January 16, 2011 |
Thanks to the Internet, you no longer need to trek to the far corners of the world to find the latest beauty balms. However, even in today's global market, some products are hard to get online. If you're planning a trip to any of these five cities, bring home the following beauty must-haves. Just keep the products in their original containers and remember to declare them at customs. Beirut Beesline: This affordable collection of skin, hair and body products is sold in pharmacies.
August 3, 2008 |
Whether they're Olympic contenders or weekend warriors, athletes are a lot alike: They're keenly aware of their bodies, eager for gear that might improve their performance and big users of sunscreen, moisturizers and balms. Now there's a line of skin-care products designed specifically for them.
August 24, 2007 |
Under pressure from Congress, government regulators Thursday proposed new "truth in labeling" rules for sunscreen to give consumers clearer, more complete information on protection against cancer-causing ultraviolet rays. Once finalized, the rules would require manufacturers to test products for protection against two types of ultraviolet rays instead of one, as is now standard.
June 17, 2007 |
IT used to be so simple. When we needed a sunscreen, we picked either the brown bottle, or the other brown bottle. As long as it said SPF 15 or more, we knew we'd be safe. Or so we thought. As we learn more about how the sun affects the skin, sun care experts are hoping to teach us that not all rays are alike and neither are sunscreens. Some ultraviolet rays (UVBs) coming from the sun cause burning.
May 28, 2007 |
CONSTANT worrying about the sun and its power to burn, wrinkle and mottle the skin -- or worse, cause cancer -- comes with the summer territory. But what if there were an extra level of protection, say a pill or a lotion, that helped prevent the most common effects of too much ultraviolet light? Researchers are working on it. "Sunscreens are difficult to use properly," says Daniel Yarosh, president of AGI Dermatics, a Freeport, N.Y.
September 23, 2006 |
A sunless tanning lotion induced a deep tan in hairless mice that protected the animals from harmful ultraviolet rays, scientists have reported. The experimental lotion might allow fair-skinned people who otherwise burn to sport protective tans. Sun damage is a leading cause of skin cancer. In Thursday's issue of the journal Nature, the scientists said mice slathered daily with lotion became nicely tanned in a matter of days. With each application, the animals got darker.