Allure: The Science of Beauty

Join Allure as we explore the inextricable link between science and beauty — and don't be surprised if you discover your next favorite serum, hair mask, or scalp treatment along the way. Michelle Lee, editor in chief, and Jenny Bailly, executive beauty director, are asking the tough questions and getting the straight answers from dermatologists, cosmetic chemists, and at least one expert on climate change (we said the questions were tough). So if you’ve always wondered what a wrinkle actually is (and how retinol can make it go away), or why your hair is curly (and which polymers will give it the most spring), come get nerdy with us!

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The Inside Story: CBD
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Allure's The Science of Beauty Presents "The In...
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Ep. 15 | Face Masks
39 min
Ep. 14 | Hydration
43 min
Ep. 13 | Skin-Care Layering
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Introducing Allure: The Science of Beauty - K-B...
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Ep. 12 | Lasers
Cue the Star Wars-style sound effects, because this week's episode is all about lasers. The ones we're talking about can't defeat the dark side, but they can conquer dark spots, unwanted hair, scars, and more.
43 min
Ep. 11 | Body Hair
Now that we've given the hair on our head its due, we're traveling south to explore the hair we have everywhere else. And we mean everywhere.
44 min
Ep. 10 | Scalp
We explain the many ways you should care for your scalp (but probably aren't) and the best treatment options for issues like itchiness, oiliness, and — of course — dandruff.
39 min
Ep. 9 | Curls
If you have spirals, coils, or waves, you already know that having curly hair isn't just a trait; it's a lifestyle. So we packed this episode with tips, tricks, and techniques for caring for curls.
38 min
Ep. 8 | Stress
You can't always control a stressful situation, but you can control the way you — and in some ways, even your skin and hair — react to one.
40 min
Ep. 7 | Shampoo
Because the shampoo aisle has enough options to make you feel dizzy, a cosmetic chemist walks us through the latest and greatest ways to remove dirt, oil, and product build-up.
40 min
Ep. 6 | Acids
As the old saying goes: An acid a day (or, uh, every few days if you're sensitive) keeps breakouts, fine lines, and dullness away — here's how.
39 min
Ep. 5 | Vitamins in Skin Care
You know vitamins as the micronutrients our body needs in order to function, but when applied topically, vitamins can have a profound effect on the health and appearance of our skin.
33 min
Ep. 4 | Wrinkles
It's a privilege to have wrinkles. But if you want your skin to look as youthful as you feel, modern medicine has a few tricks up its sleeve.
38 min
Ep. 3 | Pores
There are millions of tiny openings all over your skin — and if you didn't have them, you'd be dead. Join us as we dive into the weird world of pores.
39 min
Ep. 2 | Hyperpigmentation
It's not easy treating the dark spots and discoloration known as hyperpigmentation — but with the right products and treatments, it's totally possible.
26 min
Ep. 1 | Sunscreen
If you're not using SPF, every other skin-care product is a big, old waste of time and money.
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Teaser: Allure: The Science of Beauty
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Introducing Allure: The Science of Beauty
Join Allure as we explore the inextricable link between science and beauty.
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