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2012-04-29 23:01:28

Have you ever wondered why almost all skin care products, including those claiming to be natural, are white in color and has smooth, silky texture? Apex, Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 29, 2012 Most natural ingredients, like essential oils (cold pressed from plants), herbs and botanical extracts are not naturally white“¦ or clear in color. So it begs the question, how are all these non-white inputs combined to create a pure white and silky lotions and creams? The answer: These pure...

2012-04-26 13:57:35

A research team at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has succeeded in describing the structure and function of the outermost layer of the skin — the stratum corneum — at a molecular level. This opens the way not only for the large-scale delivery of drugs via the skin, but also for a deeper understanding of skin diseases. "You could say that we've solved the puzzle of the skin barrier, something that has great potential significance for dermatology," says principal investigator...


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Nail
2013-03-05 14:40:49

Nails are found on the fingers and toes alike. Formation and Orientation Nails are made of the protein keratin, much like hair as they are related, which is tough and strong and able to protect the ends of the fingers they cover. The nail plate, nail matrix, the nail sinus and the nail bed all make up the nail. The matrix is broken up into two sections; the nonvisible layer is simply referred to as the matrix while the visible part is called the lunula. The matrix is the tissue...

Skin
2013-03-04 15:18:05

Skin is the outermost organ that protects and incases the tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, etc. It is also the largest organ of the human body. Formation and Orientation Healthy skin consists of vitamins A, C, D and E, but in all skin, there are melanocytes which produce mesodermal cells. These cells allow for the absorption of UV rays. There are five main pigments that provide color in the skin’s many levels. Although not found in the skin, Oxyhemoglobin is found in the blood,...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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