Most gift givers have nothing but good intentions in mind when choosing gifts for their loved ones. Unfortunately, and mainly due to their inherent nature, some gifts can come off as unintentionally insulting. Here are 10 beauty items you might want to think twice about — or put on your list for the ultimate passive-aggressive frenemy gift.
Everyone has something to say about Botox. In fact, there's no shortage of celebrity opinions on the antiwrinkle drug, and you can't pick up a magazine or newspaper these days without reading about it. Speaking of those opinions, can you guess which of the celebrities below have admitted to dabbling with the needle? Take my quiz to find out what they had to say.Take the Quiz
If you've ever bought a product that promised to have sunscreen or be antiaging only to wind up with a sunburn and no noticeably wrinkle-free skin, you'll be happy to know that the FDA is about to start taking action. It's considered illegal for a brand to say that its product counteracts or controls the aging process, and that's exactly why the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is launching a major initiative to begin enforcing drug claims on imported cosmetics, which include SPF, antiaging, and antiwrinkle claims.
FDA warning letters have already been sent out to several large firms, and just last month, several products were put on the agency's Import Alert #66-38, a watch list of cosmetic manufacturers who have been found to import cosmetics that carry drug claims. I don't expect to see big changes immediately, but it will be interesting to see just how far the FDA will go with its enforcement. What do you think? Will this initiative ever get off the ground, or is it a good idea, but too difficult to enforce?
When filming, my working day is hectic, so trying to strike a balance between work, a family, and time for myself can be challenging . . . Olay is a brand I trust and I love the fact that the range offers me an all-in-one, antiaging moisturizer which takes care of all my skincare needs.
While it looks like the ads will be just in the UK, we'd love to see more of her on this side of the pond, too. Are you happy to see this mother of two move into a bit of a different role?
While lower levels of collagen, increased inflammation, and a decrease in hydration-enhancing molecules in the skin all contribute to aging, there's one other factor that might surprise you. You know that sun isn't great for your skin, but as it turns out, it's really not great for your skin. Shockingly, skin that had not been exposed to the sun had around 3,000 genetic mutations, but skin with exposure had — are you ready for this? — nearly 10,000 genetic mutations. So if that's not another reason for you to run and grab the sunscreen, I don't know what is.