Let’s take a look at an ingredient that is popular in products aimed at those who prefer the more natural angle for their cosmetics – Dead Sea mud. This natural ingredient is taken from only one place – the Dead Sea.
In this article, I will cover two aspects of scare stories/claims made about cosmetic ingredients.
The vast majority of cosmetic raw materials are based on hydrocarbons.
Coconut oil is classed as a saturated fat because of its chemistry. Saturation (in terms of fat terminology) relates to double bonds and hydrogen which might sound like TOO MUCH INFORMATION for some so I’ll leave it in favour of what the oil looks like and how good or bad it is to eat.
A new guidance policy for the labeling of essential oils sold for topical use and offered for retail trade.
One of the outstanding properties of many essential oils, including tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), is that they can be effective even against bacterial biofilms.
A quick look at the structure and chemistry of Aloe shows us why this plant is such a good moisturising agent – it’s the polysaccharides or sugars that predominate.
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) are one such active that works. But the exact mechanism by which they work has been unknown. At least until now.
The part of hops used is the flower cluster although it looks more like a cone and is called a strobile.
What is 100% natural?