My New Favorite Skincare Learning Resource

Every night when I go to bed, I put on a few podcasts to listen to as I go to sleep. I find it easier to fall asleep when there’s some talk in the background than when it’s too quiet or the background noise is just blank noise such as rain sounds.

Usually I listen to Darkness Radio or one of Jim Harold’s ten million different paranormal shows, because I love the paranormal, and there are few things more enjoyable at bedtime than getting the crap scared out of me by stories about shadow people. But last night, I finally got around to trying The Beauty Brains podcast, and my mind is blown!

The Beauty Brains is run by two cosmetic chemists, Perry Romanowski and Randy Schueller. I first heard about them through Skin and Tonics’ interview with Perry Romanowski; he did a great job in the interview of debunking some common skincare myths, most memorably (for me, anyway) the prejudices against alcohol and jar packaging. For some reason, though, I never put their blog on my reading list. It is now!

The podcasts I listened to last night did a terrible job at putting me to sleep. I lay in bed listening hard to every word. I learned how to pronounce hyaluronic acid and discovered that I’d been pronouncing niacinamide correctly. I was fascinated by their explanations of the possible differences between popular products and their store-brand “equivalents.” And so much more.

So what I’m saying is, if you’re at all interested in the science behind skincare, give these guys a listen (or a read). I use Doggcatcher to download, queue up, and play the podcasts I like, but you can also download or listen to The Beauty Brains podcast directly from their site here.

What are your favorite educational resources about beauty?


6 thoughts on “My New Favorite Skincare Learning Resource

  1. i’m a huge fan of podcasts but had no idea there were beauty ones?! i will tune in now, you’ve just made my day!!! 😀

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  2. thank you for the link! I went and downloaded every topic that interested me straight away 🙂 That will keep me busy for a while 🙂 Already checked out the retinol episode.

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    1. Isn’t it great? I have a few queued up for my bedtime. Collagen (because maybe I’m wrong about it not having value as an anti-aging active!) and the best plant-based moisturizer.


  3. I’ve run into their blog before, but I have mixed feelings abut it. You see, I am very against alcohol in skin care myself. I simply do not want to risk a rebound effect on my oily skin 😡

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  4. To go slightly off-tangent: have you ever watched Get It Beauty? I devoured hours and hours in my early AB obsession. Less science, for sure, but it was fascinating to see what was new and popular in Korea.


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