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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

October 08, 2020 1 min read

  1. 94% of life on earth is found in the ocean.
  2. On top of this, 50% of the United States lays underwater.
  3. Men's cosmetics are nothing new, Roman-era men wore lipstick to signify their high social status.
  4. It only takes 8 minutes for a photon to travel from the Sun's surface to the Earth. This same photon would require 40,000 years to travel from the Sun's core to the surface.
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Dermafirm Recommends: Liposomes + Healthy Skincare

Dermafirm Recommends: Liposomes + Healthy Skincare

October 08, 2020 1 min read

Our Bio Correction Ampoule Collagen R4 is perfect for those looking for a simple, lightweight, yet effective anti-aging regimen that is backed by science. As the holiday season approaches this is one of our top recommended products to keep an eye on.
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How important are liposomes for our skin?

How important are liposomes for our skin?

October 08, 2020 1 min read

Firstly, what are liposomes? Liposomes are one of the main components behind the effectiveness of skincare's absorption into the skin. At their core, liposomes are tiny bubbles made out of the same material as a skin cell membrane.

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Scientists of Color: Two female chemists bridging virtual learning gaps

Scientists of Color: Two female chemists bridging virtual learning gaps

October 08, 2020 2 min read

Deirdre Roberson and Dr. Alecia Gabriel founded Motor City S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) as a new way to educate minorities and underrepresented students in STEM and art-related subjects. Based out of Detroit Michigan, they are seeking to create a new normal where "advanced degrees in STEAM will no longer be accomplishments, but the standard" for students of color. Their services feature specialized events, summer camps, and other methods of providing students with the resources to spark their passion for STEAM.
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Spotlight: EJ Shin, Marketing Director at Jenax Inc., Head of International Marketing.

Spotlight: EJ Shin, Marketing Director at Jenax Inc., Head of International Marketing.

October 08, 2020 4 min read

EJ started her journey by studying International Relations and Political Science. She pursued a career in diplomacy to "make a difference in the world". Due to the demand of constant relocation that jobs in this field would require, EJ decided to change her career path and focus on starting her family. She received her MBA from Yonsei University, and began some consulting work, leading to her current role at Jenax.

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Industry News: Clean Cosmetic Chemistry, Middle School Math, and Biotech-Based Cancer Treatments

Industry News: Clean Cosmetic Chemistry, Middle School Math, and Biotech-Based Cancer Treatments

August 17, 2020 1 min read

Petroleum-based ingredients are getting an environmentally friendly makeover thanks to the green chemistry company Genomatica. Butylene glycol, a substance derived from petroleum that is featured in products across the cosmetic industry, is a major cause for concern. The substance is harmful to the environment and potentially to humans as well — traces of polyaromatic hydrocarbons have also been found within butylene glycol, which has been linked to cancer. Using biotechnology Genomatica has created a safe, plant-based alternative to this beauty ingredient staple.
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

August 17, 2020 1 min read

Did You Know? 

  • Women on average place 515 chemicals on their skin per day due to their use of various cosmetic products. 
  • Markings found on historic animal bones reveal that humans have been conducting mathematical calculations since 30,000 BC.
  • On dice, numbers featured on opposite sides will always add up to 7. 
  • 1 inch of rain is the equivalent of 10 inches of snow. 
  • Due to the human body’s ability to generate 150 watts of heat on average, 70 people could warm an entire house in the winter. 
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The Importance of Astaxanthin

The Importance of Astaxanthin

August 17, 2020 1 min read

Astaxanthin is one of the most sought after and powerful antioxidants found in nature. Antioxidants give the body a defense system against free radicals, chemical compounds that can (but not always!) damage the cells within our bodies. The result of this protection is that astaxanthin has been shown to help in the prevention of harmful conditions like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and even various cancers, according to Healthcare Weekly.
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