This was one of the most often visited pages on the previous Joanne Loves Science site, so it’s continued here. I use beauty products and I am a curious scientist, so this information is an attempt to make the world of beauty a bit more intellectually fascinating!
(This photo is from one of the campaigns I modeled for in Tokyo. It included a commercial and magazine and subway ads. It was odd to be recognized by people as I sat on the subway! Young Japanese girls would run up to me, saying “Sign! Sign!”, indicating that I should sign an autograph. For someone who preferred to hide behind her books, it was almost surreal!)
useful beauty science links
Curious how cosmetics such as lipstick, mascara and hair dye are made?
Check out the fantastic resource, How Products are Made