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Blog Profile / The Beauty Brains


URL :http://thebeautybrains.com/
Filed Under:Lifestyle / Beauty
Posts on Regator:2211
Posts / Week:6.3
Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Dead babies in my skin cream?

Heather has a hunch…My neighbor asked me about this, and I didn’t really know much except what a quick google search gave me. She said her dermatologist gave her Neocutis that uses PSP. Her concern was spreading dead babies on her face and I was also interested on research regarding PSP’s effect on anti-aging or […]

Why would you need a pubic hair transplant? The Beauty Brains Show episode 58

This week Perry and I cover the latest beauty news science stories. (But first we geek out about comic books…) Click below to play Episode 58 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Cosmetic chemists and comic book super villains Perry wrote an article on fictional cosmetics chemists which […]

Be careful what you believe about ingredient lists

Design A Thought says…While I am a lover of these “chem free” products I love them because (I must stress some of them! you have to carefully look at the ingredients list!) they are using the ingredients grown from our good earth not cheaply mass produced in a lab so some company can reep the profits. I […]

Do hair growth inhibitors really work? The Beauty Brains Show episode 57

Do those hair growth inhibitor products (the ones that say they let you shave less often) really work? This week Randy and I explain what to look for when shopping for a shave minimizing lotion.       Click below to play Episode 57 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show […]

Can I become immune to eyeshadow primer?

Ally asks…I have recently noticed that my eye shadows are creasing like crazy, like 3.5 years ago before I started using primers. I used MAC paintpot in painterly for those 3.5 years and the last pot is probably 1.5 years old, but hasn’t dried up yet and is still very creamy consistency. I switched to […]

Can hair predict your health? The Beauty Brains Show episode 56

From hairballs to hair jewelry, this is a special (almost) all hair episode of Beauty Science News. Also, you WON’T want to miss our NSFW feminine hygiene version of “Improbable Products.”   Click below to play Episode 56 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Improbable Products Believe it or not, two of […]

The 5 causes (and cures) of under eye bags

Friend of the Brains, Dr. Brett Kotlus, has created an interesting infographic that explains the causes (and cures) of under eye bags. I didn’t realize that too much OR too little fat can cause baggy eyes. Check it out!  

What are peptides in cosmetics? The Beauty Brains Show episode 55

Have you ever wondered about peptides in anti-aging products? What are they and how do they work? Listen to today’s show to get the scoop on peptides.    Click below to play Episode 55 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Question of the week: What are peptides in cosmetics?  Paulette asks…I […]

Is lead in lipstick dangerous? The Beauty Brains Show episode 54

In this “lost episode” Perry and I explain EXACTLY why you don’t need to worry about lead in your lipstick. Click below to play Episode 54 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Question of the week: How much lead is added to your body from lipstick? Fact 1. […]

Is Refinery29 right about the 7 worst things you can do to your hair?

A post on one of our favorite beauty and fashion sites, Refinery29, listed the top 7 worst things you do to damage your hair. Let’s review their list to see if they’re based on beauty science. 1. Neglecting nourishment The article says that not taking care of yourself can lead to weaker hair. It’s certainly […]

Does Europe ban more cosmetic ingredients than the US? The Beauty Brains Show episode 53

Is it true that Europe bans more cosmetic ingredients that the US? Listen to this week’s show to find out (or read the notes below). You’ll also learn about perfume from the past, microbeads in your mouth, and more. (Plus a special themed version of our  “Improbable Products” game.)  Click below to play Episode 53 or […]

Are sonic facial cleansers better for your skin? The Beauty Brains Show episode 52

Are those expensive “sonic” face brushes really better than just washing your face by hand? Tune in and find out.   Click below to play Episode 52 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Question of the week Phillip from Germany asks…Is “sonic cleansing” the best way to clean your […]

Why does oily skin make my eyes burn?

RizosMios says…Is it normal for sebum to burn the heck out of my eyes? I wash my face twice a day and my morning wash goes normally for the most part, but my nightly wash burns my eyes and leaves me looking high afterward, they are so red. Is it normal for sebum to affect […]

10 amazing beauty products that don’t exist – The Beauty Brains Show episode 51

Tune in to hear us discuss the latest beauty science news including the truth behind the 3 boobed woman, the anti-aging yogurt conman, and 10 beauty amazing products that don’t exist. Plus another challenging round of “Improbable Products.”  Click below to play Episode 51 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Improbable Products […]

Would you put radioactive dirt on your face?

You won’t believe what they do to this model’s face to sell Dorothy Grey’s cold cream! They put RADIOACTIVE dirt on her face to prove how well the cleanser works – they actually show the Geiger counter! Fortunately, modern cosmetic chemists don’t use such potentially dangerous test methods. Today we can quantify residual oil and […]

What does a cosmetic scientist do?

There’s a lot more to making cosmetics than just mixing stuff up in a beaker. Listen to this week’s show to learn all about how cosmetic scientists create the products you use everyday.  Click below to play Episode 50 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Take the cosmetic expert […]

What is Clarins Beauty Flash Balm?

Madeira must know…What is Clarins Beauty Flash Balm? Is it a primer? A moisturizer? What does it do? (If anything). The Beauty Brains respond: According to Clarins this product “instantly moisturizes, brightens, and tightens facial contours so skin looks rested and relaxed.” It also “prepares skin for perfect makeup application.” We suppose you could call […]

What is Kajal and is it safe around my eyes?

Rozy asks…Is Himalaya Herbals Kajal safe to put around eyes? What ingredient gives it pigment? The Beauty Brains respond: Before we can talk about this specific product, we need to explain what is kajal is. Curious about kajal Those of you not familiar with Kajal may recognize it by its more common name: Kohl, which is […]

Is the date rape nail polish for real? The Beauty Brains Show episode 49

On this week’s show we talk about the date rape nail polish, stinky celebrities, and more!  Plus a brand new game we call “Improbable Products.”  Click below to play Episode 49 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Improbable Products In this new game Randy challenges me to guess which of […]

Should I pat my face with water before applying oil?

Ida inquires: In another beauty-related forum, I read the following claim (from a member, not an “expert”) about applying a face oil: “Make sure your face and your hands are slightly damp when applying the oil. Rub the oil between your hands to emulsify slightly, then pat it on your face and massage it in. […]

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