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  1. What's in it? Cetyl alcohol

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Other names it goes by Cetanol, 1-Hexadecanol, Palmityl Alcohol. What's it used in? Soap, shampoos, moisturisers. What does it do? It helps to create lather in shampoos and soaps or is used as a thickening agent in skin creams and lotions. Any controversy? Can irritate the skin, eyes or lungs. ...

  2. Beauty buzz

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... So Totally Clean 10.0.6 (HK$79/200ml) is a new product specially developed for Asian skin. The 100 per cent alcohol-free formula is a two-in-one cleanser and toner containing ingredients ... is alcohol-free and blended with seawater to regulate sebum production and revitalise the complexion. Ginseng root extract nourishes and tones. It's available at Fresh counters at Lane Crawford ...

  3. Toners

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... blossom and rosewater have tightening, calming and anti-inflammatory properties, while apple pectin enhances moisture retention. Yeast extract combines with mannitol- a sugar alcohol- to stimulate ... alcohol content. Although Fresh's infusion has a good oil-controlling effect and gives the skin a healthier look, its wrinkle-diminishing properties are not obvious. ...

  4. Facial toner

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... face. Follow up with a moisturiser. Avoid toners with alcohol if you have sensitive skin. Aveda Toning Mist ($250/ 150ml) Contains white oak, witch hazel and aloe to help balance skin. It also ... and provides lasting moisture. Ideal for sensitive to normal skin as it's alcohol-free. ...

  5. This week we test: toner

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (HK$150/200ml) It aims to tighten pores and minimise facial oil, and it does this while leaving skin cool and soft. It has a pleasant fresh scent, but the alcohol stings. Sensitive skin types need ... on a budget, this is for you. It really does tighten your pores and refresh your skin without smelling of alcohol. But it is not for sensitive and dry skins, and you should avoid the eye area. ...

  6. Common problems

    Posted Apr 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is a misconception that aftershave works as a calming agent but many of these contain alcohol, which clogs pores and does not allow skin to breathe properly. Those with alcohol may cause a burning sensation before having a calming effect. Alcohol-free aftershaves are therefore recommended. A gel format with liposomes, chamomile, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid will hydrate and soothe ...

  7. Victoria Law, founder of fashion store Ztampz

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and don't drink alcohol. Also, regular DIY facials. What's your favourite part of your body? My skin. ...

  8. Get a fresh start

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is for normal and combination skins. Both products are said to help combat ageing of the skin. And both toners are alcohol-free. Available at Lane Crawford. ...

  9. Cosmetic cover-up

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Cathy Feliciano-Chon

    ... is also usually made up of emollients to moisturise the skin and emulsifers (such as caprylic/capric triglyceride, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol and stearic acid), which keep the oil ... 'dermatologist-tested', or 'non-irritating' carry no guarantee that they will not cause skin reactions. 'Alcohol free' traditionally meant that certain cosmetic products do not contain ethyl ...

  10. Magazines - Faces - MEN’S SKINCARE

    Chemical reactions

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... whose VitaMan, TwinLuxe and Aromatherapy Associates ranges 'do not contain parabens, alcohol, silicone or mineral oil'. The new Men's Care line from Apivita is also extremely gentle on the skin and stands out from the crowd because of two unusual approaches. Firstly, it does not contain alcohol, an ingredient that exists in most men's (and in fact women's) ...




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