Macrobiotics: The study of prolonging life with diet or other ingested substances.
Malic Acid: A glycolic acid derived from apples.
Mallow: An anti-inflammatory substance that helps prevent age lines and reduce eye swelling.
Matt: A non-shiny surface that absorbs light.
Melanin: The black pigment found in hair or skin.
Melanoma: A type of skin cancer characterized by a black or dark brown pigmented tumor.
Moisturizer: An emollient cream used to hydrate skin.
Naturopathy: A type of therapy that depends on natural forces rather than surgery or medicine to treat disease.
Non-comedogenic: Also called non-occlusive. Refers to products that do not cause skin breakouts because they do not plug the pores of the skin.
Resin: Substance formed from the secretions of plants.
Resorcinol: In mild solutions, used as an antiseptic and as a soothing preparation for itchy skin.
Retin-A: Derived from vitamin A, it is used in the treatment of acne.
Retinol: A vitamin A acid. The main ingredient in Retin-A and Renova. These products are used to treat fine wrinkles and acne.
Rosacea: A skin condition characterized by inflammed, red, oily, acne-prone areas.
Rose Hips: Extract of various species of wild roses, rich in vitamin C.
Rosemary: A general effect attributed to this herb is the promotion of wound healing. Has stimulating, rejuvenating and antiseptic properties.
Royal Gelly: Stimulates the renewal of healthier skin.