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Recent Articles from the Prospector Knowledge Center
09 Nov
Guilty of Greenwashing Without Realizing It?
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Guilty of Greenwashing Without Realizing It?

Photo of natural cosmetics - Learn what makes a product natural
As the modern consumer puts increasing pressure on cosmetic brands for more natural products, all too often we see brands promoting their products as more natural or green than they really are. Many consumers don’t know the difference, or where … Continued

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02 Nov
Formulating with Niacinamide
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Formulating with Niacinamide

Photo of several beakers and testtubes
Niacinamide is a version of vitamin B3 (Niacin) that is used in formulas to brighten the complexion, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, reduce trans-epidermal water loss,  improve skin elasticity, and fight inflammation. While it is found in nature in various … Continued

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19 Oct
Implements, Devices, and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures that Improve Skin Appearance
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Implements, Devices, and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures that Improve Skin Appearance

Laser skin resurfacing
The use of implements, devices, and cosmetic procedures has seen tremendous growth over the last 10 years. This is partly driven by the aging of populations in the developed areas of the world and a desire to maintain a more … Continued

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