Posts for April 9th 2010
Leighton got hooked on the brand by her stylist, Charles Baker Strahan, who also happens to be an Herbal Essences spokesperson. But her relationship goes back farther than that. "My mom used it, too — the kind with the clear bottle with the flowers," she said. What do you think of Leighton's newest role? Are you happy to see this Gossip Girl go the drugstore route?
If you're a big believer in antibacterial cleansers, the clearer skin you're seeing may just be from the placebo effect — and it could also be bad for your health. In light of recent health and safety questions about triclosan, the ingredient that gives most cleansers their antimicrobial properties, the FDA is now concerned it may be an endocrine disruptor. This news comes on the heels of a new study that finds a potential link between phthalates in cosmetics and hormone changes.
On top of that, the agency "does not have evidence that triclosan added to antibacterial soaps and body washes provides extra health benefits over soap and water." So if you're using an antibacterial cleanser, you're probably better off sticking with a gentle soap. If you're concerned, you might consider switching — at least until the FDA's safety review comes through, which should take about a year.
Secondly! For bikini-wax virgins, the spas (locations here) are offering 20 percent off your first bikini wax throughout April. If you're a waxing newbie, Bliss is a good place to test the waters. Their wax is gentle, doesn't stick to your skin, and makes hair removal much less stress than it might be. If you decide you want to try waxing, this is definitely not a bad way to start.
In general, I'm a big fan of people snapping on the latex whenever they're going to be in my business — and yes, that includes estheticians and waxers. What would you have done in this situation? Would you have said something?
There are certain parts of your body you see every single day, but perhaps you've never thought twice about what their scientific-given names might be. Now it's time to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge. Here are five beauty-related body parts you probably haven't heard of — until now.