August 2011

Lapiz Lazuli

Lapiz lazuli has been mined in Afghanistan for about 6000 years.  For most of that time it has been the only source, but early in the twentieth century another deposit was found in Siberia, and since then a few other locations have been found and exploited.  Despite this there still isn’t that much of it

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Ingredient Lists

Ingredient lists have been a feature of cosmetic and personal care products for so long now it is hard to remember that they are fairly recent innovation.  The actual regulations came in I think in 1990 – though many companies started listing them ahead of the law changing.  When I started in the business in

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