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Silicones clog pores & cause skin irritation

skincare ingredients Silicones clog pores & cause skin irritation

Since speaking to Eric of Bud Cosmetics last week, I started looking at the ingredient list of all my natural and organic skin products again to find if they contain any silicones. *Gasp* I actually found it in Organic Surge Body Lotion which I use sometimes! I haven’t review this product yet but I will in time. So what exactly are silicones and what’s wrong with them?

Hydrosol: floral water to rebalance skin pH

skincare ingredients Hydrosol: floral water to rebalance skin pH

Interestingly, I noted that a few ladies at a forum I lurk have been talking about ordering hydrosols to make clay mask or even for toning purposes. So what are these?

Hydrosols are also known as distillates and are byproducts from steam distilling, created while extracting essential oils. Apparently, they are also known as floral waters and the highest quality of hydrosols come from the distillers who steam the floral and plant material strictly to produce a hydrosol. Witch hazel is an example.

AHA+BHA+Jojoba make good lip exfoliators

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I mentioned awhile ago that I’ve been having problems wearing lip glosses and lipsticks.  My lips became very dry especially under air-conditioned environment and I had these white clumpy stuff from whatever I’m wearing on my lower lips.  Needless to say, I looked awful.  At first I thought it was the ingredients from my lip glosses and lipsticks causing some allergies but apparently it was not.  The issue was the dead skin on my lips which I never thought of removing!

Which type of Vitamin C works for our skin?

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It looks like more and more skincare products are including some form of Vitamin C in their formulations for obvious reasons of attracting customers who believe in their touted merits in skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction.  However, which is the true Vitamin C, which are the derivatives and what type of vitamin C really works?

Here, I’ll take a look at the difference types of Vitamin C and find out how well they perform.