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Resveratrol: A real anti-aging ingredient

Resveratrol is a plant compound and the parent molecule of a group of compounds known as viniferins – known to prevent fungal and bacterial infections in plants. Although resveratrol is found in at least 72 plants, it is not found in many of the edible ones; peanuts and grapes seem...
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Mandelic Acid: The AHA for all skin types

Mandelic Acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from bitter almonds. It has been studied extensively for its use in treating common skin issues, and can be used for a variety of skin types. With a larger molecular structure than other AHAs, mandelic acid takes longer to penetrate the skin,...
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Feeling dry? It could be your cleanser!

If your face feels dry after washing it, your cleanser may be to blame. Cleansers are formulated to remove dirt, pollutants,  and make-up, but some ingredients might also be stripping your natural oils, leaving you with skin that feels dry or tight. But doesn’t having “squeaky clean” skin keep me...
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Potential toxins in your skin care products

“Companies and individuals who manufacture or market cosmetics have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their products. Neither the law nor FDA regulations require specific tests to demonstrate the safety of individual products or ingredients. The law also does not require cosmetic companies to share their safety information...
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So what does the “Natural” mean anyway?

A question we get a lot here at Plum Natural Nail & Skin Spa is “What do you mean by ‘natural’?” ‘Natural’ refers to a couple of things. First off – we only offer services for natural nails using the cleanest products we can find.  We keep fumes down because...
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