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Nanotechnology

Nano materials are a category of material that has gone from the status of great white hope for the future to major threat to life on the planet without going through the normal intermediate stages of being widely used for … 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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Jasmine

Based on a totally unscientific sample of people whose opinion of Jasmine I happen to know, it is a very polarising smell and is one that appeals to men more than women.  That many people don’t particularly like the smell … Continue reading

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How to make a Hypoallergenic Product

There was a lot of interest in hypoallergenic products back in the eighties when I first started as a formulator. Back then the perception was that natural ingredients were the problem. Like a lot of popular ideas it corresponded to … Continue reading

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