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.