Bonds of Beauty (all science articles here)

Welcome to the Bonds of Beauty!

In this corner of this blog, I go through ingredients and concepts used in beauty products (skincare, makeup etc) and spend hours reading and reviewing peer-reviewed scientific reports and articles, written by scientists for scientists (no mainstream beauty articles or company promoted articles), to bring you the actual evidence (if any!) on whether there is merit behind certain claims. I am aiming to bridge the gap between a lovely read and easy to understand but informative science while calling out any promotional bull-crap!

If you want to know if a certain ingredient is worth the hype and your money and learn a little bit more about the science behind it, then this is the blog for you!

Bonds of Beauty is about the Beauty in Bonds and while we explore molecules that might have applications in beauty their chemistry and science might be beautiful as well.

I hope you enjoy the content! Please subscribe and share this blog and feel free to email me your suggestions and topics or products to review.

List of articles:

1 in 4 cosmetics is a waste of your money. Here’s how each cosmetic category fares and why.

The EU Regulation on Cosmetics

Is talc in cosmetics safe?

Is mineral oil in cosmetics safe?

What are ceramides and do they work in skincare?

Organic food and farming – Scientific evidence, problems and ethical dilemmas

A comprehensive list of all cosmetics you need to take with on your travels, including some health and fitness items

The Chemical Misconception – Should we avoid chemicals?

A chemist investigates: Blackheads vs Baking soda for blackhead removal. Does it work and is it safe?

Should you be concerned about gluten in your makeup if you have celiac disease?

Exploring the red lipstick effect. Does it really attract men?

Honey in cosmetics – Is it worth seeking out?

Skin whitening products might contain illegal substances

Mineral oil in cosmetics – is it worth seeking out?

What are cosmeceuticals?

What is the purpose of grooming and can cosmetics alter the perception of ourselves?

Can the appearance of scars be improved with moisturisers?

Do cellulite treatments work?

What is sensitive skin? What are the causes and what can we do?

Should we be using expired make up? What are the guidelines for the correct use of cosmetics?

Collagen supplements for fitness and beauty – Are they worth your money?

Why do we use make up…and should we?

Vitamin A in skin care – Is it worth it?

Everything you need to know about sunscreens and SPF

Vitamins C & E – Do they work in skin care?

Beauty related chemistry behind hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid – the fountain of youth?