Cosmetics Science Explained in 300 Words

Color Coded Cosmetics

Color Coded Cosmetics

New Delhi's Drug and Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) has voted to color code cosmetics. This isn’t anything new. 

Natural Moisturizing Factor (A Brief Primer)

Natural Moisturizing Factor (A Brief Primer)
  NMF or natural moisturizing factor, an intercellular lipid, determines how our skin looks. NMF levels influence skin scaling, flaking, and tight...

Pentavitin: A Solution for Urban Skin

Pentavitin: A Solution for Urban Skin
The idea of urban skin is a relatively new phenomenon. However, urban skin has increasingly become a worldwide concern. Urban skin is defined as changes in the skin’s natural hydration due to environmental pollution.

Goosebumps for Gooseberry

Goosebumps for Gooseberry
Saberry, a patent pending fruit extract of Amla is bringing the health and wellness aspects of  this Ayurvedic tradition to center stage. Amla or Indian Gooseberry is known as the rejuvenating herb in a class of its own.

Hydrating Vs Moisturizing

Hydrating Vs Moisturizing
  Let’s take a look at the difference between these two terms. They are often thrown around in beauty marketing campaigns. I’m a firm believer t...

Skin Chemistry: Comedogenicity

Skin Chemistry: Comedogenicity
Comedogenicity refers to an ingredient that can cause blackheads (comedones) in a short time period. When the outer layers of our skin don’t sheat properly causing blockage of the hair follicle, blackheads form.

Sensitive Skin and Relief

Sensitive Skin and Relief

Extracts for sensitive skin. Sensitive skin should be soothed with extracts like Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Calendula, and witch hazel.


Hydrosols are also a very important skin care ingredient used to soothe sensitive skin. Hydrosols are the left over water from the steam distillation of plants and herbs. One hydrosol in particular, Neroli (Orange Blossom) contains alpha terpineol which has anti-inflammatory effects.

What's the Purpose of a Good Facial Product?

What's the Purpose of a Good Facial Product?
Purpose is defined as the reason for which something is done or created. Facial products are substances manufactured to perform a specific task for the face. So do you ever question the intention behind the facial products that you use and the science that supports its creation? Marketing in the cosmetics industry creates a hope in the next big ingredient that will solve everyone’s skin concerns. Reality check, it doesn’t work that way.

Aging- Wrinkled Skin Types- and What to do About it!

Aging- Wrinkled Skin Types- and What to do About it!

Aging - Wrinkled Skin Types - and What to do About it!


Aging, the process of moving through the cycles of life, begins the moment we are born! One of the key factors that determines how you age is your skin care regimen.


First, let’s define skin which is aging:


  • Declining effectiveness of the dermal and epidermal layers of the skin (Wrinkles, sagging and coarse texture)

Acne and Types of Fatty Acids in Whipped Butters

Acne and Types of Fatty Acids in Whipped Butters

Acne and Types of Fatty Acids in Whipped Butters


Acne is a skin condition that develops due to excessive amounts of oils produced by the skin. The Sebaceous glands produces sebum which is good thing because it protects the skin from infection and prevents water loss. However, too much of a good thing is not so great. Too much sebum production causes Acne.

Foaming Facial Wash for Dry, Aging, Wrinkled, Extremely Dry and Oily Skin

Foaming Facial Wash for Dry, Aging, Wrinkled, Extremely Dry and Oily Skin

Foaming Facial Wash for Dry, Aging, Wrinkled, Extremely Dry and Oily Skin


Surfactants are foaming agents that are included in cosmetic products to clean the skin of oils and dirt. Surfactants are used as the basis of facial cleansers. In the cosmetic world, there are many surfactants to choose from but the challenge becomes selecting a surfactant that is right for your skin type.