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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 »
Nizoral dandruff shampoo – Look at the label by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Nizoral dandruff shampoo is a best seller on Amazon. Is it really different from other products? Let’s look at the label. We’ve talked before about how over the dan ... Read on »
What is this guy doing in the shower? Vintage cosmetic video by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A man enters a shower with a bar of soap telling himself “Ok fella, go to it.” James Bondish theme song music, which identifies the time period as the mid-60′s, plays in ... Read on »
Will micro-needling help acne scars? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Vic says…I’d like to know what you think of micro needle therapy to reduce acne scars? It says it also stimulates cell regeneration, reduces wrinkles, reduces pores, add ... Read on »
Does the Ion Shotnizer really help ingredients penetrate skin? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Karen is curious… I live in Asia currently and this one of the most popular products on the beauty aisle now.It is made by Japan Gals Co. Ltd, and its acts like a facial ... Read on »
Is “mall smell” making you sick? The Beauty Brains Show episode 42 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This week I challenge Perry to another game of Beauty Science or BS. Plus we banter about a bevy of beauty science news stories.  Click below to play Episode 42 or c ... Read on »
The chemistry of hair color by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Earlier this year I did a talk for a cosmetic science class at the University of Toledo which outlined the hair research I did which eventually resulted in  this patent . ... Read on »
Sunscreen savvy for Sunday by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Since it’s now August and we’re well into the summer (at least here in the northern hemisphere), I thought it might be a good idea to recap a few our favorite sunscreen- ... Read on »
Africa’s Best No Lye Relaxer – Look at the label by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Africa’s Best Dual Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer System is a top seller on Amazon.com. Is its “No Lye” claim truthful? Let’s look at the label to find out. I worked wi ... Read on »