The Chemical Misconception – Should we avoid chemicals?

This is an opinion piece of my opinion as a Dr in Chemistry and the opinions of the scientists’ cited.   Throughout my career so far I have encountered many people, either in person or through articles in magazines, blogs or other media, that are either afraid of chemicals (chemophobia = fear of chemicals) or are people who dislike interfering with nature. Have you ever wondered, how did we go from chemistry and chemicals being considered magical and medicinal, toRead more

Beauty related chemistry behind hyaluronic acid

I was inspired to start my science infused beauty and fitness blog when one of my favourite vloggers confused hyaluronic acid with hydrochloric acid. I have come across many situations like this one where a lot of us, even myself, get hyped up about ingredients and products without any scientific understanding and blindly follow the current trends. However, the difference in knowledge can be staggering! Scarily enough, hydrochloric acid can permanently burn your face, whereas hyaluronic acid has been knownRead more