If Mineral Cosmetics Are Kinder To Your Skin, Are Mineral Oils Good Too?

By Alison / May 19, 2011 /

A friend recently told me about a great new ‘natural’ skin product she was using, and when she started rattling off a list of its ingredients the top of the list was mineral oil. When I stopped her to mention mineral oil wasn’t really the most desirable ingredient for sensitive skin, she seemed confused. “But…

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The Story Behind Kate’s Royal Wedding Makeup

By Alison / May 13, 2011 /

With an estimated 2-Billion viewers around the world eagerly tuning in, the royal wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William was one of most watched weddings in history. Yet despite being front and centre of this monumental event, the bride reportedly chose to do her own makeup – bold move considering it was the most…

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Communicating with Colour

By Alison / October 13, 2010 /

Colour is perhaps the most potent force in communication. Within seconds of meeting you, others will respond to the ‘colour messages’ flashed by your clothes. It has been ascertained by medical science that colour can influence the viewer’s hormones, blood pressure and body temperature. When choosing colours be aware of: what impact they will have on: Your apparent…

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How to Look 10 Years Younger Without Plastic Surgery

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How to Clean Makeup Brushes

By Alison / August 23, 2010 /

How often should you clean your makeup brushes? Makeup brushes can become coated not only with makeup residue, but also with body oils and dead skin, making them havens for bacteria that will decrease the life of your brush, negatively affect the proper application of makeup and can also cause skin problems and possible infection.…

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Useful Tips for Rosacea

By Alison / August 19, 2010 /

What is Rosacea? Rosacea, sometimes incorrectly called adult acne, is a chronic inflammatory condition of the face – most often the central area. Telltale signs of this malady include persistent redness, promonent blood vessels, and pimple-like pustules. Although the cause of this cindition is unknown and there is no cure for rosacea, the things that…

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Cosmetics Facts

By Alison / August 10, 2010 /

Did you know? The substance thiomersal can be found in vaccinations, anti-fungals and antiseptic. It also can be found in some mascaras. Do you know what is it made from? MERCURY! Thiomersal has been used through the 20th century in spite of its inherent danger. It is very toxic if ingested orally, applied to the skin or…

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History of Natural Cosmetics

By Alison / August 5, 2010 /

Man and women have been changing their appearance by applying creams, oils and colouring from minerals for thousands of years. There is archaeological evidence dating back 6,000 years, to suggest that ancient Egyptians used cosmetics and it seems th at nearly every civilisation known since then has used them in one form or other. The ingredients have…

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Product Shrinkage Trend

By Alison / August 1, 2010 /

While product shrinkage seems to be on the rise thanks to commodity price fluctuations and the global financial crisis, at Alexami Cosmetics we are doing our part to reverse the trend. We believe that excess packaging is both bad for the environment and misleading for consumers. So what is product shrinkage, otherwise known as ‘packaging…

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