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The Chemistry of Hair Colors

Yesterday, I did a talk for a cosmetic science class at the University of Toledo which outlined the hair research I did which eventually resulted in …

Hair

A further look at the Whole Foods Ingredient list

In our continuing series examining the Whole Foods banned ingredient list, this article is going to focus on the dreaded “sulfates” category (and …

Do consumers think about parabens in cosmetics?

If you spend a lot of time on the Internet surfing RSS feeds and social media, you could develop the notion that parabens are dangerous chemicals in …

Skin Care

5 tips to giving great scientific talks

Last Friday I had the opportunity to speak with a group of high school / college students about the topic of cosmetic chemistry. I like doing talks …

College & University

Cosmetic Brand Review – Old Spice

Many people who follow this website have expressed an interest in starting their own line. In fact, most cosmetic chemists that I know secretly wish …

Skin pH – what does it mean?

I’ve always thought it weird when people say that skin has a certain pH. This seems a complete misunderstanding of the term pH as pH refers to the …