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The Beauty Brains

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

Link: thebeautybrains.com

  • I’m confused about alcohol in cosmetics

    thebeautybrains.com 24 May '15, 1pm

    I think you bring up an excellent point: Ingredients must be listed whether they are stand alone or used to incorporate/process another substance. It frequently happens that a so-called “bad” alcohol is being used in the processing of a “good” substance. Since most of us are not cosme...

  • Is the Remington Wet 2 Straight Iron good for hair?: Bluecatbaby asks…Last year I bought a Remington Wet 2 Str...

    Is the Remington Wet 2 Straight Iron good for hair?

    thebeautybrains.com 23 May '15, 2pm

    Bluecatbaby asks… Last year I bought a Remington Wet 2 Straight iron. It is marketed as an iron that can be used on wet hair without causing the damage that other irons cause when used on wet hair. I actually have hardly used it because I am skeptical of its claims and I hate damaging...

  • Do mild cleansers really get your hair clean? Episode 83

    thebeautybrains.com 19 May '15, 5am

    http://media.blubrry.com/thebeautybrains/p/thebeautybrains.com/wp-content/uploads/podcast/Episode083.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download On this week’s podcast we talk about the effectiveness of mild hair cleaners and other interesting beauty science news. Should natural beauty...

  • How often should I exfoliate my face?

    thebeautybrains.com 21 May '15, 6pm

    This is another one of those questions where there’s no “one size fits all” answer. As you pointed out there are many types of exfoliators on the market and it’s difficult (impossible?) to find a consensus of opinion on how often to use them. We tend to look for expert dermatologist p...

  • Are Lush products really self preserving? Episode 72

    thebeautybrains.com 18 May '15, 2pm

    TY for the insider look at LUSH. I would love more on other companies like RoC and Olay! Perry is right, Lush does have shorter expiration dates on some of their product, but to be fair, most of it smells intoxicating. And I soooo agree about the added preservative argument w/lush. I ...

  • Is it okay to use soap on hair?

    Is it okay to use soap on hair?

    thebeautybrains.com 17 May '15, 3pm

    Bunny Lake asks… Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars are really popular with a lot of the people on the Long Hair Community, and I’ve been trying some sample bars out myself. I love some, but others give me that waxy feeling. I have soft water where I live, also. Is Chagrin Valley Soap the ki...

  • Is red sandalwood an effective sunscreen?

    thebeautybrains.com 14 May '15, 2pm

    Firoza asks… I often find producers of “herbal” or “ayurvedic” cosmetics selling sunscreens containing red sandalwood as the active ingredient. They rate these sunscreens as SPF 50 or higher. Does red sandalwood actually have any sun blocking properties? The Beauty Brains respond Red ...

  • "The new Personal Care Products Safety Act – what you need to know" #feedly

    The new Personal Care Products Safety Act – what you need to know

    thebeautybrains.com 05 May '15, 5am

    The Personal Care Products Council and its member companies have worked collaboratively with Members of Congress seeking to reform federal regulatory oversight for cosmetics and personal care products. We support the creation of a national standard that maintains the continued safety ...

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