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Microbeads In Cosmetics

As a keen environmentalist I often find myself face palming when a cosmetic company picks up on a green issue.  They often home in on things that aren’t particularly relevant and propose solutions that are questionable.  But I think the … Continue reading

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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

One of the problems with being a beauty blogger is sourcing samples.  Do you spend your own money on them?  That’s an expensive proposition if you post regularly.   Or do you accept free samples from brands, and compromise your … 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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A Problem With Skin Reactions To Esters

My long term Twitter chum Musical Houses raised a problem she has with some cosmetic ingredients with me over Twitter, using no less than 8 tweets to do it.  Such patience clearly deserves an answer.

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Bisabolol

 It is a common observation amongst pharmaceutical scientists that many of the top selling drugs of all time are derived from plants.  The one that is usually quoted is aspirin that was first developed by modifying an ingredient found in … Continue reading

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Ascorbic Acid/Vitamin C

It is a sad fact of life that not many of the fancy sounding ingredients that cosmetic companies add to their formulations add much to the benefits those products have for your skin.  A good moisturiser is a pretty handy … 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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Latest News on MI

I get a lot of traffic to this blog from people interested in methylisothiazolinone, or as it is now known MI.   For people who haven’t been following the story, here’s a quick recap.  MI has been used for about … Continue reading

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Olay Regenerist Daily 3 Point Treatment Cream

The second highest selling personal care product in the UK at the moment is Olay Regenerist Daily 3 Point Treatment Cream.  (The top seller is Bio-Oil, but I have already done that one.)   Users are giving it pretty good reviews, … Continue reading

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Aching Joints

People are living longer, which means that there are more older people around.  Consequently the problems that older people suffer from are now affecting more and more people.  One of those problems is aching joints, and any product that brings … Continue reading

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