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5 Surprising Facts About Sheet Masks

1) Sheet Masks Were Invented By Japanese Geishas Geishas, the ancient Japanese entertainers renowned for their beauty, were the first women to use sheet masks. Hundreds of years ago, Geishas would gather the scraps of silk leftover from making kimono gowns. Then the Geishas would soak the bits of silk in flower water and rest […]

INGREDIENT SERIES: Sclerotium Gum

Sclerotium Gum at a Glance Sclerotium Gum Description Sclerotium gum is a naturally derived, gel-like polysaccharide (sugar-based) ingredient. It is produced from the fermentation of Sclerotium rolfsii, a type of fungus that gives it its name. Sclerotium gum is used in cosmetics to thicken and stabilize formulas. It also functions as a skin conditioning agent. Sclerotium […]