Ingredients

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Ascorbic Acid / Vitamin C

It is a sad fact of life that not many of the fancy sounding ingredients that cosmetic companies add to their formulations add much to the benefits those products have for your skin.  A good moisturiser is a pretty handy tool for dealing with dry skin, but how much of the good it does you comes from … Read Full Article

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Science

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What Are Pores?

by Amanda Foxon-Hill In the cosmetic world we talk about Pores often whether it be to give them a deep cleanse, to avoid clogging them or to shrink them into obscurity (without resorting to Photoshop).  When I was teaching this weekend I had to stop and … Read Full Article

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Tonicity’s Effects on Cells

I enjoy writing articles periodically about more serious science topics that play into developing a better understanding of cosmetics. This one is on tonicity. Tonicity refers to the affect of a solution on a cell. A solution  is a mixture of two or more … Read Full Article

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In-Cosmetics: Solar Beauty in Barcelona

In just a few weeks, I’ll be traveling to Spain for the In-Cosmetics conference in Barcelona on April 17-19. In-Cosmetics is the leading global business platform for cosmetic ingredients, and will be showcasing a diverse range of innovative ingredients and … Read Full Article

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