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Sensitive Skin

An interesting question from Patricia that I think might interest some other people. I have sensitive skin and always look for cosmetic products which are free of harsh chemicals. I was not aware of the m1 preservative until today when … Continue reading

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Milk of Magnesia for the Skin

This is an odd one.  Alexi writes Hi, Colin I have question about milk of magnesia. A lot of ladies are saying that it’s effective at controlling oil on their skin, but is it safe? I’ve heard that milk of … Continue reading

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Alum as antiperspirant

A question about alum from Alice. Hello Colin, Thank you for taking the time to write such a informative blog. I have a question concering potassium alum. I have been researching this product and I keep seeing comments like “its … Continue reading

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Eczema on the Eyelids

A question from Breanna who suffers from eczema, eyelids being her particular problem. Hello! I just found your page from a post on Reddit.com. I will get right to the point-I have eczema all over my body, but the worst … Continue reading

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Cross Sensitivity

I got a good point made to me via e-mail responding to one of my posts about methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone.   He or she desribes themselves by the pathos ridden name foreverbotheredbythisallergy and referring to some products that readers have identifed … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil causes spots?

One of the drawbacks I have found with setting myself up as an internet guru is that the more questions I get the more I realise how little I know.  Take this one from Rebecca. Hello. First off, I am … Continue reading

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Retinol

A question from my first Twitter chum, Musicalhouses. Dear Colin, How can we guess how much retinol there is in a skincare product? It’s quite hard to get a percentage ge since companies don’t disclose this. In particular, I’m looking … Continue reading

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Witch Hazel In Eye Drops

Here is an interesting question from Claire Hi Colin, I was looking at some eye drops today for tired eyes (optrex- I think it was the refreshing ones) and I noticed that witch hazel and alcohol were listed as ingredients, … Continue reading

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Phthalates, Fragrances and Pregnancy

Long standing reader Ffiona has not only a question but also some happy news as she expecting her first baby in July. Hello Colin love the blog I always scan my feeds to see if you have written anything new … Continue reading

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Is hard or soft water better for skin?

Here is a question that comes up every now and again.  Is soft water better for skin?  Suzanne has noticed that her skin condition is better when she uses soft water.  I’ll let her speak for herself. Hi Colin, First … Continue reading

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