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March 30, 2017
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SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laurel Sulfate) and SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) are harsh detergents often derived from petroleum. They are used in facial cleansers, body washes and shampoos for their ability to cleanse and create a foaming lather and that “squeaky-clean” that consumers associate with cleanliness. But, this is one example where you

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March 30, 2017
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What is it? When discussing urea in skincare, we are not talking about urea from human or animal urine, nor synthetic and carbon dioxide combinations are used in fertilizers, plywood, and explosives. Yet how and why would any form of urea be used in skincare products? Urea may be listed as DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea,

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March 10, 2017
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What Is Mineral Oil? Mineral oil, which may also appear as paraffin, parafinnum, petrolatum or liquid paraffin in facial cleansers, creams, moisturizers, sunscreens, makeup and ointments has become a controversial ingredient, and rightfully so. While most people know that mineral oil can clog pores and contribute to breakouts, few know that it can cause premature

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March 2, 2017
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While men and women may have the same skin types, conditions, genetic factors, stressors and environmental assaults that affect the skin, men’s higher testosterone and lifestyle choices create differences unique to men’s skin. Some factors keep men’s skin more youthful, while others hasten visible signs of aging. Higher testosterone causes their skin to be thicker

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