FDA has found high levels of the cancer- causing 1,4-dioxane in cosmetic
raw materials and finished products, such as shampoo.
draft proposals to ease the process of cosmetic manufacturers obtaining
safe use determinations under California's Proposition 65 are expected in
population-based case-control study by the University of Southern
California, Los Angeles, found women who use hair dyes at least once a
month experience more than twice the risk of developing bladder cancer.
Occupational exposure for hairdressers increases the risk 5-fold.
bundle of bills have been introduced in the New York Legislature
which would ban animal testing for cosmetics using the Draize method
and require labeling any product which has been tested on animals. Two
other bills would strengthen the regulation of toxic chemicals used in
A recent report by
Adina Barnett, plastic surgery medical aesthetician at the University of
Alabama confirms the effectiveness of homemade skincare products.
According to Barnett, facial masks made from milk, oatmeal, tomatoes and
other foods can cleanse, exfoliate and tone the skin.
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topically, flaxseed oil acts as an emollient which boasts skin-friendly
zinc and the B vitamins.
Better yet, the alpha-linoleic acids (ALAs) found in flaxseed oil
may contribute to younger looking skin.
In vitro and in vivo studies conducted by Kobe University School
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The research also found that ALAs speed up the turnover of dead
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