Science in the Name of Beauty: Summer internships give insight into the scientific research behind cosmetics

Cosmetics have become so commonplace in our society that advertisements can be found in all facets of the media, from television and radio to magazines and even on bus placards. Ads claim that makeup can make a woman look younger, more beautiful, and even make her more popular. But what exactly is in that lipstick so many women applied this morning, or the dye they used last weekend to turn their hair that brilliant shade of blond?