Fantastic Feats of Protean Cosmetic Ingredients


Proteus, in Greek mythology, is ascribed the god of “elusive sea change,” which suggests the constantly changing nature of sea water. Indeed, this god is said to change shape to avoid interrogation; he will answer only to those capable of capturing him. From this character comes the adjective protean, meaning versatile, mutable and capable of assuming many forms.1 It carries the positive connotations of flexibility, versatility and adaptability.

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