How Do I Ask The Beauty Brains?
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WHY Should I Ask The Beauty Brains?
Most women agree that when they use the right products, they do feel better. But there are two problems with finding the right product. First, there are literally THOUSANDS of products for you to choose from. Second, you’re constantly bombarded with confusing and, sometimes, false information from beauty companies.
Our job is to help you cut through all the clutter by giving you honest, unbiased information about cosmetics. We believe that the more information you have, the better you’ll be able to find products that you like at a price you can afford.
WHO Answers My Questions?
Depending on the topic, your reply may come from any one of the different lobes of The Beauty Brains. Click here to learn more about the Brains.
WHEN Will My Answer Be Posted?
It may take us a few days to a few weeks to provide your answer. If we think your question will be of general interest to our community, we’ll post it on the blog. But sometimes we might simply answer you directly in a personal email.
If you don’t get an answer after a few weeks it means that we weren’t able to find enough scientific information to be worthy of a response or that we have more questions than we’re able to answer. We get so many emails that it’s not possible to respond to each and every one, but we promise you that we do read them all!
WHAT kind of questions can I ask?
Pretty much anything you put on your body is fair game for a question. Here are some of the categories that our readers frequently ask questions about.
Make up: eyeshadow, mascara, blush, eyeliner.
Skin care: body wash, hand lotion, facial moisturizers, acne preparations, wrinkle creams, facial masks
Hair care: shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, gels, mousse, shine sprays, putties,
Oral care: toothpaste, mouthwash, whiteners, anti-tarter products
And then there are antiperspirants, deodorants, eye care and ear care products, foot care, tattoos, scar products and the list goes on and on.
What questions should I not ask?
We typically don’t answer questions that ask for:
Shopping advice. There are plenty of other websites that can tell you where to buy the cheapest eyeshadow. That’s not what we do.
Product recommendations. We specialize in explaining how products work, but we don’t usually recommend products. Everyone’s hair and skin, and their tastes, are different so it’s impossible for us to tell you “what’s the best skin cream for me.”
Sarah Bellum will occasionally blog about her personal experiences with products but for the most part the Beauty Brains focus on the objective science of how products work.
What kind of information can I expect in my answer?
Most of our answers cover one or more of these five basic areas:
1) What you can really expect the product to do (or not do)
2) How the product does what it does.
3) How the product is made.
4) How the product is (or isn’t) different from similar products.
5) What the advertising behind the products really mean.
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