Category Archives: Health

Health is closely related to beauty – if you look healthy you generally look good as well as feeling good.

Do We Need A Low Allergy Standard For Cosmetics?

The biggest cause of complaints to cosmetic companies from consumers are allergic reactions.  Anyone can develop an allergic reaction to anything at any time, so this is only to be expected.  There are some ingredients that are more inclined to … Continue reading

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Is Benzophenone A Risk To Reproductive Health?

Big corporations are run for profits and are not too scrupulous about how they seek them.  We have seen tobacco companies ignore the health of smokers.  Big chemical companies have pushed lead into petrol.  Mining companies leave the public to … Continue reading

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Beware White Bread

Multinational companies are soulless entities that exist for no other reason than to benefit their shareholders.  You need to take extreme care when you are looking at the adverts they produce which have no other object than to transfer the … Continue reading

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Can Blue Light Reduce Pain?

When you really want something to be true it is sometimes easy to let your normal standards of evidence to drop.  If you have back pain – and most of us do at some time – it would be really … Continue reading

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Is Greenwashing What People Want?

The first cosmetic science Twitter chat last Saturday was on the subject of natural products and how they have affected the scientists who develop them.  This is a bit of raw subject for most cosmetic scientists who are skeptical of … Continue reading

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Supplements for muscle building

Exercise is good for you, but it is also something that a lot of people enjoy as a  way of passing the time.  Some people also just like the idea of building their muscles.  They are likely to be interested … Continue reading

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Lavender Oil – Scary Stuff?

Lavender farmers are worried that under new legislation products containing lavender oil will have to bear a black and red warning symbol.  They will also have to bear the warning ‘fatal if swallowed’.   You can see why this might … Continue reading

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Are Wheat and Oat Allergies A Problem In Cosmetics?

Gluten free diets have had their moment in the sun over the last year.   They have become a big enough thing for the New Yorker to run a cartoon with the punchline ” I have only been off gluten … Continue reading

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Why We Need A Sugar Tax

I have a busy day ahead catching up on paperwork and writing reports.  To prepare I have stocked up on snacks, including a last minute dash to the Co-op for some bananas and ginger nut biscuits.  I noticed that by … Continue reading

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Innocent Drinks Case Study

Processed foods are rarely a good thing.  We have evolved to eat food that is a balanced mixture of lots of different components.  When you process food you usually make it more chemically uniform and unbalanced.   A good example … Continue reading

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