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Myth: Ingredient Name and Security

Myth: Ingredient Name and Security

If I can not pronounce the name of an ingredient, it is better to avoid it.Faux. How many times have we heard this advice ... "if you can not pronounce it, avoid it". Well, today, we set the record straight! The chemical ingredients are named according to their composition and the structure of the atoms in the molecule, and often there are several interchangeable names for the same ingredient. Moreover, in a cosmetic formula, the ingredients must be written according to the INCI nomenclature (which is a "universal language" in the scientific world ...), and therefore, appear under their scientific name rather than under ...

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Myth: UV rays are less intense in winter

Myth: UV rays are less intense in winter

UV rays are less intense in winter than in summer. True and false. There is a tendency to think that Uvs are less dangerous in winter than in summer, which is not true. Indeed, the UVB (responsible for sunburn, tanning and certain skin cancers) are less intense during this season, but not the UVA (responsible for skin aging, some skin cancers) ... so be careful ! In addition, in winter, the snow reflects the rays, making it even easier for our exposed skin surfaces. Let's be vigilant even more in the winter, and ...

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Use baking soda to exfoliate?

Use baking soda to exfoliate?

Using baking soda to exfoliate is a good idea. False. Although this is a common idea in the internet, it is best avoided. Why? Because when mixed with water (this is the recipe usually recommended) you get an alkaline substance (pH> 7). The pH of the skin is between 4.5 and 6.5, so slightly acidic ... and it is important that it stays there! The pH of cosmetic products is therefore very important and must be monitored and tested to avoid disturbing the acid barrier of the skin. You see us coming ... using ...

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Our sleeping position can cause wrinkles?

Our sleeping position can cause wrinkles?

Sleeping on the side can cause wrinkles. In part true. Although it may seem far-fetched, sleeping on your side can actually lead to wrinkles. When sleeping in this position, mechanical stress and easy distortion can occur. HOWEVER, when we talk about wrinkles, we are not talking about the little crow's feet or expression wrinkles that we usually see develop with age. It is more a question of longitudinal wrinkles which follow the surface of contact between the skin and the pillow. In the long run, this could "weaken" some weak spots in the ...

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