Wikipedia defines Talc as “a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate…. In loose form, it is the widely used substance known as talcum powder.” Talcum powder helps cut down on friction and absorbs moisture, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping prevent rashes. It is widely used in products like as baby powder and adult body and facial powders, as well as in a number of other consumer products. But it’s use does not come without some contention.
Posted June 30, 2014
Posted June 11, 2014
Hair tonic is an “old school” hair styling product. It makes the hair look glossier (though some say greasier), something which many people viewed as a sign of healthy hair. The oils in the hair tonic also help hold the hair in place, making it easier to style, much like mousse or hair spray. They differ from other hair styling products in that they are almost always a liquid (except for “pomade,” a hair tonic that comes in a gelatinous or other semi-solid form), with mineral oil or liquid petroleum jelly being the primary ingredient. Some types may also include ingredients…
Posted May 26, 2014
Dr. Rebecca Baxt is a board certified Manhattan and New Jersey dermatologist who empathizes with her patients who feel they are doing everything ‘right’ and still are unsatisfied with the appearance of their skin. What’s more, she often sees patients who feel they are doomed to bad skin based on myths that “you get the genes your parents have.” Here are the top 5 skin care myth’s she sees, and the truth behind them: