Posts tagged health risks
Google Ad Warning Could Prevent Skin Cancer Cases

“Online advertising based on Google search terms could be an effective way to prevent skin cancer cases, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. The team created a series of nine Google Adwords – a pay-per-click online service – about the risks associated with indoor tanning that appeared next to search results when Google users typed in common search terms when looking for information about tanning beds.” Read more at CosmeticsBusiness.com.

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Introducing the Nontoxic Nail Polish That’s Sweeping Paris Fashion Week

“‘I read the New York Times story about the horrible situation with manicurists,’ said Ramdane Touhami, the cofounder (along with his wife, Victoire de Taillac-Touhami) of Paris’s beloved beauty boutique Buly 1803. ‘The toxins in these nail polishes, and all of the cancers and sickness [associated with them], and I thought, there has to be a solution.’ So, when he encountered a new formula for nail polish, one made of crushed shells and natural pigments,  during a beauty-focused research trip in Asia, Touhami jumped at the chance to bring the technology back home with him to France.” Read more at Vogue.com.

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Lime Crime & The Scary Truth About Product Safety

“If you’re at all tapped into the world of indie makeup brands, you’re probably familiar with Lime Crime—and, if you’re familiar with Lime Crime, you probably know that Velvetines, its line of liquid matte lip stains, are cult favorites. But, if you’re a Velvetines devotee, you might want to look for a temporary alternative: Last month, on July 29, the FDA issued an official warning letter to Lime Crime stating that the use of ferric ferrocyanide and ultramarines listed as ingredients in the Red Velvet Velvetines Lip Stain constitutes a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.” Read more at Refinery29.

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Black Henna Temporary Tattoo? The Skin Damage Could Be Permanent

“The British Skin Foundation and the Cosmetics Toiletry and Perfumery Association have warned consumers against getting ‘black henna’ temporary tattoos (BHTT) that you may see on holiday or at festivals as they could damage the skin for life. The concern is over the use of an ingredient that is deemed perfectly safe for use in hair dyes but that should not be used in skin contact products.” Read more at Cosmetics Design Europe.

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This Website Will Sell Your Old, Used Makeup—& Pay You For It

“When a story about the startup Glambot—a company that sells used makeup—popped up yesterday, the reactions from our team were a mix of disbelief and disgust, ranging from ‘EW. NO.’ to ‘How is that even legal?’ To give you some background, Glambot is a service that will take your used makeup—be it a half-full eyeshadow you got sick of or an untouched foundation that was the wrong shade and you were just too lazy to take back to Sephora—sanitize it, repackage it in a cute, vaguely tech-inspired container, and then sell it at a discount.” Read more at Refinery29.

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Brazilian Blowouts Still a Danger, Says EWG

“When it comes to the hair-straightening treatments known as the Brazilian Blowout or keratin smoothing formula, the Environmental Working Group is not giving up the cause. Four years after it first published a report on the dangers of such treatments, the nonprofit organization is releasing an article today charging that the treatments still contain as much as 7 percent formaldehyde, a toxic chemical that the U.S. government in 2011 designated a known human carcinogen.” Read more at WWD.

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