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 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.
July 31, 2006 |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week approved a new sunscreen ingredient used overseas for years but never before in the United States to block a type of radiation that penetrates deeper into the skin. L'Oreal's Mexoryl protects against a broader range of the sun's UVA rays, which can penetrate the skin's lower layer, or dermis. UVB rays from the sun damage only the skin's outer layer, the epidermis.
July 16, 2006
Interviews conducted by Scott Doggett.
July 16, 2006 |
In the summers of my youth in Palos Verdes, after the unfair, freezing months--down to a hideous 50 degrees--the first days of hot, dry weather made life seem rational again. The veils of shoreline fog lifted, the cruel rains were chased away, even the parents weren't fighting as much. Terry towels, thick and clean, could be pulled, still damp, from humming dryers.
May 21, 2006 |
IF you've cruised the sunscreen aisle at the grocery or drugstore lately, you know the choices seem almost endless. Spray, cream or nongreasy lotion? SPF 15, 45 or something in between? Now factor in this season's new offerings -- a sunscreen ingredient called Helioplex and a new sunscreen pill -- and recent class-action lawsuits charging that the sunscreen makers have inflated the protective qualities of their products.