The chemistry of our nails: Lecithin

So what’s the deal with lecithin? Lecithin is a yellowy substance filled to the brim with various phospholipids or phosphatides, generally extract from eggs or soy beans, although its found in all plants and animals. The soy and the egg lecithin do differ a little. The soy has a fatty acid profile of 20% palmitic...

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Question: Can we use oils from the grocery store in our creations?

Madeaj asks in this post: I have a question about oils. I see oils in the supermarket. My local has sesame (not toasted;-), macadamia nut, sunflower (storebrand for frying), walnut, grapeseed, coconut oil and of course olive oil. Are these the same oil used in cosmetic products or is there a difference? I usually cook with olive...

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The chemistry of our nails: Some ideas for anhydrous products

Let’s start out with some bad news. You cannot make your nails grow faster by using cosmetic products. (You can make them grow faster by living in a warmer climate, using them by doing things like typing, and by being younger.) You can, however, make your nails more flexible by keeping them hydrated – and...

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Shrinky Dinks may be harmful to your hair!

Today was an accident prone day, the kind of day when I should really stay home because I’m a serious menace to anyone who might come near me. I’m not really sure why I have these days, when I drop my iPod touch on concrete, walk into closed doors, or spill Slurpees all over the...

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The chemistry of our nails (updated)

The normal nail contains four major parts – the nail plate, which is the visible external part of the nail; the nail matrix, which is the living part of the nail at the root; the lunula (or half-moon) that is the visible front part of the nail matrix; and the eponychium (or cuticle) that forms...

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