Archive for February, 2008

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What Should a 20-Something Do About Aging?

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Jessica’s asking about aging: It seems to me that the best way to keep my skin looking great and wrinkle-free would be to prevent as much aging as possible, as opposed to trying to reverse the process when I’m older. Other than sunscreen, what kinds of products should I be using [...]

Chic Clicks 2/29/08: The Best Of This Week’s Beauty Blogs

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Girlawhirl thinks fun, chunky necklaces are spring 08’s star accessory.
Top Button tags neon makeup trends red hot for spring.’s ultimate spring shoe guide features something for every shoe lover - at every price.
Smarter Fashion gives some commentary on both celebrity ladies’ & celebrity men’s fashion on Sunday’s Academy Awards: Favorites on [...]

The Biggest Cause Of Fading Hair Color

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Kylie’s question: What would ammonium laureth sulfate do to color treated hair?
The Left Brain’s colorful reply:
Ammonium laureth sulfate is a detergent commonly used in both salon and store brand shampoos. You might even find it in some body washes.
It will remove color from your hair about the same amount as other [...]

New Beauty Science or BS poll

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Hey Beauty Brainiacs, it’s time to put your thinking caps on and try your hand at this week’s Beauty Science or BS quiz.
Just go to the Beauty Brains homepage and look on the right hand column (you might have to scroll down).  Then put in your vote for which of the [...]

The Salty Secret of Big Shampoo From Lush

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Michelle’s salty salutation: I was just wondering if sea salt does anything good for hair? Big Shampoo from Lush has apparently 50% salt content and Gudonya’s Salty Dog Shampoo is made with salt as well. How is this supposed to help hair?

The Left Brain’s reply:
As a professional hair care formulator, I [...]

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara and Nourishing Eye Duos Review

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From The Beauty Brains Forum Member: Purple Rules

Neutrogena has introduced two new products that promise to make you look great and to improve the condition of your skin and lashes as well. I tried out the Healthy Volume Mascara and the Nourishing Eye Duos.
Super-size it
The mascara promises to give you 400% [...]

Do Mineral Crystal Deodorants Really Work?

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We thought you might be interested in this email exchange with one of our favorite fans, Wendy Wild, who does the weekend show on KTU radio from New York.

Wendy wonders: Hey, I haven’t contacted you in a while, so just wanted to see how you were. I really enjoy reading your [...]

John Freida Weather Works Review

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From the Beauty Brains Forum Member Judy:
I generally like John Frieda Hair Products. I have successfully used his Frizz-Ease Straightening Cream, Radiant Red Color System and Luminous Color Glaze. These products give good value for money and…uh…I try to get them when they are on sale.
The Weather Is Here, Wish [...]

Animal Testing In The Future: Robots Not Rabbits

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Here’s a topic that’s near and dear to the hearts of many of our Beauty Brainiacs: Animal testing!
According to Engadget, the National Institute of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency are joining forces in a 5 year research program to replace the live animals that are used in cosmetic testing with [...]

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator Review

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From The Beauty Brains Forum Member: Cate
Most everyone should know how important it is to exfoliate your skin to keep it bright, fresh, youthful and healthy. But if you don’t know here’s a quick overview. When you exfoliate, you remove old layers of skin cells that can dull your skin, thus [...]

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