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Fabric Facial Masks

Facial masks have been around for ages, and are popular enough to get stocked in supermarkets in the UK.  But they are still exotic enough that you can’t assume people know what they are.  The idea of putting a clothe … Continue reading

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Wart Products

Almost every successful wart product in the world is based on salicylic acid.  The level is somewhere between 10 and 20% and the base is a solvent rich gel that dries to form a white film.  They all work pretty … 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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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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