What's on Your Mind?


Although I often get questions about 'everything cosmetics, skin and hair care', I recently realized I have never asked you wonderful readers to tell me what you'd like to read about. What's on your mind?

Do you have any questions about cosmetics making, ingredients, production, skin care, hair care? Are you dying to know about soap-free cleansing? Pressing eyeshadows? What makes AHA's work? Why hydrosols do what they do? The best way to exfoliate? Why konjac glucomannan has such a long and unpronounceable name?

Voice your thoughts!

Semi-warning 

When people ask me something that requires research, I always try my best to do a thorough job of it (read: I may end up using quite a bit of time on it). Therefore, please don't be too disappointed if I can't provide an instant answer.

Here's a shortlist of what I've been researching and am working on at the moment – all questions that have been put to me by customers, readers, interested friends etc.:
  • natural sun protection - does it exist? (I haven't forgotten, Alicyn!)
  • tinctures and what to use them for
  • calendula - what it has to offer
  • rooibos and skincare  - is it healthy or hype?
  • how can artificial sweetener ease an itchy scalp

Don't be Shy

I look forward to your questions, comments, input, and inspiration!

Comments

Chris said…
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Chris said…
It'd be fun to see an article about how you do research. :)
Lise M Andersen said…
Hi Chris - Great question! I shall be taking notes on how I research and do a post on this. (I've never studied myself studying things.. this should be interesting!) :)
alicyn said…
i can't wait to see what you turn up on natural sun protection. when i have a bit more time, that will be at the top of my research list too. :)

in the meantime, "what's the best way to exfoliate?" is another great question. it's something i do, but i'm sure my "method" is far from optimized!
Tina Rasmussen, CPH said…
I have a few I'm thinking about:

Thank you for asking Lise, I have a few of my own -

Why does vitamin A help the skin repair (I am thinking specifically about the Danish brand Beaute Pacifique's star product with vitamin a)?

I have a cream from Vogel with echinacea in it that works wonders if my skin is itchy or breaking out. What is it in echinacea that is so good for my skin and can I use the echinacea ment for oral intake instead?

Exfoliators. There are so many and I often just use something simple and cheap as adzuki or rice. Is one better than the other and if so, why?

I just saw another "wonder" product called Goe Oil (http://jaoltd.com/products/goeoil)
I always wonder when I read those very long ingredients lists with good oils, butters and stuff. When you add so many different things you end up with such a small amount of one specific ingredient on your skin - how much good will it do my skin? Would it be better to keep it simple? This Q applies to my own oil blends and creams/body butters as well- is there a limit to how many oils I should mix? Does it actually make a product better to keep adding ingredients or is there such a thing as too much of the good stuff?

Best, Tina
Lise M Andersen said…
@alicyn - Thanks for your input! Yes, indeed -exfoliation is hereby added to the list :)

@Tina Rasmussen - great questions one and all! Duly noted and place don the to-do list!
Nina said…
I am interested in to learning more about facial products for aging and dry skin, anything from hyaluronic acid and good facial moisturizers to cosmetic actives like retinol and vitamin C.
Lise M Andersen said…
Great input Nina! I'll add it to the list- thanks!
Chris said…
Oh and I'd love to see your thoughts on the hazards of aloe Vera. There's a couple of studies showing that it might have photocarcinogenic properties.
Lise M Andersen said…
Love this Chris! Slotted in my to do list!