Analyzing the facts

Let's Talk Science

I have a question for you guys. Would anyone mind if we get a bit technical here? I love makeup, skincare and makeup looks but sometimes I feel like the beauty world is overwhelmed with information that isn’t properly backed up. I have a biology degree and citing sources and doing your research is probably one of the most important things I have learned.

When people say something is good I want to know why. When people say something is bad I want to know why. Not because Dr. Oz said so. That isn’t a reason. I want articles, I want to be able to crack open my text books and truly understand.

Would anyone be opposed to me adding a few science posts here and there? Explaining how hyaluronic acid works. Or talking about non-nano particles in cosmetics. If you’ve ever wondered why saturated fats are essentially synonymous with evil these days we can chat about it. Or we can chat about why some serums are so darned expensive. How does topical vitamin C really work?

Please let me know if you would be interested in this. I love science and I love talking about science. If you have any questions I would love to do some research for you and come back with an answer that is backed up and easy to understand! Let me know down in the comments! Let’s learn together! Nerds Unite!!!! Oh dear…


    • Ellen January 30, 2016 / 14:05

      Great!!! I’m glad you’re interested Mariella! All the science!!!

  1. Ela January 30, 2016 / 17:25

    It would be interesting post series, and I would love to read it. I only used all these acids on glass samples for my dissertation so I would love to know how they work on the skin 🙂

    • Ellen January 30, 2016 / 18:06

      Thanks Ela! Haha most of my labs were trying NOT to get things on my skin. So this will be fun! Makeup and skincare is so much more fun than plates of bacteria.

  2. Nadia Sabrina January 30, 2016 / 20:49

    Yes pleaseee. Educative, informative posts are also crucial! Looking forward to reading these types of blog posts 🙂

    Love from Indonesia,

    • Ellen January 30, 2016 / 21:10

      Thanks so much Nadia! I look forward to getting your feedback!

  3. Shireen L. Platt January 31, 2016 / 10:25

    Yes for sure! I’m trying to learn the ingredient list too but I have no idea how or where to start because of the overwhelming information out there. I would love to hear it for someone who knows what she is talking about.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Ellen January 31, 2016 / 10:27

      Thanks so much Shireen! I’ll definitely get onto that. Maybe I’ll do a post on how to read an ingredient list and put together a list of sources that are helpful to understanding what each ingredient is.

  4. Nereyda @ This Girl Is Obsessed January 31, 2016 / 15:15

    OMG, I would love this idea! I really hope you can do this as some of the ingredients mean nothing to me. I want to know what it does and why it’s important/good/bad for you. Looking forward to these posts!

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

    • Ellen January 31, 2016 / 18:04

      Great!!! I’m so glad you’re into it! I’ll definitely have those posts going up soon 🙂 Thanks Nereyda!

  5. Kelsey February 1, 2016 / 12:42

    Yes please sweet girl! This is what I actually love about skincare and makeup. I have never had great skin so I learned a lot from my esthetician and loved listening to her explain what she knows about skin. So I am all in on the nerdy-ness. 🙂

    Kelsey |

    • Ellen February 1, 2016 / 18:22

      Awesome! I love talking about skin science so I’m super excited that you enjoy it too! Thanks Kelsey 🙂

  6. Becky February 2, 2016 / 13:23

    Oh yes – I would be interested. It’s one reason why I love digging in to the Beautypedia reviews.

    • Ellen February 2, 2016 / 18:46

      Me too!!!!

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