This is related to the concept of “the dose makes the poison”, but it allows a numerical value to be assigned, which places the risk in a very clear context and permits a very clear picture of the true dangers in use of an ingredient.
Oleic acid is attached at one end to a molecule of glycerine – a glycerine molecule that also has two other fatty acids in its grip.
While I was giving a talk about cosmetics at a college last week I brought up the subject of preservatives and parabens and something interesting happened. No one knew what I was talking about.
Essential oils are happiest when cold.
What are the cosmetic ingredients that cause skin allergies?
One of the things I wanted to point out in this post is that not all ingredients are the same even if they have the same name.
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.