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DIY Beauty & Cosmetics - Binders - Borax?

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Printed Date: September 25 2022 at 6:09pm


Topic: DIY Beauty & Cosmetics - Binders - Borax?
Posted By: rebacca
Subject: DIY Beauty & Cosmetics - Binders - Borax?
Date Posted: February 09 2011 at 6:11pm
I have been experimenting with making my own cosmetics, lotions and skin items.  One binder that is recommended for some formulas is Borax.  It is described as a crystalline mineral salt and is supposed to be good as a whitener and mild preservative.  It supposedly can be bought in the grocery store?

Has anyone use Borax as a filler for their cosmetics or skin care formulas?  If so, did you buy it in the grocery store?  Or did you buy it from a health food store?

Can it be used right against the skin without damage?

Thanks in advance.



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Posted By: lizray
Date Posted: August 13 2011 at 5:11am
Waterproof cosmetics can be very convenient for women who want to keep their make-up looking fresh and clean regardless of their circomestances, it is not always healthy. Most waterproof cosmetics require special solvents for removal.
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