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Call the Midwife's Helen George on her top beauty products


The Call the Midwife and Strictly star shares her secrets for looking good


My earliest make-up memory is of being given a colourful eyeshadow palette as a little girl – and then the look on my mum’s face as I walked down the stairs with blue clown eyes. Nowadays, Cate Blanchett is my beauty icon. She’s so naturally elegant and understated.

 

How much do Romanian women spend on beauty products?


Romanian women buy new cosmetics once every three months, and spend an average of RON 500 (some EUR 112) on such products, according to fashion and beauty retailer SOLE Luxury Boutique.“If 5-7 years ago women were buying as many beauty products as they could, lately, due to the large variety of brands and cosmetics available in the market, the clients started pay more attention to the products they need and reduce the number for quality,” Angela Tiboc, manager of SOLE’s fashion

 

Congratulations, Adam and Behati! 7 Pregnancy Beauty Products for the Supermodel Mom-to-Be


Just in time for the approaching springtime season, preternaturally sunny supermodel BehatiPrinsloo has announced her pregnancy with husband Adam Levine. And while we imagine that the Victoria’s Secret Angel is already well versed in the specifics of a healthy diet, eliminating certain skin-care and beauty product ingredients can serve as an additional—and much more complex—challengeAs a rule, in addition to safety precautions, successful prenatal skin care revolves around a pared-down collection of gentle, elasticity-boosting oils and creams, each featuring a short list of actives.

 

Teen girls’ chemical exposure plummets after switching to better beauty products


New study shows that after just 3 days of using makeup, shampoos and lotions free of hormone-disrupting chemicals, levels dropped up to 45 percent.While the European Union has banned thousands of ingredients from being used in personal care products due to safety concerns, the United States FDA has banned a total of 11. Leaving the cosmetics industry to police itself is an interesting tactic; the result being that the things we buy to use on our bodies are often chock full of ingredients that may not be so great for us. It seems nothing short of a travesty, but here we are.

 

Taking a break from traditional beauty products drops levels of harmful chemicals in body


Levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals dropped when young women stopped using traditional cosmetics for a brief period of time, found a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.These personal care products, including makeup, perfume, hair products and sunscreen, are made with chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, triclosan and oxybenzone, which have been shown to disrupt the body’s endocrince system, Medical Daily reported.

Teen girls' chemical exposure plummets after switching to better beauty products

While the European Union has banned thousands of ingredients from being used in personal care products due to safety concerns, the United States FDA has banned a total of 11. Leaving the cosmetics industry to police itself is an interesting tactic; the result being that the things we buy to use on our bodies are often chock full of ingredients that may not be so great for us. It seems nothing short of a travesty, but here we are.

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