The Beauty Brains

14 hours ago ... Real cosmetic scientists and formulators answer your beauty product questions.

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  • Does sunscreen make you Vitamin D deficient?

    thebeautybrains.com 17 Jan '17, 10pm

    Angela asks… My husband recently read an article (from Australia, but I can’t remember the source now) claiming that we shouldn’t be using sunscreens. I think the basis of the article was that many people are vitamin D deficient, and that applying sunscreen prevents the production of ...

  • The Beauty Brains

    thebeautybrains.com 08 Jan '17, 4pm

    Slithy tove says…Beauty is a lot more than science 3 stars. It’s great to have a resource that encourages consumers to think more critically about the content of the products they buy, and this show has taught me a lot in that respect. But as a woman, sometimes it’s hard to listen to ...

  • Is aloe vera lotion really good for skin? Episode 156

    Is aloe vera lotion really good for skin? Episode 156

    thebeautybrains.com 25 Oct '16, 5am

    http://media.blubrry.com/thebeautybrains/p/thebeautybrains.com/wp-content/uploads/podcast/Episode156.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Is aloe lotion good for skin? Gemma asks…I am a huge fan of Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Fresh lotion. Howe...

  • Are Micellar Water makeup removers the real deal? Episode 150

    thebeautybrains.com 13 Sep '16, 5am

    If you look at the chemical structure of surfactants they typically have a long oil soluble tail and water soluble polar head group. When surfactants are present in water at a certain concentration, they begin to assemble into larger structures based on the water soluble/oil soluble p...

  • MYTH BUSTER – Dark under eye circles and wrinkles around eyes

    thebeautybrains.com 14 Nov '16, 6pm

    Today’s myth busting post was submitted Dr. Michele Koo , a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s nice to see that Dr. Koo corroborates what we’ve said in previous posts about the lack of efficacy in topical products for under eye circles. She also to...

  • Is Pantene good or bad for my hair

    thebeautybrains.com 23 Oct '16, 10pm

    All salon products… Regardless of their extremely long chemical name…work differently for different types of hair (and different people… with different lifestyles… in different environments) and most people are honestly clueless as to what combination of chemicals (or salon products) ...

  • How can I tell if a product will cause acne? Episode 155

    How can I tell if a product will cause acne? Episode 155

    thebeautybrains.com 18 Oct '16, 5am

    http://media.blubrry.com/thebeautybrains/p/thebeautybrains.com/wp-content/uploads/podcast/Episode155.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Can a patch test predict acne? Janelly asks…I would like to know if patch testing a product for acne can re...

  • "Plant stem cells..potential to grow..leaves..improve..skin?..nonsensical"

    Do stem cells work in cosmetics?

    thebeautybrains.com 28 Sep '16, 1am

    We’ve previously touched on the topic of stem cells in our podcast about exfoliation but I still find it annoying when companies talk about plant and human “stem cells” in cosmetics. That’s completely misleading because there aren’t stem cells in the product no matter what this compan...


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