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BEHIND THE LABEL

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ANDREA MITAROTONDA
Neal’s Yard Remedies, Peacemarsh, UK-SP8 4EU, Gillimgham, Dorset, United Kingdom

What is it?

The ingredient list, or INCI list, can be a real goldmine for those skilled in the art:

understanding what other Formulators use when developing a cosmetic product

is an interesting part of our job. It is educational as well as insightful.

FERNE BEAUTY - FERNE NATURAL GLOW BRONZING MOUSSE

Ferne Natural Glow Bronzing Mousse is a fragranced self-tanning mousse claiming to deliver a natural and non-streaky glow.

Self-tanning technology has been around for some 40 years and has hugely developed during this time.

The discovery of the acute and chronic damage that can be caused by exposure to the sun has upgraded the role of self-tan to a safer alternative to sun bathing and sun beds.

This product in particular has been developed as a mousse, utilising a foaming pump.

Dihydroxyacetone is the main ingredient featured in this product.

Regarded as a difficult-to-formulate ingredient, Dihydroxyacetone, or simply DHA, can successfully be formulated into stable products if some precautions are taken.

The choice of ingredients is critical: the presenc ...