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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!

The Beauty Brains Discover the beauty and cosmetic products you should use and avoid

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 4.6, 529 Ratings

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!

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
529 Ratings

529 Ratings

1vocalnerve ,

Reality !

I recommend this show to all my friends it is informative,fun and you will learn learn learn about beauty products.

Nosilla33 ,

Think Dirty App episode

As self-disclosed scientists, I would expect you to thoroughly review topics you discuss before criticizing them. During this episode, I feel you missed the whole point of the app (at least what I feel it is useful for)- to learn about the ingredients in cosmetics and skin/hair etc products, and therefore feel more educated and aware about the products you are using. The app gives you a list of the ingredients in products AND descriptions of what that ingredient is (the words are not known to the average lay person and are long and confusing). They also give you the use for this ingredient (thickener, emollient, preservative, etc), and a rating on its safety. At the bottom of the list they include various links to scientific studies and scientific groups in the US and abroad which have studied and reviewed these ingredients. It’s very informative and does have a scientific basis. Talking about it briefly and so critically without giving it a full assessment makes me question your actual knowledge on the things you are discussing and giving opinions on.

Didyette ,

One of the best podcasts available!

I love The Beauty Brains podcast. My co-worker told me about it and it took my awhile to start listening. However, once I did, I was hooked! I was very happy that there were many episodes ahead of me to listen to. They are extremely informative, knowledgable, interesting, and fun to listen to. I listen to the podcast on my commute to work. I needed my daily dose of The Beauty Brains and am very sad that I am all caught up now. :o(. I now have to wait awhile for the next one.... inconceivable! They really opened up my eyes to the beauty world and the marketing ploys that are widely used. I thought I was a savvy beauty/personal care consumer including doing a lot of my own “research”. Now I realize that some of the sights I used to gather my information are misinformed! It is really great to be able to feel more confident now as to what is just trendy or consumer driven and what really works. A whole new world of products has opened back up for me now that I know I don’t have to avoid certain ingredients that have been misguidedly deemed “scary or bad”. Thank you so much Perry and Valerie for all of the great work you are doing!

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