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January 18, 2018

Ingredient Highlight: Iron Oxides in Cosmetics

Iron Oxides are naturally occuring mineral deposits. These compounds are used as pigments in a variety of applications. Depending on the specific Iron Oxides or mixtures of Iron Oxides used, the color will vary from o...

June 21, 2017

Dying to Die Your Hair?

Yes, it is 2017 and still,  most of the cosmetic ingredients have not caught up with the scientific discoveries regarding the health and safety of certain compounds used commonly across the consumer market, especially...

April 6, 2016

The J&J Baby Powder Scandal

The Lawsuit Earlier this year, the court ruled in favor of the family of a deceased woman, from Georgia, against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in a lawsuit claiming ovarian cancer caused by the company’s baby pow...

October 15, 2015

Deciphering Cosmetics Ingredients

Do you know how to read a cosmetics ingredients list? When was the last time you closely looked at the ingredient list on your cosmetics? Did you notice that concentrations are NOT typically included? As consum...

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...