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July 3, 1991 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is writing tough new rules that would require health warnings on certain tanning oils and would "strongly discourage" sunscreens for babies, alterations that would vastly change the complexion of the tanning industry. The rules also would ban as unnecessary sun blocks with sun protection factors, or SPFs, over 30, said William E. Gilbertson, director of the FDA's over-the-counter drug division, in a telephone interview with The Times.
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July 17, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Short on vacation time? Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills doesn't want you to miss out. The hotel opposite the Beverly Center is offering a day spa package for $175 to $220 that starts with a massage in a private cabana at the rooftop pool and a Champagne toast. The deal: The Sofitel Staycation offers a 50-minute massage for $175 and an 80-minute massage for $220 at the hotel's LeSpa . You can spend the rest of the day lounging at the hotel' s pool, working out in the gym or unwinding in the steam room.
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NEWS
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.
IMAGE
May 27, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The beginning of summer always seems to be accompanied by an onslaught of sunscreens. The market is crowded with lotions and sprays, powders and lip balms, and, increasingly, multi-tasking products with inventive application methods that are touted for their ability to do more than just block the UVA and UVB rays that lead to sunburns, skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. Indeed, many of the season's new sun care products were designed to marry broad-spectrum sun protection with anti-aging compounds, moisturizers, makeup - even self tanners.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2000
Los Angeles-based California SunCare Inc., a private-label maker of sun-care products sold in salons, has been sold to a group of private-equity and strategic investors led by Whitney & Co. Terms were not disclosed.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Procter & Gamble Sells Sun Care Unit to Pfizer: The Cincinnati-based company said it has sold its well-known Bain de Soleil line of sun care products to Pfizer Inc. Terms were not disclosed. Last June, Procter & Gamble Co. said it was seeking a buyer for the brand in conjunction with its program to divest certain non-strategic brands. At that time, the company said it had decided to focus on year-round skin care products. Procter & Gamble said the sale will not materially affect earnings.
NEWS
June 22, 1993 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For four decades, the mischievous image has bared itself to sunscreen buyers on billboards nationwide: an adorable little girl, her tan line and backside revealed to the world by a cocker spaniel tugging at her bikini bottom. But now it's the 1990s, and that overexposed image received a make-over Monday when a 2-year-old boy from Garden Grove was picked from about 100,000 contestants to represent a national sunscreen maker as the Little Mister Coppertone for a new advertising campaign.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Short on vacation time? Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills doesn't want you to miss out. The hotel opposite the Beverly Center is offering a day spa package for $175 to $220 that starts with a massage in a private cabana at the rooftop pool and a Champagne toast. The deal: The Sofitel Staycation offers a 50-minute massage for $175 and an 80-minute massage for $220 at the hotel's LeSpa . You can spend the rest of the day lounging at the hotel' s pool, working out in the gym or unwinding in the steam room.
IMAGE
January 16, 2011 | By Alexandra Drosu, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
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May 27, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The beginning of summer always seems to be accompanied by an onslaught of sunscreens. The market is crowded with lotions and sprays, powders and lip balms, and, increasingly, multi-tasking products with inventive application methods that are touted for their ability to do more than just block the UVA and UVB rays that lead to sunburns, skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. Indeed, many of the season's new sun care products were designed to marry broad-spectrum sun protection with anti-aging compounds, moisturizers, makeup - even self tanners.
IMAGE
January 16, 2011 | By Alexandra Drosu, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
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August 3, 2008 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
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.
NATIONAL
August 24, 2007 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
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.
HEALTH
July 31, 2006 | From Reuters
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.
MAGAZINE
July 16, 2006
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MAGAZINE
July 16, 2006 | Joy Nicholson, Joy Nicholson is the author of the novels "The Tribes of Palos Verdes" and "The Road to Esmeralda."
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1994 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From your prone perspective on a towel spread across the sand of Santa Monica Beach, you know it's about 70 degrees, there's a mild breeze, the sky is virtually cloudless, the sun is blissfully hot . . . But wait! Do you know what the UV index number is today? Do you even know what the UV index is? Bikini-clad Janice Stavile peers up from her towel, shading her eyes with her hand. "Yeah--ultraviolet index," she nods, promptly ignoring it as she returns to suntanning.
NEWS
June 9, 1992 | BRAD BONHALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The anticipated reappearance of the summer weather that has made Southern California famous is a mixed blessing, say dermatologists and other health experts. Most cases of skin cancer, the nation's most common form of cancer, are caused by overexposure to the sun, according to the American Academy of Dermatologists.
HEALTH
June 12, 2006 | Chris Woolston, Special to The Times
For years we've been told to slather on sunscreen, wear hats and avoid the sun. Now, with new data on the benefits -- and widespread deficiency -- of vitamin D, some scientists and doctors say we may have gone overboard. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1 million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year, almost always because of too much sun. It's no wonder that dermatologists and cancer specialists urge people to protect themselves. But Dr.
TRAVEL
May 21, 2006 | Kathleen Doheny, Special to The Times
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.
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