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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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Is it normal to breakout initially when you start using a product?

Is it normal to breakout initially when you start using a product?

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

One of the questions that we are often asked is….. “What is Normal when you start using a product? Should you always expect an initial breakout?” The answer is it depends. It depends on a lot of variables. Breaking out isn’t something you should always experience but in some instances you will, especially if the…

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Why Do We Use Dimethicone and Silicone ?

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 07/07/2017 Comments 2

Consumers are often confused why we as a Botanical company use some silicones, including dimethicone in some of our products. First I want to go through the myths about silicones and then explain WHY we use them. The following myths exist about Silicones: They suffocate the skin and trap bacteria. They hinder exfoliation You’re creating…

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Asian Skin has Specific Needs

Asian Skin has Specific Needs

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 05/07/2017 Comments 0

Asian skin has many physiological differences that scientifically well established but are often completely unknown to the general public. Porcelain fair skin was originally a sign of status and has been desired by Asian women since the dawn of time. There are racial, ethnic and genetic differences, and differences of skin structure and function, between…

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Liquid Crystals What Are They?

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 05/07/2017 Comments 0

You can have the most high-tech active in the world but if the delivery system is not able to facilitate the active into the skin, then it is pretty much useless. Liquid crystals are not a new phenomenon, but one that is barely used. Early cosmetic chemists thought of emulsions as a dispersion of one…

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Exfoliation – How much is too much?

Exfoliation – How much is too much?

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 05/07/2017 Comments 0

Exfoliating our skin can become an addiction. Your skin feels so much smoother and softer after you exfoliate, because of this many consumers think that if a little is good then a lot of exfoliation must be better. Over exfoliation however can cause some serious damage to your skin and can predispose you to premature…

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Does Vitamin C Cause Cancer?

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 05/07/2017 Comments 0

It seems that anything that is not “natural” is destined to be labelled in the pile of ingredients that are deemed to be possibly cancerous. So is there any truth to this? The answer is NO. But first lets examine where this rumour came came from. The rumour came from this study : “Vitamin C-Induced…

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How to overcome Antioxidants being destroyed by air and Light.

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Is There A Need For Chemical Sunscreen?

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 05/07/2017 Comments 0

There is an organisation called EWG that seems intent on spreading half truths about cosmetic ingredients that puts fear into consumers, akin to going to a horror movie. Consumers are left feeling with a sense of dread and feel like they have been lied to and deceived, when this has never been the case. You…

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Does Vitamin A Increase Your Risk Of Cancer?

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 05/07/2017 Comments 0

The internet is full of scare mongering articles…the latest one I have come across is the Vitamin A Debate….and does it increase your risk of cancer. Now the study that they reference is applying Retinyl Palmitate on albino mice…..more on that in a minute. Okay what are the FACTS? Retinol and retinyl palmitate break down…

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