Kilted Suds ~ The Dirty Truth — free radical

Ingredient Highlight - Chocolate

Posted by Brigid McHugh on

Cocoa powder is an ingredient often used in many of Kilted Suds products, including bar soaps, lip balms, and face masks. Part of the reason I use it? It's chocolate!!! It smells amazing, it's silky smooth, and the color is beautiful. But WHY is cocoa good for your skin? Here are my three favorite reasons: Chocolate Contains Antioxidants Chocolate contains flavonols, which are powerful antioxidants. They help keep your skin looking its best by fighting free radicals (read more about free radicals), and can also increase blood flow to your skin. Chocolate Helps Protect from UV Rays That's right! Chocolate...

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What Are Free Radicals?

Posted by Brigid McHugh on

Usually when people ask me how I make my soap, my first response is "Very Carefully!" The truth of this process is actually quite simple, it's a lot of chemistry, a lot of formulas, a lot of trial and error, and a lot of practice. Why am I talking about chemistry? Simple, free radicals are all about chemistry too! Let's put this in simpler terms: a free radical is an atom (or group of atoms) that has an unpaired electron and is therefore unstable and highly reactive. To fully understand what this means, you must have a basic knowledge of...

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