October 30, 2017
Calendula: Natural Cosmetics Benefits
Have you herd of Calendula? What surprises you most regarding its current uses? For those who are unfamiliar with this herb, Calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name ref...
September 20, 2016
Skincare: Beauty from Within
The largest organ of the human body, although sometimes greatly overlooked and mismanaged is the skin. The skin can be a canvas for artistic expression or a reflection of the internal state of a person's health. Blem...
April 6, 2016
The J&J Baby Powder Scandal
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...
November 5, 2015
Skin-care: Not Just A Women’s Issue
Lots of men have at least some idea that they need to take care of their skin. But in the Western world, most guys are about as comfortable discussing skin care or seeming concerned about looking good as they are ...
October 20, 2015
Endocrine Distributors In Your Nail Polish?
Want some toxins with that mani-pedi?
A new study by researchers at Duke University and the Environmental Working Group found that a common nail polish chemical and suspected endocrine disruptor called TPHP is ...
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?
September 15, 2015
Cosmetic Fads: Active Ingredients as Marketing Incentives
The skincare and cosmetics industry is largely powered by marketing. Most companies spend far more on their promotion, advertising, and the perfect sales pitch than they do on the actual ingredients in the product the...
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 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...