China Plans Ban of CBD Cosmetics

SHANGHAI–While there had been high hopes for CBD cosmetics in China, the market looks like it will soon hit a dead end after China’s National Institutes for Food and Drug Control released draft rules showing it plans to ban cannabis compounds for use in cosmetics. Cannabis sativa fruit, cannabis sativa seed oil, cannabis sativa leaf extract, and cannabidiol–also known as […]

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An Expected Change in China’s Animal-Testing Policy Whips Up Excitement

It’s looking ever more likely that ethically-minded beauty brands will be able to sell what’s known as ordinary cosmetics to China directly without the current requisite animal testing, even if an official announcement hasn’t been made there yet. Over the past two weeks some European nations, led by France, have started laying the groundwork for their beauty companies to begin filing the paperwork […]

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‘Ordinary’ French Cosmetics Can Now Forego Animal Testing in China

PARIS — France is the first country in the European Union now able to export its “ordinary” cosmetics to China without testing them on animals, paving the way for beauty companies that support cruelty-free practices to enter the country for the first time. To do so, companies worldwide must present a certificate conforming to “good manufacturing practices,” which are issued […]

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Scientists discover new breakthrough in cancer hair-loss treatment

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments. Researchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead to new treatments that prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss — arguably one […]

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When a fix for one vision problem causes another

As we age, our eyes lose their ability to focus up close. It’s a condition called presbyopia, and it’s both extremely common and relatively easy to fix, with solutions like reading glasses, bifocals, or progressive lenses. Another common correction, called monovision, solves the problem with different lenses in each eye, one that focuses nearby, the other that focuses far away. […]

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Wearable sensors mimic skin to help with wound healing process

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, have developed skin-inspired electronics to conform to the skin, allowing for long-term, high-performance, real-time wound monitoring in users. “We eventually hope that these sensors and engineering accomplishments can help advance healthcare applications and provide a better quantitative understanding in disease progression, wound care, general health, fitness monitoring and more,” said Matthew […]

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What toxins are in cosmetics?

The contents Sodium benzoate Formaldehyde Petrolatum Hydroquinone Lead Bithionol Lanolin Parabens Triclosan Propylene glycol Sodium lauryl sulfate Dihydroxyacetone Many tend to think that toxins are contained in various foods, but really it’s not. In cosmetics they are also present. Thus, the toxins are absorbed by the skin and into the body. Let us examine what toxins are in cosmetics. Sodium […]

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