Cosmetics and personal care creams containing carbomer and menthoxypropanediol being applied to back of hand.

What Is Menthoxypropanediol ?

February 14, 2019 smitsa 0

Menthoxypropanediol (also known as Cooling Agent 10) is a specific cooling agent that is manufactured from menthol. Its is a commonly used fragrance and masking […]

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What Is Dimethiconol ?

February 14, 2019 smitsa 0

Dimethiconol is a hydroxylated synthetic silicone oil. It is similar to dimethicone in that it confers on a cosmetic or personal care product, the property […]

Cosmetics and personal care creams containing carbomer and menthoxypropanediol being applied to back of hand.

What Is Carbomer?

February 14, 2019 smitsa 0

Carbomer  refers to compounds which are polymers of acrylic acid. It is a trade name. The material is commonly used in gels such as personal […]

Beautiful Young Woman with Clean Fresh Skin close up portrait. Cosmetic, cosmetology and skin care. Products use chlorphenesin.

What Is Chlorphenesin ?

February 8, 2019 smitsa 0

Chlorphenesin is commonly found in cosmetics, especially face creams and moisteurizers as a preservative. It is also a muscle relaxant taken in the form chlorphenesin […]

Cup of shea butter with shea nuts

What Is Shea Butter ?

February 7, 2019 smitsa 0

Shea butter is derived from the nut of an African trea,  Butyrospermum parkii (Vitellaria paradoxa) and is one of the most ubiquitous ingredients in skin […]

Guar gum and xanthan gum are often used in ice lollies and ice cream.

What Is Xanthan Gum ?

February 7, 2019 smitsa 1

Xanthan Gum sounds like an ingredient from science fiction but it is one of the most useful and surprisingly common materials to be found in […]

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Date Nectar

January 9, 2019 smitsa 0

Date nectar is possible the newest trending grocery product for 2019. Why ? It is a vegan alternative to honey. Date syrups are 100% natural […]

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Konjac Glucomannan

January 7, 2019 smitsa 0

Konjac glucomannan (KGM) is a highly polymerized fibre obtained from the roots and tubers of the plant Amorphophallus konjac C. Koch. The chemical  structure is β‐(1,4)‐linked D‐mannose […]

Fat such as lard or edible oil is added to flour, sugar and water to make biscuits.


December 19, 2018 smitsa 0

The use of shortening in baking is a long-standing term for the function that an oil or fat performs in baking. These fats contributed a […]

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Mustard Seeds

September 14, 2018 smitsa 0

Mustard seeds are essential ingredients in Indian curries especially those from the southern regions of India. They are small round seeds collected from different varieties […]