04.15.2011
Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm?

So I just finished reading the new book Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm? based on the blog, TheBeautyBrains.com.  I remember reading TheBeautyBrains when blogs were just becoming popular and I have to tell you, they’re an amazing resource for all your beauty questions.

TheBeautyBrains are a group of chemists who have more than 40 combined years of experience in developing and testing beauty products at major companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Alberto Culver, making them a great resource for everyone.  Here are ten truths you didn’t know about cosmetics, straight from the new book!

1-) Curling shampoos don’t work!

2-) Wearing the right fragrance can actually make people think you have lost weight.

3-) While brushing your hair temporarily helps distribute natural oils, in the long run, brushing “100 strokes every night” strips layers of cuticle and weakens hair.

4-) There is no proof that tourmaline flat irons perform any better than the less expensive non-ceramic versions.

5-) Sunscreen is one of the best cosmetics you can use to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free.

6-) Spit on a zit may not be an old wives’ tale after all!

7-) There is a difference between antiperspirant and deodarant.

😎 No cosmetic will make your nails grow longer and stronger.

9-) Urea is found in cosmetics but does not come from urine!

10-) Multiple types of parabens are used in formulas to ensure that your personal care and cosmetic products are as free as possible from disease-causing microbes.

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