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Is Hydrolyze the Answer to Dark Circles Under the Eyes? (Hint – No)

The pert and perky Dave Bradley of ScienceBase has a way with words so I can’t do better than cut and paste an e-mail he has just sent me. Hi How’s it going? Dunno if you’ve come across this before, … Continue reading

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Boots Pharmaceuticals Avert Electronic Cold Sore Machine

Cold sores are unpleasant things at the best of times, but for some people they have the particularly nasty trick of returning year after year in the same spot usually in the depth of winter when you are at your … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Ingredients – Natural or Synthetic?

Since at least the nineties and arguably even before that, the trend has been towards making personal care products that are as natural as possible. The cosmetics business has gone green, both metaphorically and in the case of the labels … Continue reading

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Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Plus Product Review

One of the most popular products in the lotion category for many years has been Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.  The name has long been a source of amusement for cosmetic scientists.  It really should have been called a Boringly … Continue reading

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Pantene Pro V Shampoo

When I first started working on cosmetic formulations back in the eighties, every month a list of the best selling shampoos in the UK market would appear.  Sadly, I cannot remember who used to compile it.  It wasn’t a tremendously … Continue reading

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Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is one of those products that not everybody has heard of, but which has a cult following.  But as cult followings go, it is quite a big one.  I think Liz Earle as a brand … Continue reading

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BB Creams

BB creams have taken the beauty world by storm over the last two years.  Are the consumers demanding what they want from the industry? Or is this marketing people cunningly foisting a trend on an easily led public?  There is … Continue reading

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How Products Get Messed Up

When you are developing new products it is very easy to mess them up. I think more disasters are caused by spoiling good ideas than by trying to get a bad idea to work. Here are a few ways to … Continue reading

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Garnier Moisture Match

Garnier Moisture Match is a range of moisturising products varied to match different skin types.  This is a really neat idea and I am a bit surprised that nobody has done it before. (Standard caveat -in the beauty business somebody … Continue reading

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Lisa Lise Toners Review

If you read my post on skin toners you’ll know the background to this review.  Lisa Lise is a Danish cosmetic scientist who develops individualised cosmetic products to suit the needs of her clients.  She offered to do a skin … Continue reading

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