Spotlight On: Dragon’s Blood

Ingredients
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  Lately people have been talking about Angelina Jolie keeping her looks fresh with something called Dragon Blood.   Dragon’s Blood sounds downright magical — doesn’t it? Like something you’d find at an apothecary stand in a Shakespearean plan, not an actual ingredient being used in skin-care products. But it is real, and its origins aren’t Read more »

The Truth About Petrolatum

Ingredients
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One of the greatest problems in the U.S. right now is the fact that there is so much misinformation surrounding the health and beauty industry. One great example of this involves the ingredient petrolatum. Many dermatologists consider petrolatum to be one of the best moisturizers (Cosmetic Dermatology, 2002). However, a plethora of misinformation, including erroneous facts Read more »

Curly Hair Conundrums, Part One: Washing or Co-Washing

Hair Care
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“I kind of like that big 80s look.” — My dad. That’s what my dad said to me regularly when I was a child and would get upset about my Q-tip-poof hairstyle. Every morning I’d brush my hair and every morning it would flair out cartoon-style in a triangle of frizz. All I wanted as Read more »