Manning 1 INTRODUCTION: 1. Open with impact : From the earliest record of skin care, ancient Egyptians used olive oil, ostrich eggs, dough, milk and essential oils from plants and herbs to ‘beautify their appearance.’ In the 1700s the Chinese used natural cleansers made from seaweed and jellyfish and facial massages and exercises to improve the circulation in the cheeks and forehead 2. Audience connection : Before the world of modern medicine, plants were used on the skin as luxury beauty and a sign of status. In the world we live in today if we applied the same ingredients to our skin as the ancient Egyptians, there would be a high chance of contact skin irritation as well as ineffectiveness. 3. Thesis : Preservatives are not only helpful but are necessary to keep the consumer safe from fungus and microbial infections that can occur with topically applied skin care products. 4. Preview : Parabens might get a bad reputation in media and advertising but there’s more to the story than fear mongering headlines. Knowing what parabens do, why they are considered dangerous, and why they aren’t as ‘toxic’ as the media advertises, will help us understand why parabens are necessary. Transition: BODY 1. First Main point/section : a. Preservatives in skin care are used to ‘hinder the growth of microorganisms, and give products a longer, more stable shelf life’ (Rob-Nicholson). Some of these preservatives include and are not limited to parabens, sulfates, and formaldehyde releasers
Manning 2 b. Parabens can be found in plants and food naturally as well as created synthetically. I will be focusing on parabens but will also use the word preservatives unexclusively.
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- Spring '14
- Tiffany Seeley-Case