Category Archives: Ingredients

Nivea Cream review

Should you use Nivea Cream on the face? Nivea Cream vs La Mer: what are the differences?

People are googling whether there are side effects on using Nivea cream on the face! Come on, why wouldn’t that be? Nivea is just a cream. You can apply creams on all areas of your body. This got me thinking on how powerful marketing messages are.  A few days ago as I was taking a shower I ran out […]

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Hyaluronic acid: the benefits in skincare.

This post will make clarity on the benefits of hyaluronic acid for the skin and help you understand what kind you should be buying. If you like to research ingredients and facts before making a purchase, you’re probably facing an overwhelming number of information.  What I do when I feel overwhelmed?  Absolutely nothing.  I don’t take any action […]

coconut oil sunscreen

Coconut Oil as sunscreen: myth or reality?

Coconut Oil as sunscreen: myth or reality?As I was surfing the web, I found many blogs suggesting using pure and plain coconut oil as sunscreen. I was very surprised; you see, I still remember my grandma applying oil to get more tanned, not the opposite. I also remember that once, after applying carrot seed oil,  she […]

natural preservatives

[List] Natural Preservatives for cosmetics

Two days ago, I received an email from a potential client who wanted to hire me for an “intimate parts” product. We scheduled a phone call to further discuss the project. During our phone conversation, I found out that this client wished to add probiotics to the product .  My first comment was: “There’s no way probiotics can […]

Dimethicone in liquid lipstick

[Cosmetic Ingredients] What is dimethicone?

[content_container max_width=’700′ align=’left’]In this post, I’ll answer to “what is dimethicone” and “what is dimethicone used for?” I’ll also cover some possible alternatives if you don’t want to use silicone in your products. Let’s start! Recently, I’ve been discussing a face serum formulation with one of my clients. He is the co-founder of a natural […]