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The secret “illegal” ingredient in the best sunscreens by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Yesterday I told you all about the Sunscreen Innovation Act and how the EWG is pushing us to get safer sunscreens by skipping safety testing. (It’s a long story, follow ... Read on »
How to bypass US law to get better sunscreen by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Astute Beauty Brains fan, Lisa K, sent us a press release from the Environmental Working Group which asks “Do you want safer sunscreens today? Then tell your representat ... Read on »
Are Omega–3 Essential Fatty Acids bad for skin? The Beauty Brains Show episode 41 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Are omega-3 fatty acids good for skin?  Or, do these oils actually damage your skin? This week Randy and I explain what omegas, polyunsaturated oils, and Essential Fatty ... Read on »
How cosmetics fool your brain by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I wrote this piece to help other cosmetic chemists but I thought everyone might benefit from a better understanding of how cosmetic products fool your brain.  The H ... Read on »
Beauty Science News – July 27 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine July is almost over but there are still plenty of beauty science news stories to discuss with your friends, loved ones and pets… Sunscreen pills really work ? (Sort ... Read on »
Thinkbaby SPF 50 Sunscreen – look at the label by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Thinkbaby sunscreen is a beauty best seller on Amazon this week. Let’s look at the label to learn why.  For a zinc oxide only sunscreen it’s hard to find fault with ... Read on »
The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons Baby Shampoo by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Oh, Vintage J&J Baby Shampoo Commercial. How I do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 1. First there’s the idea that the product gives gives you younger, b ... Read on »
What’s the deal with dilo oil? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Michelle asks (via Facebook)…I saw your recent Facebook post about a product containing “dilo oil” and loved your comment about it being a typo for something more…salaci ... Read on »
How much sunscreen should you put on your face? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Ben is bewildered…I recently came across this new article published on Allure Magazine and it got me a little confused. In an article published on Futurederm, it’s expli ... Read on »
Is Preparation H good for puffy eyes? The Beauty Brains Show episode 40 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tune in to hear Perry and I bust some more beauty myths. Plus: Can Perry finally win another round of Beauty Science or Bullsh*t? Click below to play Episode 40 or c ... Read on »
Do stem cells work in cosmetics? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 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” ... Read on »
Beauty Science News – July 20 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Another weekly dose of beauty science knowledge… Read on »
Face Whisperer Day Cream – Look at the label by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Face Whisperer Day Cream is a top seller on Amazon this week. Let’s listen carefully to the label.   Argireline Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles up to 30% in 1 month ... Read on »
Camay Pink Soap – vintage cosmetic video by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I used to think that today’s 15 second hyper-speed commercials were a sad side effect of our ever decreasing attention spans. But I’ve changed my mind after watching thi ... Read on »
Does Grow Gorgeous Cleansing Conditioners live up to its claims? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Louisa asks…Can the 11 in 1 Grow Gorgeous Cleansing Conditioner live up to its claims? Is this the end of using both shampoo and conditioner? The Beauty Brains respo ... Read on »
Does Neodermyl really boost collagen? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Jonny says…I came across this range of products including supplements, skin and hair care. They make some bold claims including ‘wrinkles disappear’ not just reduce appe ... Read on »
Estrogen in beauty products – The Beauty Brains Show episode 39 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What are xenohormones and should we be worried about them in cosmetics? This week we talk about the alleged dangers of estrogen and other endocrine disruptors in beauty ... Read on »
Pros and cons of cosmetic surgery by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Did you know that fat transfer is the 8th most popular cosmetic surgery procedure? Did you know that Botox or dermal fillers can be administered by anyone, even if they ... Read on »
Beauty Science News – July 13 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It’s time again for the best beauty science news stories of the week… Celebrities beware! New study shows that beauty product loyalty is not driven by superstar e ... Read on »
OZ Naturals Vitamin C Serum – Look at the label by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine OZ Naturals Vitamin C Serum is the number one best selling beauty product on Amazon this week. Let’s look at the label to see how it works. As you can see below Amaz ... Read on »