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 [...]

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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 [...]

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.

Salicylic Acid

If you are irritated with acne and have never tried this before.. well you have to! It has a unique structure that allows the acid to penetrate the deep layers of your skin to remove dead skin cells that cause breakouts. Leaving your skin free to be cleansed, exfoliated and moisturized.