The Science of Beauty

Debunk the Myths and Discover What Goes into Your Beauty Routine

Get the facts about the biggest beauty and skincare trends from Instagram’s cosmetic chemist Dr. Michelle Wong.

Can tweakments do me any harm? Does deodorant cause breast cancer? Does eating chocolate give you acne? Do I need to wear sunscreen every day? What exactly is in my serum? Are collagen supplements the fountain of youth? What's the best way to fade scars? And is "clean beauty" as healthy as it sounds?

The Science of Beauty reveals the truth behind the bold marketing claims and viral TikTok trends and tells you what you really need to know about the products you use every day, form good habits, and learn what really works. Decipher the ingredients that make up your favorite shampoo, find out the facts about tweakments and chemical peels, and discover whether beauty brands can ever be truly sustainable.

Featuring over 100 frequently asked questions, informative graphics, and backed up by the latest research, cosmetic chemist and science educator Dr. Michelle Wong (a.k.a. Lab Muffin Beauty Science) has the answers we need to make the most of our beauty and body-care routines.
Dr Michelle Wong is a chemist with over 20 years' experience as a science educator. As Lab Muffin Beauty Science, she debunks beauty myths and the science behind the biggest skincare and haircare trends to her 450K Instagram and 420K YouTube followers. Michelle has collaborated with L'Oreal, P&G, and Johnson & Johnson as part of her science education work, and has been profiled by The New York Times, Vogue Business, and Harper's Bazaar. View titles by Michelle Wong
additional book photo
additional book photo
additional book photo
additional book photo
additional book photo
additional book photo

About

Get the facts about the biggest beauty and skincare trends from Instagram’s cosmetic chemist Dr. Michelle Wong.

Can tweakments do me any harm? Does deodorant cause breast cancer? Does eating chocolate give you acne? Do I need to wear sunscreen every day? What exactly is in my serum? Are collagen supplements the fountain of youth? What's the best way to fade scars? And is "clean beauty" as healthy as it sounds?

The Science of Beauty reveals the truth behind the bold marketing claims and viral TikTok trends and tells you what you really need to know about the products you use every day, form good habits, and learn what really works. Decipher the ingredients that make up your favorite shampoo, find out the facts about tweakments and chemical peels, and discover whether beauty brands can ever be truly sustainable.

Featuring over 100 frequently asked questions, informative graphics, and backed up by the latest research, cosmetic chemist and science educator Dr. Michelle Wong (a.k.a. Lab Muffin Beauty Science) has the answers we need to make the most of our beauty and body-care routines.

Author

Dr Michelle Wong is a chemist with over 20 years' experience as a science educator. As Lab Muffin Beauty Science, she debunks beauty myths and the science behind the biggest skincare and haircare trends to her 450K Instagram and 420K YouTube followers. Michelle has collaborated with L'Oreal, P&G, and Johnson & Johnson as part of her science education work, and has been profiled by The New York Times, Vogue Business, and Harper's Bazaar. View titles by Michelle Wong

Photos

additional book photo
additional book photo
additional book photo
additional book photo
additional book photo
additional book photo

Books for LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

In June we celebrate Pride Month, which honors the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan and highlights the accomplishments of those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual + (LGBTQIA+) community, while recognizing the ongoing struggles faced by many across the world who wish to live as their most authentic selves. Here is

Read more

PRH Education High School Collections

All reading communities should contain protected time for the sake of reading. Independent reading practices emphasize the process of making meaning through reading, not an end product. The school culture (teachers, administration, etc.) should affirm this daily practice time as inherently important instructional time for all readers. (NCTE, 2019)   The Penguin Random House High

Read more

PRH Education Translanguaging Collections

Translanguaging is a communicative practice of bilinguals and multilinguals, that is, it is a practice whereby bilinguals and multilinguals use their entire linguistic repertoire to communicate and make meaning (García, 2009; García, Ibarra Johnson, & Seltzer, 2017)   It is through that lens that we have partnered with teacher educators and bilingual education experts, Drs.

Read more

PRH Education Classroom Libraries

“Books are a students’ passport to entering and actively participating in a global society with the empathy, compassion, and knowledge it takes to become the problem solvers the world needs.” –Laura Robb   Research shows that reading and literacy directly impacts students’ academic success and personal growth. To help promote the importance of daily independent

Read more