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Hair dye, shampoo, lipstick, eye shadow, perfume, tattoo ink… These are all products that help us maintain “the body beautiful.” And, they’re products made possible through the power of chemistry. Learn more about the science of how they’re made and used.

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  • Chemistry of Moisturisers
    Fight dry skin with chemistry. Learn what compounds go into your moisturizer and what each one does.
  • What's That Stuff—Henna
    Here’s some science that gets into your skin. See where henna comes from, how its dye gets activated, and how long it lasts.
  • The Chemistry of Henna
    Lawsone plus keratin equals beautiful designs on your skin.
  • Personal Care Chemistry
    Personal care chemists help populate your store’s shelves with a wide range of health and beauty products. Learn how they do what they do.
  • The Science of Beauty: Cosmetic Chemistry
    Interested in what path to take to make a career out of make-up? Get tips from someone who’s been there, done that.

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(all sites accessed January 2020)