Cosmetics

Some Skin Care Cream may have Risk of Cancer

Some Skin Care Cream may have Risk of Cancer According to a new study by researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey, several commonly used skin creams may cause skin tumors – at least in mice, Reuters reported. Dr. Allan Conney, professor of cancer and leukemia research at Rutgers, discovered the risk while testing a theory that caffeine could prevent skin cancer, according to the report. "We sort of got into this by accident,"...

Cocoa Butter No Help for Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Cocoa Butter no Help for Stretch Marks During Pregnancy Applying cocoa butter lotion during pregnancy does not help prevent the stretch marks that many women develop, according to a new study. Stretch marks, or striae gravidarum as doctors refer to them, typically occur on the abdomen and breasts, but can also appear on the hips, thighs, and buttocks. The cause of the problem is unknown, but many women believe that rubbing cocoa butter on the skin can...

Household Aerosol and Pump Spray Might be Harmful

Household Aerosol and Pump Spray Might be Harmful “Aerosol product” means “aerosol product” as defined in 40 CFR §59.202, namely, “a product characterized by a pressurized spray system that dispenses product ingredients in aerosol form by means of a propellant (i.e., a liquefied or compressed gas that is used in whole or in part, such as a co-solvent, to expel a liquid or any other material from the same self-pressurized container or from a...

Genetic Evidence for the Cause of Dandruff Behind Fungus

Genetic Evidence for the Cause of Dandruff Behind Fungus The skin cells of the scalp that usually are shed without being obvious are more prone to stick together into larger clumps. The condition that is commonly called dandruff has several causes, including psoriasis, eczema, and, the most common, seborrheic dermatitis. A variety of insults changes the ecology of the skin and can result in dandruff. If the cause for the hair loss can be found and...

Natural Arnica: its Effectiveness and Possible Risk

Natural Arnica: its Effectiveness and Possible Risk Arnica/ Nettle Gel is used to soothe burns, bites, stings, rashes, or anything that irritates the skin. The gentle detoxifier Chicory/Ginger Bitters (which can be mixed with sparkling water) helps with digestion, headaches, acne and menstrual problems by stimulating the liver, gall bladder and intestines. This gel is a natural anti-inflammatory that can be rubbed into stiff or sore joints. It can...

New OTC Sunscreen Product Approved by FDA

New OTC Sunscreen Product Approved by FDA Almost everyone has been sunburned or will become sunburned at some time. Anyone who visits a beach, goes fishing, works in the yard, or simply is out in the sun can get sunburn. Improper tanning bed use is also a source of sunburn. Although seldom fatal, sunburn can be disabling and cause quite a bit of discomfort.Sunburn results from too much sun or sun-equivalent exposure. Sufficient exposure...

Lipstick: Safety Measure Should not be Ignored

Lipstick: Safety Measure Should not be Ignored The Alliance for Safe Practice (ASP), a non-profit organization, promoting research and safety in permanent cosmetic practices, offers support and solutions to consumers and cosmetic manufacturers facing potential product recalls amid recent reports that many of the top brands of lipstick sold in the US contain high levels of lead and applying lead-containing lipstick several times a day, every...

Vaginal Rejuvenation (Tightening): Risky Surgical Procedure

Vaginal Rejuvenation (Tightening): risky Surgical Procedure Vaginal rejuvenation costs thousands of dollars and is done with a laser. It includes a variety of procedures, such as women getting their labia made smaller because it is uncomfortable for them to engage in physical activity or have intercourse, women getting their vaginal canal tightened as it was pre-baby delivery, and other women going one step further by getting their hymen (the gateway to...

Amla Its Constituents and Usefulness

Amla Its Constituents and Usefulness Biological Source : The drug consists of the dried fruits and seeds of Psorcueo corylifolia Linn. Family: Leguminosae. Natural Distribution : The plant grows widely throughout India. Morphology : The plant is an annual herb attending a height of 60 cm to 1 m. Prominent groove of glands and white hairs are present on the stem and branches. Bluish purple flowers bloom from August to November....

FDA has Banned on All China Made Toothpaste Due to its Poisonous Chemical: Diethylene Glycol (DEG)

FDA has Banned on All China Made Toothpaste Due to its Poisonous Chemical: Dieth U.S. health officials are beginning to check all shipments of toothpaste coming from China, following reports of tainted products in other countries, a government spokesman said. China -- the second-largest exporter of toothpaste to the United States behind Canada, according to the FDA -- has been at the forefront of growing concerns about its standards as well as the U.S. government's ability to...

Aczone (Dapsone); A Topical Antibiotic Gel Shown Safe and Effective for Acne Treatment

Aczone (Dapsone); A Topical Antibiotic Gel Shown Safe and Effective for Acne Tre Acne can have a short-term, potentially lasting psychological effect. Decreased self-esteem and self-confidence can lead to social withdrawal and even depression. Left untreated, severe acne can lead to disfiguring scarring, which can itself be difficult to treat. Acne commonly starts in the early teen years, when the oil glands in the body start making more sebum (oil). It is considered an...

Check into The Risk of Cosmetic Procedure; Even Non Surgical

Check into The Risk of Cosmetic Procedure; Even Non Surgical Cosmetic surgery aims to change your appearance by altering parts of your body that function normally but make you unhappy. This differs from reconstructive surgery, which can restore appearance and function of body parts affected by congenital defects, injuries and diseases such as cancer.Understand the risks. You must be comfortable with the fact that cosmetic surgery, like any surgery, can be...

Antiwrinkle Cream Doesnt Make Significant Difference in the Skin's Appearance

Antiwrinkle Cream Doesnt Make Significant Difference in the Skin's Appearance If you're looking for a face-lift in a bottle, you won't find it in over-the-counter (nonprescription) wrinkle creams. But they may slightly improve the appearance of your skin, depending on how long you use the product and the amount and type of the active ingredient in the wrinkle cream. Most wrinkles are associated with aging changes in skin . Aging of the skin and related structures (hair and...

FDA and Canada Health Regulation over Cosmetics Products

FDA and Canada Health Regulation over Cosmetics Products Cosmetics, or make-up are substances to enhance the beauty of the human body, apart from simple cleaning or adjective describing beauty or appearance, especially concerning the human body. It is a topical product that is not a drug. The legislation requires that any cosmetic product is safe for its intended use and reasonably foreseeable use. The responsibility for showing that the product is...