This month Mid Brain reports on new cosmetic science stories while the Left and Right Brains take time off to work on the new Beauty Brains book.
Mid Brain reports:
We’ve blogged before about using Avon Skin So Soft as a mosquito repellent and why nothing can beat DEET, the active in OFF! But recently researchers have discovered several new super anti-mosquito ingredients. In fact, these new chemicals work up to three times longer than DEET and they don’t have the same sticky coating on your skin.
Here’s the catch: the regulations that control how new chemicals are brought to market may prevent these new ingredients from ever reaching our store shelves. You can read all about the buggy controversy at ScienceDaily.com. It’s especially interesting to see how the US Army was involved in the research.