One day, I went to Wawa on 36th street as I sometimes do to buy coffee. Somehow I found myself walking into Urban Outfitters and saw they were having a $10 for 3 face mask sale. I’d had been wanting to try face sheet masks for a while anyway so I got them. All three were from Korean brand Tony Moly.
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Jolade*(name changed) was cool enough to send me an e-mail. Please be like Jolade, she doesn’t have two heads. She needed suggestions to help with her facial and hair care. Below is what she sent:
I was boiling Quaker oats to make myself a healthy breakfast one morning when I noticed the water bubbling. The bubbles looked very soap-like and I immediately began to wonder if certain compounds found in oats could have cleansing properties.
So I started looking around. I found that I was in fact right: there are compounds found in many plants called saponins, which perform a variety of functions including cleansing.
Saponins are made up of complex water-soluble glucosides (sugars) bound to oil-soluble sapogenins (steroid or triterpene based). This amphiphilic structure is what helps to make saponins naturally foamy and cleansing. This property makes them surfactants. Continue Reading
Last week, I compared two similarly priced face masks and showed just how similar they really are. This week I’m looking at two primers: one from a luxury brand, the other from a drugstore brand. Both brands are owned by L’oreal as were the brands explored last week.
Below are links, prices and ingredients all taken from ulta.com.