Archive for January, 2014

Parabens: Fact or Fiction?

  Parabens are conspicuously “not” everywhere. Walking down any pharmacy aisle, one is assaulted by the number of labels boasting “paraben-free” labels. In an earlier article I had tackled the issues and non-issues regarding a number of other cosmetic additives and realized my glaring error in omitting parabens. Are parabens really dangerous enough to remove from all cosmecuticals? Parabens are chemical derivatives of para-hydroxybenzoic acid. They are often used in products such as cosmetics, moisturizers, toothpaste, shampoo, and shaving gel. In addition to these regular consumer products, parabens may often be found as an ingredient in topical prescription drugs (drugs

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Puffy Eyes – Best Tips From an Expert at Marmur Medical

Florencia Jinchuk Student at Farleigh Dickinson University Being a cosmetic chemist, I have become something like a “beauty advisor” to all my friends looking for advice on what products to buy. One of the questions I am asked the most is how to get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles. So what can you do to improve it? 1. Aim to keep your skin hydrated with a good fragrance-free moisturizer with SPF or serum. Moderate alcohol and salt consumption and drink plenty of water. With all of the eye creams on the market claiming to do wonderful things, I

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