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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...

Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Beauty-Related Science from Newspapers (Especially Bad Ones)

Why You Shouldn't Get Your Beauty-Related Science from Newspapers (Especially Bad Ones) I came across a tweet that explains, well... rather a lot about how science-related beauty myths gain traction. It transcribes...

The Science of Hairstyling Heat Protection Products

The Science of Hairstyling Heat Protection Products Turtlefreak requests, "(...if this isn't too out of left field:) maybe write a post about the efficacy of heat protectant sprays? I can't tell if this...

Growing a Nose On Your Forehead. Or: You Should Really Go Get That Injury...

Growing a Nose On Your Forehead. Or: You Should Really Go Get That Injury Checked Out I think the pictures are probably weirder than the story. (I'm seriously awful at sensationalistic journalism,...

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...

Beauty Bullshit: Philosophy Time in a Bottle

Beauty Bullshit: Philosophy Time in a Bottle Reader Alexis Stewart observed, "Sephora just posted on Twitter about philosophy's DNA repairing anti-aging goop, time in a bottle I think it's called... Anyway, would...

How Does It Work? Deodorant and Antiperspirant

How Does It Work? Deodorant and Antiperspirant When I'm about to start my period. On job interviews. When I have the flu. When it's really hot outside. When I have to run...

Unnecessarily Detailed Information About Earwax and Ear Cleaning

Unnecessarily Detailed Information About Earwax and Ear Cleaning Right now, I am laying on my floor in my pink, Turkish towel bathrobe. I am curled up on my side and in my...

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