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By Jillian Ruffo
Updated March 29, 2016 09:33 PM
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The only thing a beauty editor loves more than a cool new product is one that has a ton of genius science behind it to nerd out over. These five products are our current obsessions — and they’re going to be yours too.

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1. GHD’s hot tools only reach the temperature of glass’s melting point
GHD’s line of curling irons won’t hit above 365 degrees, which is the temperature at which glass can be melted and manipulated. Why? “It is a fundamental property of hair that when you heat it up to the “‘glass transition phase’ (aka 365°), hair starts to act like hot glass: you can shape it and bend it,” says GHD’s Dr. Tim Moore. And when it cools, the hair still acts like glass — meaning your perfect beach waves will be locked in place until you wet your strands.

2. Revlon teamed up with BMW to create a line of makeup brushes
Cars and beauty products have a lot in common, if you think about it: Appearance is almost as important as performance for both. So it was only a matter of time before Revlon created a line of tools in partnership with the BMW Group subsidiary Designworks. The outcome? Comfortable to hold, soft, and obviously good-looking brushes that all cost less than $20.

3. Babyliss’s latest blow dryers are powered by Ferrari engines
Speaking of cars, what do you get when you cross a blow dryer with an engine designed by one of the fastest cars on the market? If you guessed a really good blowout, you’re right. The early version of Babyliss’s Ferarri-powered dryer stole the heart of our curly-haired editor over a year ago. But they just gave their trusted tool a face lift (or maybe we should call it a diet), slimming their Rapido dryer to less than one pound. That means you get gorgeous hair without breaking a sweat.

4. Bite Beauty’s new lipsticks are so natural you can eat them
Bite is well aware that at least the products we apply to our lips all day long don’t strictly stay outside our mouths. With that in mind, they’ve made all of their ingredients in their latest Amuse Bouche lipstick collection natural enough to eat. You won’t take them up on that challenge, of course, but it’s nice to know that you can now wear your favorite red lipstick to your favorite burger joint, worry-free.

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5. Tata Harper products are made in such small batches, you can track each one’s birth
Wondering how long ago your new cleanser existed before it hit your bathroom vanity? Not only are Tata Harper‘s products non-toxic, 100 percent natural and sourced straight from a farm in Vermont (meaning they’re as good-for-you as possible), the products are made carefully enough to allow you to trace exactly when your individual bottle of product was made in their lab, using their Open Lab Traceability Program. This way, there’s no mystery about what goes into your product, or when its shelf life expires.

What do you think of these products? Is there another product you want us to investigate? Tell us below!

— Jillian Ruffo