Why did I buy that? Banana fruit extract

I love bananas! They feel like a very silly fruit, all yellow and bendy, and they taste great. With high levels of potassium and Vitamin A, I try to eat one every single day! I’ve been playing around with powdered banana fruit extract lately, so I thought I’d share my thoughts! Banana fruit extract (INCI...

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Why did I buy that? Malic acid

Malic acid (aka hydroxybutanedioic acid) is an interesting ingredient. It’s considered an alpha hydroxy acid found in things like apples and grapes. It was first isolated in apple juice, and we find a lot of it in unripe fruits, which is what gives those fruits the tartness we associate with lack of ripeness. Alpha hydroxy acids...

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Why did I buy that fruit extract? Apple!

How many cliches do we have about apples and health? An apple a day can keep the doctor away. Powersauce helps you unleash the power of apples!* Umm, okay, that’s all I can think of at the moment, but you have to admit, there are few things that seem as wholesome as apples. We can...

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Why did I buy that fruit extract? Strawberry

Happy first day of summer! I guess there’s no better way to celebrate summer than to talk about fruit! Fruit extracts offer so much to our products – phytosterols, polyphenols, vitamins, flavonoids, and anti-oxidants – and they sound lovely on a label! Just think about it for a moment. Peaches and cream, raspberries & apricot, strawberry...

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Junk Science

I followed a link from the Dish to a blog post at Dot & Lil’s blog and arrived at this article by Joseph Schwarcz in the Financial Times written for Junk Science week called “That Lipstick on his collar is safe“, which is Dr Joe’s response to the Dirty Looks book (which I haven’t read, for...

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