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Prehistoric Cosmetics

When it comes to beauty, humans started early - People have been primping for a very long time: Scientists now have evidence that Neanderthals wore "body paint" 50,000 years ago. And the exotic eye makeup that seen on statues of Queen Nefertiti and other ancient Egyptian royals may have been used to help prevent or treat eye...

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Do Those Expensive Cosmetics WORK?

Are the beauty claims made by cosmetic companies too good to be true? In a word, yes?sometimes in surprising ways. Some of us turn to them when we want to cover up the green in our skin, but creams claiming to have antioxidant properties can cheat ageing are probably worthless.

In this recession (which we predicted), we want to know what...

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Cancerous Chemical in So-Called Natural Products

In a study by the Organic Consumers Association, a cancer-causing compound called 1,4-dioxane has been found in some of the most commonly used petroleum-based cosmetics?including many "NATURAL" products.

1,4-Dioxane is a foaming agent that is used in the manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products such as deodorant, shampoo,...

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Animal-Free Way to Test Cosmetics

Cosmetics can be dangerous in surprising ways, which is why it's important that they be tested. But many people object to testing cosmetics and drugs on animals. Soon there may be a way to test potentially hazardous chemicals on a microchip instead.

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We Use It Every Day But It Could be Dangerous

Cosmetics can cause surprising problems. Is your mascara clumpy? Your liquid foundation thickening? Can't remember what year you bought your half-used lipstick? Dermatologists say your old makeup may be causing you blemishes or even worse?it could lead to a dangerous infection.

Dermatologist Angela Bowers warns that old makeup could be...

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