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Is Cosmetic Science Really "Bad"? Part IV: How Scientific is Cosmetic Science?
By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
Posted: March 16, 2010
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Another example is the green movement. While there is nothing wrong with this concept in cosmetics, it is "bad" science to state that molecules are better because they are natural. The human body cannot check the carbon footprint of a glycerin molecule. It will react to every CH2OH-CHOH-CH2OH molecule in exactly the same way.
In summary, I think that although individual examples can be found where the cosmetic scientist does not fully adhere to the principles outlined in the Baloney Detection Kit, as a whole, we are OK on this eighth question.
Eight of the ten questions have now been addressed. This part of the series did not make cosmetic science sound "bad" but it also makes this column less provocative than the previous one. However, the worst of the questions is still to come. Be prepared.
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