In our fourth episode of the Beauty Brains podcast Sarah and Left Brain tackle questions about whether home microdermabrasions work and why some fragrances last longer than other. They also discuss whether natural ingredients are better than synthetic ones.
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The Beauty Brains
2:30 – Question 1: Why do some fragrances last longer than others?
Fragrances are made up of different kinds of materials that have different rates of evaporation. The most volatile ingredients are the top notes and they disappear quickly. These are citrus odors like lemon and grapefruit. Middle notes are less volatile and last a little longer. These would include fruity and floral notes. The base notes are the least volatile and provide the lasting scent. These include some floral notes and musks.
7:00 – Question 2: Do home microdermabrasion products work?
Microdermabrasion products work as high powered exfolliators. They may have some positive effect but they are not going to be nearly as good as a microdermabrasion that you will get done in a dermatologist’s office.
Beauty Science news
We discuss a story about people believing that natural ingredients are safer for you. You can not make the blanket statement that natural = good and synthetic = bad. In fact, natural cosmetics are not more safe and are typically not worth the extra money they cost.
Beauty Headline game
Which is the fake?
1. Some people hear colors and see sounds.
2. Men prefer reddish colors more than women.
3. Excessive vitamin use can lead to heart disease.
4. Flesh-eating fish are used to exfolliate the skin.
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