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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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    • 4.6 • 774 Ratings

Real scientists answer your beauty questions

    Are shampoo and laundry detergent the same - Episode 289

    Are shampoo and laundry detergent the same - Episode 289

    On today’s show we are going to answer questions about…
    Will shower head filters help with hair color retention?Is polyethylene in cleansing balms an environmental problem?Can you wash your hair with laundry detergent?Does Jamaican Black Castor Oil really make your oil grow?How does the Goldwell Elumen hair color technology work?Beauty Science News
    A Cosmetic Chemist Explains TikTok's Viral Vitamin C Test

    Microbes are evolving to eat plastics, study finds

    Four Ways to Ask a question -
    1. Become a patron and ask through there. These get top attention.
    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

    Support the Beauty Brains
    The Beauty Brains are now on Patreon! If you want to support the show Patreon is the best way to do it. This will help keep the show going and avoid any of those pesky advertisements that I find so maddening in other podcasts that I listen to. Thank you to all of our Patrons!

    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

    Be Brainy about your Beauty!


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    • 43 min
    Who are the Beauty Brains? - episode 288

    Who are the Beauty Brains? - episode 288

    In this episode Perry and Valerie talk about who the Beauty Brains are, their mission and what the show is all about.  They'll be back next episode answering all new beauty product questions.

    Four Ways to Ask a question -
    1. Become a patron and ask through there. These get top attention.
    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

    Support the Beauty Brains
    The Beauty Brains are now on Patreon! If you want to support the show Patreon is the best way to do it. This will help keep the show going and avoid any of those pesky advertisements that I find so maddening in other podcasts that I listen to. Thank you to all of our Patrons!

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

    Be Brainy about your Beauty!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thebeautybrains?fan_landing=true)

    • 21 min
    What should you do for dehydrated winter skin? Episode 287

    What should you do for dehydrated winter skin? Episode 287

    On today’s show, Valerie and Perry answers questions about...
    Are the Acrylates Copolymer in Arrojos Elixer Defrizzer Gel water soluble?Are there any cosmetic chemist jobs in Chicago?What do you do for skin that gets really dehydrated in winter?Is any evidence supporting the use of menthol in skincarePlus prediction for 2022!


    Four Ways to Ask a question -
    1. Become a patron and ask through there. These get top attention.
    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

    Support the Beauty Brains
    The Beauty Brains are now on Patreon! If you want to support the show Patreon is the best way to do it. This will help keep the show going and avoid any of those pesky advertisements that I find so maddening in other podcasts that I listen to. Thank you to all of our Patrons!

    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

    Be Brainy about your Beauty!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thebeautybrains?fan_landing=true)

    • 40 min
    Year end wrap up show - episode 286

    Year end wrap up show - episode 286

    On today’s show, Valerie and Perry do a short wrap-up of the past year and look forward to 2022.
    Valerie's ingredient company - Simply Ingredients

    Four Ways to Ask a question -
    1. Become a patron and ask through there. These get top attention.
    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

    Support the Beauty Brains
    The Beauty Brains are now on Patreon! If you want to support the show Patreon is the best way to do it. This will help keep the show going and avoid any of those pesky advertisements that I find so maddening in other podcasts that I listen to. Thank you to all of our Patrons!

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

    Be Brainy about your Beauty!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thebeautybrains?fan_landing=true)

    • 32 min
    Happy holidays from the Beauty Brains!

    Happy holidays from the Beauty Brains!

    Warm wishes to you and your family this season.  We'll have a wrap-up show next week.

    Valerie & Perry 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thebeautybrains?fan_landing=true)

    • 15 sec
    Can you mix vitamin C and other anti-aging ingredients - episode 285

    Can you mix vitamin C and other anti-aging ingredients - episode 285

    On today’s show, Valerie and Perry answers questions about...
    What is the difference between cleansing oil and facial oil?Do oils hydrate or moisturize? Are there oils you recommend?Can you mix foundation with sunscreen to make a tinted sunscreen?Can a sunscreen help boost vitamin D productionIs mixing too many products at night a problem?Valerie's ingredient company - Simply Ingredients

    Four Ways to Ask a question -
    1. Become a patron and ask through there. These get top attention.
    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

    Support the Beauty Brains
    The Beauty Brains are now on Patreon! If you want to support the show Patreon is the best way to do it. This will help keep the show going and avoid any of those pesky advertisements that I find so maddening in other podcasts that I listen to. Thank you to all of our Patrons!

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

    Be Brainy about your Beauty!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thebeautybrains?fan_landing=true)

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
774 Ratings

774 Ratings

Lizzzie0408 ,

5 stars all around

Valerie and Perry are a wholesome duo that are obviously knowledgeable experts that answer listener questions and chat about what’s in the news related to beauty. They are as non-biased as it gets and they’ve opened my eyes to the manipulative world of marketing. I’ve learned so much that I’ve applied to my skin and hair care routines - they’ve saved me money and have made me a more wise and suspicious consumer. They bust common myths (think parabens and other fear-mongered ingredients) with actual research and science. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Currently bingeing all their episodes, but I must say I much prefer the shows that have Valerie vs Randy as Perry’s co-host. Randy picked on Perry too much to the point of it degrading the quality of the show’s content and it’s enjoyable-ness.

tragus ,

Good content, uneven audio volumes

Great content (I fast forward past the conversations at the beginning of the show). Unfortunately Perry and Valerie don’t come through at the same volume, which is really distracting and unpleasant to listen to. Better mixing please. At least Perry doesn’t seem to be interrupting Valerie as much recently.

Kate San Diego ,

One of my favorites!

Good information in an entertaining format. Love listening before bed. The hosts’ banter is relaxing 😊

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