I am not sure why it took me so long to come across this website since its contents go along so well with many of the issues I have addressed in my blog. Anyhow, now that I have discovered it I want to share the information about this website with my readers.
So The Beauty Brains is written by a group of cosmetic chemists who help their readers cut through advertising confusion and explain if skincare and hair products will really work. According to the website their purpose is:
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.
You can submit questions to the site in order to receive their expert answers. Additionally, the authors of the website have published an online book called: How to Save Money on Beauty Products that does a great job of debunking so much of the hype, misleading advertising, and myths that are out there about skincare and hair products. A lot of the information in the book I mentioned in my recent post Buyer Beware, but the book goes into greater detail than I did and has interesting examples to illustrate their points.
Further reading: I wrote this post about sources for skincare information a long time ago, but my recommendations still stand. All the sources listed in the post are good reads for more information about skincare issues and products.