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Melbourne mum gets `infection` after eyebrow feathering

A single mum-of-three, from Melbourne, is claiming her eyebrow appointment turned into a medical nightmare after she contracted a severe infection.

Canada finalizes microbead ban

The government published its Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations this month and the formal ban will go into effect in phases, beginning in January of 2018.

Environmentally damaging microbeads ‘look set to be banned from end of 2017’

Government sources said ministers will bow to growing pressure to prevent the tiny pieces of plastic causing harm to marine life and could announce plans for new measures on Saturday. A consultation process on how a ban would work is set to get underway, and it is hoped this will lead to the use of microbeads being halted by the end of 2017. Microbeads are commonly found in items such as toothpaste, exfoliating body scrubs, and a range of household products.

Women urged to consider the risks before getting cosmetic tattoos

Australian women are being warned about the risks of permanent makeup as the craze sweeping Hollywood gathers momentum.  Mary Malargic, 49, knows first-hand the horrors of botched cosmetic tattooing.

Dermatologist warns Halloween make-up can cause acne breakouts

Dr Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, a dermatologist and Associate Clinical Professor at Yale Universitys School of Medicine, has revealed that costume make-up can cause acne breakouts, allergic reactions - and even long-term deadly illnesses.

Beauty myths busted! Some 'miracle' ingredients are just false hope in a jar

Dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Baxt said that while there are are no products that give results akin to dermal fillers, Botox, lasers, or cosmetic surgery, she says some ingredients do work better than others. Thousands of beauty products tout 'miracle' ingredients, such as caffeine, Vitamin C, and collagen, which promise to lift, tone and reverse signs of aging. But how do you know which ingredients really work (the heroes) and which ones are pure myths (the zeroes)?

Scientists develop novel microneedle patch to deliver collagen more effectively

Singapore based scientists have discovered a way to get collagen to penetrate deeper into the skin in a more efficient way. The team at the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Dr Kang Lifeng have developed a technique to encapsulate collagen in tiny needles attached to an adhesive patch.

Research letter examines UV nail salon lamps and risk of skin cancer

Using higher-wattage ultra violet (UV) lamps at nail salons to dry and cure polish was associated with more UV-A radiation being emitted, but the brief exposure after a manicure would require multiple visits for potential DNA damage and the risk for cancer remains small. The use of lamps that emit UV radiation in nail salons has raised some concern about the risk of cancer, but previous studies have lacked a sampling of lights from salons.

Allergy claims prompt Piz Buin suncream chemical removal

The healthcare company Johnson & Johnson says it will change the formula for its Piz Buin 1 Day Long suncream after more than 150 people told BBC Watchdog about allergic reactions. The substance thought to be causing the reaction, Methylisothiazolinone, is used in dozens of products. Doctors are calling for "immediate action" from the industry.

Anti-aging market helps boost demand for glycolic acid

Demand for glycolic acid in anti-aging products, as well as a host of other cosmetic and personal care items is helping drive global demand for this flexible and versatile compound.

What sleeping in your make-up does to your skin

Our shocking experiment exposes what happens when you don`t cleanse before bed. A recent survey reveals a third of us sleep with our slap on twice weekly. So for a month, Anna applied make-up as normal - but never took it off! By the end, experts said her skin had aged by a decade.

Singapore: Two cosmetic products found to contain mercury

The two cosmetics products - Melati UV - Whitening Vit. E Cream and ESTHER Bleaching Cream (A) and (B) have been found to contain mercury. The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has advised the public to stop using two cosmetic products which have been found to contain mercury.

Eyelids glued together. Horrific allergic reactions. How false lashes can leave you in agony

Three months before her wedding day, Louise Jackson booked into a salon for a set of eyelash extensions. This is a process where individual synthetic lashes are glued onto your own, promising a lash- boosting effect lasting up to six weeks. Louise had never had the treatment before, but this was a trial run for the longer, fuller lashes she hoped would add a bit of glamour to her big day.

Can a cream REALLY boost your bust by a cup size?

Organic brand Orico say their Full Cup Elixir can do it in just six weeks! Orico's Full Cup Bust and Neck Enhancing Elixir can increase bust size by two to four centimetres thanks to mukul extract taken from the bark of the guggul tree.

Could this spray spell the end of hairy legs? FEMAIL put Inhibitif to the test

Boots has introduced a revolutionary £29.99 spray, Inhibitif, that claims to minimise the need for hair removal by targeting the hair follicles to radically slow down the growth-rate.

Time to bin your toner!

One in five still use them daily, but their harsh ingredients can actually damage your skin. 'The alcohol found in toners can be a trigger for rosacea, increase the risk of breakouts in acne-prone skin or exacerbate sensitivity,' reveals cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting.

Inhibitif hair-removal cream from Boots boasts same results as laser treatment

The end of waxing and shaving? The serum, inhibitif, claims to reduce the prominence and density of body hair over just eight weeks. Rather than a hair-removal cream, it stunts future hair growth by targeting it with inhibiting ingredients.

Would YOU dare try the sheep placenta facial like Victoria Beckham and Simon Cowell? One writer gives it a go

Had someone told me that I’d one day be lying in Harvey Nichols with my face slathered in sheep placenta, I’d have shuddered in disgust and told them they were mad. But now, my face covered in the very same goop, it’s my own sanity I’m questioning. I blame Victoria Beckham and Simon Cowell. They’re among a host of A-listers who swear by this bizarre treatment for keeping their skin wrinkle-free and glowing.

Stampede for ‘Botox in a tube’ wrinkle cream

AN anti-wrinkle lotion dubbed the “supermarket Botox” sold out its first 10,000 tubes within 48 hours of launching, it was revealed last night. The first batch of Viper Venom Wrinkle Fix, priced at £19.99, was snapped up at Tesco and online. The serum made by British cosmetics firm Nip + Fab claims to tighten the skin to reduce lines and wrinkles just like Botox – but without the face-freezing injections that can cost £350 a time.

No Animal Testing Necessary With New Skin Sensitization Test

In an advance in efforts to reduce the use of animals in testing new cosmetic and other product ingredients for skin allergies, scientists are describing a new, highly accurate non-animal test for these skin-sensitizers. Their study appears in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.

Buyers Of Beauty Products Should Not Trust The Claims That Liposomes Can Carry Active Ingredients Into The Skin

According to the beauty industry liposomes are capable of transporting active ingredients deep into the skin where they release the active ingredients so that they can alter the skin´s structure by rejuvenating and smoothing the skin. Research from University of Southern Denmark now shows that liposomes are not capable of transporting themselves deep into the skin, and thus they are not capable of transporting active ingredients deep into the skin.

Global Cosmeceuticals Market Outlook 2016 announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Cosmeceuticals has become the fastest growing segment of the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry. These products are described as cosmetic products with drug-like benefits and are the recent addition to the Cosmetics Industry.

The new buzz in cosmetics? Bee venom creams that fool your face into thinking it's been stung for more youthful looking skin

A new anti-wrinkle cream is creating a big buzz in the world of cosmetics - because it's made from bee venom. But buyers of the latest face lotion could feel stung by the product, as it costs £150. Honey bee venom (toxin melittin) 'fools' the skin, causing a rush of blood to the area and stimulating production of natural collagen and elastin

Anti-aging benefits of egg oil laid out by Natural Sourcing

Ingredients supplier Natural Sourcing has launched its natural egg oil product for cosmetics application aimed at healing dry skin, reducing wrinkles and reducing premature hair loss.

Copper pillowcases improve skin appearance

Sleeping on pillowcases that contain copper oxide may improve skin’s appearance and reduce facial wrinkles, according to results of a recent study. “Copper upregulates the secretion of extracellular skin proteins and stabilizes the extracellular matrix once formed,” the researchers wrote.

New EU cosmetics regulation in place next year: A closer look

As upcoming industry events in Europe and beyond turn their attention to the new EU cosmetics regulations being exercised next year, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the key points from the new legislation. From July 11, 2013 onward, cosmetic products placed on the market of European Economic Area are obliged to comply with the new European cosmetics regulations (EC) No 1223/20092, of which some provisions will be enforced beforehand.

The FDA strikes again... in matters of misleading claims

Two more cosmetic brands have been rapped by the FDA for violating its regulation laws, bringing the number of companies to be pulled up on the matter in recent weeks to four. ‘Janson Beckett' and ‘Andes Natural Skin Care’ are the latest to have received warning letters from the administration, after it had only rapped L’Oreal and 'Greek Island Labs’ on misleading marketing claims less than a month ago.

Sea Urchins And Sea Cucumbers Could Hold The Key To Looking Young

Sea cucumbers and sea urchins are able to change the elasticity of collagen within their bodies, and could hold the key to maintaining a youthful appearance, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. The researchers investigated the genes of marine creatures such as sea urchins and sea cucumbers, known as echinoderms.

Stem cell options for skin care burgeon as trend hits big

Stem cell science in skin care products is one of the strongest emerging trends and in line with this, the number of technologies available to formulators is fast expanding.