Glossary

Cosmetics Glossary
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Malic Acid
Derived from apples, this glycolic acid is great for removing dead skin cells (exfoliation) and brightening the skin (clarifying).
Melanin
The pigment that naturally colors the hair and skin.
Melanoma
A type of skin cancer characterized by a black or dark brown-pigmented tumor.
Menthol
A natural cooling agent, derived from mint oils; anti-inflammatory and anti-itching to the skin. Imparts a cool, fresh and clean feeling to the skin.
Microcomedone
An enlarged hair follicle filled with oil and bacteria. An invisible comedo lying under the skin's surface that forms a plug that obstructs the outflow of sebum from the pilosebaceous unit.
Minocycline
Antibiotic used orally in the treatment of acne.
Moisturizer
An substance able to hydrate the skin, thereby preventing the skin from drying out.
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