Ingredient Highlights

An apple a day keeps a wrinkly face at bay....

Apples are a healthy fruit that are as good for your skin as they are for your body. Apple extracts and essences are used in skin care for their rich nutritional benefits. Apple extract is rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and natural acids. It’s also high in polyphenols and catechins like those found in green tea. Apple is a great ingredient for anyone concerned with prematurely aging, dull or uneven complexions. Rich in natural alpha hydroxy acids that help to gently exfoliate your skin and break up the proteins that hold skin cells together, apple extracts can help your...

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Alcohols in skincare: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Alcohols in hair and skincare products have long been a source of debate in the professional skincare community. Are they good or bad? Many of us avoid using alcohol in our skin and hair care products to avoid drying effect caused by these products, and rightfully so; alcohols such as ethanol, denatured alcohol, ethyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, and sd alcohol are all considered "short-chain alcohols, and they strip our natural oils, causing drying and irritation.....These definitely fall into the "bad" category. We like to look at it this way: If we throw a lit match into an ingredient and...

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