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Is this mineral makeup really free of harmful stuff? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Moulin Rouge says…I just saw this Deep Bronzing Mineral Bronzer by Divine Cosmetics on Amazon.com. It’s cheap, it says its comparable to MAC makeup and it’s “FREE of har ... Read on »
What does a cosmetic scientist do? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There’s a lot more to making cosmetics than just mixing stuff up in a beaker. Listen to this week’s show to learn all about how cosmetic scientists create the products y ... Read on »
What is Clarins Beauty Flash Balm? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Madeira must know…What is Clarins Beauty Flash Balm? Is it a primer? A moisturizer? What does it do? (If anything). The Beauty Brains respond: According to Clari ... Read on »
Is it okay to melt coconut oil in a microwave oven? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Lindsay Girl asks…I have used extra virgin coconut oil in my hair as a deep conditioning treatment once a week for several years now. I melt the oil in the microwave. Th ... Read on »
What is Kajal and is it safe around my eyes? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Rozy asks…Is Himalaya Herbals Kajal safe to put around eyes? What ingredient gives it pigment? The Beauty Brains respond: Before we can talk about this specific ... Read on »
Is the date rape nail polish for real? The Beauty Brains Show episode 49 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On this week’s show we talk about the date rape nail polish, stinky celebrities, and more!  Plus a brand new game we call “Improbable Products.”  Click below to play ... Read on »
Does Avon ANEW Clinical Pro Line Eraser really work? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine FK1221 asks…What is A-F33? According to AVON “It’s unlike AHA. Unlike Retinol. It works to deactivate collagen blocking ( what does ‘deactivate collagen blocking’ mean?) ... Read on »
Should I pat my face with water before applying oil? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Ida inquires: In another beauty-related forum, I read the following claim (from a member, not an “expert”) about applying a face oil: “Make sure your face and your hands ... Read on »
Is animal testing still necessary? The Beauty Brains Show episode 48 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Is animal testing still necessary to ensure the safety of cosmetics or is it an obsolete idea? Listen to the show to find out the scientific perspective on animal testin ... Read on »
Does your Vitamin C lotion contain a dangerous ingredient? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Elana44 asks…I’ve recently heard that sodium benzoate when met with ascorbic acid (vitamin C) can lead to cancer and damage DNA. Is it true? The Beauty Brains respon ... Read on »
Is the “Lift Away the Years Wand” just quackery? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Brittasbits asks…I just read an article on mail online that states a new device called Lift Away the Years wand and serum by Crystal Clear is the new scientific breakthr ... Read on »
How to pick a mild shampoo by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There are SO many cleansers used in shampoos, how can you tell which ones are the mildest? Tune in this week as Randy and I teach you how to find a gentle shampoo. Cl ... Read on »
How does Colorgirl Outlast Lipcolor work? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Bandana begs to know…I love Covergirl Outlast All Day lip color for the summer–I can boat, pool, eat, and have lovely fresh looking lips! When I put on the lipstick, I c ... Read on »
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 »