For years, we’ve known that eggs are coated with a natural whitening agent.
That whitening process involves heating the eggs to remove impurities and then releasing the heat to melt the white.
Now, researchers have figured out a way to turn that process into a product.
In a study published in Environmental Science and Technology, researchers at the University of Minnesota showed that a combination of heat and a natural-looking white substance can reduce the levels of a common skin-softening ingredient, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO).
The results are the first to show that these products can have a significant effect on the amount of DMSO in a product and even the ability of a product to be removed from skin.DMSOs are known to be problematic for people with dark skin and can cause damage to the cells that line the skin, which is known to contribute to skin cancer.
Researchers at the Minnesota Department of Health, the University and the University Health Network examined data from more than 20 studies that compared DMSOs to non-dumming agents.
In each case, the studies found that DMSOS was significantly more harmful to the skin.
“These results show that there are many important aspects to understanding the effect of DMA products on skin,” the authors wrote.
“For example, DMSI is highly reactive with the human skin, so we need to understand how it behaves in the skin.”
The results are consistent with studies that have shown that the skin-damaging effects of DMEs can be reduced by using a combination product, such as egg white, with DMSAs.
The researchers concluded that they were “surprised to find that DMA may not be completely ineffective for DME-related damage.”
The study was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.