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5 Matching questions

  1. Is a Tan the body's way of trying to "look good"?
  2. Is Ivory soap good for sensitive skin?
  3. And to conclude finally : Are wrinkles a natural part of ageing?
  4. What is keratin?
  1. a A fibrous protein that occurs in the outer layer of skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails and hooves.
  2. b NO! Vigorously foaming soaps, like Ivory, are terrible for dry skin because they wash away the natural lipids that help your skin retain moisture. Any product that produces suds and foams contains detergent which is anathema for dry skin. [Skin Type Solution, 15]
  3. c To quote Dr. Leslie Baumann from The Skin Type Solution page 352, "Skin that NEVER SEES THE SUN does not wrinkle, so with the right behaviors wrinkles can be avoided...."
  4. d ...
  5. e A Tan is a sign the skin has been DAMAGED. A Tan is a sign the skin has been trying to defend itself from the destructive effects of the sun's UV Radiation. A Tan is NOT the body's way of trying to "look good".

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. Niacinamide and Soy
  3. A substance which softens the skin [from Latin. "ex" = out and "mollire" = soften]
  4. An alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils
  5. A type of polysaccharide, central to regulating cell growth and renewal. Found extensivelsy in connective, epithelial and neural cells. Binds readily with water and when injected under the skin provides an appearance of fullness

5 True/False questions

  1. Between a person's 30's and 80's how much does the Cell Cycle slow down?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]


  2. What happens to skin as it ages?The outer layer of skin get thick, and the underlying layer of skin gets thin, resulting in skin that looks rough and sagging in appearance. [Cosmetic Cop Podcast, July 18th, 2012]


  3. What is Rosacea?Squalene is a natural organic compound produced by all plants and animals including humans. Produced in the liver, it is found in sebum, and helps keep hair flexible and the skin retain moisture. []


  4. What are some examples of Emolllients?Classic examples are petrolatum and lanolin. For sensitive skin, dimethicone and shea butter.


  5. What are Cell Communicating ingredients?...