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Dirty Dozen of Cosmetics; Parabens

20.10.2021

Parabens are very commonly used in cosmetics. It is estimated that up to 90% of cosmetic products...

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Emulsifying wax; what is it and why I don’t recommend using it

13.10.2021

Emulsifying wax is a very popular emulsifier in homemade cosmetics. I wanted to do this article...

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Hibiscus; an alternative to apple cider vinegar used in cosmetics

29.9.2021

Vinegar, especially apple cider vinegar, is already a legend in homemade cosmetics. Apple cider...

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Benefits of vitamins in skincare and cosmetics

8.9.2021

Vitamins are important micronutrients. They are also useful when used externally.  Active...

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How ceramides can cure your dry skin?

1.9.2021

Ceramides is a group of cosmetic miracles whose popularity has continued for decades. I have been...

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Black cumin seed oil; oil of Pharaohs

11.8.2021

Black gum is very beautiful when it blooms.Photo SanduStefan Pixabaystä Black cumin seed oil...

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What are the differences between homemade cosmetics and industrially made cosmetics?

4.8.2021

From time to time, I have to answer to the question why do I bother to make cosmetics by myself....

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Impurities in cosmetics; chemicals not listed in the INCI list

14.7.2021

Many of you are certainly familiar with the mandatory cosmetic product ingredient list, the INCI...

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Natural mosquito repellents

30.6.2021

Many people are now excited about hiking outdoors, enjoying sunny spring days. It is really...

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Dandelions are great for cosmetics

19.5.2021

There are plenty of dandelions now everywhere. Dandelions are popular wild vegetables that are...

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Grow your own herbs for cosmetics

5.5.2021

Herbs useful in cosmetics can be grown in your own garden or on the balcony. Many conventional...

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Siloxanes in cosmetics; why should you avoid siloxanes?

28.4.2021

My series about Cosmetics Dirty Dozen is presenting this time siloxanes aka polysiloxanes. They...

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The fresh shoots of spruces; amazingly good cosmetic ingredient

20.4.2021

The fresh growth of spruces is now, in the beginning of the summer, at its best. They are very...

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Caffeine in skin care

14.4.2021

Caffeine is a quite familiar substance to most of us. We are used to consume caffeinated beverages...

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How Dangerous is Talc

7.4.2021

Talc is a very traditional cosmetic ingredient. It is a mineral commonly found in nature. Talc has...

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Almond oil for your face: benefits and how to use it

31.3.2021

Almond oil is one of the most widely used oils in cosmetics. Its popularity has been stable for...

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Nanomaterials in cosmetics

24.3.2021

There is not so much information available about the use of nanomaterials in cosmetics. Many of...

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Pomegranate oil

17.3.2021

Photo by Sina Katirachi on Unsplash I have written many articles about cosmetic oils. There...

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Polyethylene glycol, PEG

10.3.2021

Many cosmetics products are based on Polyethylene glycol. Polyethylene glycol is commonly referred...

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Mustard oil

3.3.2021

Mustard oil is a warming, oriental oil that is rarely found in cosmetic products. Mustard oil is...

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Grape seed oil

24.2.2021

Grape seed oil is the next topic in our oil introduction series. Grape seed oil is used in both...

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Avocado oil

17.2.2021

Avocado oil has been a long time a favourite of cosmetic manufacturers. Avocado (Persea Americana)...

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Safflower oil

10.2.2021

Safflower oil is a base oil for cosmetics. In the past, safflower oil was available in every store...

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Ginseng in cosmetics

27.1.2021

Ginseng is an ancient herb. It is used in Asia to improve and strengthen the general condition....

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Glucomannan; tips for using glucomannan powder in cosmetics

14.1.2021

Some of you may be already familiar with glucomannan. I wrote an article about it and konjac...

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Hot water; you can affect the well-being of your skin just by adjusting the water temperature

6.1.2021

In natural skin care, the water is lukewarm, warm to the skinKuva Pexels Pixabaystä Winter...

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Konjac sponge and glucomannan

30.12.2020

Many of you know what a konjac sponge is. However, there may be many who are not familiar with...

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What does relaxation mean for the skin?

23.12.2020

I have written about many ingredients used in cosmetics. They all do help you to take care of your...

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Argan oil; product for skin and hair

16.12.2020

Argan oil has become one of the most popular cosmetic oils. For many different reasons, argan oil...

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Common Sea Buckthorn, aka Seaberry: three different oils from the same plant

2.12.2020

Sea buckthorn oil is one of the special oils in cosmetics. You will find genuine, highly...

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