Month: October 2009

  • octyl palmitate in skincare

    Octyl Palmitate: Is It Comedogenic?

    If you’re avoiding silicones like the plague, you may be familiar with Octyl Palmitate. It’s a common (and cheap) alternative. But, what is it exactly? What does it do in skincare? And is it safe? Let’s find out: What Is Octyl Palmitate? First things first: Octyl Palmitate is best known as Ethylhexyl Palmitate. Isn’t it […]


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    How Does Nail Cuticle Remover Work?

    I never remove cuticles. I know they “ruin” an otherwise perfectly polished manicure, BUT, those cuticles are there for a reason. They prevent bacteria and other nasty stuff from entering our nails. Kind of a good reason to keep them there, don’t you agree? Maybe not. Doesn’t matter. I’m not gonna jump on my soapbox […]


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    How do self-tanners work?

    If there’s one beauty product I couldn’t care less about is self-tanner. You see, I don’t tan. My skin’s pale and I love that. Pale skin is awesome. And healthy. And awesome. But, that doesn’t mean I’m not curious about how self-tanners work. What’s in them that turns your skin into that lovely Oompa-Loompa shade […]


  • jojoba uses diy beauty

    Jojoba Oil For Skin + Hair: 6 Ways To Use It

    How do you use Jojoba oil for skin? Jojoba oil is one of my fave oils for DIY beauty. The reason is simple: it’s almost identical to human sebum, our natural moisturiser. Your skin instantly recognises it, so it won’t trigger an irritating reaction or leave your forehead oilier than a frying pan. The best […]


  • glyceryl stearate in skincare

    Glyceryl Stearate: What Does It Do In Skincare Products?

    Is Glyceryl Stearate green? This is one of those annoying ingredients that pops up in all skincare products, traditional and organic. Its name doesn’t sound natural, yet it’s on none of the “Avoid-at-all-costs” lists. No one talks about it. Ever. Time for a change. Here’s everything you need to know about Glyceryl Stearate in skincare: […]