15 episodes

Join Allure as we explore the inextricable link between science and beauty — and don't be surprised if you discover your next favorite serum, hair mask, or scalp treatment along the way. Michelle Lee, editor in chief, and Jenny Bailly, executive beauty director, are asking the tough questions and getting the straight answers from dermatologists, cosmetic chemists, and at least one expert on climate change (we said the questions were tough). So if you’ve always wondered what a wrinkle actually is (and how retinol can make it go away), or why your hair is curly (and which polymers will give it the most spring), come get nerdy with us!

Allure: The Science of Beauty Condé Nast

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Join Allure as we explore the inextricable link between science and beauty — and don't be surprised if you discover your next favorite serum, hair mask, or scalp treatment along the way. Michelle Lee, editor in chief, and Jenny Bailly, executive beauty director, are asking the tough questions and getting the straight answers from dermatologists, cosmetic chemists, and at least one expert on climate change (we said the questions were tough). So if you’ve always wondered what a wrinkle actually is (and how retinol can make it go away), or why your hair is curly (and which polymers will give it the most spring), come get nerdy with us!

    Ep. 12 | Lasers

    Ep. 12 | Lasers

    Cue the Star Wars-style sound effects, because this week's episode is all about lasers. The ones we're talking about can't defeat the dark side, but they can conquer dark spots. And unwanted hair and broken blood vessels and scars. With the help of dermatologist Tina Alster, Michelle and Jenny demystify some of the lasers you may have heard about (like Fraxel), nerd out about how they work, and share the surprising things that happen to your skin following some laser treatments (they speak from experience).
    Don’t miss out on new episodes of Allure: The Science of Beauty on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    This episode of Allure: The Science of Beauty is presented by Pantene.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 46 min
    Ep. 11 | Body Hair

    Ep. 11 | Body Hair

    Now that we've given the hair on our head its due, we're traveling south to explore the hair we have everywhere else. And we mean everywhere: Our bodies are covered with about five million follicles from tip to toe, except for our lips, palms, and the soles of our feet. First, Michelle and Jenny travel back in time with anthropologist Nina Jablonski, who explains how our ancestors went from thoroughly hairy to basically naked over the course of a half-million years. After that, dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla stops by to talk through all the many options for removing body hair, if that's what you choose to do.
    Don’t miss out on new episodes of Allure: The Science of Beauty on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    This episode of Allure: The Science of Beauty is presented by Pantene.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 47 min
    Ep. 10 | Scalp

    Ep. 10 | Scalp

    Put down your lunch, because this episode begins with a very, uh, vivid description of every nook and cranny on Jenny's scalp, as seen through the microscopic lens of consulting trichologist David Adams. (Don't worry, we explain what a trichologist is within the first three minutes.) Then, Michelle and Jenny welcome dermatologist Michelle Henry, who explains the many ways you should care for your scalp (but probably aren't) and the best treatment options for issues like itchiness, oiliness, and — of course — dandruff.
    Don’t miss out on new episodes of Allure: The Science of Beauty on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    This episode of Allure: The Science of Beauty is presented by Pantene.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 42 min
    Ep. 9 | Curls

    Ep. 9 | Curls

    If you have spirals, coils, or waves, you already know that having curly hair isn't just a trait; it's a lifestyle. So we packed this episode with tips, tricks, and techniques, beginning with an easy at-home test that can make a big difference in determining how to care for your hair. After that, Michelle and Jenny call in cosmetic chemist Erica Douglas to explain what curls actually are, debunk some common myths (yes, your curl pattern really can change over time), and a whole lot more. Then, three Allure editors stop by to share all the products and tools that put a spring in their curly strands.
    Don’t miss out on new episodes of Allure: The Science of Beauty on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    This episode of Allure: The Science of Beauty is presented by Pantene.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 41 min
    Ep. 8 | Stress

    Ep. 8 | Stress

    You can't always control a stressful situation, but you can control the way you — and in some ways, even your skin and hair — react to one. During this episode, Belisa Vranich, psychologist and founder of The Breathing Class, walks Michelle and Jenny through simple exercises that use breath to bring peace of mind. Next up is Amy Wechsler, one of very few humans to be board-certified in dermatology and psychiatry, who stops by to discuss the cruel and unusual ways stress can impact our skin and hair, and what we can do about it. Now, take a deep breath and press play.
    Don’t miss out on new episodes of Allure: The Science of Beauty on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    This episode of Allure: The Science of Beauty is presented by Pantene.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 43 min
    Ep. 7 | Shampoo

    Ep. 7 | Shampoo

    Imagine a world where instead of using shampoo, you relied on the powders and liquids in your pantry to keep your hair looking (and smelling) fresh. That was reality just a little more than 100 years ago; Today, the shampoo aisle has a dizzying number of options. In this episode — our first to focus on hair — Michelle and Jenny try an old-school hair-washing method before cosmetic chemist and longtime Allure collaborator Ni'Kita Wilson joins in to share the latest and greatest ways to remove dirt, oil, and product build-up. And before you ask: Dry shampoo is not a replacement for the real stuff.
    Don’t miss out on new episodes of Allure: The Science of Beauty on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    This episode of Allure: The Science of Beauty is presented by Pantene.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Fashion & Beauty

More by Condé Nast