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The Science of Beauty

Just in time for Mother's Day: From Mother Nature's timeless skin remedies to the latest findings in anti-aging research, science helps to explain how treatments work and whether they're safe

Are Sunscreens Safe?

Tips on finding a sunscreen that guards from UV rays but does not contain potentially dangerous chemicals

July 22, 2008

Green hair bleach?

The new blond is bound to be green—that is if chemists at a Japanese beauty company have their way. New research, presented today at the American Chemical Society meeting in Salt Lake City, has uncovered an enzyme that can remove dark pigment from hair...

March 24, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Are fat bums a sign of good health?

Hey, ladies, been spending hours fretting over your beefy bottoms? Perturbed about your pear-shaped bodes no matter how many lunges you do daily? Don't be.

January 7, 2009 — Lisa Stein

Beauty Is Truth (and Science)

Procter & Gamble scientists Greg Hillebrand and Jay Tiesman talk about scientific research related to beauty products and cosmetics. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news...

May 11, 2009 — Steve Mirsky
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