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Natural antiseptics: safe for your skin and the environment:

Natural antiseptics: safe for your skin and the environment:

We all get the occasional blemish, and it always seems to be at the most inopportune times. Some blame stress, while others target an affinity for greasy junk food. Whatever the cause, the sight of a pimple is enough to have most of us running to the nearest pharmacy to pick up a tube of cream before the rest of the world catches a glimpse of your less than lovely complexion. Despite the current economic climate, we’re more concerned than ever about our skin. In September, Mintel predicted sales of women’s facial skincare products in the UK will reach £1 billion this year. And men are beginning to catch on , spending €420 million on skincare products in 2010, according to the researcher. Encouragingly, Mintel also found that men are increasingly keen to purchase herbal and botanical products. Common blemish busters like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid undoubtedly get t...

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