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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Global Glamour

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

Cheap Bling is Bad News

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

Beauty Detox

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

Pick a Safer Sunscreen

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