January 9, 1997 |
Cynics maintain that cosmetics companies sell hope in a bottle. But connoisseurs of beauty products care a great deal about exactly what kind of bottle the promise of beautiful skin or hair arrives in. The newest, most preferred containers dispense a blob of cream or lotion via a plastic pump. Pumps are easy to operate, but their true beauty is as invisible to the naked eye as a germ. Dr.
August 24, 2013 |
Attaining and maintaining beautiful skin requires more than night creams, Botox cocktails and tutorials on how to use cosmetics. True beauty comes from healthy habits, says Dr. Howard Murad of the namesake skin care line. "To me health and beauty are synonymous. When you're healthy, you're going to be more beautiful," he says. Now he's taking that philosophy beyond the confines of his dermatology practice in El Segundo by offering an immersive weekend health retreat at the Parker Palm Springs in September.
July 9, 2006
The Skinny on the Beauty Industry The most common procedures for those 18 and under last year were laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and rhinoplasty. This age group accounted for 1.5 % of all cosmetic work. People ages 35 to 50 made up 47% of the total, and those between 51 and 64, 24%. * 205 % - The growth rate of med-spas in the last five years. As some medical procedures became more routine so did the trend to give clients one place for pedicures and their Botox injections.
May 16, 2013 |
Skincare giant Murad Inc. will relocate its global headquarters to another location in El Segundo in a $35-million move. The maker of beauty and health products sold in 41 countries agreed to lease 45,000 square feet in Continental Park, an office and retail complex near Los Angeles International Airport. “We are growing in size,” General Manager Richard Murad said, adding 50% more space than it has in its current offices nearby. The company will have about 350 employees in its headquarters when it moves from Rosecrans Avenue to 2121 Park Place early next year.
February 10, 2000 |
Actor Dudley Moore has sold his longtime home on Venice Beach for $2.5 million. The Oscar-nominated actor ("Arthur," 1981) has been suffering from the rare degenerative brain disorder PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy), which causes loss of memory and balance and leads to paralysis. He was diagnosed with the disorder in 1998. Moore, 64, became a film star in "10" (1979) after moving to Los Angeles from England in 1975.
March 12, 1997 |
Thanks to technological improvements and massive marketing efforts, picking a skin lotion--whether for your face, body or hands--is no simple task. In fact, it's beginning to make pantyhose selection (regular? control top? industrial-strength control top?) look like a walk in the park. When you're eyeball-to-skin-lotion-labels, it can get confusing. Do you need the fingers-only formula? A special lotion for legs and feet? The advanced formula or the extra relief lotion? Then there is the ingredients list, full of tongue-twisting words like "hyaluronic acid" (more on that later)