Do You Know What's Inside Your Moisturizer?’s Cosmetic Chemist Featured in the October 2012 Issue of Health Magazine

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BeautyStat’s founder and cosmetic chemist, Ron Robinson, works with Health Magazine, commenting on the different types of moisturizers on the market today and which are the best ones.

All moisturizers come in three basic types.

Give your skin what it craves most: a good moisturizer! -- the leading online beauty community for skincare reviews and makeup reviews -- has been featured in the October issue of Health Magazine. BeautyStat’s very own cosmetic chemist and founder, Ron Robinson, was part of the magazine’s editorial “Your Great Skin Master Class” regarding the importance of moisturizers; which are the best moisturizers on the market today for certain skin types and how to properly use them. Ron was able to contribute his scientific approach to the piece, explaining that all moisturizers come in three basic types: occlusives, emollients and humectants -- regardless of all the different formulations moisturizers can come in like creams, lotions and gels.

Ron mentions that occlusives are “likely the first kind of moisturizer you ever used (think diaper balm), these create a barrier so moisture can’t escape. (It’s like shrunk-wrapping a muffin so it stays moist.)” Ron continues his explanation by mentioning some of the ingredients one would find on the label of an occlusive moisturizer including petrolatum, dimethicone, lanolin and mineral oil. In the article, Ron explains further what makes a moisturizer an emollient or humectant, and the different ingredients found on the labels. Learn more about these types of moisturizers and what you are putting on your skin with Health Magazine’s latest article in their October issue. (a NYC tech startup) is an online beauty community - consisting of beauty product reviews - and social marketing agency for the beauty industry. It has been featured in Womens Wear Daily, New York Times, Forbes Magazine, NBC and CBS News. The strength of is its captive, engaged and influential 100,000+ community, 190+ blogger network and 40 million social network reach. works with beauty brands, retailers and PR agencies to connect them to the BeautyStat community for online PR events, advertising and rich consumer insights. was founded by beauty entrepreneur Ron Robinson. Ron is a veteran cosmetic chemist who has worked for such leading beauty companies as The Estée Lauder Companies, L'Oreal, Avon Products and Revlon Products. Ron is currently a resident beauty expert for Allure magazine.

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