Author: Albert

Every good moisturizer is made of five ingredient groups: emollients, humectants, emulsifiers, penetration enhancers, and active ingredients. It’s good to know and understand how these ingredients work so your expectations of your moisturizer will be reasonable, and the next time you buy a new hydrating lotion or serum, you’ll be armed with the latest knowledge. Traditionally, moisturizers were believed to work by slowing down water loss from the epidermis by locking it in with film-forming agents. Water originates in the deeper skin layers and moves upward to hydrate cells in the stratum corneum, eventually being lost to evaporation giveme5 Every…

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A good green moisturizer should contain the following: Emollients: beeswax, squalene from olive oil, jojoba and other plant oils, shea butter, cocoa butter, plant-derived silicones. Beware: thickening agents like triglycerides, palmitates, myristates, and stearates may be pore-clogging. Humectants: hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or sorbitol. Emulsifiers: beeswax, non-GMO soybean wax, vegetable waxes identified by “caprilate,” “caprate,” or “cetearyl” in the name, lecithin, cholesterol, or algae. Penetration enhancers: vegetable squalene, linoleic acid (rosehip oil), oleic acid, peppermint extract (if your skin tolerates it well), or chamomile extract (if you don’t experience a skin reaction to it). Avoid propylene glycol and tetrasodium EDTA in…

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In general, any product that hydrates the skin on your face will do the same for the rest of your body. However, better facial moisturizers usually contain a higher concentration of active ingredients. Even if you choose to improve your existing moisturizer, would you waste $100 worth of colloidal gold to dilute it in ten ounces of body lotion and get a concentration that will nullify all the goodness of this precious extract, or would you rather infuse your facial cream with this potent ingredient and see real results? Of course, you can use many body products on your face…

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Finding a very effective green eye cream is not an easy task. Most often, natural eye creams are hardly different from face creams but cost significantly more. Wou aren’t likely to find peptide molecules, hyaluronic acid, epidermal growth factor, and coenzyme Q10, not to mention idebenone. That’s why the best way to reap the benefits of these ingredients and stay green is to buy a relatively inexpensive eye product and add these ingredients yourself. Most of the products mentioned in the guide allow you to customize them. Just be careful to use active ingredients for use around the eyes very,…

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Most green eye treatments moisturize and prevent wrinkles, but not many can handle the problem of under-eye puffiness and darkness. A mineral concealer may temporarily mask the problem, but the underlying issue will still exist. There’s a common notion that dark circles under the eyes form because of waste products accumulating around the eye area. This is not exactly true. The under-eye area is not a bladder or any type of bodily waste dump. Neither are dark circles caused by stress or fatigue. Dark circles are caused by a very complex physiological mechanism. Here’s the skinny: fine, almost transparent skin…

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To schedule a facial, you need to call the spa; you need to wait a few days until they see you, depending on how busy the particular establishment is; and then you waste an hour, possibly two, to get a really good facial rub, a facial steam bath, a massage, and a clay-based mask. They may also pluck your eyebrows and apply a light makeup, possibly at additional cost. And they will always, always try to sell you their products and feel insulted when you pass on their offerings. It’s not that I am against spa facials. I enjoy all…

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Spreading must achieve a number of specific objectives: 1. Shade sorting of cloth pieces Lays commonly require more than one roll of cloth and lays which include several colours normally require more than one roll of each co lour to achieve enough plies in total. It is likely that cloth pieces that are nominally the same co lour will have been dyed separately and are not an exact shade match. A garment made from parts cut from these different pieces would be likely to show a shaded effect between its different panels. Thus when deliveries of a number of rolls…

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The degree of brightness or dullness existing in a colour is called intensity i.e. its strength or its weakness. Intensity is the quality of colour that makes it possible for a certain hue –to whisper, to shout, or to speak in a gentlemanly tone. In other words it is the property describing the distance of colour from grey or neutrality. The colours in the outer circle of the intensity chart are found to be of full intensity because they are as bright as each colour can be. As colours go down in their brightness toward neutral grey or no-colour, to…

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