• What The Heck Is Paraffin Wax, And Why Is It In Beauty Products?

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    “Beauty Glossary” is a HuffPost series that breaks down beauty product ingredients so you know exactly what you’re putting onto and into your body.

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    You may have seen women dipping their hands or feet into an opaque white or pink substance at the nail salon and wondered what the heck that was about. The liquid is actually paraffin wax, which is commonly used in beauty products to soften and smooth skin.

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    Author : Dana Oliver