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  • Zombies

    Natural Zombies As far as monsters go, I used to think that zombies were one of the least likely to exist.  Then my teenagers got mobile devices.  ...
  • Substantivity: a substance with lasting activity

    Substantivity in hand hygiene The CDC defines substantivity as “an attribute of certain active ingredients that adhere to the stratum corneum (i.e....
  • Persistence

    How do athletes do it? Character  Each of our three kids are involved in multiple sports throughout the year.  One day, after football practice, I ...
  • Watch My Mouth!

    So many eff-words Chad and I embarked on quite an adventure at the end of March, beginning of April 2020.  Developing a product is difficult and br...
  • Antibiotic Resistance

    Antibiotic Resistance & Hand Hygiene What is antibiotic resistance? Do you know what condition affects over 2.8 million people in the US, and k...
  • Chlorhexidine: A Study in Microbial and Macrobial Superheroes

    Microbial and Macrobial Superheroes In the realm of superheroes, there is the back story that explains how the hero came to be, how he or she rece...
  • Ode to Ethyl

    Ethyl, my dear,  I’ve had my eye on you, but you only have ears for me. Let’s meet up somewhere romantic, like a local distillery. I just know that...
  • Emollient? Think Coconut Smoothies

    Your skin tells so much about you: your hydration level, whether or not you use sunscreen regularly, even your age. Your skin's appearance, however, can be deceiving. Dry skin resulting from lack of hydration, frequent hand washing and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer or harsh chemicals can make your skin look old and unhealthy.
  • Humectants: A Friend to Your Skin

    I (Tricia) formulated the base components in the COMPEL recipe, while my husband and co-formulator, Chad, did most of the research for the moisturizers. If I wanted to understand the source and use of the ingredients he chose, I had some catching up to do! Here's what I learned about humectants.
  • Keratin: Why We Should Care a Ton

    I remember learning in science class that our largest organ is skin. I even remember learning about a few layers and coloring and labeling a drawing. What I don't remember is learning how many layers there are, how each one has a specific purpose, and how important each function is to the health of our bodies!  
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