually supported by the ingredients in them :) Today we are going to review the ingredients found in the popular? 838 more words


Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

Ingredient Spotlight

Why I like Niacinamide in skin care?

Amongst the miriade of “active ingredients”, “new kids on the block”, “wonder additives”, there are 2 ingredients that are, for me, skincare heroes in formulation. 417 more words

Skin Care Solutions

What is Cetyl Acetate?

Cetyl Acetate is an ester of cetyl booze and acerb acid. Cetyl booze is an booze that consists of 16 carbons.

Cetyl Acetate is acclimated in abounding types of cosmetics and claimed affliction articles including babyish products, ablution products, cleansing products, eye makeup, hair and derma affliction products, as able-bodied as atom products. 38 more words

Herbal Extract

A closer look at cosmetic oils - the filtration process.

As you will know if you read my post ‘mum, where do oils come from‘ I’ve been playing with squeezing oil out of various things, my latest and greatest triumph being Sunflower Seeds.   449 more words


Is your beauty brand ready for new cosmetics legislation

Does the FDA have authority to ensure your face/body wash is free from potential harmful ingredients? If the FDA found harmful levels of such ingredients in a product, could it enforce a recall? 456 more words