What are the Differences Between Grape Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, and SD Alcohol 40?

Ingredients, Skin Care
What are the differences between grape alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, and SD alcohol 40 in Skincare?

Alcohol in skincare was to the 80’s what parabens are in the 2010’s: Controversial, used by cosmetic chemists and dermatologists, but avoided at all costs by much of the masses. I’m here to say alcohols are back, baby! And I’m not alone in touting the resurgence of alcohol. According to DERMADoctor dermatologist Dr. Audrey Kunin, M.D.:  Read more »

Spotlight On: Skinasensyl® (and the Best Products with It!)

Ingredients, Skin Care
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Sensitive skin is a common complaint in skin care and cosmetics. In fact, as many as 40% of women state that they have the condition, though actual numbers reported by dermatologists vary (Dermatitis, 1997; British Journal of Dermatology, 2001). There are many ingredients out there designed to help soothe and treat sensitive skin, including: Green tea, Read more »

Spotlight On: Albizia julibrissin (Persian silk tree)

Ingredients, Skin Care
Spotlight On: Albizia julibrissin (Persian silk tree)

Albizia julibrissin, also known as Silk Tree or Mimosa of Constantinople, is a tree native to East Asia and South America, but it was spread by the man on almost every continent (US Patent). It has been reported in various reputable journals to have antioxidant, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties (Biochemistry and Medicinal Letters, Carbohydrate Research, Glycoconjugate Journal). In Read more »