Disodium EDTA

Found in – Omorovicza, Queen of Hungry mist Widely used in the cosmetic industry, working as a stabilizer, chelator (a binding agent that suppresses chemical activity) and preservative. Because of its metallic chelating activity, as it can counteract the adverse effects of hard water – water that has a high mineral count, generally formed when […]

Stearic Acid

Found in Yu-Be moisturizing skin cream This waxy acid is found in a huge array of products that range from animal derivates to fragrance and of course skincare. It is indeed a fatty acid and its structure emphasis this, with the characteristic carboxylic acid group on the end and a long aliphatic, hydrocarbon chain. It […]

Stearic acid

Found in Yu-Be moisturizing skin cream This waxy acid is found in a huge array of products that range from animal derivates to fragrance and of course skincare. It is indeed a fatty acid and its structure emphasis this, with the characteristic carboxylic acid group on the end and a long aliphatic, hydrocarbon chain. It […]

Echinacea

Found in Farmacy’s invincible serum  I love this because it feels very holistic to use – natural at its best. Or in other words the name given to all nine species of flowering plants that are from the daisy family. It has a very extensive history, dating back to the early 20th century. It is […]

AHAs and BHA

So, you’ve been in the skincare community for a while now, I’m assuming you’ve heard of these. But there are so many brands coming out with them. How do you possible choose which one is the right one for you? Do you know how to use them properly?  You probably also already know what they […]

Tocopherol

Used in skincare as an antioxidant because of their Vitamin E activity. There are four types of tocopherol; alpha (the most antioxidant), beta, gamma and delta. There amount of likeness to Vitamin E depends on the number of methyl groups they have attached to the first benzene ring. The more methyl groups there are the more antioxidant properties they have.