Skin Care Library

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The Science of Dimethicone in Skin Care

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 21, 2024

Dimethicone is a silicone based ingredient that used to be prized for its texture enhancing properties in skin care. Despite its widespread use and popularity, concerns...

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PFAS in Skin Care: Are Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Dangerous?

By Marcha Isabelle Chaudry, Esq. on Feb 05, 2024

The article delves into the presence and implications of PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) in cosmetics, highlighting their widespread use due to their water and grease resistance properties. It emphasizes the potential health risks associated with PFAS exposure, including hormonal disruptions and cancer, raising concerns over consumer safety. The FDA's role in regulating these chemicals in skincare products is discussed, along with the challenges faced due to the lack of comprehensive research and standardized testing protocols.

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