Category Archives: Truth Patrol

Truth Patrol: Scar Creams

There are several drugstore brands that sell creams and gels claiming to treat scars. The most popular, at least in the United States, is probably Mederma.

These claims are bogus. Continue reading

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Truth Patrol: Lash Growth Products

By now, a lot of companies have jumped on the lash-growth-bandwagon. There are more and more drugstore lash growth serums and mascaras that claim to make your lashes grow (Rimmel’s Lash Accelerator Serum, L’Oreal’s Double Extend Lash Boosting Serum, etc.). But these product don’t have any credible scientific studies supporting the claim that any of their ingredients promote lash growth! Continue reading

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Truth Patrol & DIY: Setting Spray

I’ll admit right away. The title “setting spray” is a misnomer. So if you’re looking for a face spray that will make your makeup last longer, you won’t find the do-it-yourself recipe for it here. Continue reading

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Truth Patrol: Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Trying to decode an ingredients list is usually daunting. Most of the words just sound like mumbo-jumbo. And I think this is the main reason Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) gets a bad rap. Continue reading

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Truth Patrol: Split-End Solutions

You’ll see a lot of haircare products claim to “mend” or “repair” split ends. But once the hair frays, the damage is irreversible. It’s like chipping a fingernail. You can cut your nails (like you can cut your hair) or file them down, but you can’t undo the damage. The only thing hair products can do is make the strands lie flat, temporarily reducing the appearance of frayed strands. Continue reading

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Truth Patrol: What “Non-Comedogenic” Really Means

Technically, the definition is: “not causing clogged pores or blackheads.” But in reality, this phrase is meaningless. And that’s because there is no industry standard for what qualifies as non-comedogenic. And there are no government regulations restricting how companies use this term. Continue reading

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Truth Patrol: “My Skin Gets Used to Products”

I hear a lot of people say they need to change up the product they use on the skin because their skin has “gotten used” to whatever they’ve been using. I have even watched YouTube video where users suggest changing your skincare monthly to avoid this result. Continue reading

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