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Would you use spray on nail polish? Episode 109

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Would you use spray on nail polish?

A firm referred to as Nails, Inc has launched the primary spray on nail polish. The road known as “The Paint Can” and it simply launched within the UK (coming quickly to the U.S.). It’s not on the corporate’s US web site but however based on an article revealed by The Gloss….

“The revolutionary nail polish is different than anything you have used before. It promises pigment that cannot be replicated in a regular nail polish and a faster drying time. Plus, it claims that you can paint your nails in seconds.”

We will’t check this but as a result of it’s not obtainable right here within the US however right here’s what we give it some thought based mostly their claims and on our understanding of the science of nail polish formulations.

The important thing declare is clearly the time financial savings. They are saying it permits you to color your nails in seconds. It virtually seems like a miracle however there’s no point out of any commerce offs in polish look or sturdiness.

However there’s merely no approach one of these product (which we’re advised is water-based) will present the identical diploma of hardness and chip resistance as a standard polish. That’s as a result of the kinds of polymers which are required to type a really arduous nail end require solvents. A water-based product requires a point of compromise with regards to how onerous the nail end will probably be. Apparently that’s why they inform you you should use a topcoat with this product.

Which brings me to my subsequent level – how a lot time will product actually save you First you have some preparation to do which includes laying down previous towels or no matter on the floor that you’re going to spray on. Then there’s the spray half – truly that could be very fast because it takes solely about 20 seconds. (By the best way if you’re actually spraying 20 seconds value of product out of such a small can I wouldn’t anticipate to get very many makes use of which suggests it’s more likely to be costlier than a standard polish.)

Then you have to wash up the overspray. On the very least you should rigorously wash your palms and presumably you have to wash the towels you simply sprayed on or no matter else the spray got here in touch with. Lastly you have to use a topcoat.

Additionally doesn’t it appear unusual that the colour choices are so few? Colorants or some of the regulated components in all of cosmetics. It strikes me as odd that this product’s claims to use colours “that cannot be replicated in a regular nail polish.” In the event that they’re utilizing FDA accredited colorants how can they be distinctive to this product?

Lastly, do we now have a superb purpose to consider that this firm has finished inhalation testing on this formulation? When contemplating the security of any formulation you have to think about the routes of entry. In different phrases if it’s on your pores and skin is it more likely to penetrate pores and skin if it’s on your lips is it more likely to be by accident swallowed. Within the case of an aerosol product like this then you need to ask about inhalation. Inhalation testing is a number of the costliest and sophisticated security testing that you can do. To some extent it’s additionally nonetheless dependent on animal testing. If this have been coming from one of many bigger corporations I might have a excessive diploma of confidence that it was correctly examined. I don’t know this firm very nicely so it’s onerous to make that evaluation however it’s a query that must be requested.

So what’s the underside line right here? This general this seems like a gimmick to me. It might be a enjoyable to use product simply due to its totally different motive software however it definitely doesn’t appear to be it’s going to seize the market. I predict we may even see a quick reputation of this kind of supply type nevertheless it won’t final in the long term as a result of it doesn’t actually present that a lot of a shopper profit.

The Web makes individuals assume they know greater than they do.

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You realize I really like the Web and on stability I feel it helps society greater than it harms. Nevertheless, right here is a few new analysis that means the Web may give an individual the phantasm of data which makes individuals assume they’re smarter than they are surely. I do know I’ve a few siblings that suffer from this.

In response to researchers who’re investigating how the Web impacts our considering, they discovered that simply accessing the knowledge on the Web provides you the phantasm that you comprehend it and subsequently an overconfidence in your personal information.

That is how individuals with no background in toxicology can “know” that artificial components like parabens, formaldehyde donors, phthalates, and all the opposite vilified components in cosmetics are harmful. It’s all the time amazed me that folks with no scientific background are so utterly positive of themselves concerning the impression of quote poisonous un-quote components.

Properly this research may shed extra mild on what I name the College of Google impact. In analysis revealed by Matt Fisher of Yale College, they requested individuals to offer solutions to fact-based questions. For instance “Why are there time zones?” Half the members have been instructed to lookup the solutions on the Web earlier than answering and the opposite have been informed to not lookup the reply. Then they have been requested how confidently they might clarify the solutions to a second set of questions, like How is Vinegar made?

It seems individuals who had used the web to seek for the solutions to the primary set of questions felt extra assured about their capability to reply the second set of questions than the individuals who didn’t lookup the solutions. There was one thing concerning the act of wanting solutions up on the Web that made individuals really feel smarter about all different subjects than they in any other case would.

There was one other article the suggests a remedy to this drawback. On this analysis they discovered that if somebody gave a solution and you stated you have been going to truly look it up, individuals’s confidence of their solutions went down. So if you have the power to verify the accuracy of somebody’s information, they’ve a lot much less confidence in it.

So, the subsequent time you hear somebody say that some ingredient is a miracle remedy or one other ingredient in a beauty will trigger most cancers, simply pull out your telephone and look it up on the Web.

And if you’re on the lookout for solutions about magnificence merchandise, there are few different locations to go than to The Magnificence Brains. In fact, we in all probability endure type the identical overconfidence in different areas of data however we actually do have the expertise and information with regards to magnificence merchandise.

One other cut up and breakthrough?

We’ve talked earlier than about cut up finish mending merchandise and the way most of them don’t do something greater than cut up and prevention. That’s as a result of any good conditioner that smooths the hair and reduces friction will assist forestall cut up ends from forming.

We’ve been conscious of only one know-how that really works. It’s one thing we developed for the Tresemme line, though it’s present in a number of different hair care merchandise. That is the PolyElectrolyte Complicated or PEC. It really works by moving into the cut up after which shrinking it shut. The fabric sticks round by means of a number of washings and it additionally supplies an uncommon slick really feel which some individuals actually love. What’s most superb about it’s that it will possibly do that from a rinse out product. Up till now that is the one ingredient that we’ve seen confirmed to work this manner nevertheless it seems there’s a brand new child on the town.

One of many premier hair care ingredient corporations on the earth, Croda, has developed a posh that they name Crodabond CSA. That’s their model identify for a mix of Hydrogenated Castor Oil and Sebacic Acid Copolymer.

In response to Croda, this materials sticks to lifted cuticles and cements them down. I’m not precisely positive what the mode of motion actually is as a result of simply cementing the cuticle gained’t seal a cut up finish. You need to get contained in the fragmented stays of the cortex and weld that again collectively. However Croda does know a LOT about this space as a result of we’ve seen different analysis they’ve achieved. Apparently CSA additionally has a excessive refractive index which suggests it enhance the shine of hair. Better of all it additionally works from a rinse out product.

Croda efficacy examined the complicated in ways in which have been just like ones we’ve used. You’re taking hair tresses and artificially generate cut up ends by flogging them. You rely the splits underneath a microscope, deal with the tresses with the product and a management, then recount the splits. Then, you wash the tresses and repeat the rely to see what number of cut up ends keep glued shut and what number of popped open once more. As well as they used shopper testing which established that the distinction was not solely technically legitimate however was shopper perceivable. Looks like a legitimate strategy as a result of they mixed lab and shopper knowledge.

Now right here or issues to be careful for: All this testing was carried out by the provider underneath what I assume was optimum circumstances. We don’t understand how this ingredient will carry out in any given method when used correctly (proper focus, optimized for supply.)

These type of elements are typically sensitive to formulate with as a result of they require a rigorously balanced system to deposit appropriately. Some corporations who don’t do their homework merely throw the ingredient in a inventory method after which assume it can work. The larger corporations have extra R&D dollars so they’ll take the time to optimize the components after which check it to verify it really works.

Proper now, since that is pretty new, I’ve solely seen a couple of product that use this ingredient and none of them are from giant R&D departments. As an alternative they’re from salon manufacturers:

  • Alterna Bamboo Clean Anti-Frizz Conditioner
  • ALTERNA BAMBOO Colour Maintain & Vibrant Shade Conditioner
  • Attractive Hair Ideas Wholesome Attractive Hair Soy Milk Every day Conditioner

So is that this “new kid in town” actually a magnificence breakthrough? That is still to be seen but when cut up ends are actually an issue for you and you need to attempt one thing that’s backed by some science then it seems to be like merchandise with Hydrogenated Castor oil/Sebacic acid copolymer perhaps value a attempt.

Can acupuncture scale back pimples?

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We right here on the Magnificence Brains wish to maintain an eye fixed out for various remedies as a result of you by no means know what fascinating new know-how may work. For instance the perfume that repels bugs.

However there are lots of people on the market who make up pretend merchandise and attempt to separate you out of your cash with out truly serving to your drawback. Right here is one such know-how.

I learn this text with the headline “can acupuncture reduce pimples?” I scoffed in fact however then was appalled to learn that it was written by a medical physician who’s conclusion was that “yes” it could.

In response to this physician “acne is caused by intense Lung Heat or Stomach Heat, Damp–Heat with Blood Stasis, and Qi (vital energy) Stagnation. Thus, Acupoint stimulation for acne relieves Heat toxicity, eliminate Dampness, regulate the Qi and Blood, and enhance immunologic function. It might balance androgen levels to inhibit excess oil secretion of the sebaceous gland.”

And this physician goes on to say that 12 weeks of acupuncture remedies helps scale back pimples.

This story actually bothers me.

First, it’s been studied completely and the conclusion is that acupuncture has no impact past being a placebo. Some individuals may disagree and level to research displaying it helps scale back ache in sure circumstances however this proof is weak, improperly managed, and never compelling. And you know why it’s not compelling? As a result of acupuncture is just not actual. Qi and energies and all that isn’t actual.

And it definitely not going to assist cease your pimples. If you need to cease pimples use a remedy that has been confirmed to work. Salicylic acid, or Benzoyl Peroxide or Tetracycline. Don’t be fooled into losing cash on issues that do-not-work!

It’s so irritating! And this man is a physician. That simply makes it worse. Alright, let’s transfer on. I feel I made my level.

Do you love your fave perfume due to the bottle form?

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I learn an fascinating article concerning the influence of the form of a fragrance bottle on your olfactory notion of how a lot you like the best way it smells. The essential concept is that an unique wanting package deal that connotes high-quality can subconsciously affect individuals to imagine the perfume smells higher. It’s not all that shocking when you give it some thought as a result of we’ve seen comparable research – for instance, you can put a budget wine in a bottle from costly model and other people will assume it style higher.

Listed here are some examples of bizarre fragrance bottles:

  • Mark Jacobs Decadence appears like both a bit black purse or a lunchbox.
  • Victor and Rolf Spice Bomb actually seems to be like a hand grenade which is likely one of the causes you don’t see flight attendants sporting it fairly often.
  • Thierry Mugler’s Alien seems like one of many Infinity Gems from the Avengers films.
  • Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist appears slightly like some type of intercourse toy.

However my level is…there’s extra innovation in perfume packaging than virtually some other space of cosmetics. Why is that? Actually it comes down to 2 causes.

First, fragrance needs to be packaged within the glass. That’s as a result of the perfume oils are so aggressive they’ll soften most varieties of plastic. Not solely does that probably make the perfume odor humorous however it could actually truly weaken a plastic bottle. Glass is far more inert so it’s virtually solely used for perfume. And glass, in contrast to plastic, is inflexible sufficient to help a larger number of uncommon shapes. So it is sensible that there are extra design choices.

Second, and that is in all probability even a much bigger driver packaging innovation, the revenue margins on perfume are big in comparison with different merchandise. It’s commonplace for a bottle of fragrance to value 75 or $100. The price of the uncooked supplies aren’t that nice so that permits extra money to be spent on packaging advertising and promoting.

Additionally in contrast to different beauty merchandise there actually are not any claims that can be utilized to promote the product. So an uncommon bottle can be utilized to draw individuals’s consideration moderately than flashy claims.

Victoria’s Secret perfume repels bugs

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In response to analysis revealed within the October situation of the Journal of Insect Science, the perfume referred to as Victoria Secret Bombshell confirmed a modest mosquito repellency impact. Sadly, different issues which were historically touted as options to DEET had little to no impact.

Let me digress. Within the insect repellency world there are a restricted variety of issues which were confirmed to work. The primary device for formulators is N,N Diethyl-meta-toluamide or DEET. Now, DEET works and this analysis demonstrates that it does. However many individuals have security considerations concerning the aspect impact of DEET and this has created a marketplace for “natural” DEET-free insect repellents. I do know rising up my mother would give us the Avon Pores and skin-so-Tender product and burn citronella candles. I assumed that skin-so-soft smelled terrible and it didn’t appear to work.

On this research, researchers checked out quite a lot of merchandise to see how properly they repelled mosquitos. Right here’s what they discovered.

DEET labored. It offered safety for 240 min or extra.
And it was dose dependent. Extra DEET, higher safety.

The Cutter product with oil of lemon eucalyptus which has a excessive focus of p-methane-Three-Eight-diol additionally labored. This might be an excellent various for individuals afraid of DEET.

Different merchandise like Avon Pores and skin-so-soft tub oil and skin-so-soft with bug guard had virtually no impact. Neither did the EcoSmart natural insect repellent which is made up of various oils like rosemary oil, lemongrass oil, and cinnamon oil. The Cutter pure repellent made with geraniol and soybean oil didn’t work both. And the mosquito pores and skin patch was ineffective too.

However the Victoria Secret Bombshell perfume confirmed good safety for 120 min. In truth it was nearly as good as DEET merchandise over that point interval. So perhaps there’s something in that perfume that might be used instead.

The underside line is that if you are in search of a product to maintain mosquitos away, decide one thing with DEET but when you need to odor good, then the Victoria Secret Bombshell perfume could be the best way to go.

Will Three-D printed hair change the world?

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In Episode 104 we performed a recreation of Unbelievable Merchandise with frozen hair, pixelated hair and 3d printed hair extensions. It seems printed hair is actual!

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon College in Pennsylvania found out easy methods to do precisely that. Right here’s a quote from the webpage that summarizes their analysis:

“We introduce a technique for furbricating 3D printed hair, fibers and bristles, by exploiting the stringing phenomena inherent in fused deposition modeling 3D printers.”

Apparently they have been impressed through the use of a glue gun. You understand how you get the little skinny wispy filament of glue after you contact the top of the gun to what ever you’re making use of glue to? They modified a Three-D printer to imitate that impact. The impact is a bit crude proper now however they exhibit that they will print little hair tresses in several colours. One other cool factor is that they will truly print that right here is a component of a bigger object. For instance they might print a toy horse with a tail.

There’s a video on their web site that exhibits all this together with a pair different examples that embrace the troll, a wizard, and inexplicably a finger with hair on it. How did THAT grow to be the poster baby for this know-how? It is unnecessary.

The hair might be put within the braided though I’m unsure if it may be curled.
Think about how cool it will be to scan a lock of your personal hair after which immediately print hair extensions within the actual colours to match.

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