Are wine baths useful or a waste of money? (video)

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 — An NBA all-star recently made a splash posting a photo of himself in a bathtub full of red wine. Wine baths are advertised as a high-end spa treatment that’s good for your skin. But do they work? Speaking of Chemistry’s Matt Davenport tested the claim with chemistry… and a kiddie pool. Check it out here:

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