By Max G. Levy
Algae are plant-like organisms that range in color and size, from microscopic phytoplankton to gigantic kelp forests. Algae produce most of the oxygen we need on earth. They are also key ingredients for many of our everyday products.
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The Ingredients in Your Cosmetics: What Do They Do?
By Victoria Russell
We use cosmetics to highlight natural features, alter our appearance, or express ourselves. Cosmetic products include skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipstick, nail polish, and eye and facial makeup. But what ingredients to they contain, and what do they do?