Conditioner: It makes your hair silky, smooth, and it’s a lot like … fat.
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Join MIT-trained chemist and science educator George Zaidan as he tries to recreate everyday household products like toothpaste, lipstick, or shaving cream using only natural ingredients… and no recipe! He’ll have to decode long lists of intimidating chemical names, figure out what they all do, try and find natural substitutes, and then cook up the do-it-yourself versions in his chemistry lab (kitchen). While George may or may not succeed, we’ll all learn something new and surprising about the products we take for granted every day.
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Special thanks to Christina Kemper Valentine
Editor: Daniel Carbone
Graphics and Animations: Per Hoel
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Director of Photography: Adam Morrell and Emily Wathen
Theme Music: Pickup Stix
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Created and Executive Produced by: George Zaidan and Elizabeth Choe
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What’s in Conditioner? | Ingredients With George Zaidan (Episode 8)