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Goat Poop in Your Hair?

7 Aug 2017

Unless you’re familiar with Moroccan traditions, or are in the habit of frequenting trendy hair salons, chances are that argan oil has escaped your attention. Argan is a tree that grows in only one...

Sulfates in Shampoo

27 Jun 2017

As someone who likes to routinely dye my hair bright pinks, blues and purples, I’m often told by my hairdresser to use sulfate free shampoos. He often talks to me about how multiple bleachings and...

Why do tattoos stay in our skin?

22 May 2017

Our bodies are pretty good at ridding themselves of unwanted invaders, so why is it that we are able to inject ink into them, and have it stay? Over time, molecules are broken down by white blood...

Dimethicone Copolyol in Mascara?

22 May 2017

On hot, humid summer days many women rely on waterproof mascara to keep their lashes soft and smooth.  The main chemical responsible for smoothing the lashes is a type of silicone polymer known as...

Safe Sunscreens But No Safe Tans

20 Mar 2017

When it comes to health matters, scientists rarely make statements that do not begin with “may.”  But here is one.  Excessive exposure to sunlight causes skin cancer!  There’s no “may” about it. ...

Face Creams and Skin Aging

20 Mar 2017

Let’s face it. Face creams will not “reset the skin’s aging clock.” Nor will they “restructure complexion from within,” “provide repair action to the core of each wrinkle” or “reeducate the skin to...

Comaneci’s Cosmetics Claims are a Bit of a Stretch

20 Mar 2017

Some memories remain indelibly etched in one’s mind. Like cheering in the Montreal Forum during the 1976 Olympics as Nadia Comaneci earned the first-ever perfect score in gymnastics. The total of...

Coming from the Earth doesn't Make Something Safe

20 Mar 2017

You may have heard of propylene glycol in several contexts. It is used as a safer alternative to ethylene glycol in antifreeze, as a preservative in foods and cosmetics, as a solvent in some...

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