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Antibacterial personal care products do not alter the body's bacterial flora
Antibacterial personal care products do not alter the body's bacterial flora
Many health experts warned consumers that antibacterial hygiene products such as toothpaste and soaps do more harm than good because these disrupt the body’s normal bacterial flora. But a new study published on May 18 in the journal mSphere revea...
Cosmetics industry backs US FDA lead limit
Cosmetics industry backs US FDA lead limit
The Personal Care Products Council has voiced support for the US Food and Drug Administration's proposed guidance to limit lead in cosmetic lip products to 10 parts per million (ppm). This limit, it says, "is safe for humans and is a level reasonably a...
Are antibacterial soaps safe?
Are antibacterial soaps safe?
Is the quest for clean doing more harm than good? That’s the question at the heart of a debate between cleaning-products makers, researchers and environmental advocates. The outcome could affect millions of Americans who use antibacterial soaps, ...
Lip-smackeringly good: Why women crave junk food beauty products
Lip-smackeringly good: Why women crave junk food beauty products
From Jolly Rancher nail polish to Burger King perfume, fast food cosmetics have been around for decades, but today they reveal our true hunger for simpler times - and the comfort of a cheap sugar high.
Study: Growth of shopping apps second only to gaming
Study: Growth of shopping apps second only to gaming
About 26 percent of mobile smartphone users worldwide have downloaded shopping apps, with downloads of such apps increasing by 76 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to data from mobile analytics company StartApp that was shared exclusively with Retai...