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How do paraffin manicures work? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Renee asks…How do paraffin manicures work? The Beauty Brains respond: A paraffin manicure is a treatment that involves plunging your hands (or feet) into hot, mo ... Read on »
Why does my dandruff shampoo make my hair smell like rotten eggs? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Cathy inquires…I occasionally suffer from itchy scalp but this morning I was out of my usual Fructis dandruff shampoo so I used my roommates Head and Shoulders. The one ... Read on »
Does alcohol improve your sense of smell? The Beauty Brains Show episode 46 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tune in this week to learn how alcohol can improve your sense of smell. Plus another thought provoking round of of Beauty Science or Bullsh*t! Click below to play Epis ... Read on »
Labor Day and cosmetic chemists by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In honor of Labor Day we’re re-running one of our holiday posts for our American (and Canadian) readers. As you may recall, Labor Day originated in 1882 as “a day of ... Read on »
Can It Factor Quick Blowdry Shampoo make my hair dry faster? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tina is troubled…Does It Factor quick blowdry shampoo really make hair dry faster? The Beauty Brains respond: “It Factor” is a salon brand owned by Niche Beauty, ... Read on »
Will dermal rolling get rid of acne scars? The Beauty Brains Show episode 45 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What is dermal rolling? Does it really get rid of acne scars? And most importantly, is it safe and effective to do it to yourself at home?  Click below to play Episo ... Read on »
Why does your skin get so oily? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Violence in the Middle East. Child immigrants crossing into the US from Mexico. Ben Affleck as Batman. If I asked you to name the day’s most controversial issue you ... Read on »
A phallic salute to lipstick by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Welcome to the 1980s:  L’erin. which is French for “The Erin,” launches a “fiery arsenal of color” with a barrage of erectile lipsticks. Even stranger than the phall ... Read on »
Does sunscreen make you Vitamin D deficient? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Angela asks…My husband recently read an article (from Australia, but I can’t remember the source now) claiming that we shouldn’t be using sunscreens. I think the basis o ... Read on »
Win a Beauty Brains T-shirt! The Beauty Brains Show episode 44 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It’s our fabulous 44th anniversary episode! You can win a Beauty Brains T-shirt if you’re the first to correctly guess the answer to our “Name that Noise” game. Just ... Read on »
Would you use a skin gun to get rid of wrinkles? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here is an amazing new technology that could represent a new way to treat skin wrinkles.  It is being tested for use for treating skin burns but I could see how this cou ... Read on »
Beauty Science News – August 17 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here are some of our favorite beauty science news stories from the past week… Read on »
Split end menders that really work by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you have a problem with split ends, here are a few products that REALLY work. We continue to get a lot of comments on our post about the split end mending technol ... Read on »
Makeup fit for a prize fight – vintage cosmetic video by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In the 1950s it was common for commercials to be part of the program which they sponsored. Here’s an example of Hazel Bishop makeup appearing on a game show. ... Read on »
How do you change someone’s mind about a bad beauty product? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Anonymous asks…My partner both uses and (attempts to) distribute Nu Skin/Pharmanex/Epoch/LifePak products. I don’t know how he started but he says it was related to his ... Read on »
Is L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal Cream old fashioned? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine PMA is puzzled…L’oréal has just lanched this night cream: Age Perfect Cell Renewal Cream. As usual Beautypedia “said” a lot of bad things against the product: “Dated min ... Read on »
How do keratin hair straighteners work? The Beauty Brains Show episode 43 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine How do hair straightening products work? Are they safe? How long do they last? Click below to play Episode 43 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your comput ... Read on »
Is Sleep Cream a good idea? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As a cosmetic chemist it’s always a good idea to come up with new ideas even if you aren’t working in a particular area at the moment.  We spend a lot of time on dull re ... Read on »
Beauty Science News – August 10 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here are some of our favorite beauty science news stories from the past week… Read on »