The Beauty Brains

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

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  • Is Cetaphil a good mild cleanser for getting rid of germs?

    thebeautybrains.com 24 Oct '14, 12pm

    Bluecatbaby asks… Lately I’ve had some kind of rash on my wrist. Instead of using my usual Softsoap non-antibacterial, I bought Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser to use as hand soap, thinking it would be less irritating. I chose Cetaphil because on the website of the National Eczema Associatio...

  • Is Psoria-Gold effective against rosacea?

    thebeautybrains.com 20 Oct '14, 12pm

    Viviana asks… I recently found the Dr Keng or Heng’s discovery about the benefits of curcumin on rosacea, the product is psoria-gold. I would like to know what you think about that, does it really work? I am thinking on try a mask with turmeric, honey and milk, once a week, and i do n...

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

    thebeautybrains.com 21 Oct '14, 12pm

    Is it true that Europe bans more cosmetic ingredients that the US? The rumor is that the EU has banned over 1000 ingredients while the governing body in the US (the FDA) has only banned 9. Can this be true? Is the US really that reckless compared to Europe? When you look at the EU law...

  • Which kind of titanium dioxide is safer in sunscreens?

    thebeautybrains.com 18 Oct '14, 12pm

    Kate G says… Now how are we able to tell which kind of titanium dioxide is used in our favourite cosmetics? (This question is in response to an article we posted on Facebook about the new research on the safety of titanium dioxide.) The Beauty Brains respond: First a quick bit off bac...

  • Does Poo Pourri really prevent bathroom odors?

    thebeautybrains.com 16 Oct '14, 12pm

    Lexi says… I typically skip over YouTube commercials but I saw one yesterday that mesmerized me – some British chick talking about a product called “Poo Pourri” that covers up bathroom odors. The commercial looks like a total joke but apparently it’s a real product. Is this any better...

  • Why does oily skin make my eyes burn?

    thebeautybrains.com 13 Oct '14, 1pm

    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 one this wa...

  • How do volumizing hair care products work?

    thebeautybrains.com 11 Oct '14, 4pm

    TP asks… What makes our hair have the potential to be voluminous and what is the science behind volumizing hair care products? The Beauty Brains respond: There are four key factors that determine the volume of your hair. Why does hair have volume? 1. The number of hairs per square inc...

  • Why does Fructis Triple Nutrition have 3 layers?

    thebeautybrains.com 09 Oct '14, 1pm

    Fructis Triple Nutrition Nutrient Spray has 3 layers. Have you ever wondered how that works and what each layer does for your hair? How do the layers work? The trick is there are three immiscible fluids that have different specific gravities (SPG). That means that the liquids won’t mi...


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