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The Gloss-ary: M is for Make-up

 

The Gloss-ary continues with some vital terminology for your beautiful self! Keep checking back for more editions to the gloss-ary, or browse what we already have:
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Macrobiotics: the study of prolonging life with diet or other ingested substances.
Malic Acid: a glycolic acid derived from apples.
Mallow: an anti-inflammatory that helps prevent age lines and reduce eye swelling.
Matte: a non-shiny surface that absorbs light.

Melanin: the black pigment found in hair or skin.

Melanoma: a type of skin cancer characterized by a black or dark brown pigmented tumor.
Menthol: a crystalline alcohol that occurs especially in mint oils. Has the sharp fragrance and cooling properties of peppermint.
Methylparaben: water-soluble anti-microbial agent. One of the most commonly used preservative in cosmetics today.
Mineral Oil: an effective solvent for removing oil, grease and make-up from the skin. An excellent amplifier or intensifier allowing the skin to absorb ultraviolet rays more effectively. Most companies no longer use mineral oil in products; vegetable oils have been found to be as effective and more skin friendly.
Moisturizer: an emollient cream used to hydrate skin.


 


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