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Beauty Bullshit: Revlon Eterna 27

  Beauty Bullshit: Revlon Eterna 27 Revlon's Eterna 27 is a line of creams that supposedly helps target wrinkles. Source: http://di1-3.shoppingshadow.com/images/pi/6d/fa/99/70952157-260x260-0-0_Revlon+Revlon+Eterna+27+Moisture+Cream+With+Progen.jpg Credit for this observation of pseudoscience goes to Rachel, a reader who observed some...

What Does The Labeling on My Sunscreen Tube Mean?

What Does The Labeling on My Sunscreen Tube Mean? It is 81 degrees outside, Y'all, and I am wearing a long sleeve shirt. Somehow, it became summer and I did not notice....

What is Living on Robyn’s Makeup Brushes: A Horror Story

What is Living on Robyn's Makeup Brushes: A Horror Story Let me start this post by saying: wash your brushes, you dirty hippie. Not only does the process of cleaning makeup brushes remove...

Beauty Bullshit: the Vampire Facelift

Beauty Bullshit: the Vampire Facelift Reader whateveramber says “I would love to see you do a Beauty Bullshit post on the ‘vampire facial.’ My rational brain tells me that that can't possibly...

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...

What Is A Cosmeceutical?

What Is A Cosmeceutical? It's a theme we've been dancing around already in some previous Beauty Bullshit posts. Companies who product beauty products are beginning to make drug-like claims at a increasing rate....
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Beauty Bullshit: Chemical-Free Cosmetics

Beauty Bullshit: Chemical-Free Cosmetics Since the 1980s, a popular hoax has been passed around. "Dihydrogen monoxide", the individuals spreading this information warn, "also known as hydroxyl acid, is the colorless, odorless chemical....

How Does It Work?: Holographic Nail Polish

How Does It Work?: Holographic Nail Polish Unlike traditional nail polishes, which get their color from various pigments, the colors in holographic nail polishes are derived from structural factors. We call these polishes...
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Beauty Bullshit: Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm

Beauty Bullshit: Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm Urban Decay, we need to have a talk. I really like you guys. I think most of your products are great. That's why I...

Beauty Bullshit: Resveratrol and Fruit Stem Cells

Beauty Bullshit: Resveratrol and Fruit Stem Cells Welcome to the first installment of “Beauty Bullshit”, a segment where I explain to you how makeup and skin care companies are trying to manipulate...

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