Squalane: Nature’s facelift


What is Squalane?

Squalene is a natural 30-carbon organic compound originally obtained for commercial purposes primarily from shark liver oil (hence its name), although plant sources (primarily vegetable oils) are now used as well, including amaranth seed, rice bran, wheat germ, and olives. All plants and animals produce squalene as a biochemical intermediate, including humans.

The Uses of Squalane for Skin Care

Many beauty and skin care experts have lauded the effects of squalane on the skin. This oil, which occurs naturally in the body, is also found in olive oil and in the livers of certain sharks. Squalane is not to be confused with squalene, which is the non-hydrogenated form of shark liver oil and which tends to quickly oxidize when exposed to the air. More and more beauty products are adding squalane to their cosmetics, skin creams, and anti aging serum products because experts believe it is a natural moisturizer. If you’re considering creating a skin regimen based on this oil, you should first learn a bit more about why so many skin care experts find it effective.

Squalane as a Moisturizer

Although squalane is produced naturally by the body, the production of this chemical slows drastically after age thirty, thus contributing to dry skin. Using a moisturizer with squalane may help restore the proper balance of the skin’s oils.

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Wax or gel?

glipstickIf anyone asks what lipsticks are made of, answer will be wax. Well not anymore. There are now new lipsticks labelled as “GEL” formula. What is “GEL”? Is it better than wax? What makes it different?
Alright peeps, here is the delio. I am sure you all are familiar with petroleum jelly. It has excellent moisturizing property but no colour of its own. Many companies are starting to create lipstick products with gel formula because of its capacity to enhance colour. The base of a gel lipstick is translucent which allows for maximum color saturation compared to the opacity of a wax-based lipstick. Milady has released its new “ColourPerfect” lipstick with gel formula. And for the girl who has established a bold color as her signature, this is something worth looking into.

5 ways to prep your skin for makeup application

Want that flawless model makeup look every day? Follow these five steps to prep your skin for runway-worthy makeup application.

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Choosing the right cleanser is the first step to getting a makeup-ready canvas. If your skin is sensitive, be sure to stay away from cleansers with strong ingredients like Witch Hazel and hydroxyl or glycolic acids – ingredients that may induce redness and irritation. Find something gentle enough to accomplish your desired results.

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How to look after your skin

The best ways to take care of your skin if you possess acne
The abiding by are actually some ideas for taking care of your skin layer if you experience acne.

Wash your face about two times every single day. Do not wash it more than that. Utilize a mild soap produced especially for folks along with acne, as well as warm water. Don’y scrub the skin layer. Pros suggest using an OTC lotion which has benzoyl peroxide

Don’t make an effort to rupture the pimples. You may drive the infection further down, triggering more stopping as well as more serious swelling and also inflammation. popping out pimples creates scarring

If you have to get rid of a pimple for some activity, such as a wedding celebration, or public speaking occasions, ask  an expert to treat that for you

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Makeup and your skin

What to know before you pick out foundation, powder, or cover sticks.
WebMD Feature

Foundation makeup, if worn correctly, can help to smooth out your skin’s little (or sometimes not-so-little) imperfections.

But how do you know which product will give your young skin the healthy glow you’re after, without looking caked on or like you’re wearing your mom’s makeup?

WebMD talked with skin experts who shared

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Top 10 Dangerous Toxins in Cosmetics to avoid

In the wake of the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013, and the rise of natural personal care products, you should be aware of the toxic chemicals surrounding you even if retailers, Wal-Mart included, are beginning to phase them out. Beauty products should make you beautiful, and this article will focus on chemicals in cosmetics that clearly do not contribute to the health of your skin. Many cosmetic companies abuse cheap chemicals or simply add in ingredients for no apparent reason. As a responsible consumer, you should be aware of which ingredients in your products are toxic or detrimental in any manner to your health. Below are ten common toxic ingredients in cosmetics:

1. Imidazolidinyl Urea

Located in most water-based cosmetics, deodorants, hair dyes, shaving cream, and face masks lurks imidazolidinyl urea in concentrations of 0.1-5 percent.

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