August 17, 2015
Why Hyaluroni Acid Is Important For The Skin
As we age, skin moisture can drop significantly, which makes the skin lose elasticity and expose the signs of aging on the skin. Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to h...
August 10, 2015
Consumers Speak: Best Selling Natural Hair Products
We’ll look at the moisturizers, hair butters, oils, shampoos, conditioners and natural hair accessories that have been selling like crazy with naturals over the last few months.
The following list is a compilation ...
August 7, 2015
Co-Washing Natural Hair: Leave Out the Shampoo
Co-washing is becoming extremely popular with naturals. But why? What if I told you the best shampoo for natural black hair was NO shampoo at all? Would you believe me?
To co-wash natural hair simply means to wash ...
August 3, 2015
A History of Cosmetics Throughout The Ages
"A woman without paint is like food without salt."- Roman philosopher, Plautus
Civilizations have used forms of cosmetics -- though not always recognizable to cosmetics users today -- for centuries in religious rit...
July 27, 2015
A Closer Look at The Chemistry Of Cosmetics
Cosmetics are not a modern invention. Humans have used various substances to alter their appearance or accentuate their features for at least 10,000 years, and possibly a lot longer.
Women in Ancient Egypt used koh...
July 5, 2015
“Chemical-Free” Cosmetics: Word Play or Serious Business?
Whenever someone asks me about the best chemical free cosmetics brands, I heave a big sigh…
This well-intentioned question just goes to show how tricky this natural space has become and how much mis-information is ...
June 26, 2015
International Beauty: Regiments from Around The World
What do roses, sake and cacao have in common? Other than being the makings to one truly magical date night, these three enticing ingredients all boast powerful skin-enhancing essentials like vitamins and amino acids.
June 22, 2015
DNA in Cosmetics: The New Frontier in Customized Cosmetics
The cosmetics industry invests heavily in innovation. It is a dynamic market in which consumers are always avid for novelty.
Recent years have seen the launch of a new class of skincare products, whose appeal is cu...
June 19, 2015
Nanoparticles in Cosmetics
Technology; once a luxury for the wealthy, now a necessity for this very interconnected information-at-your fingertips society we live in. As technology advanced, it's physical characteristics shrunk, and we now have...
June 15, 2015
Cosmetic Chemistry: The Science Behind Manufactured Beauty Products
The latest edition of the Cosmetics Toiletries and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Dictionary lists more than 10,000 raw materials. Every year hundreds of new ingredients are added to the list of those that have been use...