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3010 Cosmetic Questions Everyone Should Be Able To Answer

Submitted by Beauty Brains Blog
I read a great article over at The Universe of Discourse about the 10 questions everyone should be about to answer about science.  It inspired this post on 10 things that everyone should know about their cosmetics.
1.  What is a cosmetic?
In the United States, the official definition of a cosmetic as [...]

Hair Removal Laser Treatment Works Better as a Single

Submitted by Beauty Brains Blog
It turns out, more is not always better, at least not when it comes to laser hair removal.
In an article published in the Archives of Dermatology, scientists report that a treatment with a single type of laser was more effective than one with two kinds of lasers.  Twenty individuals were treated [...]

Beauty Science or BS - Skin Science Poll 32

Submitted by Beauty Brains Blog
Hey Beauty Brains in training.  Here’s your chance to test your thinking skills.
We’ve looked through the latest science headlines and found 3 real stories.  Then we created one FAKE headline and it is your job to figure out which is the fraud.
Review the following headlines, then go vote on the right [...]

Imedeen Science Re-evaluated - It Works?

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Left Brain Reflects…
Last week, the Beauty Brains published a piece about Imedeen and whether a food supplement could actually improve your skin’s condition.
Our conclusion…maybe it helps a little, but it hardly seems worth the cost.
Then Kai, one of our Beauty Brains community members, asked us about a study that was published [...]

How do you take care of thirtysomething skin?

Submitted by Beauty Brains Blog
Sophia Says…I’m getting into my twilight years (I’m nearly 30 now ;P) i find that my once lovely skin- especially my t-zone- is drying out more and, scarily enough, breaking out a LOT more (which was a rare event in my younger days). My question is two fold…
1) Why might this [...]

GMO Coming to Your Cosmetics?

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Mid Brain reports…
Scientists have recently developed a way to genetically modify certain flowers to produce higher levels of fragrant compounds.  This research may even lead to the development of flower

-odor producing yeast lines which would eliminate the need for flower harvesting.  Depending on your feelings about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) [...]

Chic Clicks: The Best of This Weeks Beauty Blogs

Submitted by Beauty Brains Blog
This week’s Chic Clicks leads off with a link to a post about getting rid of muffin top, which sounded vaguely dirty to Sarah Bellum. Is she right? Is this naughty? Or  just fashionable?  Click the link below to find out. 
SheFinds helps you obliterate muffin top.
Smarter Fashion shows us five great fall/winter jackets [...]

Cosmetic Chemist Celebrates Mole Day

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Mid Brain Declares…
Happy Mole Day!
In case you didn’t realize, today is Mole Day.  It’s a day to celebrate the famous and ever-so-important (to chemists anyway) constant, Avogadro’s Number.  The number, 6.022 * 10 ^ 23, is a basic unit of measure in chemistry and represents the count of particles in a [...]

Arbonne Versus Mary Kay - Which One is More Natural?

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Sheri says…I have been researching home based businesses. I really want to get into skin care/make up products. I am currently using Mary Kay and I am now looking into Arbonne.  Which skin care line is the most natural and healthy for my skin and what business do women tend to [...]

Are Animal Cosmetic Ingredients Still Used?

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Nicola needs to know…Is it true that rendering plants sell animal by-products for use in cosmetics?

Left Brain Illuminates:
It has always amused me that people will gleefully eat steak, lobster, and fried chicken, but are appalled to imagine animal ingredients would be used in their cosmetics. What do they think should happen [...]

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