Which beauty products are essential? Episode 15

How many products do you need to be clean, attractive and healthy? In response to a listener question, Randy and I decide that you only need four. What do YOU think? We also talk about why the FBI is looking for pee in counterfeit cosmetics. PLUS: We announce the winner of our iTunes Review Contest!

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Randy opened the show with an alarming Beauty Science News report about the recent FBI warning on counterfeit cosmetics. They’ve found phony cosmetics contaminated with arsenic, aluminum, beryllium, cadmium, bacteria and even human urine!  Listen to the episode to find out how to spot these fakes and what action to take when you do.

Our listener question of the week comes from Wade who wants to know which personal care products are essential so he can minimize his routine. We break it down like this:

1. What kind of cleaning products do you need?
2. What kind of grooming products do you need?
3. What kind of odor control products do you need?
4. What kind of products do you need to stay healthy?

We also compare and contrast our suggestions with Glamour’s “Top 10 Must Have Products” list:

  • Blush
  • Concealer/Foundation
  • Anti-wrinkle eye cream
  • Lipstick
  • BB cream
  • Mascara
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Deep conditioner
  • Face wipes
  • Sunscreen

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