The topic of preservation in cosmetics is a contentious one and unfortunately there is a lot of incorrect information shared on the internet and in books. In this article we want to clarify just exactly what natural preservatives are, where they come from, and how and...
What is beeswax and where does it come from? Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees, who secrete it from wax-producing glands. Freshly produced beeswax is colorless, but over time worker bees introduce pollen into it, giving it that familiar yellow to brown...
Most of us have struggled with our skin at one time or another. Whether it’s dryness, oiliness, blemishes or acne, the hunt for the perfect products to take care of our skin can seems never-ending. It’s a story that Queen Daniel Okpakhalu, a chemical engineering...
As a qualified nurse, Esther Ogundipe has seen first-hand how certain ingredients in skincare products can have a detrimental effect to the skin as well as sometimes to a person’s health and wellbeing. Esther is a firm believer that beauty should not come at the...
Onyinyechi Udo-Chijioke suffered from acne throughout her teens and early 20s. Despite trying many different big name brands on sale in her native Nigeria, nothing worked. Then, a friend recommended an African soap company. Onyii said: “It is one of the more natural...
Mariaceli Gonzales grew up in the Philippines, spending her childhood watching her father manufacture haircare products from the bark of the Gugo plant. One day, after nearly two decades of successful trading, the family enterprise was forced to close down. ...
Following a passion for natural skincare Simona Mohar Karakatič is a qualified pharmacist in her native Slovenia, with experience in the pharmaceutical industry and also in the cosmetic sector. Cosmetics was always her passion, so she decided to learn more about...
Born in Shrirampur, near Mumbai, Dr Archana Gogte is a cosmetic dentist who runs her own practice in Pune, a city renowned as one of India’s educational hubs. Sadly, in 2016, she lost her mother to pancreatic cancer, and it was this event that would change her life...
Ronée McLaughlin, founder of Ronée Claire Organics, learned how to create her own range of organic products at the School of Natural Skincare. She is a firm believer in skin-friendly, natural ingredients and is on a mission to “create a line of products that people...
We get asked all the time about how to measure the pH of skincare products – what pH is, when you need to measure it and how to measure it. Here you’ll discover the answers to these questions, as well as why we measure it and how to adjust your pH testing equipment....
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