Glossary

Cosmetics Glossary
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Dandruff
A condition of shedding dead cells of the scalp.
Depilate
Removal of hair on the surface of the skin.
Dermabrasion
A procedure in which the skin is sanded to improve its texture. Microdermabrasion uses a type of sand to abrade the skin, usually done by an esthetician or a cosmetic doctor.
Dermatitis
Inflammation of the skin.
Desquamation
The shedding of dead skin cells.
Dichlorophene
A fungicide and bactericide used in antiperspirants and deoderint creams.
Diethanolamine
Abbreviated as DEA it is a colourless liquid or crystalline fatty acids from soybeans or coconut oils. It is used as a solvent, emulsifying ingredient, or a detergent.
Diethylene Glycol
A colourless liquid used as a solvent and plasticizer in cosmetic creams and hairsprays. It's also a wetting agent that enhances skin absorption.
Dihydrostreptomyscin
An antibiotic active ingredient that used as a perservative.
Dimethyl Lauramine Isostearate
Conditioning or thicking agent.
Dulse
Dried sea-plant powder added to water that helps rid the skin of toxins and boosts circulation.
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“Mickey Tortorelli is a powerhouse. I met her first as a Cosmetic Buyer for Sears Canada where she made her fragrance division a force to be reckoned with. We sit on the same board for the Cosmetics and Fragrance Advisory Committee at Seneca College where Mickey contributes her valuable knowledge and acumen to burgeoning students trying to find a placement in the Cosmetics and Fragrance industries. We are also Judges for the Canadian Outstanding Service Awards in Canada and Mickey's expertise is regularly called upon. Mickey's BeauteSchool has won multiple awards where Mickey has shown time and time again that not only is online training a valuable way of reaching and training cosmetic and fragrance students, she makes it a fun experience which is why she is on the cutting edge of the net and progression. To be able to reach the widest audience with thought-provoking and informative timely information, which is culmination of a lifetime's experience, she is the go-to lady and a true pioneer!”
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