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The world of skincare is encouraging more women to explore science

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  • Jing Cao
    Jing CaoQuartz

    Headline: skincare encouraging more women to explore science.

    The evidence: two anecdotes. Zero data. One of the anecdotes is that a VP of applied research at L’Oreal saw more women coming to the company with interest in skincare science. Again, no numbers, no comparing to baseline of trend of women entering the sciences.

    Rest of story reads like one giant advertisement for skincare industry: the products these companies sell are based in science!

    Don’t get me wrong. I am (maybe cliche) obsessed

    Headline: skincare encouraging more women to explore science.

    The evidence: two anecdotes. Zero data. One of the anecdotes is that a VP of applied research at L’Oreal saw more women coming to the company with interest in skincare science. Again, no numbers, no comparing to baseline of trend of women entering the sciences.

    Rest of story reads like one giant advertisement for skincare industry: the products these companies sell are based in science!

    Don’t get me wrong. I am (maybe cliche) obsessed with skincare, I think that scientists do do amazing work in figuring out how to protect and take care of skin — especially around suncare. And I have a list of no-no ingredients. But this story...smh

  • Garrett Dalton
    Garrett DaltonReal Estate Agent at UNAH Realty

    Angela Chen is trying to make it seem like giant skincare corporations are SUPER COOL AND SUPER HIP. This is the cringiest thing I’ve read all week.

  • Edna Rein
    Edna ReinMcGill University

    There is nothing wrong with self-interest, especially if it leads to deeper learning and growth but it's strange that people are using their passion for skin care to develop new skin products rather than to create other health products. Skin care is generally founded on simple, specific processes and procedures. It's basic and common sense and the chemistry is based on the chemistry of everyday life. Like basic cooking, it requires the application of simple elements and procedures. Let's hear it for folk wisdom and 21st century application.

  • Mark Daume
    Mark Daume

    At 52, I sometimes wonder where science was, when I was the only kid in my class who had acne. All of the prescription, and OTC products, were of little help. 🤷🏽‍♂️

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