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We're cosmetic scientists who answer your beauty questions. We explain what the chemicals used in cosmetics really do, how products are tested, and what all the advertising really means. Listen to us and you'll be a smarter beauty consumer!

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We're cosmetic scientists who answer your beauty questions. We explain what the chemicals used in cosmetics really do, how products are tested, and what all the advertising really means. Listen to us and you'll be a smarter beauty consumer!

    Does Diet Affect Acne – plus SkinMedica serum and hair damage – episode 207

    Does Diet Affect Acne – plus SkinMedica serum and hair damage – episode 207

    On today’s program we are going to talk about a couple of beauty industry news stories and answer your questions about… Is an expensive skin serum worth the money even it if is from a pharmaceutical company? Which is more damaging, hot water or hot styling devices? Do nutrition pads work to deliver actives? Can […]

    • 48 min
    How do cosmetics impact the environment? episode 206

    How do cosmetics impact the environment? episode 206

    Beauty Science News stories On today’s program we are going to talk about a couple of beauty industry news stories and answer your questions about… Aluminum hydroxide in topical products Whether lip scrubs are worthwhile The environmental impact of cosmetics And what the differences are between bentonite and charcoal in a facial mask Beauty Science […]

    • 50 min
    Do you need to reapply sunscreen indoors? episode 205

    Do you need to reapply sunscreen indoors? episode 205

    It’s a special episode with Perry and Sarah Bellum. On today’s episode we’re going to be answering your beauty questions about  Do you need to reapply sunscreen if I’m indoor all day? Why is ferulic acid used with vitamin C? Are vampire facial good for your skin? Why isn’t there more recycling? Does Revitalash really […]

    • 33 min
    Year end wrap up – episode 204

    Year end wrap up – episode 204

    Happy New Year! We take a look at some of the hottest trends in the beauty industry in 2019 including clean beauty, CBD, Indie beauty and waterless beauty. Then we give our predictions for the hottest trends coming in 2020. We’ll get back to answering beauty questions in our next show. Follow the Brains Thanks […]

    • 36 min
    Are high quality cosmetic ingredients a thing? #203

    Are high quality cosmetic ingredients a thing? #203

    On today’s episode we’re going to be answering your beauty questions about  Quality of ingredients versus price of the product? The Curly Girl Method and Parabens? What it’s like to work in the cosmetics industry Do you have to wait after applying Vitamin C? Beauty Science News stories Is your old makeup is contaminated?  Here’s […]

    • 46 min
    CBD in cosmetics – Waterless products – and hair dye cancer scare – episode 202

    CBD in cosmetics – Waterless products – and hair dye cancer scare – episode 202

    On today’s episode we just felt like ranting! Today we cover 3 beauty science topics that have affected the beauty world. Here you’ll get the cosmetic chemist and formulator take on the following topics: Hair dye and a link to cancer Waterless formulas and whether they are superior CBD – is it really linked to […]

    • 32 min

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