Microbeads in Cosmetics

There are many things to consider when choosing hygiene and cosmetic products, one of which is the presence of microbeads. These tiny bits of spherical plastic are often included for exfoliation or grittiness and can be found in quite a variety of items including haircare products, lotions, toothpaste, makeup, nail polish, chapstick, deodorant, and sunscreen.…

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creatuREport: Yarrow

In planning out my landscaping and gardening projects for next spring (I’m a bit early, I know) I rediscovered the yarrow plant. What an interesting slice of biology it is. Let’s take a look… Overview Yarrow, or Achillea millefolium, is a widespread, weedy herb related to chamomile, daisies and sunflowers. The little flowers grow in…

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