Archive for April, 2008

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Is Band-Aid Blister Block A Rip Off?

Submitted by Beauty Brains Blog
Chelsea feels cheated: I just bought a tube of Band-Aid Blister Block, and while it’s working wonders with my new shoes, I’ve got a question. The ingredients listed are hydrogenated vegetable oil, cetyl alcohol, parfum. Did I just buy the most expensive, scented shortening, or is this molecularly different enough to [...]

How To Protect Your Hair From Heat Damage

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Jeanelle says: I was wondering if you guys could tell me what to look for in a great heat protecting spray/serum/lotion. What are the key ingredients that protect hair from heat? (Besides the ones that promise to deliver to soft, silky protected tresses when in reality they leave you with sticky, [...]

Your Stylist is Too Pushy - What Should You Do?

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Kelly complains:
How do I tell my stylist I’m not buying any more Aveda? She sold me like $200 worth of it the first time I visited her, and I ended up giving most of the stuff away. How do I tell her I think she’s grand but to please stop trying [...]

Scientists Find Treatments for Restoring Your Sense of Smell

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Hundreds of thousands of people are born without a sense of smell, but scientists estimate nearly 25 million have some problem with their olfactory system.  The most common non-genetic causes include head trauma, respiratory infections, allergies, chronic inflammation of the nose and germs.
Can you imagine not being able to smell your [...]

Is Your Clarisonic Skin Brush Dangerous?

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I was recently reading Dina’s post about Clarisonic on the excellent beauty blog Are You a Beauty? We’ve been asked about the product a few times on the Beauty Brains and have even gotten a sample from the company to review. All of the Brains tried it but we never posted [...]

7 Reasons There Aren’t More Preservative Free Cosmetics

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Here at the Beauty Brains, we get asked about preservatives in cosmetics all the time. People wonder why compounds with potential safety issues like formaldehyde or parabens are used. Should they use self-preserving cosmetics? They also ask why cosmetic companies don’t get rid of preservatives.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could? [...]

Beauty Science or BS Poll #25

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I don’t really know if this is the 25th poll we’ve had, but I wanted to start a numbering system and it seems close enough. You can search the archives for old ones or just get a copy of the Beauty Brains book for a convenient listing of some of the [...]

Are Sunscreens Bad for the Environment?

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Sandy says:
I was reading this article at National Geographic and wondered what kind of sunscreen you recommend that won’t kill the coral reefs.  Can you help?  And is this really a problem?
Right Brain retorts:
Who doesn’t love the colorful and diverse ecosystem found at coral reefs? Even a logician like Left Brain [...]

Beauty Science or BS Poll Answers - March 08

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Hey Beauty Brainiacs,
It’s that time again! Answer time to the Beauty Science or BS poll. Nearly 400 of you responded, but only 34 actually came up with the right answer. This one must have been tough.
People can get contact dermatitis by using body wash as a skin moisturizing cream - TRUE
27% [...]

Hair Color Hacks - Tricks To Color Your Roots

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Mandy asks:  Whenever I dye my hair either at home or at a salon, my roots never catch the colour.  Do you have any ideas why?
Left Brain says:
This is an interesting question Mandy. I’m assuming you’ve considered and rejected the obvious answer that you are not putting enough coloring paste [...]

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