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The Beauty Brains

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

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  • How to tell if your makeup primer is worth it. Episode 71: This week Randy and I explain how to test your make...

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

    thebeautybrains.com 24 Feb '15, 6am

    Jill asks…I’m interested in finding out a couple of things about foundation primers. These are typically used with mineral powder foundations. The “Primer” products boast that they are formulated to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles creating the perfect base for ...

  • Are keratin hair straightening products safe?

    Are keratin hair straightening products safe?

    thebeautybrains.com 19 Feb '15, 1pm

    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 regarding high levels formaldehyde in hair s...

  • What SPF sunscreen should I use?

    What SPF sunscreen should I use?

    thebeautybrains.com 21 Feb '15, 1pm

    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, w...

  • Does pressed powder makeup always contain synthetic ingredients?

    Does pressed powder makeup always contain synthetic ingredients?

    thebeautybrains.com 16 Feb '15, 2pm

    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 Pantene reverse the damage of 100 blow drys? Episode 70: Listen to this week’s show to learn how shampoo c...

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

    thebeautybrains.com 17 Feb '15, 6am

    Makeup is not the key to attractiveness People apply color cosmetics hoping to improve the way they look. But according to this research published in the The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, most people don’t know what they are doing and are applying too much. 
In the stu...

  • The deadly danger of Valentines day #BeautyBiz

    The deadly danger of Valentines day

    thebeautybrains.com 14 Feb '15, 6am

    Valentines Day may be more dangerous than you realize – especially if you kiss someone who’s eaten a food you’re allergic to! NBC11.com 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....

  • 3 reasons apple cider vinegar may be good for hair via @thebeautybrains

    3 reasons apple cider vinegar may be good for hair

    thebeautybrains.com 12 Feb '15, 9pm

    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 li...

  • Are bar cleansers bad for skin? Episode 69

    thebeautybrains.com 10 Feb '15, 6am

    There’s a popular misconception that waxy ingredients clog pores. At face value this sounds reasonable – waxy ingredients get inside the little holes in your skin, the pore becomes plugged up and you develop acne. But that’s not what happens at all. Ingredients that contribute to acne...

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