Sara Gonçalves and Isabel Gaivão of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal discuss a study that aims to present a method for easy preparation of an olive tree leaves tincture that can be incorporated into a cosmetic product and reproduced in a domestic environment
Our skin is a beautiful mystery, shrouded in feelings, opinions and questions. It has a multitude of functions not covered by others, from survival to social communication. The skin is both a barrier against the outside world and a bridge to our own being.
How our skin is perceived by others can affect our mental health. The skin is essential for our survival and daily functioning.1
In daily life, people are exposed to a variety of chemicals, most of which occur naturally in the environment, but others originate from human activities and are present in food, water and various products of daily use. Since our skin is the largest surface area of the body that interacts with the external environment, it is exposed both involuntarily to abiotic and biotic factors, and voluntarily, through the use of personal care and cosmetic products
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