Be Beautifully Informed show

Be Beautifully Informed

Summary: Dedicated to helping you find solutions to your beauty concerns, we'll cut through the hype so you can better understand what works (and what doesn't). Led by best-selling author and beauty expert Paula Begoun, The Paula’s Choice Research Team provides detailed, scientifically validated cosmetic critiques you won't find anywhere else! For more information, visit

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 Urban Detox: Aging Effects of Pollution and How to Reduce the Damage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:00

Research on the pro-aging role daily exposure to air pollution plays has never been more clear: We’re living in an age of skin assault that wreaks havoc with our appearance—but there are steps you can take to stop it that don’t involve living in the middle of nowhere. Find out how you can use well-formulated skin-care products (and the Clarisonic) to win the battle air pollution is waging on your complexion. For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 Pros and Cons of Facials and Facial Devices | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:00

Paula and Bryan are back to bring you the latest info on facials and whether they’re worth it. If you’ve wondered what a facial is really good for, what to avoid when having a facial, and which devices are worth asking an esthetician to use (microdermabrasion, anyone?), this is a must-hear show that will keep you from making expensive mistakes at the spa or salon. For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of  

 Men’s Skin Care: What to Buy (and What to Avoid) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:00

The two lead guys (OK, we’re also the only guys) on the Paula’s Choice Research Team join forces to explain, man-to-man, why men need skin care too, why taking care of your skin is one of the smartest things a man can do (and it can be done without threatening his masculinity), and which products are worth his money and time. For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 Ulthera + The Latest Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures for Firmer Skin FAST! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:00

Paula and Bellevue, Washington-based plastic surgeon Dr. Sepehr Egrari discuss the latest non-invasive procedures to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face and around the eyes. Focusing on Ulthera for tightening, Dr. Egrari will also discuss the Liquid Facelift and using fat injections to restore lost volume to an aging face—all procedures that can be down without the scalpel, and no downtime! For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 Ask Paula Anything: Facebook Fan Show! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:00

Never one to mince words or not tell it like it is, this show is your chance to ask the original Cosmetics Cop anything at all about skin care, makeup, hair care, procedures, the cosmetics industry, working with chemists, controversial ingredients, you name it, Paula will tell you what she thinks about everything to do with beauty, how she formulates products, the philosophy behind the skin care routines she’s created, and always with a healthy dose of humor and real-world perspective. For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 Beachy Waves, Summer Braids, and Protecting Hair in the Sun! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:00

She’s back! Seattle area hairstylist and color pro Ashley Mecham returns to the show to share expert tips on how to create gorgeous beachy waves, tousled texture, braids, and easy-breezy summer hair. We’ll also share key tips to protect hair (especially dyed hair) from sun damage so you can enjoy fun in the sun without getting fried, frayed tresses. For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 Makeup Tips for Mature Skin—Look Gorgeous in Your 50s & Beyond! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:00

Paula and Nathan join forces to bring a professional perspective on makeup for the aging face. Whether you’re just seeing first signs of aging or are contemplating a surgical procedure to take 10 years off your face, this show will give you the straight scoop on what to do and what to avoid when shopping for and applying makeup from your 50s and beyond. Get in the know about what works and what doesn’t so you will feel beautiful and confident! For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 What You Must Know About Sunscreen Before Applying | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:00

No question, sunscreen is the #1 product all of us need to protect our skin—but what do you need to know before you buy and apply it? Paula and Bryan have the surprising facts about what you need to do to get you beach-ready or simply ready to see daylight each morning knowing your skin is safe and protected. For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 Insider Secrets from a Top Cosmetics Chemist with special guest Ni’Kita Wilson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:00

In this must-hear show, Paula dishes the dirt with famed cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson. Ms. Wilson has formulated over 2,000 products, and she’s well versed in what works, what doesn’t, and what is absolutely necessary to get the best cosmetic products. Ni’Kita and Paula reveal what to look for on an ingredient label to ensure you’re getting an effective product, and both answer beauty questions from the Paula’s Choice Facebook page. For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 What Each Skin Type Needs to Look (and ACT) its Best | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:00

If you’re trying to figure out what to use in order to get the best results for your skin type, this is the show for you! Paula and Bryan discuss each skin type, the differences between them, and which products each skin type needs to get the best results. From cleansers to serums, and what to use when (and why) it’s all here, along with beauty advice you won’t find anywhere else! For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 Our Favorite Skin-Care Myths and What’s Really True | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:00

Few things make Paula and Nathan happier than busting the latest cosmetic-related myth, and this show has them dishing  on their all-time favorites and explaining (based on published research) why they’re simply not true. From acne cures to dry skin fallacies and misinformation about  sunscreens, lead in lipstick, and retinol,  you’re sure to find this show a valuable help as you navigate the often crazy world of cosmetics. For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 Styling Secrets for Every Hair Type with Special Guest James Todd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:00

Join Paula and Nathan as they chat with hair-care educator and expert stylist James Todd about the common reasons women don’t get the styling results they want. Whether your hair is thin, thick, curly, straight, frizzy, or chemically treated,  James will explain what each hair type needs to get and maintain its ideal style. Find out why what you’re using (or not using) is contributing to your run of bad hair days—and learn how a few simple changes can make a big difference! For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 Top 10 Skin Care Sins (and How to Atone!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:00

Whether you know it or not, most of us commit at least one “skin care sin” each day. Over time, these mistakes and lapses in judgment can hurt our skin more than we ever imagined. It all stops here, as Paula and Bryan run down the list of the biggest skin care sins and offer advice on how you can quickly turn things around. Find out why it’s never too late to do right by your skin—forgiveness is beautiful! For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 All About Adult Acne (Plus the Latest Acne Treatment Research) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:00

Find out what differentiates adult acne from teen breakouts, and hear about the best ways to treat acne at any age. Paula and Bryan also touch on why makeup can cause acne (a condition known as acne cosmetica) and share highlights of the exciting new research about acne prevention and treatment. Whether you’ve always battled breakouts or didn’t see a blemish until you passed your 30th birthday, this show is the tipping point to clearer skin! For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of

 How Many Skin-Care Products Do I Really Need? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:00

Overwhelmed by product choices to fight signs of aging and other skin concerns? Wondering if you can streamline your routine and get the same results in less time? It can all be so confusing, so listen up as Paula and Bryan reveal the key products everyone needs for a great skin-care routine. We’ll also detail which products are best for specific concerns and when each product in your routine should be applied so you get the best results with the least amount of effort. For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of


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