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Will waterproof sunscreen give you acne? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tree asks…The sales assistant in a makeup store told me I shouldn’t be using waterproof sunscreen because it’s too heavy for me. The sunscreen contains zinc oxide. She rec ... Read on »
Can I freeze my Skinceuticals Vitamin C serum? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Oconor asks…A lot of people, myself included, are taking a DIY route for this product, and I know refrigeration will slow the oxidation, but how will freezing affect a for ... Read on »
What are active ingredients? The Beauty Brains Show episode 37 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What are active ingredients in cosmetics? What does active even mean? And are the rest of the ingredients “inactive?” This week we give you some tips on how to spot which ... Read on »
Understanding what cosmetic claims REALLY mean by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Cosmetic companies (at least in the United States) are prohibited by law from making false claims. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t make claims that sound amazin ... Read on »
Beauty science news – June 29 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I hope you’re strong enough to take this because it’s not beauty science news of the weak! (Get it?) Is the era of bogus natural products coming to an end? Her ... Read on »
O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Cream – look at the label by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There must be a lot of people suffering from dry feet because O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet cream is the number seven best  selling beauty product on Amazon.com this week. Let’s ... Read on »
Fresh Stick Deodorant – Vintage cosmetic video by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Since the TV show “Mad Men” has become so popular everyone seems to think that the 1960s were the pinnacle of creative advertising. Clearly these people have not seen the ... Read on »
Does mayonnaise really kill head lice? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Missy says…I used two lice treatments on my hair. Today I am trying to condition my hair because it is completely dry and still a little itching. I researched and mayonnai ... Read on »
Does glass packaging mean a cosmetic is better? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Catharine’s question…Love the podcast, I especially like the beauty science or bullsh*t segment. (So do the guys in the family). Anyhow, my question may be more marketing ... Read on »
12 beauty myths that waste your time and money – The Beauty Brains Show episode 36 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Is “kitchen chemistry” really good for your hair and skin? This week Perry and I bust a bunch of beauty myths about using ingredients from your kitchen in home made beauty ... Read on »
When is a cosmetic really a drug? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Innovation from the cosmetic raw material companies always makes me smile. I remember when one particularly “innovative” company would come in for a visit and always show ... Read on »
Beauty science news – June 22 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Another lazy Sunday means another five beauty science stories for you to peruse…. Why hasn’t evolution made pubic hair  obsolete? Will the FDA ban on antibacter ... Read on »
Dial Men Hair and Body Wash – Look at the label by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Support the Beauty Brains for FREE! Anytime you shop online for ANYTHING use the Beauty Brains Amazon.com link . It doesn’t cost you any extra and we get credit for the ... Read on »
Is Aqua Velva irritating? Vintage cosmetic video by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The first time I heard this commercial here’s what I thought they said… “Then one day Dad, he got the notion and tried Williams Aqua Velva lotion. Now all the gals…g ... Read on »
Is zinc ricinoleate a good deodorant? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Marie asks…I’d like to know if deodorants containing Zinc Ricinoleate (those made by Vichy which are free from aluminium salts, for example) will still leave yellow stains ... Read on »
The best beauty science blogs by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Christopher says…Hello Randy & Perry. What other beauty blogs (with a scientific twist) do you guys recommend? I hear you guys mention this news articles showing up in you ... Read on »
What’s the best skin lightening ingredient? The Beauty Brains Show episode 35 by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Do skin bleaching products really work? Are the ingredients safe? This week Randy and I explain everything you need to know about skin lightening.     Click below to p ... Read on »
How are cosmetic products tested for safety? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine They say that a magician never reveals the secrets of his or her tricks but I think that revealing the “tricks” of cosmetic chemists can help consumers by making them smar ... Read on »
Have a hairy Father’s Day by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Most of the time we cater to the female segment of our audience but since today is Father’s Day I thought something aimed at the guys might be more appropriate. Unfort ... Read on »
Emu Oil Cream – look at the label by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Emu Oil Cream is a best seller on Amazon this week. But is it beauty, or just bird brained? Let’s look at the label. According to the website “Scientific studies veri ... Read on »