To learn how to take care of yourself correctly, nothing better than starting with the basics of cosmetics. With this cosmetic dictionary you will be able to better know the main terms used in beauty and the ingredients of your products. Let's go with the letter 'M'.
Macerate: It is the last phase of the elaboration of a perfume, in which it is immersed in 96º pure alcohol concentrate for a certain period of time, which can be from a week to several months.
Madera: Olfactory family that brings together substances such as patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver or cedar.
malassezia: Yeast that is part of the normal flora of the skin of the scalp and, in excess, is related to the appearance of dandruff.
Mauve: From the Malvaceae family, it is used in cosmetics for its calming and anti-inflammatory action.
Cocoa butter: Due to its moisturizing properties, it is a component widely used in lipsticks and some emulsions.
Shea Butter: Solid fat obtained from the shea nut fruit. It has emollient, stimulating and vasodilating properties, in addition, it nourishes and protects the skin. It is very useful when the skin is irritated.
Marina: Olfactory subfamily that groups together aromas of the iodine or seawater type, synthetically extracted.
Mask: Preparation of clay, paraffin, vegetables, fruits, gels or other beneficial substances that is applied to the skin as part of a treatment.
Masotherapy: Treatment of the body through massages
Melanin: It is the brown pigment that is formed in melanocytes, by the action of the sun's rays.
Melanogenesis: Indirect pigmentation process produced by the Sun's UVB rays.
Melasma: Irregularly shaped spots that appear on the skin surface due to excessive unprotected exposure to the Sun.
Silver: A scent-infused strip of blotting paper used in demonstrations for the public and professionals to try.
FOAM: Cosmetic form of a product intended for body hydration, in which petroleum jelly is sprayed to produce a hydrating lather.
Mucopolysaccharides: Its name appears in many cosmetic products because it has an intensive moisturizing action.