Using food ingredients in cosmetics: pros and cons

The use of food ingredients in cosmetics is not a new concept. However, as Alchemy Ingredients explains, there are numerous important differences between food and cosmetic ingredients that need to be taken into account when formulating with them

The use of food ingredients in cosmetics is not a new concept, and in fact the earliest cosmetic products were probably made from food ingredients. For example, egg yolk would have been used as a hair conditioner and vegetable oil as a moisturiser.

There are some important differences between food and cosmetic ingredients however, which need to be taken into account when formulating with them.

Why would formulators consider using a food ingredient?

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