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    Polyvinyl Alcohol: The Key Ingredient In Peel-Off Masks

    Ever wondered how peel-off masks work? It’s all in Polyvinyl Alcohol. It’s the secret juice that makes them magically peel off your skin… and irritate it real bad. Here’s everything you need to know about it. What Is Polyvinyl Alcohol? Polyvinyl Alcohol is a water-soluble synthetic polymer of Vinyl Alcohol . It looks like a […]

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    Quercetin in Skincare Products: How Effective Is It?

    Every skincare brand has its antioxidant darling. Caudalie has resveratrol (from grapes). Nivea has co-enzyme Q10. Korres has quercetin. Literally no one had heard of quercetin before Korres proudly showed off its name on all its skincare products. Now, it’s on everyone’s lips. Rumour has it, it can reduce wrinkles and make your skin firmer […]

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    7 Skincare Ingredients With An Undeserved Bad Reputation

    WTH? Parabens will give me breast cancer? Propylene Glycol is an anti-freeze? Even talc isn’t safe anymore? What have I been doing to my children all this time?! *throws away all skincare products* I hear ya. Consulting Auntie Google to find out what’s lurking in your skincare products is scary. According to her, EVERYTHING will […]

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    Red 33: Is It Dangerous?

    Ever wondered why natural lipstick shades come only in boring nudes or unassuming pale pinks? It’s not lack of creativity. Or customer demand. It’s luck of dyes. There are some colours you simply can’t achieve with natural dyes. Red is the main one. Natural red dyes are usually too sheer, don’t adhere well to the […]

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    What’s The Truth About Lead In Lipsticks?

    Say what?! There’s lead in my lipstick?! *throws them all away* Calm down, ladies! I know, the rumour is scary. Lead is no joke. It can do you some serious harm. But, no one is going around sprinkling your lipsticks with lead. Yet, somehow that sneaky little thingie manages to bypass security and slather its […]

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    Is Bismuth Oxychloride Really Natural And Should You Avoid It?

    Did you jump on the mineral makeup bandwagon only to see your face break out in a horrible rush? WTH? Wasn’t this stuff supposed to be safer? Not really. Dangerous stuff is lurking in there too. When it comes to mineral makeup, the culprit is usually Bismuth Oxychloride. What Is Bismuth Oxychloride? Bismuth Oxychloride is […]