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Jul 7, 2010 | Article

Hops for skin protection

Hops (humulus lupulus L.) is generally used for the brewing of malt liquors such as beer. The leaves and the pistillate flowers give a bitter astringent taste to beverages like beer. The plant is...

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Dec 5, 2007 | Article

Cosmetics for Teens

By Marie-Claude Martini

European [and US] legislation places anti-acne products in the drug category. Therefore in cosmetics we can only talk about products that are for acne-prone skin and exclude all therapeutic...

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Jan 2, 2008 | Article

Henna Dye - Origin, uses, chemistry and allergic reactions

By Vispi Kanga

Henna or Hina (Lawsonia inermis, syn. L. alba) is a flowering tall shrub, 2-6m high. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of southern Asia, Africa and northern Australasia. Pure or green...

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