21 September

Zinc PCA

Benefits for the skin: 1) Helps to normalize sebum-production in the skin and minimize appearance of enlarged pores 2) Is part of the skin’s NMF thus assists skin-barrier function 3) …

27 August

Citric Acid

Citric acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), derived from fruit and milk sugars. Its primary effect on the skin is that it causes mild exfoliation of the topmost layer …

29 July

Sunflower Oil For The Skin

Benefits of using (pure, organic, cold-pressed) sunflower oil for your skin: 1) It is non-comedogenic (which basically means that it won’t clog your pores) and quick-absorbing. I think this is …

28 June

Mineral Oil

What it is: Mineral oil is a clear, odorless derivative of petroleum (hence sometimes referred to as petro-chemical), derived ‘naturally’ from the earth. You can be bold enough to consider …

18 June

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid, derived from plant sources such as sugar cane, sugar beet, pineapple, etc. It was first used in the cosmetic industry about 20 years …

10 June

Dimethicone

Dimethicone is a controversial ingredient in the personal care industry and we all know it. Is it truly as harmful to the skin as people make it out to be, …

06 June

Mulberry

Mulberry extract –          Is highly effective against hyperpigmentation –          Has been documented to ‘erase’ remnants of acne marks and scars –          Helps to even out and brighten dull skin tone –          Acts against the …

02 June

Licorice

You might have heard about the famous licorice root somewhere. Or everywhere. Well, what’s the hype about it (in skincare)? Let’s quickly run through five of its primary benefits for the …

30 May

Mango Butter

Mango butter is extracted from its woody kernel, or as we Indians call it, the gutlee. It is soft, it is creamy and it melts ever so beautifully upon touch with …

26 May

Alcohols

Alcohol is widely misunderstood in the personal care word. It is assumed to be that big, bad, ugly guy that strips off and dries the skin, leads to skin irritation …