Author Archives: Colin

Cosmetics That Look Like Food

  When I was reviewing Bomb Cosmetics Chocolate Ballotin Assortment I made a reference to the problem that might potentially face with this product.  Cosmetics that look like food risk getting pulled up under legislation that forbids non-food products from being made that … Continue reading

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Are We Eating Too Much Salt?

Channel 4’s Dispatches series recently broadcast a programme where they had been investigating the amount of salt in processed food. They sort of assumed we already knew what the problem with eating too much salt is. They mentioned that it … Continue reading

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Vitamin C Derivatives

I’ve written on my blog before about the benefits of vitamin C, and the difficulties of using it in cosmetic products. It is one of the few things that have any real beneficial effects on the skin. It reduces skin … Continue reading

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Why does your face Wrinkle in some places more than others?

This was the question answered by a very interesting article on Cosmetics Design Europe this morning. I have to say I never really thought to ask it before. But it is an interesting question.

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Avon Sells Liz Earle To Walgreens

I hate to be cynical but I have to say I’m not particularly surprised to hear that Avon has sold Liz Earle. This is the way with corporate brands. Avon needed some cash, and selling off this line was a … Continue reading

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Colin’s Detox Programme

Between Monday and Friday last week I lost 2.4Kg. I also felt a higher level of energy, was more mentally alert and slept better. And I didn’t feel hungry at any stage. Let me share my detox programme with you.

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Monoi Oil

  Gardenia perfume Lingering on a pillow Wild strawberries Only seven francs a kilo And still my heart has wings, These foolish things, Remind me of you These lines are from the famous song where a man wanders around Paris … Continue reading

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The Allergy to Isothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone and Chloroisothiazolinone Facebook Group

I have recently been invited to join a Facebook group devoted to the problems raised by isothiazolinones in general, and have been very happy to do so.  If you are interested in it you can find it here. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allergy-to-Isothiazolinone-Methylisothiazolinone-and-Chloroisothiazolinone/307128722674171?fref=nf It … Continue reading

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Natural Products That Can Kill You

The FDA have just announced that some organic face cream is being recalled.  I’ll refrain from mentioning the name, though the story is in the public domain so anyone interested enough can track it down themselves with a bit of … Continue reading

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What Are The Risks From Counterfeit Cosmetics?

The Daily Mail has a big story today warning of the risks of counterfeit cosmetics.  This is the paper that disgracefully talked up the MMR story until a substantial proportion of the population were failing to get their vaccinated against … Continue reading

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