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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. Jenny Bailly, executive beauty director, and Dianna Mazzone, senior beauty editor, 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 Allure & Condé Nast

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    • 4.7 • 248 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. Jenny Bailly, executive beauty director, and Dianna Mazzone, senior beauty editor, 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!

    S2 Ep. 6 | Hair Dye

    S2 Ep. 6 | Hair Dye

    It's our final episode of the year! After reviewing the colorful — pun very-much intended — history of hair dye, Jenny and Dianna team up with cosmetic chemist Dr. Anne Wagner to answer all your burning (well, hopefully not burning) questions about coloring your hair. 

    This episode of Allure: The Science of Beauty is presented by Head & Shoulders, available at Target.

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    • 32 min
    S2 Ep. 5 | Scalp

    S2 Ep. 5 | Scalp

    This week, we're covering the topic holding this whole season together: our scalps. Join Jenny, Dianna, and guest Dr. Rolanda Wilkerson, principal scientist for Head & Shoulders, as they get to the root of dandruff, dryness, and every other scalp issue imaginable.

    This episode of Allure: The Science of Beauty is presented by Head & Shoulders, available at Target.

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    • 31 min
    S2 Ep. 4 | Hair Loss/Thinning

    S2 Ep. 4 | Hair Loss/Thinning

    As we speak, there are about 30 million women in the United States who are experiencing hair loss and thinning as caused by genetics — yet the topic remains taboo. So this week, Jenny and Dianna called in dermatologist Nazanin Saedi to investigate the different causes of hair loss and review the many treatment options available — while getting real about the costs.
    This episode of Allure: The Science of Beauty is presented by Head & Shoulders.
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    • 32 min
    S2 Ep. 3 | Frizz

    S2 Ep. 3 | Frizz

    This week, Jenny and Dianna are going to battle with a universal enemy: frizz. Join them — along with cosmetic chemist Erica Douglas — as they dive deep into what causes frizz and how to prevent it, plus share the frizz-fighters we should all add to our arsenal.

    This episode of Allure: The Science of Beauty is presented by Pantene.

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    • 27 min
    S2 Ep. 2 | Conditioner

    S2 Ep. 2 | Conditioner

    Be honest — have you ever wondered what conditioner is actually... doing? This week, Jenny and Dianna are exploring the MVP of any in-shower routine with help from Dr. Jeni Thomas, global principal scientist for Pantene. 

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    • 34 min
    S2 Ep. 1 | Silicones

    S2 Ep. 1 | Silicones

    Our second season is off to a spooky start, as we investigate a vilified ingredient... that's probably on your skin right now. Eek! But don't worry — cosmetic chemist Perry Romanowski is here to help Jenny and Dianna bust some myths about silicones.

    This episode of Allure: The Science of Beauty is presented by Pantene.

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
248 Ratings

248 Ratings

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