Emulsifying Wax – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | September 21, 2018 | Leave a Comment

It is common knowledge that oil and water don’t mix under normal circumstances.  In cosmetic chemistry the solution to blending two immiscible (unblendable) liquids are emulsions.   Simply put, an emulsion is the suspension of one liquid in another liquid. There are more technical definitions, but for now, let’s stick with this simple definition. If you […]

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Dimethicone in Cosmetics

Written by: | September 7, 2018 | Leave a Comment

If you read the ingredient list on some of the most popular cosmetic brands, one ingredient you’ll see often is dimethicone. But what is dimethicone and why is it used in cosmetics? Dimethicone Dimethicone, also known as polydimethylsiloxane, is a silicone-based organic polymer. It’s essentially a lab-produced silicone oil considered generally inert and non-toxic. Dimethicone […]

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Kalahari Melon Seed Oil

Written by: | August 29, 2018 | Leave a Comment

The Kalahari Desert isn’t exactly the place you’d picture watermelons growing, but surprisingly, Kalahari melons grow all across the desert. Also referred to as wild watermelon the African Citrullus lanatus species is an ancestor of the watermelon that most of us are familiar with. However the fruit of the Kalahari Melon is bitter and not at all like […]

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Vegetable Glycerin – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | August 23, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Glycerin is a quiet, unsung hero in hair and skincare products. It’s found in most cosmetic products, but it rarely gets featured as a key ingredient. Glycerin could really be considered a foundational ingredient for building hair and skincare products. Powerful humectant properties draw moisture into the skin and hair and form a barrier helping to […]

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Calendula – Simple Magic in your Garden!

Written by: | August 17, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Calendula is a rather unassuming magical flower found in abundance in most gardens.  Most of us would correctly identify calendula as a marigold. What you might not know is that there are many different species of marigold that don’t have the same benefits for skin and hair as the commonly known “pot marigold”. This hearty […]

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Mango Butter – Tropical Magic for Hair and Skin

Written by: | August 10, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Mango is a delicious and refreshing tropical summertime treat, and mango butter is an especially great way to treat your hair and skin! As the name implies, mango butter comes from mangos, but not the fruit. Mango is derived from the fruit kernel, the giant seed inside of the mango. Mango butter is soft and […]

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Turmeric is the key to Super-Powered Skin Care

Written by: | May 10, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Turmeric is a rich golden root used as a distinctive and delicious seasoning, and also in skincare to help improve the appearance of problem skin. Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae and is native to Southeast Asia. It’s no surprise that this ingredient has been used for centuries to improve […]

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Celestial Essential Oil Blend – Heavenly!

Written by: | April 19, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Essential oil blending is an art. Choosing the right top, middle, and bass notes to achieve the aroma you desire can be challenging. Sometimes, you just get it perfect and create a blend that is balanced, smooth and makes you close your eyes to take in the divine aroma fully. This is the experience you’ll have when […]

French Ente Plum Oil

Written by: | April 6, 2018 | Leave a Comment

In the beautiful Gascony region of France grows the Prune d’Ente trees, producing the sweetest and most luscious plums in Europe and arguably the world. These plums are usually dried into the renowned pruneaux d’Agen, or Agen prunes known for their rich flavor. Ente plum trees were cultivated in the 13th century by Benedictine monks by […]

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Vitamin C – More than just Oranges

Written by: | March 15, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Vitamin C is a popular ingredient used in skincare and it seems to be even more popular than ever. You may picture an orange in your mind when you think about vitamin C,  but there’s a lot more to this powerful ingredient than meets the eye. Interesting Facts Vitamins sold as supplements or added to […]

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