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Should beauty companies keep secrets from you? Episode 80

Should beauty companies keep secrets from you? Episode 80

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Do you think it’s okay for cosmetic companies to keep their ingredients a secret from you if it means you get better products? We discuss this question and more in today’s quick Q&A show. Improbable Products Two of these “ancient secrets” have been found to really work; one of them is just made up. Can […]

8 Pregnancy-Safe Beauty Products Every Expectant Mother Needs - Mommy's Bundle

8 Pregnancy-Safe Beauty Products Every Expectant Mother Needs - Mommy's Bundle


Mommy's Bundle

These pregnancy-safe beauty products are a MUST for the expectant mom! The list includes natural ingredients and non-toxic options to keep baby and mommy healthy!

Acne Laser Treatment – Does It Really Work?

by SkinCareQC @ SkinCareQC

For decades, medical professionals have understood that acne is most effectively treated from the inside of the body. This means most cosmetic topicals do not address it causes, and only mask the symptoms. In the 1990s, dermatologists developed laser treatments for acne. Lasers, though externally administered, work in the deep layers of skin. This non-invasive […]

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 Daily Moisturizer | Ulta Beauty

Daily Moisturizer | Ulta Beauty


ULTA Beauty

Moisturize your way to clear, smooth, even-looking skin using Aveeno Active Naturals Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer.

Does peanut oil enlarge breasts?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Annette asks…I have heard that peanut oil can make breasts bigger as a result of cutaneous hypernutrition. The are people who says that the only effect is the oil moisturizes the area making it seem bigger. What is the real effect of peanut oil? The Beauty Brains reply I recently received a question about breast pimples […]

Can plant stem cells grow more hair? Episode 84

Can plant stem cells grow more hair? Episode 84

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Perry kicks of the episode by telling he wants to go beauty spelunking in the Salt Caves of Norridge. The place is actually called Galos Caves and it was built in Chicago because the Midwest has a low iodine content in the air. According to the company, the technology of building salt-iodine caves is based on the […]

Is quinoa the next super-food beauty breakthrough? Episode 118

Is quinoa the next super-food beauty breakthrough? Episode 118

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Please support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free audio book at Audible.com. Click here to get your free audio book. Do hand creams stop your skin from regenerating? Julia from Germany asks…I have very dry skin so I use hand cream a lot. I read an article that said if you use too […]

Is Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Blow Dry Lotion really just a hairspray?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Dafne dares to ask…The other day I bought Luxurious Volume Thickening Blow Dry Lotion by John Frieda. It works, but it feels just like hair spray, looks just like hair spray, and makes your hair sticky like hair spray. Might it actually be hair spray? And if so, can I use just any type of hair spray […]

How can I tell the percentage of ingredients in cosmetics?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Rae really wants to know…Hi, in your blog you talked about the 1% line. I’m not a cosmetic chemist and I kind of always wondered how to guestimate where the 1% line is. So my question is, if you’re not a cosmetic chemist, what’s a good guide to know more or less the ratio of […]

Best Moisturizers for Baby

Best Moisturizers for Baby


Parents

Choosing the right moisturizer for your baby can be difficult.

Can Pantene reverse the damage of 100 blow drys? Episode 70

Can Pantene reverse the damage of 100 blow drys? Episode 70

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Listen to this week’s show to learn how shampoo can fix blow dry damage. Plus, more Beauty Science News! Claim to Fame: Can Pantene reverse the damage of 100 blow drys? This is a new feature where we look at the claims of popular beauty products and explain what the claim really means, how the […]

Can emulsifying agents wear away fat?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Taffi asks…Polyethylene glycol is listed as an ingredient in my vitamin. Does this mean it is pegylated? are pegylated ingredients harmful when ingested? I know ethoxylates can be toxic, but that might be minute exposure. Also, can emulsifying agents wear away fats/water from the body? The Beauty Brains respond I think this Wikipedia article on ethoxylation […]

The 13 Best Skincare Products You Can Get For Cheap At Your Local Drugstore (And Which Ones To Avoid)

The 13 Best Skincare Products You Can Get For Cheap At Your Local Drugstore (And Which Ones To Avoid)


Thought Catalog

Before researching skincare, the deciding factor for me used to be the scent. Sometimes I’d put a dab on my finger, hold my finger up to the wind and make a decision based on that. What &#822…

Can skin lotions interfere with sunscreen?

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Phil asks…Does using facial oils, from certain brands or in general, under a sunscreen affect how good it works? My skin loves certain oils and in spring/summer I use them during the day underneath my sunscreen. I was wondering if it affected the spf, how good it protects, does the oil dissolve some of the […]

Beauty fixes from your kitchen Episode 98

Beauty fixes from your kitchen Episode 98

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Welcome  to a special “Lost Episode” edition of the Beauty Brains show. Perry and I are taking a couple of weeks off but in our absence we have a special treat for you. Before the current incarnation of our program we briefly experimented with podcasting back in 2010. We only recorded 5 episodes and those were thought […]

Pregnancy Friendly Skin Care Products - 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic

Pregnancy Friendly Skin Care Products - 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic


15 Minute Beauty Fanatic

Today I’m sharing pregnancy friendly skin care lines over on Babble. To create that list of 8 maternity oriented skin care lines that are safe, I went through the ingredients in a ton of skin care lines to find the ones that fit my criteria for pregnancy safe skincare. Yes, some lines got left off. On purpose even. There are also a lot of great products that are pregnancy friendly, but not necessarily from a…

Latina Beauty Awards 2015: The Best in Skincare

Latina Beauty Awards 2015: The Best in Skincare


LATINA

With additional reporting by Melissa Vargas We road tested about a gazillion new products to find all the most note-worthy beauty products for our 2015 Latina Beauty Awards! From Caress to Nuance Salma Hayek, here's all the best in skincare: MORE: Latina Beauty Awards 2015: The Best in Makeup

Do L’Oreal products really thicken hair? Episode 79

Do L’Oreal products really thicken hair? Episode 79

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

L’Oreal has a number of products that claim to actually thicken your hair. This week Randy and I take a look how these products work and which ones provide the best value. Claim to Fame: Fructus Full & Plush Ends Plumper This is the segment of the showgram where we look at popular personal care […]

Why are some hair products so expensive? Episode 99

Why are some hair products so expensive? Episode 99

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Next week marks the 100th episode of the Beauty Brains Show! Perry and I taking today off to prepare for the big event so now I’m going to play another lost episode for you. This is one of the five original Beauty Brains podcasts that first aired in 2010 and then they were lost when our server crashed. […]

Does WEN conditioner make your hair fall out? Episode 115

Does WEN conditioner make your hair fall out? Episode 115

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Please support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free audio book at Audible.com. Click here to get your free audio book. Update from the Secret Society of Cosmetic Chemists Perry was in New York for a meeting of the Secret Society of Cosmetic Chemists where he was installed as the organization’s Vice President Elect. He also […]

Are there any natural hair color products?

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Michelle asks…Do you know of any natural hair color product on the market yet (other than Henna) for people to use in place of the ones on the market with harsh chemicals? I’ve heard of a few salons that have options for consumers but they don’t allow us to purchase them and use on our […]

Zinc For Acne – Why It Works & How to Make the Most of it

by Sheikh @ CAA

We have all heard about the wonders of vitamin and various other food supplements for a better skincare regime. Vitamin E and A, vitamin B complex, probiotics, selenium, etc. have all been known to provide a perfectly smooth and glowing skin. But how long have you heard about zinc for acne? Does it work? How […]

This post Zinc For Acne – Why It Works & How to Make the Most of it was published on CAA by Sheikh Ovais.

For more actionable tips on treating and preventing acne effectively, you can SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG and gain free access to our member's only anti-acne eBook and email newsletters. See you there!

The 5 Best Natural Face Washes for Acne (That Really Work)

by SkinCareQC @ SkinCareQC

It can be difficult to choose the best facial cleanser for pimple prone skin when you want to focus on organic skincare products. However, natural skincare products that are specifically formulated for acne management are readily found, though it can be challenging to find the best product for you. This guide is meant to help […]

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Are ceramides good anti-aging ingredients? Episode 77

Are ceramides good anti-aging ingredients? Episode 77

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Do you wonder which anti-aging ingredients really work? Today we’re reviewing the evidence for ceramides. Which anti-aging ingredients really work? When it comes to anti-aging products it’s easy to be tricked into spending a lot of money on products that aren’t worth it. That’s because there’s so much pseudoscientific misinformation out there about anti-aging cosmetic […]

How can I tell if my product contains natural or synthetic colors? Episode 128

How can I tell if my product contains natural or synthetic colors? Episode 128

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Just about everyone has been puzzled about how “natural” certain products are. This is especially true of color cosmetics because not very many of the colorants used in makeup are truly natural.  In today’s encore presentation, we discuss a quick history of cosmetic colorants, tell you where colorants come from, and explain the difference between […]

Is Hoof Maker cream for horses really good for your nails? Episode 111

Is Hoof Maker cream for horses really good for your nails? Episode 111

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free trial at Audible.com Is Dr. Varon’s skin bleaching system safe? Sarah asks…I have some questions about Dr. Varon’s skin bleaching system. It uses 2% hydroquinone. Is it safe to keep using? First let’s talk about skin bleaching actives. Hydroquinone, like many other actives, HQ ,like many […]

Would you use spray on nail polish? Episode 109

Would you use spray on nail polish? Episode 109

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free trial at Audible.com Would you use spray on nail polish? A company called Nails, Inc has launched the first spray on nail polish. The line is called “The Paint Can” and it just launched in the UK (coming soon to the U.S.). It’s not on the company’s US […]

BEST LIPSTICK SHADES FOR SPRING

by grufferman @ Best Of Everything After 50

One of the best ways to brighten your face is to dab a bit of color on your lips, even if you wear nothing else. I am so devoted to . . . Read More

Rosacea means drier, redder and sweaty skin

by David Pascoe @ Rosacea Support Group

This paper is full of technical terms, but contains some simply stated outcome for rosacea suffers. Researchers can see that rosacea sufferers have more water loss from the surface of their skin (i.e. their skin gets drier and potentially more irritated) , greater dilation of blood vessels and more rapid sweating than the general population. […]

Always Aveeno! Aveeno Company and Products Review

Always Aveeno! Aveeno Company and Products Review


Maple Holistics

There isn't much more good you can do for your skin than give it some Aveeno love! Check out our Aveeno Company and Products Review today!

The new Personal Care Products Safety Act – what you need to know Episode 81

The new Personal Care Products Safety Act – what you need to know Episode 81

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

In case you haven’t heard there is proposed legislation in the US that could change the way the cosmetic industry is governed. A lot of people have asked us what all this and I did a short interview with Self magazine on what this means for consumers and the industry. So, since this is a […]

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion reviews, photos, ingredients

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion reviews, photos, ingredients


MakeupAlley

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion: rated 4.3 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. See 832 member reviews, ingredients and photos.

Would you buy used makeup? Episode 103

Would you buy used makeup? Episode 103

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free trail at Audible.com. Would you buy used makeup? Link Have you heard of this company, Glambot? It’s a startup company that is apparently sells a million dollars a year of pre-owned makeup. The company, which was founded in 2013 by CEO Karen Horiuchi, buys used makeup and resells […]

What’s the best way to get rid of bed head? Episode 122

What’s the best way to get rid of bed head? Episode 122

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Does this bed head product really work? Sasha asks…Can Ma Cherie Perfect Shower fix your bed better than regular water? Is this worth the money or is it nothing more than water mixed with leave in conditioner? Let’s begin by talking about what causes bed head. First, you have to realize that there are two different […]

How to get rid of hard water on hair

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Georgia asks…I have hard water where I live. Should I be using a chelating shampoo to remove mineral build-up? If so, should I use it every time I shampoo, every other time, etc. I color my hair and it is normal to dry. The Beauty Brains respond Back when people used soap-based cleansers for their […]

The Truth About Coconut Oil for the Skin

by SkinCareQC @ SkinCareQC

In recent years, coconut oil has become a staple product in many households. Though most commonly used in the kitchen as a cooking and baking ingredient, coconut oil has experienced an additional boost in popularity due to its alleged benefits as a skin care product. Beauty gurus rave that coconut oil is the ideal product […]

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6 Healthy Skin Care Tips for Older Women

6 Healthy Skin Care Tips for Older Women


Fashion, Hair, Makeup for Older Women, Senior Dating, Travel

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! One of many mantras we hear as the perfect solution to glowing and youthful skin. Others swear by coconut oil or argan oil, a celebrity brand with unintelligible ingredients or just simple soap. Most women in general, but particularly over 60 are concerned about the onset of an ‘aging’ appearance, and want to have “younger-looking” skin to match the eternal youth brand machine they are exposed to every day. But wouldn’t it be great if instead of talking about “younger looking skin,” we could focus on having “healthy skin” at any age? Here are a few skin care tips for how women over 60 can achieve healthier skin – and feel better! Read More

The Beauty Brains Giant-sized 100th anniversary episode

The Beauty Brains Giant-sized 100th anniversary episode

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Our 100th podcast is now available! Introducing our guest announcer If you’re a regular listener of our show you noticed a different voice on the introduction. That’s one of our fans, Master Barber Williams. He was featured in a question on an earlier show and so we asked him to record the intro to our […]

Do mild cleansers really get your hair clean? Episode 83

Do mild cleansers really get your hair clean? Episode 83

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

On this week’s podcast we talk about the effectiveness of mild hair cleaners and other interesting beauty science news.  Should natural beauty products be patented? We think one advantage of natural beauty products (and natural medicines for that matter) is that they are available to anyone to use without having to pay “Big Beauty” or […]

13 Drugstore Facial Moisturizers Your Skin Will Love

13 Drugstore Facial Moisturizers Your Skin Will Love


POPSUGAR Beauty

Whether your skin care regimen fills an entire medicine cabinet with steps one through 23 or it's practically nonexistent, there is one product that just about

Can I mix my own sunscreen? Episode 132

Can I mix my own sunscreen? Episode 132

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

How do I find a sunscreen that doesn’t cause acne? Allison asks…What’s the difference between a sunscreen and a sunblock? Also, what ingredients should I look for in a product that will not contribute to acne? And, when’s the best time to apply sunscreen in my morning skin care routine? Sunscreens use UV absorbers to protect your […]

 Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser | Ulta Beauty

Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser | Ulta Beauty


ULTA Beauty

Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser helps improve skin's tone and texture and clears up blemishes without overdrying, leaving skin soft, smooth and even- looking. This mild formula won't clog pores and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Are cosmetics really unregulated? Episode 127

Are cosmetics really unregulated? Episode 127

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Is it true that cosmetics are unregulated and that companies can put anything they want in beauty products? Find out as Perry and I talk about the laws that govern the cosmetics industry.  This is an encore presentation of an important episode that most of our audience hasn’t heard yet. Please click here for the […]

The Beauty Brains nominated for Marie Claire best beauty blog!

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Every year Marie Claire (US) publishes the Most Wanted Beauty Awards in the October issue. This year Perry and I are proud to announce that we’ve been nominated in the best blog/editorial site category.  If you like the work we do, you can help us out by voting for us HERE.  The voting ends June 30 so […]

San Diego Topical Trialists Wanted

by David Pascoe @ Rosacea Support Group

If you live in the San Diego area and qualify you may be interested in the following clinical trial that is recruiting participants. A Rosacea study is for a topical minocycline foam and qualifying criteria are as follows: > 18 years of age male and females Moderate to severe rosacea (15-75 facial papules and pustules […]

How to Get Rid of Dry Skin on the Nose

by SkinCareQC @ SkinCareQC

Dry skin on the nose, or even around the nose can be frustrating, sometimes painful, and often bad enough ruin even the best makeup application. Trying to cover or camouflage dryness can draw unwanted attention to the area. You don’t need coverage; you need a solution. The causes of a dry, flaky nose are usually […]

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Should farmland be used to grow organic beauty ingredients? Episode 124

Should farmland be used to grow organic beauty ingredients? Episode 124

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

In another lost episode Sarah Bellum and Left Brain discuss… Will my 3 year old bottle of shampoo still work? Is there a standard definition for organic or natural? The first organic perfume line launched in France The Clinique counter beauty app The danger of bath salts and…Left Brain’s trip to China  

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of Stretch Marks

by SkinCareQC @ SkinCareQC

For anyone who has dealt with stretch marks, it can be highly embarrassing and a struggle to feel self-confident. Whether it keeps you from being able to put on a bikini at the beach, you don’t like to wear your favorite clothes for fear they will show, or it puts a damper on your dating […]

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What SPF sunscreen should I use?

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Nicole needs to know…Is there a really big difference between using SPF 15 and SPF 30 facial moisturizer? If so, why? I was told to wear 30 in order to prevent rosacea flare ups. The Beauty Brains reply Skin exposure to UV rays is almost never good for the skin. It causes sun burn, wrinkles, […]

High Value $3/1 Aveeno Face Product Coupon = 45% Off Moisturizer with Sunscreen at Target

High Value $3/1 Aveeno Face Product Coupon = 45% Off Moisturizer with Sunscreen at Target


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Wow! Print a new and high value $3 off Aveeno coupon and save big at Target!

Are beauty programs for cancer patients dangerous? Episode 107

Are beauty programs for cancer patients dangerous? Episode 107

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free trial at Audible.com. Quick follow up on curly hair Last time we talked about how to moisturize curly hair. That generated a ton of discussion on our website. I wanted to give you one quick update which is an article I stumbled across about using combing […]

10 Best Aveeno Baby Products

10 Best Aveeno Baby Products


MomJunction

Aveeno baby products are specially formulated for your babies using the mildest ingredients. Check out our compiled list of 10 best aveeno products for you.

How do color correcting conditioners work? Episode 88

How do color correcting conditioners work? Episode 88

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

We’ve been nominated for one of Marie Claire’s “Most Wanted Beauty Awards.” Click here now to vote for the Beauty Brains!  Listen to the podcast for this week’s question and answer session. Plus, another game of Improbable Products! How do color correcting conditioners work? Audrey asks…How do color correcting conditioners work? Color correcting conditioners work two […]

Detailed Proactiv Reviews – Does Proactiv Work in 2017?

by Sheikh @ CAA

Proactiv, Proactiv+, and now ProactivMD, they're just all over the place.

From social media, to television, to vending machines, it’s hard that you haven’t had several encounters with this celebrity endorsed acne treatment system.

But besides the ‘pro-active’ media coverage, Proactiv doesn’t get to the top of our list of the best acne treatments in 2017. At the time of writing this post, we’ve analyzed over 5021 real user proactiv reviews on prominent skin care forums and retail websites – yielding it an average rating of 2.74 out of 5.

However, it does work for a lot of people.

This post Detailed Proactiv Reviews – Does Proactiv Work in 2017? was published on CAA by Sheikh Ovais.

For more actionable tips on treating and preventing acne effectively, you can SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG and gain free access to our member's only anti-acne eBook and email newsletters. See you there!

Top 10 Best Anti-Aging Creams (That Really Work)

by SkinCareQC @ SkinCareQC

Aging is a part of life. But while it’s a part of life, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do to help slow it down; at least aesthetically. Sure, you’re going to develop wrinkles and lines, but with the right lotions and creams, you can help to drastically reduce their occurrence and intensity. If […]

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Beware beauty products in jars – Episode 106

Beware beauty products in jars – Episode 106

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free trail at Audible.com. Is Rodan and Fields really different? Dawn asks…
I’m interested in getting your opinion on whether or not Rodan and Fields is different from any other skin care line. My gut says they are the same.  I participated in a virtual information session (my […]

Can you exfoliate your feet with Listerene and vinegar? Episode 116

Can you exfoliate your feet with Listerene and vinegar? Episode 116

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Please support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free audio book at Audible.com. Click here to get your free audio book. Randy was interviewed on a radio program called “American Made Beauty” which is run by Patty Schmucker, who’s been in the industry for over 35 years. She interviews different experts to give a behinds the […]

10 Best Over the Counter Retinol Creams for Acne

by Sheikh @ CAA

Whether acne has been a persistent problem for you over a period of time or if you have been the victim of acne recently, you must have come across different solutions to your problem.

A plethora of creams advertise themselves claiming to be the best and you would have come across the word ‘retinol’ very often. Is retinol really an acne killer? How effective is it and how does it work?

We shall take a look at the best retinol creams for acne prone skin so you can decide which one suits your particular skin the most. We are going to delve deep so get ready for the throttle!

This post 10 Best Over the Counter Retinol Creams for Acne was published on CAA by Sheikh Ovais.

For more actionable tips on treating and preventing acne effectively, you can SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG and gain free access to our member's only anti-acne eBook and email newsletters. See you there!

How do you moisturize curly hair? Episode 104

How do you moisturize curly hair? Episode 104

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Question of the week: How do you moisturize curly hair? Chris says…My question is about the curly hair products that are out there now, brands like Diva Curl and Ouidad. They’re very expensive and targeted to people who have ethnic hair and want to go natural or girls with curly hair who don’t want to […]

Do anti-aging hair care products really work? Episode 130

Do anti-aging hair care products really work? Episode 130

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Hair and skin have some things in common but there’s one big difference: skin is alive and responds to so called “anti-aging” ingredients while hair is DEAD. Check out this encore episode where we give you the straight scoop on hair care products that claim to make your hair younger.   Click here for the our […]

These Are The 15 Bestselling Beauty Products At CVS In 2015

These Are The 15 Bestselling Beauty Products At CVS In 2015


SELF

Shopping at the drugstore just got a lot easier.

Top 10 Best Acne Treatments (That Really Work)

by SkinCareQC @ SkinCareQC

Acne is one of the trickiest skin conditions to prevent and treat. If you suffer from acne, you likely know how difficult it can be to clear your skin. Fortunately, many skincare brands now offer skincare products specifically designed to treat acne and reduce the symptoms of oily skin. What is the best acne treatment […]

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Quicky beauty science questions Episode 78

Quicky beauty science questions Episode 78

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

This week we try something different: instead of taking one question and giving  it a very in depth answer, we a answer several questions very shallowly. Listen to the show and let us know what you think of this approach. Are hair masks better than regular conditioners? Alexandra asks…Is there a real difference between hair masks and […]

What’s the deal with topical Botox?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

CosmeticChem is curious…What is a topical Botox(tm)? Does it work the same way as injectable Botox(tm)? So far how many “In-vivo” studies have been done to check the efficacy? The Beauty Brains respond: Topical Botox? Yeah, right. That’s right up there with anti-wrinkle lotions that work like lasers, hair growth products, Bigfoot, and the Easter Bunny. […]

Why do women pay more for beauty products? Episode 117

Why do women pay more for beauty products? Episode 117

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Please support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free audio book at Audible.com. Click here to get your free audio book. South Korean beauty innovation Link Japan has long been the source of beauty trends for European and American countries but more and more that is shifting to South Korea. Recent trends out of […]

New Mom Overwhelm: How to Stop Mommy Brain with a Simple Tool

by Ana @ Mommy's Bundle

It’s easy to become overwhelmed those first few weeks as a new mom taking care of baby’s every need. To keep track of diaper changes, baby’s mood, and feedings (especially as a breastfeeding mom), this simple tool will help banish mom brain and help you keep it together! This post may contain affiliate links. The blur of […]

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Are keratin hair straightening products safe?

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Moxie must know…Brazilian Blowouts were found to release formaldehyde. Are the Keratin-based hair-straightening products that I see stylists in salons doing that much safer on hair/environment? The Beauty Brains respond The safety concerns regarding high levels formaldehyde in hair straightening prdoducts has been well documented and inhaling large quantities of formaledhyde gas is a legitimate […]

Preservative free products can be dangerous! Episode 91

Preservative free products can be dangerous! Episode 91

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Perfume for poop I never realized how important it is to have a good perfume for poop. We really take a lot of things for granted living in a first world country and one of them is proper sanitation. A lot of places lack proper plumbing and instead use latrines or outdoor toilets. That’s not as much fun as […]

Soolantra worth $87m in the last year

by David Pascoe @ Rosacea Support Group

One thing we have learned from the news that Perrigo and Galderma are embarking on a patent dispute, is how successful Soolantra has been as a product. Perrigo Confirms Patent Challenge For Generic Version Of Soolantra Cream, 1% Soolantra (ivermectin) cream, 1% is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea. Annual market sales […]

The Best Moisturizers For Your Face and Body

The Best Moisturizers For Your Face and Body


Men's Health

Here’s everything you need for complete skin protection

How to tell if your makeup primer is worth it. Episode 71

How to tell if your makeup primer is worth it. Episode 71

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

This week Randy and I explain how to test your makeup primer to see if it’s worth the money. Improbable products You know this game – I look for beauty products that are just too ridiculous to be true, then I make up one that’s even more ridiculous and challenge Perry to guess which one is […]

15 Pinterest beauty hacks that are bad for you Episode 97

15 Pinterest beauty hacks that are bad for you Episode 97

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Now you can get a FREE audio version of our book, The Beauty Aisle Insider.  Just click this link to Audible.com 15 Pinterest beauty hacks that are bad for your skin DIY Fruit masks Using cooking oils as moisturizers DIY salt scrubs Burning face mask Strengthen nails by soaking in lemon juice Aspirin, toothpaste, baking soda […]

Top 10 Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin

Top 10 Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin


Heavy.com

Whether you’re blessed or cursed with oily skin, somewhere on that beautiful face of yours, you need moisture. Here are our top 10 moisturizers for oily skin, specifically designed to make your complexion flawless.

11 Practical and Fun Ways to Reduce Stress

by John Martins @ Well-Being Secrets

Stress isn’t as bad as you think it is. It can actually bring out the best in you – if you can look on the brighter side of things. You only need to ask yourself how a stressful problem can make you a better person. Having a positive perspective on things works wonders when managing stress. This might sound a little bit counter-intuitive. So, let me give you an example. Let’s say you are a sales person and has only a month to prove yourself worthy of the position. Not hitting targets will make you lose your job. It’s only

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Everything you need to know about fragrance allergens – Episode 126

Everything you need to know about fragrance allergens – Episode 126

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

This week you’ll learn all about fragrance allergies – what they are and how to avoid them.  Would you like to ask YOUR question on our Show? Here’s how to submit an audio question to the Beauty Brains. Question of the week Nicole’s question: I was recently diagnosed with orris root allergy. My doctor says […]

The 10 Best Face Moisturizers for Acne Prone Skin - SkinCareQC

The 10 Best Face Moisturizers for Acne Prone Skin - SkinCareQC


SkinCareQC

Contents1. CeraVe Moisturizing Facial Lotion PM2. Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer Oil Free3. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream4. Clean & Clear Essentials Dual Action Moisturizer5. Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion6. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Aloe & Green Tea Oil Free Moisturizer7. Philosophy Hope in a Jar Oil Free Moisturizer, SPF 308. …

10 Best Products for Acne Scars – Hand-Vetted Proven Effective Products in 2017

by Sheikh @ CAA

You know how it feels to suffer from acne. You have experienced the pain and anxiety that it brings. You have gone through every possible step to get rid of it from your skin.

But being a true menace, acne didn’t leave your face, even after all this. It left its mark on your skin in the form of those hideous acne scars.

Frustrated? Worry not.

This post 10 Best Products for Acne Scars – Hand-Vetted Proven Effective Products in 2017 was published on CAA by Sheikh Ovais.

For more actionable tips on treating and preventing acne effectively, you can SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG and gain free access to our member's only anti-acne eBook and email newsletters. See you there!

JOLT YOUR BODY: THE SMALL STEP SOLUTION TO A HEALTHIER LIFE

by grufferman @ Best Of Everything After 50

After turning 50, running became my workout of choice, along with push-ups, planks and squats. I took the 'slow and steady' approach, easing into it so I wouldn't jar my . . . Read More

The Best Skin Products for Black Skin

The Best Skin Products for Black Skin


LIVESTRONG.COM

Clear, even skin tone, free from spots and discolorations, is the desire of most people of color. Black skin contains melanin -- a natural substance that provides pigment and color to dark skin. This same substance also makes black skin more prone to discolorations and dark spots. To keep black skin looking its flawless best, adapt to using...

Rhofade scores a mention in The New York Times

by David Pascoe @ Rosacea Support Group

Allergan will be pleased to discover that they scored a free (one presumes) mention of their Rhofade product in the New York Times Fashion & Style section today. Given that Rhofade is a prescription item, this amounts to publicity of the sort that they cannot buy. How to Go Makeup-Free This Summer By CRYSTAL MARTIN AUG. 1, […]

Can live bacteria cure acne? Episode 95

Can live bacteria cure acne? Episode 95

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Now you can get a FREE audio version of our second book, The Beauty Aisle Insider.  Just click this link to Audible.com Latest acne cure: battling bacteria I think we often overlook that even the best acne treatments can be problematic for many people. For example both salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can irritate your skin. And […]

10 Best Acne Treatment for Adults in 2017 [Prescription & OTC]

by Sheikh @ CAA

So, your acne is haunting you even in your adulthood? It's ruining your complexion, spoiling your social encounters, and destroying your self-esteem all the time? Fret not, this post will introduce you to 10 best acne treatments for adults that are proven to work time and again.

It covers everything you need to know to keep adult acne at bay for good.

This post 10 Best Acne Treatment for Adults in 2017 [Prescription & OTC] was published on CAA by Sheikh Ovais.

For more actionable tips on treating and preventing acne effectively, you can SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG and gain free access to our member's only anti-acne eBook and email newsletters. See you there!

The 5 Best Water-Based Moisturizers (That Really Work)

by SkinCareQC @ SkinCareQC

Whether you’re old or young, male or female, you should be hydrating your skin on a daily basis. Moisturizers can prevent and reduce skin wrinkling, improve your complexion, protect your skin from harm, and improve the appearance of any cosmetic products you may apply to your face. Unfortunately, not all moisturizing products work well for […]

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5 tips for coloring your hair

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Kelly’s question…What is the best way to prepare hair for hair dye? Freshly washed, day old etc? The Beauty Brains response If you’re having your color done by a professional stylist, he or she should give you good direction on how to prepare your hair. But if you’re doing it yourself at home, or having […]

8 best face creams for sensitive skin

8 best face creams for sensitive skin


The Independent

Finding a face cream in winter for dry, sore and sensitive skin can be tricky. The ideal cream hydrates while providing a solid base for foundation, but these can be hard to come by. As many with sensitive skin will know, an unsuitable face cream can cause burning rashes and irritation, as well as dry, peeling skin and a nasty bout of eczema. So, to save you the hassle of searching high and low, we’ve rounded up creams that won’t lead to a flare-up.

Depilatory or bleach – which is better for hair removal?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Vick asks…Bleach or depilatory – which lasts longer or is less toxic for facial hair? The Beauty Brains respond Vick, I’m not sure what you mean when you say “less toxic” for hair. If you mean “toxic” in the sense of “poisonous” then you don’t need to worry about it because neither product will be poisonous […]

How to test beauty products yourself – Episode 121

How to test beauty products yourself – Episode 121

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

How to investigate a cosmetic product Link I’m going to give you a headline that I saw on a beauty blog and then you tell me what you would expect to read about in the article with that headline. “The Gloss investigates: does radiant foundation primer really make a difference?” When I saw this I […]

Is collagen a good anti-aging ingredient? Episode 73

Is collagen a good anti-aging ingredient? Episode 73

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Do you wonder which anti-aging ingredients really work? Today we’re starting a new series where we review the evidence to find out. We begin with a look at collagen.  Which anti-aging ingredients really work? When it comes to anti-aging products it’s easy to be tricked into spending a lot of money on products that aren’t […]

Big Mistake: My Mom & Mother-in-Law Were In The Delivery Room With Me

by Shamita Chatterjee @ MomJunction

Call it motherhood, mommydom or mommyville – the experience of anticipation over having a baby is so great that it may make you imagine the loveliest and the scariest possibilities all at one go. We may be scared about the delivery, handling the baby, latching it correctly to our breasts and so on. And we […]

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Essential Oils for Stretch Marks: Do They Work?

by SkinCareQC @ SkinCareQC

Skin is elastic. When it stretches from weight gain, medications, or pregnancy, it goes back into place. But sometimes, it leaves remnants of the stretching. Stretch marks start out an angry red or pink and eventually fade over time to silvery-white scars. But wouldn’t it be nice to get rid of stretch marks? Or prevent […]

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The Cleanser and Moisturizer Combo That Made My Eczema Disappear (For Real!)

The Cleanser and Moisturizer Combo That Made My Eczema Disappear (For Real!)


Glamour

So, apparently, I have eczema. Oh, and it's on my face. Lovely. But you'd never know it now, thanks to a particular cleanser and moisturizer...

Risks Of Preterm Labor And How To Prevent It Naturally

by Chandrama Deshmukh @ MomJunction

Every pregnant woman hopes to have a healthy gestation of 37 weeks. However, one major area of concern that a lot of women face today is the fear of going through preterm labor. As the term suggests, preterm labor means that you deliver before the due date. While a few days plus and minus are […]

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Are bar cleansers bad for skin? Episode 69

Are bar cleansers bad for skin? Episode 69

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Do bar cleansers really clog your pores? Tune in to this week’s show to learn the truth about soaps and other bar cleansers.  Valentines day and beauty science It turns out that for every major Valentine’s Day meme there’s a connection to beauty science. I thought it would be fun to talk about a couple […]

15 Best Essential Oils for a Better Sleep

by Hilary Thompson @ Well-Being Secrets

As people begin to focus more on healthy, clean living, dietary concerns and physical activity have been at the forefront. As we learn more about what foods are good or bad for us and how to add new forms of exercise to the routines of our busy lives, we continue to find new and innovative ways to improve our health. Sleep, on the other hand, is still a mystery to many — but since we spend about a third of our lives in bed, it only follows that we should work just as hard to increase our healthy sleep habits

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7 of the best beauty blogs you’ll ever read

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

The Beauty Brains were nominated as one of Marie Claire’s Best Beauty Blogs. Today is the LAST DAY before voting ends. Click here to vote for the Beauty Brains now. The last few days I’ve been telling you about our nomination in Marie Claire’s Best Beauty blog competition. I thought you might like to see […]

The Best Drugstore Cleansers: Guilt-Free Face Wash

The Best Drugstore Cleansers: Guilt-Free Face Wash


Into The Gloss

You won't feel bad seeing a reasonably-priced wash go down the drain—Into The Gloss picks the best drugstore cleansers. In attendance: Cetaphil, Olay, and more.

5 Best Primers For Large Pores (That Really Work)

by SkinCareQC @ SkinCareQC

Finding the best primer for large pores can be difficult. Today, almost every cosmetics brand has at least one pore-minimizing primer available for purchase. Some brands, like Smashbox, offer a wide variety of primer products. Ultimately, it is important to find a primer that minimizes your skin’s imperfections and works well with the foundation of […]

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 Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 | Ulta Beauty

Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 | Ulta Beauty


ULTA Beauty

Moisturize, even out skin tone, and bring out skin's natural radiance using Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15.

Can bedtime products really help your baby sleep? Episode 123

Can bedtime products really help your baby sleep? Episode 123

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Skin care and the sound of music Link Cosmetic marketers are always trying to innovate but sometimes I think they take it a bit too far. This new innovation from Shiseido seems to be one of those times. According to a report in Cosmetics Design, Shiseido has developed some music software that supposedly enhances the power […]

Men prefer brainy women and other beauty science news Episode 87

Men prefer brainy women and other beauty science news Episode 87

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

It’s another Beauty Science News episode! But first a new feature that helps you save money when shopping for beauty products. We call it “Who’s Who in the Beauty Biz.” Who’s Who in the Beauty Biz It’s important to understand who makes your beauty products because that knowledge can alert you to watch for formula […]

The deadly danger of Valentines day

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Valentines Day may be more dangerous than you realize – especially if you kiss someone who’s eaten a food you’re allergic to! NBC11.com reports that food allergies send over 30,000 people to the emergency room each year and a significant number of those cases are caused by loose lips. Careless kissing Dr. Suzanne Teuber of […]

10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR BONES (but should!)

by grufferman @ Best Of Everything After 50

NOF.ORG   May is National Osteoporosis Month, the best time in the world to think about the health of your bones. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), over 10 million adults in . . . Read More

Are cosmetics safer in Europe than in the US? Episode 101

Are cosmetics safer in Europe than in the US? Episode 101

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Question of the week: How are cosmetics regulated outside of the US? Jacs from the UK asked…”Can you add a overview on how cosmetics are regulated in the rest of the world other than America please?” Our answer comes from UK-based cosmetic chemist Colin Sanders of Colin’s Beauty Pages. Who makes the regulations in the EU? […]

How often should I exfoliate my face?

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Susan says… My question (& I’m sure other’s too) is how often should we exfoliate? With ever increasing choice in exfoliators on the market and differing advice as to regularity of use (sometimes as a marketing ploy to buy more product), ideally how often should we be exfoliating? Are we doing more harm than good […]

10 Best Blackhead Peel Off Masks for Acne Prone Skin [Top Picks for 2017]

by Sheikh @ CAA

Blackheads are a plight and a heart sinker for anyone who has had then over the course of their lives. Blackheads not only look bad, they are also a signal of lowered skin health.

They are caused when your pores get clogged with excess oil. When this buildup of sebum rises to the skin surface and gets oxidized with air, it gets a black appearance. Thus, a blackhead is formed.

We understand how big a menace these little devils are and have compiled a list of the 10 best blackhead peel off masks so you can start right now at relieving yourselves from their misery.

This post 10 Best Blackhead Peel Off Masks for Acne Prone Skin [Top Picks for 2017] was published on CAA by Sheikh Ovais.

For more actionable tips on treating and preventing acne effectively, you can SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG and gain free access to our member's only anti-acne eBook and email newsletters. See you there!

Is red sandalwood an effective sunscreen?

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Firoza asks…I often find producers of “herbal” or “ayurvedic” cosmetics selling sunscreens containing red sandalwood as the active ingredient. They rate these sunscreens as SPF 50 or higher. Does red sandalwood actually have any sun blocking properties? The Beauty Brains respond Red Sandalwood may have certain medicinal properties when applied topically (see link ) but it is […]

The Best Summer Activities for Babies

by Ana @ Mommy's Bundle

Finding summer activities to do with baby was a predicament I encountered every couple years with a newborn. While summer is one of the best times to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather, pool adventures and beach fun with kids, doing so with a brand new baby, brings on it’s own set of challenges. Babies under 6 months […]

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20 Easy High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

by Conor Flynn @ Well-Being Secrets

Everyone wants to eat a healthy and filling breakfast in the morning but sometimes it feels like we just don’t have time. That’s why I’ve spent so much time looking for the best high protein breakfasts that you can make quickly but will still keep you full until lunchtime. Each of the following recipes can be put together in just ten minutes but they still pack a wallop with tons of nourishing protein to meet your fitness goals.   Benefits of High-Protein Breakfasts   The reason that I’ve chosen high protein breakfasts is that they’re one of the healthiest ways

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A Super Duper way to save money on nail polish

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

One of the core themes we talk about here on the Beauty Brains  is how to save money by finding less expensive versions of premium products. So when we were contacted by Lizzy, the inventor of the Super Duper nail polish app, you can imagine our how intrigued we were. What is Super Duper? The idea behind Lizzy’s […]

If Pantene is so good why isn’t it sold in salons? Episode 108

If Pantene is so good why isn’t it sold in salons? Episode 108

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free trial at Audible.com. Question of the week: Why isn’t Pantene in salons? Tyler asks…I would just like to say if Pantene is sooo amazing and works so well them why isn’t it sold in a salon when the company could make way more money if they […]

Does wearing makeup give you better grades? Episode 119

Does wearing makeup give you better grades? Episode 119

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Please support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free audio book at Audible.com. Click here to get your free audio book. Why you should listen to your toothbrush Link Here’s an interesting study that comes to us from the International Journal of Arts and Technology. Two Japanese researchers found that certain types of toothbrush noises […]

Are Lush products really self preserving? Episode 72

Are Lush products really self preserving? Episode 72

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

How can products like Lush’s Charity Pot be self preserving? Tune in to this week’s show to find out. Plus – more Beauty Science News! Claim to fame: How are Lush products self preserving? This is a popular new feature where we look at the claims of popular beauty products and explain what the claim […]

Can body wash fragrance be touch activated? Episode 76

Can body wash fragrance be touch activated? Episode 76

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

 On this week’s show Perry and I explain how the new Caress Body Wash fragrance is “touch activated.” We also cover a handful of beauty science news stories.  Claim to fame: Can body wash fragrance be “touch activated?” This is the segment where we review popular beauty product claims and tell you what the claims really […]

Benefit mascara – how to find a cheaper version

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Ellen inquires…What is the best mascara? I use Benefit’s “They’re Real!” and for me, it does what it says – no flaking, smudging, comes off with a little oil. But it is about 22 dollars. Is there a less expensive brand with similar characteristics? They all make the same claim! I have had to try […]

I’m confused about alcohol in cosmetics

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

SkinBiz says: I am a little confused re. the use of alcohol in skincare products, can anyone help me with which ones are not good for the skin and which ones are beneficial? Also what does it mean when a product range is certified halal? The Beauty Brains respond: Alcohol in cosmetics There are two kinds […]

What are perfluorocarbons and why are they in my skin Lotion?

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Steven says…What are your thoughts on perfluorocarbons in skin care? I’ve noticed the use of Perfluorodecalin and Perfluoromethyl-cyclopentane as a slip agent in some formulations. As well they are purported to deliver oxygen to the skin. Perfluorodecalin has been used in this way to enhance wound healing…However I know that perfluorocarbons in general can be […]

What is Cupuacu?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Clara asks…What can you tell us about Cupuacu and the best place to buy it? The Beauty Brains respond Cupuacu is a tropical fruit (or is it a nut?) that is similar to the cacao nut (or is it fruit?) According to those in the know, Cupauacu smells like a cross between chocolate and pineapple and […]

FASHION FLASH!

by grufferman @ Best Of Everything After 50

Yay! It's time for FASHION FLASH--the best online weekly mini-mag for women 40+!    Want the best tips for looking, feeling and being fabulous at any age? Okay then, so . . . Read More

THE SMALL STEP SOLUTION TO SEXY ARMS THIS SPRING

by grufferman @ Best Of Everything After 50

I started doing push-ups after I turned 50. At that time, my arms were sad to look at: weak, without any definition, and definitely showing signs of batwings (you know . . . Read More

Does Bio Oil really work? Episode 82

Does Bio Oil really work? Episode 82

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

This week we answer listener questions about Bio Oil and other products. But first, another game of Improbable Products… Improbable Products Which of these bad body odor products is not real: The iPhone bad breathalyzer that tells you if you have halitosis. Odor detecting gym socks that change color when you feet start to smell. […]

3 reasons apple cider vinegar may be good for hair

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

HySpin says…I have started incorporated Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinses in my hair care practices with great results. My hair is very, very kinky and I find if I do the apple cider vinegar rinse as the final cleaning step of washing my hair I find my hair feels smoother, reflects light more (shinier) and […]

Do cosmetic ingredients really penetrate skin? Episode 92

Do cosmetic ingredients really penetrate skin? Episode 92

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Please support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free audio book at Audible.com. Click here to get your free audio book. Do cosmetic ingredients penetrate skin? Chris says…Can you guys talk a little bit about ingredient penetration? Why do some ingredients penetrate skin while others won’t? What mechanisms and conditions are involved? Let’s […]

Is it okay to have alcohol in your skin care products? Episode 105

Is it okay to have alcohol in your skin care products? Episode 105

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free trail at Audible.com. Does bee venom cause eye puffiness?  Tune in to listen to Perry’s amazing story to find out. (Hint: check out the picture.) Is amniotic fluid the next hot anti-aging ingredient? Have you heard about this new trend in skin care? Amniotic fluid. Well, […]

The 5 Best Facial Moisturizers

The 5 Best Facial Moisturizers


Wise Bread

Give your skin a healthy and soft sheen with the right facial moisturizer. Any of these five best facial moisturizers are good choices!

What’s the best product for frizzy hair?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Harshleen asks…I’ve always had thick, poufy hair that also frizzes easily. Is there a way or product to bring down the volume and smoothen hair without using a flat iron to straighten? The Beauty Brains respond Hi Harshleen. Your question reminds us of the one we received from Kenya about which hair products are best for […]

Can mouthwash make your mouth “dentist clean?” Episode 74

Can mouthwash make your mouth “dentist clean?” Episode 74

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

How can Listerine claim to make your mouth “dentist clean?” Perry and I break it down for you in this week’s show. And…more beauty science news! Take our St. Patrick’s Day Beauty Science Quiz! Are these statements about Irish Spring soap true or false? Listen to the show for the answers. 1. The first Irish Spring […]

Are you sick of greenwashed cosmetics? Episode 129

Are you sick of greenwashed cosmetics? Episode 129

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

In this encore episode we discuss why cosmetic companies STILL make so many fake natural products. There are a few main reasons: True natural consumers are still a small market segment All-natural cosmetics do not work as well Consumers don’t know the difference Greenwashing keeps costs down There are no required standards Click here to […]

Adorable Picture Shows Little Girl 'Nursing' Her New Baby Sister

by Shamita Chatterjee @ MomJunction

Motherhood is a blessing that all women cherish to the core. It is an experience that brings you closer to the nature around us, that throws bountiful of its produce to nourish the humans, and also one’s own maternal nature, that is so full of care – always providing for one’s child. And such feeling […]

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What does face spray do for your skin?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Beyond35 asks…What’s the difference between a floral water and facial mist? The owner told me it [Wild Olive] was an infused water…I’m confused. The Beauty Brains respond I looked at this Wild Olive product. “Floral water” and “facial mist” are not technical terms but rather just marketing descriptions so there is no set meaning. A floral […]

Are natural products as good as drug store brands? Episode 102

Are natural products as good as drug store brands? Episode 102

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Is this natural product as good as a drug store brand? Gemma asks (in the Beauty Brains Forum)…It seems as though you guys aren’t the biggest fans of “natural” and “organic” cosmetics, but there seems to be a wider offering of lines at places like Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Erewhon. Lines like Andalou Naturals, Avalon […]

Can nail polish really be healthy?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

KrisInPhilly asks…Can nail polish, like from Remedy Nails, be “healthy”? Is their claim that they have the most unique polish on the market true? The Beauty Brains respond Kris thanks for such a great question. I just wish I had a definitive answer about Remedy Nails. Healthy polish? I had trouble finding much information about how […]

Should you buy Organic Botox from Kim Kardashian? Episode 113

Should you buy Organic Botox from Kim Kardashian? Episode 113

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Should you soak in Vitamin C? Mindy says…I have read about vitamin C being good for your face. What about putting it in the bath water? I heard something about it neutralizing chlorine. What I want to know is if it will give you the same benefits that it does for your face, if I […]

20 best non comedogenic moisturizers & lotions for acne with SPF

20 best non comedogenic moisturizers & lotions for acne with SPF


CAA

Discover the top 20 non comedogenic moisturizers and lotions for acne prone skin with SPF, proven for fighting acne and pesky pimples.

Do hair dye removing products like Color Oops really work? Episode 94

Do hair dye removing products like Color Oops really work? Episode 94

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Do hair dye removing products, like Color Oops, really work? Lenora in our Forum asks…There seems to be some debate on this in online forums, so I’m wondering if you guys can please answer if “Color Oops” can be damaging to the hair? Thanks for the question Lenora but I think before we can answer […]

DON’T WORRY! OSTEOPOROSIS WON’T HAPPEN TO YOU! (or will it?)

by grufferman @ Best Of Everything After 50

Well, it all depends on how well you're taking care of your bones.  May is  NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS MONTH  — the perfect time to celebrate your bones, and think about simple ways to toughen . . . Read More

12 Baby Products Dermatologists Recommend to Adults

12 Baby Products Dermatologists Recommend to Adults


Health.com

Shop the baby aisle for skincare essentials like cleansers, lotions, and sunscreens. 

9 Incredible Beauty Products You Should Be Buying in Bulk at Costco

9 Incredible Beauty Products You Should Be Buying in Bulk at Costco


NewBeauty

Don't overlook Costco's hidden beauty aisle.

Is hyaluronic acid a good anti-aging ingredient? Episode 75

Is hyaluronic acid a good anti-aging ingredient? Episode 75

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Do you wonder which anti-aging ingredients really work? Today we’re reviewing the evidence for hyaluronic acid. Which anti-aging ingredients really work? When it comes to anti-aging products it’s easy to be tricked into spending a lot of money on products that aren’t worth it. That’s because there’s so much pseudoscientific misinformation out there about anti-aging […]

Do bath soaks really detox your skin? Episode 120

Do bath soaks really detox your skin? Episode 120

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Please support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free audio book at Audible.com. Click here to get your free audio book. Do bath soaks really detox your skin? Allison says… I have a question about bath soaks. I’ve heard a lot of buzz about mustard seed baths, epson salt baths, Dead Sea mineral baths, […]

20 Vegan Products to Soothe Sensitive Skin

20 Vegan Products to Soothe Sensitive Skin


Shape Magazine

Ditch redness and irritation with vegan-friendly, plant-based beauty products that soothe even the most sensitive skin types. See our top 20 picks!

Which hair products are good for working out?

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Kenya’s question…I was just discussing with a good friend of mine on how to get women active and workout more when they’re constantly worrying about their hair. We determined that it has to be the types of products and not knowing how to properly style or care for their hair which often discourages them from […]

Does pressed powder makeup always contain synthetic ingredients?

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Mary asks…Is is possible to make pressed makeup without using any synthetics? The Beauty Brains respond Rather than re-opened the debate on natural vs synthetic, I’ll try to address your question as it applies specifically to powdered makeup. Loose powder needs fewer ingredients One can certainly make the case that certain brands of so-called mineral makeup […]

The Best Lotions for Most People

The Best Lotions for Most People


The Sweethome

We tested the 10 most popular lotions on the market, and the hands-down favorite among our panel of seven testers was Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion.

Accutane for Acne Treatment – Best Use Cases & Potential Side-Effects

by Dr. Sadia Samdani @ CAA

Accutane is the trade name for Isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid). It belongs to the family of Retinoids.

Among several other purposes, it is primarily manufactured to treat acne. It is a derivative of vitamin A. For the same reason it is not advisable to take Vitamin A while taking Accutane, because it accumulates in tissues.

It is useful for treating almost all the different types of acne.

This post Accutane for Acne Treatment – Best Use Cases & Potential Side-Effects was published on CAA by Sheikh Ovais.

For more actionable tips on treating and preventing acne effectively, you can SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG and gain free access to our member's only anti-acne eBook and email newsletters. See you there!

What’s the right order to apply a BHA serum?

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Little Rhino asks…I would like to add a B5 Serum into my skincare routine. I use a BHA ( salycic acid 2% ) lotion in the am/pm. I works well with my skin and mild acne. However, I do need a little extra boost of hydration. So the B5 sounded like a great place to […]

Should you wear anti-aging lingerie? Episode 112

Should you wear anti-aging lingerie? Episode 112

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Please support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free audio book at Audible.com. Click here to get your free audio book. Do supplements improve skin? Link I saw this story published on the cosmetic surgery times website asking the question whether nutricosmetics is real science or scientific rhetoric. Or as we called it a […]

NEW SURVEY REVEALS THE #1 PRIORITY OF PEOPLE 50+

by grufferman @ Best Of Everything After 50

September 24th kicks off Active Aging Week, created by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) to motivate people to celebrate aging and promote the many benefits of a healthy . . . Read More

​Do Skin Care Products and Toiletries Ever Expire?

​Do Skin Care Products and Toiletries Ever Expire?


Lifehacker

Dear Lifehacker,I have a collection of skin care products and other toiletries that are so old I don't even remember when I bought them. Do things like moisturizer, shampoo, or perfume go bad? If so, when should I toss them out?Signed,Cosmetics Collector

Why is Moroccan oil such a big deal in hair and skin products? Episode 110

Why is Moroccan oil such a big deal in hair and skin products? Episode 110

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free trial at Audible.com Perry and I are taking a little time off to celebrate the holidays. In the meantime, please listen to this LOST EPISODE to hear Sara Bellum and Left Brain talk about Moroccan oil in beauty products.

Does Dial Body Wash really moisturize skin? Episode 96

Does Dial Body Wash really moisturize skin? Episode 96

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Please support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free audio book at Audible.com. Click here to get your free audio book. Does Dial Body Wash really moisturize skin? This is the segment of the show where we dissect the claims of popular personal care products. We try to help you understand what the claims […]

LOVE YOUR AGE: Why Sitting Straight Is a Really Good Thing

by grufferman @ Best Of Everything After 50

        Grandma used to nag at me to straighten up my spine To act respectful and read good books To take care of what was mine Carly . . . Read More

LOVE YOUR AGE: THE SMALL STEP SOLUTION TO BEAUTIFUL BROWS

by grufferman @ Best Of Everything After 50

Eyebrows have a true purpose for being -- to help keep sweat out of our eyes, and convey a wide range of emotion through facial expression. But they've also had . . . Read More

Can you orgasm just from smelling mushrooms? Episode 93

Can you orgasm just from smelling mushrooms? Episode 93

by Perry Romanowski @ The Beauty Brains

Buy ANYTHING on Amazon and support the Beauty Brains. Shop Amazon with our link Herbal Essences has a new owner I have Herbal Essences on my mind because I just saw the news that Proctor and Gamble are selling the brand to Coty. That’s right according to this story P&G is selling off some of their […]

Does John Frieda 7 Day Volume treatment really work? Episode 90

Does John Frieda 7 Day Volume treatment really work? Episode 90

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Do 7 day volume treatments really work? MC Wonders says… John Frieda has a new product out called “7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment“. They claim this rinse-out gel will create fullness that lasts 3-5 shampoos. The marketing claim about this new technology/approach to volume is hard to resist, but based on the ingredients, do you […]

Do silicones really melt on your hair? Episode 131

Do silicones really melt on your hair? Episode 131

by Randy Schueller @ The Beauty Brains

Cosmetic Questions Do silicones melt on your hair? Kylie asks…I am attempting to remove years of black hair dye and came across Scott Cornwall and his product Decolour. He makes a claim that if it doesn’t work likely cause is hair plasticised due to using heat over 220 deg cel. Quote “If you use heated […]

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