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Genetically Modified Yeast Serve as New Source of Fragrances

Genetically Modified Yeast Serve as New Source of Fragrances Microbial processes already offer a wide variety of familiar scents. Wine-lovers, cheese-lovers, and soy sauce-lovers alike are already familiar with the power of...

Beauty Bullshit: Ionic Hairdryers

Beauty Bullshit: Ionic Hairdryers Yay4Tay asks, "I am super late to the party (catching up on all your posts), but I would love for you to address how every hair tool ever...

Beauty Myths: Should You Be Worried About Mineral Oil?

Beauty Myths: Should You Be Worried About Mineral Oil? Unknown asks, "Can you do a post on your thoughts on Mineral Oil in skincare? There's lots of debate on if its good...

What is Denatured Alcohol and Why Is It In My Skincare?

What is Denatured Alcohol and Why Is It In My Skincare? Most of y'all are probably familiar with plain old ethanol, one of the oldest recreational drugs on the planet. Archeological evidence...

How Does It Work? Toothpaste

How Does It Work? Toothpaste Unless you have very fuzzy teeth, there is a remarkably high probability that you use toothpaste. But what exactly is it about toothpaste that gets your teeth...

How Does It Work? Soap

How Does It Work? Soap It would be possible to live in a world without soap. You could do it the modern way-- use the oil cleansing method, go "no poo", eat...

How Does It Work? Black Spotted by Opi

How Does It Work? Black Spotted by Opi We’ve already talked a little bit about a proposed mechanism for crackle nail polish. This effect is similar, but less ubiquitous and more interesting. Opi’s Black...

How Does It Work? Hair Bleaching

How Does It Work? Hair Bleaching An estimated one third of women over the age of 18 use some form of hair dye. As any bottle blonde knows, in order to get...

Is it Important to Get “Three Free” and “Five Free” Nail Polish?: The Science

Is it Important to Get "Three Free" and "Five Free" Nail Polish?: The Science I've had a few questions recently about two marketing buzzphrases in the nail polish business: "Three Free" and "Five Free". "Three...

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