Chem Class

Skin care and makeup products are basically all chemical mixtures. I should have paid more attention to Chemistry in high school! Good thing all the info we need is just a click away. Or is it?

Here at Chem Class, we’ll discuss skin care and makeup ingredients that have bad reps. We’ll sift through all the conflicting “information” available online and find the bottom line. Don’t worry, I’ll cite all of the sources in my notes.

Get the Deets on DEET

What do we know about diethyltoluamide or DEET? It's a popular ingredient for insect repellents. With the threat of the Zika virus looming, I think it's high time to check our options. It's gotten a pretty bad rep over the last few years as horror stories circulated over the internet saying it is incredibly toxic, causes neurological Read More ...