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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 Condé Nast

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    • 4.7 • 226 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. 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
    Introducing Allure: The Science of Beauty, Season 2

    Introducing Allure: The Science of Beauty, Season 2

    Did you miss us? The Science of Beauty, a podcast from Allure, is back for a second season. And this time, things are getting... hairy. Join Jenny Bailly, executive beauty director, and Dianna Mazzone, senior beauty editor, as they investigate all the hair tips, tricks and myths that you've always wondered about.
    Season 2 launches Thursday, November 18th, with new episodes releasing weekly. Subscribe now so you don't miss our first episode all about one of the most mysterious ingredients in hair care.

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    • 1 min
    The Inside Story: Peptides

    The Inside Story: Peptides

    These tiny chains of amino acids are among the most powerful topical tools we have to help smooth wrinkles and restore skin firmness — here’s why. (Special thanks to Dermatologist Cindy Bae)
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    • 8 min
    The Inside Story: Niacinamide

    The Inside Story: Niacinamide

    This clinically-proven vitamin B3 derivative can help treat acne, brighten dark spots, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. No wonder it’s taken TikTok by storm. (Special thanks to Dermatologist Shari Marchbein)
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

A Yods ,

My favorite podcast ever

I never thought I would be so in a love with a beauty podcast, but I was wrong!!! I am in love with this podcast. It’s not just beauty it’s got history, self care and it makes science exciting!. I hope there are more of these coming!!

Seakitteh ,

Changing my review- bad format, poorly researched

Bring back the original hosts! The interviews were way better and the longer format really dove into the topic. The new short format gives very little detail and is an accurate. For example the CBD episode said to steer clear of THC, even though it’s been shown time and again that THC enables CBD to be more efficacious. Way to give into your mainstream brands.

kelmcveagh ,

My Fav Podcast

I love this! So much information is shared along with great questions. I have learned so much. I actually appreciate when they recommend products too.

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