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March 10, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A government test has determined that a red dye used in many lipsticks is a powerful herbicide capable of killing marijuana plants, prompting some Bush Administration officials to propose using the dye in an airborne offensive against domestic marijuana cultivation.
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February 13, 2014 | Ricardo Lopez
California is lining up to become the largest state to ban the sale of cosmetic products, such as facial scrubs, containing tiny plastic beads that find their way into waterways and the ocean. Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) plans to introduce a bill Thursday that would ban the sale of products containing the microbeads, which are too small to be removed by water treatment processes after they drain out of sinks and showers. A New York legislator introduced a similar measure Tuesday after scientists found high concentrations of the tiny exfoliating beads in the state's lakes and other waters.
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OPINION
May 28, 1989
Since we decided at the office that "clean air" means a no-smoking, no-cosmetics policy, all the complaining about smoking seems to have stopped. I wonder why? D.G. SHAW Norwalk
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November 10, 2013 | Alene Dawson
U.S. Figure Skating champion Ashley Wagner is headed to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in February. She's excited about that -- and also excited that she's just been named CoverGirl's latest, well, CoverGirl. Wagner, 22, grew up as an "Army brat," living in Germany, Alaska, California and New York. We met recently to discuss her accolades and style. Congratulations on your U.S. championship and on being a new CoverGirl. Thank you. This is such a dream come true.
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July 27, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by those endless rows of cosmetics at your local drugstore. The products are plentiful, peppering an expanse of shelves in a dizzying array of compacts, lip stains and neon-tube mascaras, all housed in tightly sealed packages. The search for a new foundation or cream blush is even more daunting as some tout skincare components. And with technological advances in cosmetics and the trend toward multi-use makeup (such as BB creams that both cover and treat skin and lash-accelerating mascaras)
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July 24, 2010
Not sure if you're simply a passionate cosmetics lover or a hoarder who needs help? Here are some signs that you may be a hoarder, courtesy of Dr. Ranae Reinardy and Dorothy Breininger: • There are negative consequences associated with your behavior — physical, safety or financial. •You want to stop hoarding cosmetics but can't. •You start losing livable space in your home because of your beauty products. •Heavy layers of dust build up on all of your beauty supplies.
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July 25, 2010 | By Alene Dawson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Are there multiple shampoos in your shower caddy? Old face creams gathering dust in your cabinet? Have you been accused of having a bathroom that looks like a Sephora store? Most important, does any of this make you a "cosmoholic"? Yes, there is such a thing as "too much," and it's a fine line between the mildly messy makeup lover and someone psychologically addicted to beauty products. Organizing pro Linda Koopersmith, author of "The Beverly Hills Organizer's Home Organizing Bible: A Pro's Answers to Your Organizing Prayers," has tackled bathroom and cosmetic organizing projects for more than 20 years and run into some serious hoarders.
NEWS
March 12, 2013 | By Susan Denley
European Union regulators on Monday announced a ban on the import or sale of any cosmetics with ingredients tested on animals. The EU banned animal testing of finished cosmetics in 2004, and animal testing of ingredients in 2008. The new ban, effective immediately, puts pressure on other parts of the world to ban animal testing of cosmetics too. [New York Times] Designers frequently give celebrities clothing for free, just for the publicity value of having the clothes worn by prominent walking billboards.
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May 29, 1992 | CINDY LaFAVRE YORKS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Drug store and department store makeup counters are full of cosmetics that contain sunscreen. But women who start their makeup ritual with a layer of pure sunscreen don't really need the extra amounts included in other cosmetics. In fact, some skin experts believe the layering of plain sunscreen, sunscreen-infused moisturizers, or sunscreen-enhanced foundations compromises total sun protection. "These products are an automatic protection for women who would otherwise not wear any," says Dr.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Beauty 21 Cosmetics Inc. will move its headquarters to Ontario with the $15-million purchase of a warehouse and office facility. The company, founded in 1985 in Rancho Cucamonga, makes the L.A. Girl line of cosmetics that are sold in retail stores and online. Products include liquid makeup, blush, eye shadow, nail polish and body glitter. Beauty 21 Cosmetics bought the 231,000-square-foot distribution center at 2021 S. Archibald Ave. from a partnership between CT Realty Investors and Behringer Harvard, brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle said.
NEWS
September 23, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
When it comes to a woman's favorite makeup, how does an Angeleno compare with a New Yorker? To assess the similarities and differences in bicoastal beauty, we turned to the new limited-edition Nars Loves Los Angeles makeup set. A follow-up to the Nars Loves New York set that debuted in May, this L.A.-centric gift box features the top-selling color cosmetics in the West Hollywood boutique - the brand's second free-standing store in the U.S., which...
BUSINESS
September 12, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Wal-Mart is pledging to cut down or eliminate 10 chemicals found in household and beauty products currently on its shelves, the mega-retailer said Thursday. At a meeting focused on the chain's sustainability efforts, executives said they would begin monitoring the scale-back in January. The move is “the first chemical policy of this scope by a major multinational retailer,” according to a statement from the nonprofit advocacy group Clean Production Action. “Wal-Mart's policy signals a new era of going beyond regulatory compliance to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals,” Mark Rossi, the group's co-director, said in the statement.
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September 8, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
Fashion designer Michael Kors' aesthetic is all about contradictions. "I like hot weather clothes mixed with cold weather clothes," he said a couple of years ago. "A big camel turtleneck over shorts, beaded pants worn with a casual top, and gold jewelry with a bathing suit. " The same philosophy applies to his new beauty line, a collaboration with the Estée Lauder Companies that includes three fragrances, color cosmetics and body care products. The line, which hit Macy's stores last month, is grouped into three collections: Sporty, Sexy and Glam.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
In the Glendale offices of her two cosmetics companies, New York financier Lynn Tilton makes a surprising claim: Not that long ago, she wasn't all that interested in makeup. It's unexpected not just because Tilton owns the Jane and Stila lines of primping products. She also makes the declaration while a professional makeup artist touches up her glossy pout and shimmery eyelids. Rounding out her look are towering stilettos, voluminously teased blond hair, French-tipped nails and a cleavage-baring shirt just sheer enough to show off a belly button jewel.
HEALTH
August 16, 2013 | By Melinda Fulmer
A slew of nonsurgical body contouring treatments promising to zap inches on your lunch hour has taken off recently, ushering a flood of new patients - many of them men - into doctors' offices. However not all of these treatments, touted on talk shows and marketed at medical spa happy hours, are created equal, physicians say, and the cost can run well into the thousands, rivaling or even surpassing liposuction but with less dramatic results. "We are not talking about losing weight" with these treatments, says Grant Stevens, a Marina del Rey plastic surgeon whose practice does a booming business in body contouring.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Susan Denley
As fall approaches, there has been lots of publicity about some high-end makeup launches by prestigious fashion designers, such as Michael Kors' Sexy, Sporty and Glam collections (available at Macy's and michaelkors.com ) and Marc Jacobs' 120-piece cosmetics collection (available at Sephora and marcjacobs.com ). Both collections went on sale this month, to much fanfare. But another notable cosmetics collection also launched this summer, a bit more quietly. It's from renowned makeup artist Pati Dubroff , whose celebrity clientele has included Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron and Drew Barrymore.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Susan Denley
As fall approaches, there has been lots of publicity about some high-end makeup launches by prestigious fashion designers, such as Michael Kors' Sexy, Sporty and Glam collections (available at Macy's and michaelkors.com ) and Marc Jacobs' 120-piece cosmetics collection (available at Sephora and marcjacobs.com ). Both collections went on sale this month, to much fanfare. But another notable cosmetics collection also launched this summer, a bit more quietly. It's from renowned makeup artist Pati Dubroff , whose celebrity clientele has included Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron and Drew Barrymore.
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September 8, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
Fashion designer Michael Kors' aesthetic is all about contradictions. "I like hot weather clothes mixed with cold weather clothes," he said a couple of years ago. "A big camel turtleneck over shorts, beaded pants worn with a casual top, and gold jewelry with a bathing suit. " The same philosophy applies to his new beauty line, a collaboration with the Estée Lauder Companies that includes three fragrances, color cosmetics and body care products. The line, which hit Macy's stores last month, is grouped into three collections: Sporty, Sexy and Glam.
NEWS
August 7, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Makeup artist and cosmetics entrepreneur Napoleon Perdis has a new limited collection out that should make the wearer feel like Cinderella. The collection is inspired by the Australian Ballet's upcoming new version of  "Cinderella," set to Prokofiev's score but reimagined by choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and with sets and costumes by French designer Jerome Kaplan. Perdis is a sponsor of the production, which is set to premiere in mid-September in Melbourne, and is the Australian Ballet's makeup partner, so a makeup collection based on the fairy-tale heroine seems like a natural.
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July 27, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by those endless rows of cosmetics at your local drugstore. The products are plentiful, peppering an expanse of shelves in a dizzying array of compacts, lip stains and neon-tube mascaras, all housed in tightly sealed packages. The search for a new foundation or cream blush is even more daunting as some tout skincare components. And with technological advances in cosmetics and the trend toward multi-use makeup (such as BB creams that both cover and treat skin and lash-accelerating mascaras)
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