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Why Should I Read This Website?

Because it will make you smarter about beauty products. That’s because it’s written by a group of cosmetic scientists dedicated to helping you understand what the chemicals used in cosmetics really do, how products are tested, and what all the advertising means.

What’s the purpose of the Beauty Brains?

We’re here to help you cut through the confusing, misleading and sometimes false information that the beauty companies bombard you with. Our goal is to explain cosmetic science to you in a way that’s entertaining and easy to understand. We believe the more information you have, the better you’ll be able to find products that you like at a price you can afford. So, you can listen to the advertising. Or advice from a friend. Or what your stylist tells you. But if you want to really understand cosmetic products in an unbiased, scientific way, Ask The Beauty Brains. You’ll get answers from a team of scientists who have no sales pitch and nothing for you to buy.

Who are the Beauty Brains?

Perry Romanowski and Valerie George are cosmetic scientists and formulators who have been working in the cosmetic industry for nearly 40 years combined. They have been writing and recording the Beauty Brains podcast together since December 2018.

photoPerry Romanowski is a writer, cosmetic chemist, Inventor, scientist, instructor, futurologist, and thought leader. He’s also the founder of Chemists Corner blog and training program. He also has the longest running streak done while joggling.

Valerie George is a cosmetic chemist, science communicator, educator, leader and avid proponent of transparency in the beauty industry. She works on the latest research in hair color and hair care as Vice President of Research & Development at a leading salon brand. You can follow her on Twitter.

The Beauty Brains was founded by Perry and Randy Schueller, two cosmetic scientists with decades of experience in formulating and testing beauty products. Randy and Perry recorded the first 165 episodes of the Beauty Brains. Randy retired from the show in 2018.

Since creating this blog back in 2006 we’ve answered thousands of beauty questions. In addition, we’re veteran cosmetic product developers who worked on some of the most popular beauty products in the world. We’ve written dozens of science articles and books for Cosmetics & Toiletries, Gale Publishing, and the Marcel Dekker company. Our book, Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry is used in several college programs. Trust us, we know what we’re talking about.

In addition to Perry and Valerie, other scientists will write for the website on occasion. Some of these individuals want to be able to express their honest opinions and share their knowledge without fear of losing their days jobs so they’ve adopted brainy character names like the Left Brain, the Right Brain, and our personal favorite, Sarah Bellum.


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