Thursday, August 9, 2012
Can you get hooked on lip balm?
This book grew out of the blog http://thebeautybrains.com/, created by a group of chemists with experience in “developing and testing beauty products at major cosmetics companies,” and who hope to “help you cut through the confusing, misleading and sometimes false information that the beauty companies bombard you with.” Bottom line, they try to be unbiased, scientific, and layperson friendly, and they succeed fairly well. Some of the topics are:
· Does antidandruff shampoo really work?
· Why do grey hairs look and feel different?
· What is shark oil and why is it in skin cream?
· Why armpit hair doesn’t grow down to your knees.
· Is your lip plumper making you sick?
· What does organic really mean?
· How salon brands get away with lying to you.
· Why are companies allowed to use nanoparticles?
· And many more . . .
I picked up Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm? because I have often suspected that I may in fact be hooked on lip balm, and I ended up skimming it like a magazine—there were a lot of topics I skipped over, about products that I’d never heard of or would never consider using. But I learned some interesting and comforting facts that will surely inform my future purchases of sunblock, conditioner, and lip balm, and you may too.