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A Look at Ambergris: the Whale Secretion Found in Perfume

You may know that ambergris is a substance that comes from whales, but do you know what it really is and why it’s used in perfume? Often times we know that ingredients come from animals, but often the actual mechanics of how ingredients go from animal to your products is a bit of a mystery. […]


Are Paraben Alternatives Actually Better?

In recent years, there has been a turn in the beauty and cosmetics industry against parabens.  The reason?  Some studies show high concentrations of parabens can weakly mimic estrogens (Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 2008; The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2002).  Other studies have shown parabens accumulate in human breast tissue (Journal of […]