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How to Create the Perfect Makeup Station

Though natural beauty is a lady’s biggest asset, every woman should have a special spot for her makeup routines, however rare these may be. But how do you put together a perfect makeup station, and what elements do you need to make a vanity of your dreams come true? It’s easier than it sounds, actually: […]

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Lead in makeup. Can cosmetics manufacturers avoid it?

The long answer is more complicated than that. As manufacturers and formulators of cosmetic products, we completely depend on the ingredients other manufacturers make, synthesize or formulate. Although we have an incredibly large array of suitable and highly effective ingredients to use and trillions of combinations based on science and research, when it comes to […]

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Denatured Alcohol – what is it and why is it used in cosmetics.

What is Denatured Alcohol? Denatured alcohol, also called methylated spirits or denatured rectified spirit, is ethanol or isopropyl alcohols that have additives to make them poisonous, bad tasting, foul smelling or nauseating, to discourage recreational consumption. Denatured alcohol is used as a solvent and as fuel for alcohol burners and camping stoves. Because of the […]

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Can we please stop saying detox?

Detox or detoxifying has no meaning in food much less in cosmetics or anywhere else but in medicine, so can we stop with the fad?! It’s a gimmick, a marketing crotch very much in fashion in the new era of holistic nonsense. I know, I know! You’ve heard us use the D word before, we’re […]


7 Easy Ways to Get Youthful and Glowing Skin

Want to achieve young-looking, healthy skin? The solution may not be skin-deep. One of the biggest misconceptions in achieving healthy skin is that it involves just that – taking care of the skin. Applying all sorts of balms and oils in an attempt to obtain the desirable results. While all these may truly benefit the […]