During my teenage years I loved nothing more than getting together with my friends for a pamper evening. Squeezing out green clay from a packet face mask, whilst watching Bring It On was the ultimate…

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Buzzword 5: Tocopherols It is day 5 of the science behind beauty week and I hope you have found my top science beauty buzzwords informative. Even though it is not necessary to know everything that…

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Buzzword 4: Fatty acids Another group of acids that are staples in a lot of skincare are fatty acids. Found naturally in vegetable fats and oils, they are mainly used as emollients (a fancy word for moisturisers)…

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Buzzword 3: Pantheon/Panthenol Have you taken your vitamins this morning?! Vitamins are essential nutrients for your body and one important group are the B vitamins. Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 has many functions including production…

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Buzzword 2: Micellar We all know that oil and water do not mix. However hard you shake a bottle of water and oil together, they will separate back out into two distinct layers. This is…

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