Environment

The Chemistry of Beauty

Professor Alice Roberts, anatomist, author and presenter of several BBC series. (Courtesy of Alice Roberts)
Professor Alice Roberts, anatomist, author and presenter of several BBC series. (Courtesy of Alice Roberts)

When it comes to cosmetic products it’s all chemistry to professor Alice Roberts, anatomist, author and presenter of several BBC documentary series, including “Coast” and “Food...




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