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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 263 - More on high frequency skin devices plus CBD talk

    Episode 263 - More on high frequency skin devices plus CBD talk

    On today’s shortened show Valerie and Perry answer questions about...
    Why did you say high frequency treatments are a gimmick?Does letting hair stay damp cause more damage?Beauty Science
    Allure Will No Longer Call Plastic Packaging "Recyclable" 
    New Research by Syracuse University Shows Pain Relieving Effects of CBD
    4 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
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    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!

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    • 32 min
    Episode 262 - Answering questions at live event

    Episode 262 - Answering questions at live event

    This is a special broadcast of an edited version of our March 2021 Patreon event. If you would like to participate in events like these live, just sign up to support us on patreon.

    4 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)

    • 1 hr
    Episode 261 - SPF product problems plus answers to other beauty product questions

    Episode 261 - SPF product problems plus answers to other beauty product questions

    On today’s show we’re going to be answering a bunch of questions sent in from our Patrons including those about…
    How sustainable are solid products?What do we think of the Save Ralph video?What are our thoughts on the Cosdna ingredient website?What do we think of Mother Earth productsHow do you find cosmetics that don’t contain titanium dioxide?What can you do to offset the problems with Retin aCan you really wash your hair too much?Beauty Science
    Sunscreens not living up to SPF claims
    Questions
    Solid shampoo bar

    Save Ralph video

    Mother Earth products


    4 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)

    • 55 min
    Episode 260 - Skin care routine - frizz fighting - and more!

    Episode 260 - Skin care routine - frizz fighting - and more!

    On today’s show Valerie and Perry answer questions about…
    Is lavender bad for skinWhat causes frizz?Does L’Oreal Wonder Water really work?What does Valerie use for her sensitive skin?Beauty Science
    Mention in the New York Times

    Grapes may act as an edible sunscreen 
    FDA & FTC send letter to Aromatherapy company for making unsubstantiated COVID drug claims.
    4 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)

    • 53 min
    Episode 259 - Are parabens safe for cosmetics?

    Episode 259 - Are parabens safe for cosmetics?

    After 20 questions answered last week we opted to cut down the number today.
    On this episode Valerie and Perry answer questions about Parabens.

    Beauty Science News
    Crest toothpaste is being sued

    Recall
    The Kimberly-Clark Corporation voluntarily recalls Scott Foam Skin Cleanser with Moisturizers 1.2 Liters (40.5 fl. oz.) because the label on the front of the bottle was mis-labeled as hand sanitizer. Product Quantity: 2,982 cases. Code Information: Product Code 91592-08 Lot #WV0280SLA EXP: 2022/09/29. Recall Number: F-0343-2021.

    Connect with Valerie and Perry on Clubhouse!

    4 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)

    • 31 min
    Episode 258 - The keeping your expectations low Episode

    Episode 258 - The keeping your expectations low Episode

    A fully packed solo show.  Perry answer's questions about...

    1. Is henna ok for hair
    2. Do peptide products make eyelashes grow
    3. Do hair heat and color protectors really work?
    4. Does rice water work for hair?
    5. Do younger people need to use anti-aging actives?
    6. Is beet  juice an effective sunscreen?
    7. What product safety review site is reliable?
    8. What product works to regrow hair?
    9. Why does a product work differently on different people's hair?
    10.  Does Argireline work?  Is it safe, or does it cause facial drooping?
    11. What's a simple moisturizer that works but doesn't cost a lot?
    12. What's the deal with hydroquinone?
    13. Do at-home devices help skin?
    14. Why is lavender now considered an allergen?
    15. Do you need to use expensive toothpastes?
    16. Do you need to shampoo twice?
    17. Is Augustinus Bader cream and the purported ingredient legit?
    18. What do you really think of toners?
    19. How long do products take to show efficacy?
    20. Can solid serums and moisturizers work as effectively as more traditional formulations?

    Connect with Valerie and Perry on Clubhouse!

    4 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)

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
736 Ratings

736 Ratings

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It is a very good postcard.

I love this podcast. Valery has experienced and knowledgeable about the beauty industry and the chemistry behind it. Perry pits the spicy! I just love it.

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Every beauty fan needs to listen!

I’m SOOOO happy I found this podcast. It was recommended to me via a website I visited that actually deconstructs what cosmetic products are legit or not. This podcast does SO much more. I’m so happy to have found such an intelligent podcast that can make me a better informed consumer. There are LOTS of products who’s main ingredient is truly just good marketing. Catch up with Beauty Brains to avoid getting duped or falling for myths!

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