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Transparency and Deception in Marketing

Posted By: Jacine Published: 16/12/2017 Comments 0

Are you being misled with companies marketing that is deceptive at best.

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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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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?

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 09/07/2017 Comments 0
Potassium Sorbate Natural or Not?

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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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

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 07/07/2017 Comments 0
Lavender Essential Oil – Should It Really Be In Cosmetics

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

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 07/07/2017 Comments 0
Botanical Forms of Vitamin A – Mothbean Extract

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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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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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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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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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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