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Zinc Sulfate and Zinc Oxide: What’s the difference?

Zinc is one of those ingredients which is everywhere in modern life; you might find it in your breakfast cereal, household paint, or sunscreen. Are these all the same zinc? Zinc Sulfate vs Zinc Oxide Zinc sulfate (ZnSO4) is the compound most likely to be found as a nutritional supplement — either in fortified cereals… Read more »

Don't Miss: Neostrata Acne Treatments

If you’re a regular visitor to PhaMix, you’ll know that we’re all about great looking skin, and Neostrata is one of the companies we trust to deliver. They’ve formulated a couple of new, complementary acne treatments which are worth introducing to you. Neostrata Clarifying Gel Cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid). Unlike… Read more »

Don’t Miss: Neostrata Acne Treatments

If you’re a regular visitor to PhaMix, you’ll know that we’re all about great looking skin, and Neostrata is one of the companies we trust to deliver. They’ve formulated a couple of new, complementary acne treatments which are worth introducing to you. Neostrata Clarifying Gel Cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid). Unlike… Read more »

Natural Preservatives: Should You or Shouldn't You?

Some individuals still insist upon natural preservatives in their cosmetics. And whether your skin care product contains a preservative that is ‘natural’ or one that is synthetic, it’s important to know that preservatives are a must in personal care products. Preservatives are ingredients with antimicrobial activity and they are used in cosmetics to keep them… Read more »

Natural Preservatives: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Some individuals still insist upon natural preservatives in their cosmetics. And whether your skin care product contains a preservative that is ‘natural’ or one that is synthetic, it’s important to know that preservatives are a must in personal care products. Preservatives are ingredients with antimicrobial activity and they are used in cosmetics to keep them… Read more »

Retinyl Palmitate Sunscreens DON'T Cause Cancer

Do they or don’t they? Earlier this year, the Environmental Working Group issued a health warning that sunscreens containing retinyl palmitate could pose a cancer risk. The warning garnered considerable media attention and caused confusion among the public You may be able to rest easier now that an independent analysis published online in the Journal… Read more »

Retinyl Palmitate Sunscreens DON’T Cause Cancer

Do they or don’t they? Earlier this year, the Environmental Working Group issued a health warning that sunscreens containing retinyl palmitate could pose a cancer risk. The warning garnered considerable media attention and caused confusion among the public You may be able to rest easier now that an independent analysis published online in the Journal… Read more »

Resveratrol: Skin's Friend?

Resveratrol is a polyphenol (chemical substance found in plants with antioxidant properties) derived from the skin of red grapes (and therefore abundant in red wine) and some berries including blueberries, bilberries and cranberries. It has recently garnered a lot of interest due to anti-aging properties attributed to its use when taken internally or applied topically…. Read more »

Resveratrol: Skin’s Friend?

Resveratrol is a polyphenol (chemical substance found in plants with antioxidant properties) derived from the skin of red grapes (and therefore abundant in red wine) and some berries including blueberries, bilberries and cranberries. It has recently garnered a lot of interest due to anti-aging properties attributed to its use when taken internally or applied topically…. Read more »