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Archive of: Beauty & Skin Care and Brief and *HEALTH* and NAPC

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Lead Lurks in Lipsticks and Skin Whiteners

Lead Lurks in Lipsticks and Skin Whiteners

Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium have been found in substantial quantities in some skin-whitening products and in most lipsticks.

November 2014
Algae-Based Cosmetics May Ward Off Inflammation and Cancer

Algae-Based Cosmetics May Ward Off Inflammation and Cancer

Added to cosmetic formulas, marine algae like kelp and spirulina have been found to protect skin cells.

November 2014
Safer Shampoo

Safer Shampoo

In the face of a lawsuit filed by an environmental health organization, 26 shampoo makers have agreed to stop using a cancer-causing chemical called cocamide DEA.

September 2014
Tanning Beds Invite Melanoma

Tanning Beds Invite Melanoma

Using tanning beds to maintain a golden glow comes at too high a cost; it can double the risk of the deadliest type of skin cancer in those under 35.

November 2013
Milk Linked to Acne

Milk Linked to Acne

The hormones in cow’s milk may stimulate the hormones that cause acne break-outs in teens and people of all ages, say New York University researchers.

September 2013
Hair to Dye For

Hair to Dye For

Toxic chemicals in commercial hair dyes have long been linked to bladder cancer; now scientists report that one of those chemicals can linger on skin and hair for months or even years.

September 2013
Global Glamour

Global Glamour

Coconut oil, rosewater, chickpea flour and herbs are among the natural, inexpensive ways that women in India enhance their feminine appeal.

September 2013
Cheap Bling is Bad News

Cheap Bling is Bad News

More than half of low-cost metal jewelry for kids and adults is loaded with toxic chemicals.

August 2012
Beauty Detox

Beauty Detox

Learn which ingredients in personal care products are potentially toxic troublemakers.

May 2012
Pick a Safer Sunscreen

Pick a Safer Sunscreen

This handy online guide helps you sift through marketing hype to make better choices.

August 2011
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