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Blog Profile / The Beauty Brains

Filed Under:Lifestyle / Beauty
Posts on Regator:2224
Posts / Week:6.1
Archived Since:March 2, 2008

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5 tips for coloring your hair

Kelly’s question…What is the best way to prepare hair for hair dye? Freshly washed, day old etc? The Beauty Brains response If you’re having your color done by a professional stylist, he or she should give you good direction on how to prepare your hair. But if you’re doing it yourself at home, or having […]

What is Cupuacu?

Clara asks…What can you tell us about Cupuacu and the best place to buy it? The Beauty Brains respond Cupuacu is a tropical fruit (or is it a nut?) that is similar to the cacao nut (or is it fruit?) According to those in the know, Cupauacu smells like a cross between chocolate and pineapple and […]

How to tell if your makeup primer is worth it. Episode 71

This week Randy and I explain how to test your makeup primer to see if it’s worth the money. Improbable products You know this game – I look for beauty products that are just too ridiculous to be true, then I make up one that’s even more ridiculous and challenge Perry to guess which one is […]

What SPF sunscreen should I use?

Nicole needs to know…Is there a really big difference between using SPF 15 and SPF 30 facial moisturizer? If so, why? I was told to wear 30 in order to prevent rosacea flare ups. The Beauty Brains reply Skin exposure to UV rays is almost never good for the skin. It causes sun burn, wrinkles, […]

Are keratin hair straightening products safe?

Moxie must know…Brazilian Blowouts were found to release formaldehyde. Are the Keratin-based hair-straightening products that I see stylists in salons doing that much safer on hair/environment? The Beauty Brains respond The safety concerns...Show More Summary

Can Pantene reverse the damage of 100 blow drys? Episode 70

Listen to this week’s show to learn how shampoo can fix blow dry damage. Plus, more Beauty Science News! Claim to Fame: Can Pantene reverse the damage of 100 blow drys? This is a new feature where we look at the claims of popular beauty products and explain what the claim really means, how the […]

Does pressed powder makeup always contain synthetic ingredients?

Mary asks…Is is possible to make pressed makeup without using any synthetics? The Beauty Brains respond Rather than re-opened the debate on natural vs synthetic, I’ll try to address your question as it applies specifically to powdered makeup. Loose powder needs fewer ingredients One can certainly make the case that certain brands of so-called mineral makeup […]

The deadly danger of Valentines day

Valentines Day may be more dangerous than you realize – especially if you kiss someone who’s eaten a food you’re allergic to! reports that food allergies send over 30,000 people to the emergency room each year and a significant number of those cases are caused by loose lips. Careless kissing Dr. Suzanne Teuber of […]

3 reasons apple cider vinegar may be good for hair

HySpin says…I have started incorporated Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinses in my hair care practices with great results. My hair is very, very kinky and I find if I do the apple cider vinegar rinse as the final cleaning step of washing my hair I find my hair feels smoother, reflects light more (shinier) and […]

Are bar cleansers bad for skin? Episode 69

Do bar cleansers really clog your pores? Tune in to this week’s show to learn the truth about soaps and other bar cleansers.  Valentines day and beauty science It turns out that for every major Valentine’s Day meme there’s a connection to beauty science. I thought it would be fun to talk about a couple […]

Does grape seed oil protect hair from heat?

Lilypad asks…I’m transitioning from relaxed to natural hair and a lot of blogs and video bloggers tout grape seed oil as a heat protectant when blowdrying or flat ironing hair because it has a high smoke point (about 420 °F). Is there any truth to this claim? The smoke point refers to the oil’s use […]

Can air freshener stop your allergies?

Can an air freshener really reduce allergens? Listen to Perry and I discuss some ways this might be possible. Plus – more beauty science news stories!  Click below to play Episode 67 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Claim to Fame: Allergen reducing air freshener We’re premeiring a new […]

Is my conditioner covering my hair in plastic?

Havoctheory says…I heard that conditioners contain ingredients such as polymers with reflective qualities to coat hair strands. They reflect light and therefore makes your hair shiny. Is this true? What kind of chemicals would also produce this effect? The Beauty Brains respond This question comes from our Forum where Pufff added this comment: “Hey! I actually […]

My favorite 8 moments from Perry’s Dr. Oz appearance

I’m very proud of Perry for his recent appearance on Dr Oz. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights…   Click here to buy out latest book           Great job, Perry!

The Beauty Brains team up with Dr. Oz to expose dirty little beauty secrets

Do you want to learn some of the ways the beauty industry fools you? Click the picture below to see Perry’s latest appearance on Dr. Oz. (In my humble opinion, it’s his best show to date!)  

Is rose hip oil good for anti-aging?

Is rose hip oil good for skin lightening, scar treatment, and other anti-aging benefits? Tune in to this week’s show to find out.  Click below to play Episode 67 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Review us on iTunes! Thanks to the following fans for reviewing us on iTunes […]

Don’t waste money on expensive beauty brands

Tune in to this week’s show to find out how your brain reacts to expensive beauty brands. And how to pick beauty products based on your astrological sign. (Yeah, right.) Click below to play Episode 66 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Improbable Products This is the game […]

Don’t be duped by drugstore doubles

Learn how to tell if a drugstore double is really the same as your favorite brand.  Click below to play Episode 65 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Review us on iTunes! Thanks to the following fans for reviewing us on iTunes this week! Brebum Leo178 PamG Zibett PLEASE […]

Why can’t I put my foot product on my face?

Miniature muses…Skin Laboratory has a Salicylic Acid Peel (okay to put on your face). Dr. Scholl’s has a Liquid Corn and Callus Remover (not okay to put on your face). Obviously, both have a high amount of Salicylic Acid, but other than that, I was curious to know which ingredients make the first alright to […]

Science says high heels are sexy

This week Perry and I reminisce about 2014 before sharing the first beauty science news stories of 2015.      Click below to play Episode 64 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes NOTE: The audio file for this week’s show developed a glitch that I couldn’t fix so portions of […]

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