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Skin care: Collagen and charcoal

Science presenter Greg Foot is joined by beauty blogger Rebecca Humphries to look at the facts behind the latest skin care fads. Are they really The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

Can collagen face cream reduce wrinkles and make your skin more youthful? Will activated charcoal really purify your pores? Science presenter and YouTuber Greg Foot is on a mission to bust marketing BS, looking for the facts behind the fads and challenging products’ bold claims with scientific evidence.

In the first episode, Greg is joined by actress and beauty blogger Rebecca Humphries, consultant dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth and Cambridge Professor of Chemistry, Melinda Duer. Together they discuss whether collagen face creams really can 'support' or 'boost' collagen production and explore the science behind activated charcoal - could it act as a 'magnet' to draw out dirt and pollution from your pores as some products claim?

Presenter: Greg Foot
Producer: Graihagh Jackson

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread? Podcast

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread? Podcast

Greg Foot and his guests look for the facts behind the fads.

Do skincare marketing claims stand up to scrutiny?

Do skincare marketing claims stand up to scrutiny?

Greg Foot and his guests puts some popular skincare products in the spotlight.