Controversy: Are hydrogenated oils bad for your skin? Part three – “26 seconds for something to absorb into your skin”

On Monday, we took a look at hydrogenation, whether it can turn an oil into a trans fat, some naturally occurring trans fats, and, finally, if hydrogenated thingies are bad for our skin, and on Tuesday, we took a look at the molecular structure of oils and plastics. Today, let’s move on to the second … Read more

Controversy: Are hydrogenated oils bad for your skin? Part two – the molecular structure of hydrogenated oils

Yesterday, we took a look at hydrogenation, whether it can turn an oil into a trans fat, some naturally occurring trans fats, and, finally, if hydrogenated thingies are bad for our skin. Today, let’s take a look at the molecular structure of oils and plastics. Let’s recall the paragraph that started this tirade…I mean, chemistry … Read more

Controversy: Are hydrogenated oils bad for your skin? Part one – hydrogenation

Yesterday, I mentioned there’s this thing going around now that hydrogenated butters are bad for your skin, so I thought I’d take a look at the claims that are being made about this… I needed to know exactly what’s being said about them, so I did a search, and found this page – Maty’s Are … Read more

Subscribers’ exclusive: I can’t believe it’s not butter! Hydrogenated, infused, and emulsified butters

As I mentioned in this post on murumuru oil, I’ve gone on a bit of a spending spree over the last 18 months for all kinds of ingredients, including some new and interesting butters. I’ve fallen in love with cupuacu butter, as well as murumuru butter and tucuma butter. I’ve also been having some fun…...

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