Preservatives- a horror story?

What springs to mind when you hear the word “preservative”? Probably a scary sounding chemical with a long name. It just makes most people think: “eww, keep that nasty stuff away from me”. But at the end of this post, I will show you this is not entirely well founded. Firstly, why do we put […]

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Anti-oxidant creams, hot or hype?

Antioxidant cream In my last post i described the benefit of antioxidants and what they do. Just scroll back/down to read that. Now this post is about getting these anti-oxidants in cosmetics for direct application to the skin.  Offcourse, you should be taking antioxidants as part of your diet or supplements, but there is also […]

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AAA – a novel anti-ageing product?

There seems to be much excitement about this new anti-ageing compound.  Generally, i roll my eyes when i hear about a new “wrinkle cream” because some are based on shoddy science and poor formulations; but this one has promise. Apparently, it does something which is the holy grail for any anti-ageing formula; it increases collagen […]

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What’s a good cosmetic product? And what is a poor one ?

It’s fair to say this is very difficult for the average person.  There are so many products out there with so many claims and glossy packaging. Even if you get on the Internet to do your own research, half the sites are full of second hand information which may or may not be reliable. The […]

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