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5 Matching questions

  1. What are the 3 components of the oil secreted by the sebaceous (oil) glands of the skin?
  2. What effect does Alcohol have on skin?
  3. What other beautification practice is analagous to Exfoliation?
  4. What is Glycerin?
  5. Between a person's 30's and 80's how much does the Cell Cycle slow down?
  1. a A syrupy fatty alcohol formed by the saponification (the process of combining a fat and an oil to make soap through application of heat) of a fat and an oil. It is an excellent skin softener and humectant, and a very strong water binder. [Quizlet : Chapter 13 Skin Care Products by trujiloolga]
  2. b wax esters, trigylcerides, squalene
  3. c Between 30 to 50 percent of its pace in youth, meaning that older skin renews itself much more slowly, forming a rough surface of cells, rather than a smooth surface. [Skin Type Solution, 18]
  4. d Causes Free Radical Damage.
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  2. Apply sunscreen 15-20 minutes before exposure to the sun to allow the cream sufficient time to form a proper barrier on the surface of the skin.
  3. Increased levels of estrogen can result in unwanted dark spots on the skin; however, estrogen also works to maintain the skin's youthfulness. After menopause, women who do not take estrogen will find that their skin's appearance will decline rapidly. Health takes precedence though; do not take estrogen replacement therapy if it is contraindicated.
  4. They have drier skin as a result of the loss of cholesterol which is an essential component of healthy skin.
  5. The major concern is the presence of PAH's (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) in unrefined petrolatum. Consumers should look for USP grade Petrolatum (BP in Britain and Ph.Eur in Europe) indicating the petrolatum meets specific purity standards, and buy trusted brands, like Vaseline.

5 True/False questions

  1. What is Glycerin?An alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils


  2. Is a Tan the body's way of trying to "look good"?Damaged skin (typically damaged by the sun) cannot produce many of the ingredients needed to maintain skin's youthful appearance, and so the goal of skin care products is to replace and replenish those ingredients to restore youthful skin.


  3. How long does the Cell Cycle take?It was discovered in 1978 by scientists who were researching treatments for Acne.


  4. What is AHA and what are examples?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.


  5. What are some Cell-Communicating Ingredients?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 []