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Real scientists answer your beauty questions

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

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Real scientists answer your beauty questions

    Episode 361 - Why are exosomes in skin care products?

    Episode 361 - Why are exosomes in skin care products?

    On today’s show we cover lots of hair questions including…
    How do different hair bond repair products compare?  What makes nail polish strengtheners work?Does skin know when it is too dry?What are exosomes and why are they in skin care products?Beauty News
    Velveeta hair color

    72% of young males are using makeup?
    Serena launches a makeup line. 
    Is Animal testing still a big problem in cosmetics?
    Five Ways to Ask a question -
    1. Send us a message through Patreon!
    2. You can record your question on your smart phone and email to thebeautybrains@gmail.com
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    Valerie's ingredient company - Simply Ingredients
    Perry's other website - Chemists Corner
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    • 44 min
    Episode 360 - Brushable hair spray, silicon peptides and more

    Episode 360 - Brushable hair spray, silicon peptides and more

    On today’s show we cover questions including…
    Can silicones prevent the penetration of peptides into skin?What makes a hair spray brushable?Is the Revlonissimo shampoo safe to use?Does copper peptide turn vitamin C orange?What are the basic ingredients in a mascara formula?Beauty News:
    Benzoyl peroxide is bad? 
    More Benzoyl peroxide news

    Sephora wins its Clean Beauty case

    The Rock launches a beauty line.
    Beauty Questions
    Four Ways to Ask a question -
    1. Send us a message through Patreon!
    2. You can record your question on your smart phone and email to thebeautybrains@gmail.com
    3. Send it to us via social media (see links below)
    4. Submit it through the following form - Ask a question

    Social media accounts
    on Instagram we’re at thebeautybrains2018
    on Twitter, we’re thebeautybrains
    And we have a Facebook page

    Valerie's ingredient company - Simply Ingredients
    Perry's other website - Chemists Corner
    Follow the  Porch Kitty Krew instagram account
    Support the show

    • 52 min
    Episode 359 - Space skin care and hair mousse alternatives

    Episode 359 - Space skin care and hair mousse alternatives

    On today’s show we cover lots of questions including…
    What do we think of the Aeonia "Age Defyning Serum" Mainly, the claim is that it was tested in space?Why is hair mousse sold in the form of a foam?What ingredients in makeup make it waterproof or at least sweat resistant or water resistant.What happened to Tome products?  Why are they so hard to find & why were they discontinued?What are companies using instead of silicones and sulfates?Beauty News
    Can the Dove brand really protect kids?
    The Tik Tok video

    Is hair botox a miracle? 
    Question links:
    Aeonia skin care
    Tone skin care 


    Beauty Questions
    Four Ways to Ask a question -
    1. Send us a message through Patreon!
    2. You can record your question on your smart phone and email to thebeautybrains@gmail.com
    3. Send it to us via social media (see links below)
    4. Submit it through the following form - Ask a question

    Social media accounts
    on Instagram we’re at thebeautybrains2018
    on Twitter, we’re thebeautybrains
    And we have a Facebook page

    Valerie's ingredient company - Simply Ingredients
    Perry's other website - Chemists Corner
    Follow the  Porch Kitty Krew instagram account


    Support the show

    • 48 min
    Episode 358 - How should you layer skin care products?

    Episode 358 - How should you layer skin care products?

    On today’s show we cover questions including…
    What do you think of infrared hair dryers?How does a store brand like Equate compare to mainstream brands?How do you properly layer a moisturizer, a sunscreen and a foundation to avoid “flakiness”?Are UV/LED lash extension systems safe?Beauty News
    Is it a good thing that consumer demand dictates what ingredients formulators can use? 
    A chemist tested Nivea and got shocking results! 
    Beauty Questions
    Four Ways to Ask a question -
    1. Send us a message through Patreon!
    2. You can record your question on your smart phone and email to thebeautybrains@gmail.com
    3. Send it to us via social media (see links below)
    4. Submit it through the following form - Ask a question

    Social media accounts
    on Instagram we’re at thebeautybrains2018
    on Twitter, we’re thebeautybrains
    And we have a Facebook page

    Valerie's ingredient company - Simply Ingredients
    Perry's other website - Chemists Corner
    Follow the  Porch Kitty Krew instagram account
    Support the show

    • 53 min
    Episode 357 - Silk pillowcases, white tigers and titanium dioxide

    Episode 357 - Silk pillowcases, white tigers and titanium dioxide

    On today’s show we cover questions including…
    Is it true that a satin or a silk pillow case helps prevent frizz?What do we think of the White Tiger skincare collection?What is the most effective color to offset the Tyndall Effect?What are our thoughts on the bioprogramming technology?If Titanium dioxide is considered a possible carcinogen Why is it still used in lipstick?Beauty News
    Body Shop goes under?  
    Michael Cera - Super Bowl commercial.
    Celebrity beauty brands exceed $1 billion 
    LEBRON JAMES LAUNCHES BRAND 
    Beyonce announce name of hair care brand 
    Beauty Questions
    Four Ways to Ask a question -
    1. Send us a message through Patreon!
    2. You can record your question on your smart phone and email to thebeautybrains@gmail.com
    3. Send it to us via social media (see links below)
    4. Submit it through the following form - Ask a question

    Social media accounts
    on Instagram we’re at thebeautybrains2018
    on Twitter, we’re thebeautybrains
    And we have a Facebook page

    Valerie's ingredient company - Simply Ingredients
    Perry's other website - Chemists Corner
    Follow the  Porch Kitty Krew instagram account
    Support the show

    • 44 min
    Episode 356 - The questions of curling hair

    Episode 356 - The questions of curling hair

    On today’s show we cover lots of hair questions including…
    Can hair be too healthy to curl?Does hair porosity matter when picking products?When is the best time to curl?Should you limit hair curling to once every three days?What’s the maximum temp to heat your hair?Do flat iron curls last longer than curling iron curls?What can you put on hair to make curls last longer?How can you tell the difference between hair conditioners?Plus a skin question - Can Adipeau plump up your face?Beauty News
    Anti-celebrity beauty launch - Michael Cera? 
    How I Built That - Drunk Elephant 
    Radiolab - Mosquitos 

    Four Ways to Ask a question -
    1. Send us a message through Patreon!
    2. You can record your question on your smart phone and email to thebeautybrains@gmail.com
    3. Send it to us via social media (see links below)
    4. Submit it through the following form - Ask a question

    Social media accounts
    on Instagram we’re at thebeautybrains2018
    on Twitter, we’re thebeautybrains
    And we have a Facebook page

    Valerie's ingredient company - Simply Ingredients
    Perry's other website - Chemists Corner
    Follow the  Porch Kitty Krew instagram account
    Support the show

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
874 Ratings

874 Ratings

Tony4000 ,

gotta dancing!

this theme music is my jelly

MikeyMyke ,

Great show

I’ve learned so much about personal care items by listening to this show. I spend so much less money on hair care and body care items now that I understand the basic technologies and common ingredients used in those products. I still like to dive a bit deeper into face products and think there is some more innovation and room for additional ingredients there but I’m much more discerning thanks to this podcast.

LaurabeciO ,

Very interesting

I like the format in which they answer listeners’ questions. It’s great to understand a bit more the science and merketing behind beauty products.

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