About Michelle


Lab Muffin is Michelle, a 20-something PhD graduate, science educator and beauty junkie based in Sydney, Australia.

I started Lab Muffin a bit over three years ago, frustrated that the beauty blogosphere didn’t have enough easy-to-understand explanations of the science behind beauty products. I firmly believe that anyone can understand the science behind skincare and beauty, and if you can’t, it’s not your fault – it’s the fault of the person doing the talking (and sometimes, they’re trying to bamboozle you into believing them!).

That’s what the point of Lab Muffin is – to help you understand what’s going on with your products, to help you sort through what’s worth buying and what’s bullshit!

I am pro: science, healthy skepticism, honesty, transparency, money well spent

I am anti: fear-mongering, hype, one-size-fits-all


PR/media enquiries, media kit requests, science questions, product recommendations or offers of cake: labmuffin@gmail.com

Also dodgy chores at I Fucking Hate Housework, blogging at Polish or Perish and helping out at Lacquerheads of Oz.