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.