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Cellular understanding of ingredients and skin science

Hormonal Acne - How do you distinguish it.

Posted By: Jacine Published: 08/11/2017 Comments 0

Hormonal Acne does not have blackheads and congestion as part of its presentation

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Protect Your Skin Against Pollution

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 09/07/2017 Comments 0

Protect Your Skin Against Pollution There are many of us that live in large cities that have a lot of pollution. Environmental factors majorly impact our skin and the more time you spend in the sun the faster you will age. This is why we always suggest using sunscreen, even if you are not going…

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Four Kinds Of Skin Care

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 09/07/2017 Comments 0

Classification of Skincare Products All skincare products can be grouped into four basic categories or some combination thereof: Sensory – Those that are formulated to smell good & feel good. Immediate results -Those that give quick but temporary results. Good intentions -Those that are concerned with ingredients and their effects on the skin. Knowledgeable…

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Supplements that help acne – Inositol

Supplements that help acne – Inositol

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 09/07/2017 Comments 0

Their is no doubt that the pill can be used successfully to treat acne. When I was younger I was on it for that very reason, however I didn’t particularly enjoy the side effects and the mood swings. There are also women who just simply don’t want to take the contraceptive pill and I don’t…

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Ingredient Profile – Willow Bark Extract

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 09/07/2017 Comments 0

The White Willow (Salix alba) tree is a large tree that is native to North America, Asia and Central and Southern Europe. It is typically found near streams and rivers, where it can root near a constant water source. The tree is tall and slender and flowers each spring first with tiny yellow flowers, which…

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Potassium Sorbate Natural or Not?

Potassium Sorbate Natural or Not?

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 09/07/2017 Comments 0

Preservatives are a necessary ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products to maintain a products integrity and stability. They work by inhibiting or reducing the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungus. The reality is that most products sold sit for extended periods of time prior to them being sold. A cosmetic manufacturer needs…

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The Stratum Corneum Is Not Dead…It Is Very Alive

The Stratum Corneum Is Not Dead…It Is Very Alive

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 09/07/2017 Comments 0

One of the oldest stories still being spread even by Dermatologists is that the stratum corneum is dead. This could not be further from the truth. The assertion that it is dead comes from research that is over 30 years old. One of the issues in any industry is the failure of any expert to…

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Argan Oil and Acne

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 07/07/2017 Comments 0

Today’s post has come about due to much dissent in the green beauty industry surrounding Argan oil and its use. First I want to state that yes it does have benefits for the skin, however we don’t recommend it for acne prone skins and we will explain why in a minute. The second thing you…

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Lavender Essential Oil – Should It Really Be In Cosmetics

Lavender Essential Oil – Should It Really Be In Cosmetics

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 07/07/2017 Comments 0

One of the things that has always interested me is why cosmetic companies use aromatherapy oils so liberally. You only have to glance at the cosmetic shelf to find orange oil, lemon oil, bergamot oil and lavender oil being used frequently in cosmetics and a question I always ask is what is the purpose…

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Botanical Forms of Vitamin A – Mothbean Extract

Botanical Forms of Vitamin A – Mothbean Extract

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 07/07/2017 Comments 0

There are only a few forms of Botanical Vitamin A on the market. One of the botanical vitamin a alternatives we use in Roccoco is Mothbean or Vigna Acontifolia Extract as it is known. Vigna aconitifolia or “Moth bean” is an annual herb belonging to the Leguminosae family. The pods contain 4 to 9 seeds…

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Fruit Pigments and Vegetable Pigments in Cosmetics

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 07/07/2017 Comments 0

Okay I confess I am getting on my soap box…..and for damned good reason. There is an epidemic of companies flagrantly disregarding cosmetic regulations and it is putting YOU the consumer at risk of bacterial contamination and bacterial growth. The obsession with natural seems to have thrown common sense and safety out the window. The…

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Cosmetic Ingredients That Can Contribute To Your Acne – Seaweed

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 07/07/2017 Comments 0

This is the first article covering common cosmetic ingredients that are lurking in your cosmetics that may be stopping your skin from clearing properly. First we want to say that Roccoco Botanicals doesn’t use any seaweeds in our retail products at all, however there are many companies who do. What we are finding is that…

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