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We're cosmetic scientists who answer your beauty questions. We explain what the chemicals used in cosmetics really do, how products are tested, and what all the advertising really means. Listen to us and you'll be a smarter beauty consumer!

We're cosmetic scientists who answer your beauty questions. We explain what the chemicals used in cosmetics really do, how products are tested, and what all the advertising really means. Listen to us and you'll be a smarter beauty consumer!
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United States

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We're cosmetic scientists who answer your beauty questions. We explain what the chemicals used in cosmetics really do, how products are tested, and what all the advertising really means. Listen to us and you'll be a smarter beauty consumer!

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English


Episodes

Hydroquinone creams, Vitamins in hair and more – episode 196

10/16/2019
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On this episode of the Beauty Brains we answer a number of beauty product questions and talk about big companies and the brands they own. Beauty Questions On today’s episode we answer your questions about Are there any benefits in putting vitamins on hair? Does anything work better than hydroquinone for age spots? Do shave […]

Duration:00:38:55

More on clean beauty, supplements, baking soda and mineral oil – episode 195

10/9/2019
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On this episode of the Beauty Brains we answer a number of beauty product questions and talk about big companies and the brands they own. Beauty Questions On today’s episode we answer your questions about Color cosmetics for protection from the sun? Is it ok to apply baking soda to your skin? What’s up with […]

Duration:00:46:29

Clean beauty, oil cleansing and more – episode 194

9/20/2019
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On this episode of the Beauty Brains we answer a number of beauty product questions and talk about big companies and the brands they own. Beauty Questions On today’s episode we answer your questions about Is oil cleansing better for your skin? How should you treat seborrheic dermatitis? What do you think of the […]

Duration:00:30:44

Monistat for hair growth – does it work? episode 193

8/26/2019
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On this episode of the Beauty Brains we answer a number of beauty product questions and talk about big companies and the brands they own. Beauty Questions On today’s episode we answer your questions about Yeast infection medicine to treat hair loss Is an organic facial mask worth buying? What’s with mineral oil, is […]

Duration:00:46:40

Do oxygen facials work & more beauty questions – episode 192

8/13/2019
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On today’s episode we’re going to be answering your beauty questions about Oxygen facials and how they work How does plant based hair color work? Does light degrade shampoo? Substituting Body Wash for Hand Soap And more, plus… Kitchen Chemistry! Beauty News Is showering daily necessary? Kitchen Chemistry Tumeric and cinnamon for foundation & eye […]

Duration:00:50:28

Cosmetic brands and big companies – Who owns that – episode 191

8/6/2019
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On this episode of the Beauty Brains we answer a number of beauty product questions and talk about big companies and the brands they own. Beauty Questions What is the big deal about squalane Does the number of ingredients in a product impact its effectiveness? Are dip nails safe? And how do anti-dandruff shampoos work? […]

Duration:00:49:17

Skin microbiome and cosmetics – peppermint oil and hair growth – episode 190

7/28/2019
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On this solo episode of the Beauty Brains we cover… Beauty Product Topics Skin Microbiome – Do these beauty products really work? Peppermint oil – Can it grow hair? Should you spend a lot of money for La Mer? Follow the Brains Thanks for listening. Hey if you get a chance can you go over to […]

Henna hair color and hygral fatigue – episode 189

7/15/2019
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On this episode of the Beauty Brains we cover a variety of topics for both hair and skin. On this show… Beauty Questions Can you use regular hair color after using henna Why can’t you buy red lipstick, or can you? Is sunscreen causing cancer? Is hygral fatigue a real thing? Beauty News Nature’s Truth […]

Duration:00:50:11

Blue light protection for skin – do you need it? episode 188

7/8/2019
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On this episode of the Beauty Brains we cover a variety of topics for both hair and skin. On this show… Beauty News Mental Health & Genes related to Tanning Bed Addiction CBD line launched Recall Roundup – We check the FDA website so you don’t have to Young Living Essential Oils, Orange Blossom Moisturizer […]

Duration:00:38:45

Natural ingredients for hair and skin – what works? episode 187

6/24/2019
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On this episode of the Beauty Brains we cover a variety of topics for both hair and skin. On this show… How does Hard water affect hair? Should you be Patting or smearing on skincare products? What natural ingredients that are good for hair? Plus, we look at the Jacklyn Hill lipstick controversy and whether […]

Duration:00:53:15

Fragrance Loophole vacation episode 186

6/14/2019
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We’re on vacation this week but instead of skipping the week we thought we’d give you some insight on the fragrance loophole and what it means from a cosmetic chemists and formulator’s perspective. Follow the Brains Thanks for listening. Hey if you get a chance can you go over to iTunes and leave us a […]

Duration:00:13:31

Does Beer work for hair and answers to other beauty questions – episode 185

6/5/2019
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Welcome to the Beauty Brains. A podcast and website where real cosmetic scientists answer your beauty questions. On the show today we cover: Kitchen cosmetics: Does Beer work for hair What’s the deal with the microbiome Can you get alcohol free hair spray? Can makeup sprays keep makeup on longer? To see a transcript of […]

Duration:00:34:07

Will sunscreen prevent tanning? episode 184

5/29/2019
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Welcome to the Beauty Brains. A podcast and website where real cosmetic scientists answer your beauty questions. On the show today we cover: The types of questions you can get answered about beauty products Does Preparation H really reduce puffy eyes Are beauty products really cruelty free? Will sunscreen prevent skin from tanning This was […]

Duration:00:29:31

Tree nut allergies and cosmetics – episode 183

5/22/2019
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On today’s episode we answer beauty questions about : Should one be worried about tree nuts in cosmetic products? What’s the difference between a toners and astringent? How does one spot a bad dupe versus an affordable product that works? Why do some nail polishes last longer on some people than others? Show intro notes […]

Duration:00:48:04

BB glow facials – DHA safety – and hard water cosmetics 182

5/13/2019
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The Beauty Brains episode 182 – we cover beauty questions about BB glow facials The safety of self tanners Doing you own research and Hard water and your beauty products Beauty Science News Butt MasksIs natural deodorant necessary?8 Beauty ingredients to know about SeaweedWheatgrassSaffronPatchouliCBD OilKaleKukui Nut OilMarula Oil Beauty questions Alina asks – What do […]

Duration:00:56:25

Fermented milk and Shellfish Cosmetics – Episode 181

4/30/2019
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Welcome to the Beauty Brains, a show where real scientists answer your beauty questions and give you an insider’s look at the beauty product industry. On today’s episode we’re going to be answering your beauty questions about Whether or not expired or fermented milk from the kitchen can be used as a DIY Toner. Should […]

Duration:00:37:14

Your hair care questions answered – episode 180

4/23/2019
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Welcome to the Beauty Brains show. On today’s episode we’re going to be answering your hair care beauty questions! Hair products that claim to restore natural color in gray hair Ouidad curl conditioner Products that claim to thicken hair How do you avoid hair damage? How do you know what ingredients actually do something? What […]

Duration:00:47:45

Is Quaternium 18 a silicone? Episode 179

4/16/2019
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Welcome to the Beauty Brains, a show where real scientists answer your beauty questions and give you an insider’s look at the beauty product industry. Hosts: Valerie George and Perry Romanowski On today’s episode we’re going to be answering your beauty questions about What are the benefits of broccoli seed oil? What is the deal […]

Duration:00:38:27

Curology questions – Salon conditioners and bar soap shampoo – episode 178

4/11/2019
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On today’s episode of The Beauty Brains we’re going to be answering your beauty questions about The differences between salon and store bought deep conditioners Whether curology is better than going to a dermatologist And what are the pros and cons of using a bar soap form of shampoo and hair conditioner? Beauty Science News […]

Duration:00:27:34

What does Mandelic Acid do in Deodorants – The Beauty Brains solo

4/1/2019
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Welcome to episode 177! It’s a solo episode of the Beauty Brains. On this episode we’re going to be answering your beauty questions about Thinning hair and the research going on in that area Whether cupping is an effective facial treatment Which sunscreen ingredients block UVA Why mandelic acid is used in deodorants. Beauty science […]

Duration:00:39:30