The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Apr 18, 2012 | Article

Cosmetic Composition & Method to Treat Human Perspiration Using an Expanded Amorphous Mineral Material’s Particles

The invention relates to a cosmetic method for treating perspiration and, optionally, body odours related to human perspiration, in particular underarm odours, an effective amount of particles of an...

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May 5, 2010 | Article

Precious Minerals in Cosmetic Formulations

By Nick Morante

The use of precious minerals in cosmetic formulations is becoming more common today’s cosmetics and personal care industry. The magical and therapeutic powers of gemstones are not a new invention...

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Sep 30, 2009 | Article

Mineral Powders – True or False ?

By Nick Morante

This question comes up time and time again. Do mineral powders really contain all minerals? Many, if not all, claim to contain only pure mineral ingredients and pigments. Many cosmetic companies...

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Jan 17, 2008 | Article

Mineral make-up: the natural alternative

By Imogen Matthews

Mineral make-up is not a new trend, but it has received a fresh make-over and new natural positioning. Previously, mineral make-up was a niche category, with lesser-known brands sold outside the...

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Dec 27, 2006 | Article

Mineral Makeup - What's so Different?

By Nick Morante

Because I have an Advertisement on a Website that says I do formulating with expertise in color and decorative cosmetics, I have been approached by many people who wish to start their own product...

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Jun 16, 2010 | Article

Trace minerals in skin aging

It is well known in free radical chemistry that copper, iron and other transition metal ions interact with superoxide radical and hydrogen peroxide to produce energetic free radicals such as OH. ...

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Nov 18, 2009 | Article

Trace minerals in hair coloring

Tap water used in washing and grooming of hair contains calcium and copper ions which often interfere with coloring chemistry. Hair coloring often involves appropriate lightening of the original...

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Sep 23, 2009 | Article

Selecting the Right Mica to Use for a Mineral Powder

By Nick Morante

Talc is considered mineral in origin but when developing a talc-free powder formula, mica and sericite are used to create a mineral-based product. Both mica and sericite share the same INCI Name:...

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Jul 6, 2007 | Article

Ingredients with Bad Press - MINERAL OIL

Mineral oils are aliphatic hydrocarbons and are the product of the petroleum distillation process. They are available in many grades differing mainly in viscosity. Essentially they are liquid...

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