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  1. What are Cell Communicating ingredients?
  2. What is a Whitehead?
  3. How was retinol discovered?
  4. What other beautification practice is analagous to Exfoliation?
  5. What are antioxidants?
  1. a It was discovered in 1978 by scientists who were researching treatments for Acne.
  2. b ...
  3. c Antioxidants are ingredients which help to counteract Free Radicals (which damage cells through disruption of atomic structure). They can also be said to inhibit oxidation. They thus help the condition of the skin, and in food applications keep foods from becoming rancid and spoiled.
  4. d A Pedicure. Scrubbing off the dead skin cells on the heel of the foot, results in the exposure of softer, smoother skin underneath. The heel looks brand new, practically baby smooth. The wrinkles are gone. The skin looks baby new. [Cosmetic Cop Podcast, July 18th, 2012]
  5. e Identical to a Blackhead, with the exception that a small amount of skin has grown over the follicle, resulting in the bump appearing white. []

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Theoretically, they are ingredients that have the ability to induce a skin cell to look, act, and behave better, more like a normal healthy skin cell, or concurrently blocking substances which persuade skin cells to behave in a destructive manner []
  2. BHA stands for Beta Hydroxy Acid.The only example of BHA relevant to skin care is Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid is prevalent in products designed for treating acne.
  3. Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Triglyceride, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Linoleate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Decyl Oleate, and Stearic Acid. Natural Emollients include : Lanolin, Plant Oils (Jojoba), Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and Cocoa Butter. []
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  5. Removing the dead skin cells on the surface layer of skin to reveal the smoother, younger skin cells underneath. The benefits of exfoliation can be seen "literally overnight." [Cosmetic Cop Podcast, July 18th, 2012]

5 True/False questions

  1. Is Hydroquinone safe to be used for a protracted period of time?No. Hydroquinone should only be used for a maximum of several weeks, and should never be used by women during pregnancy. However, it is recognized as the most effective treatment for addressing unwanted dark spots. [Skin Type Solution]


  2. What is AHA and what are examples?AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acid. The most commonly used AHA's are Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid.


  3. What does SPF refer to in relation to UVA and UVB radiation?Generally speaking, BHA is a stronger exfoliant than AHA. It can exfoliate more vigorously, but presents greater risk of burning and damaging the skin. BHA can penetrate into the pores of the skin and exfoliate dead skin cells from inside the pores, which AHA cannot.


  4. What are melanocytes?Ceramides (Cera = wax) are lipids which form part of the skin barrier.


  5. What is UVB?UVB (Ultraviolet BURNING) Radiation is short wave radiation responsible for creating a Sun Burn, and limits damage to the top layer of the skin (epidermis)