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Does Makeup Primer Stop Bacteria From Getting into Pores?

    Recently, a friend cited an article she’d read that said makeup primer kept bacteria from getting into your pores. Can this be true? I though. Well, let’s look at the facts. For the purposes of this post, I focused on liquid primers, such as Smashbox Photo Finish Primer ($38, smashbox.com) because there are […]

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Spotlight On: Panthenol

Panthenol is an alcohol made out of pathenolic acid, or vitamin B5. It’s used for everything from sleep deprivation to dandruff, and is found in numerous shampoos and skin care products (MedlinePlus). While there isn’t a lot of evidence for the use of panthenol in homeopathic evidence, there’s more for what it does in skin […]