Behind every product that smooths your frizz or brightens your skin, there’s a scientist with a lab coat and a dream. Cosmetic chemists share their favorite products and biggest beauty innovations.
Q&A with Ron Robinson, Founder of BeautyStat.com
Product He Admires: The Px Renova (Tretinoin cream) 0.05% was approved by the FDA in 1995 and was proven to reduce fine facial wrinkles, fade brown spots and smooth surface roughness. More over the counter retinoid products came on the market (using Retinol) from brands like Neutrogena, Avon and Estee Lauder.
The Next Big Thing: I think at-home frizz-smoothing treatments will continue to evolve – they’re going to be safer and work better. If you have really tight, curly hair, soon there will be products that can actually straighten it at-home – and don’t contain toxic formaldehyde.
This article was featured in the August 2011 issue of Allure Magazine.