FDA Warns Avon About Antiaging Creams

Maybe the government can’t quite protect us against injections contaminated with deadly fungal meningitis, but beauty hype — that’s another story. The Food and Drug Administration has warned Avon that it must stop advertising its Anew skin-care products using language that makes them sound as if they have medical effects, Reuters reported. In a letter dated Oct. 5 and posted on the FDA website, the agency objected to antiaging claims made about Anew Clinical Advanced Wrinkle Corrector, Anew Reversalist Night …

Anti-Aging Skin Creams: FDA Warns About Label Claims

It’s a dark jar with a silvery top that holds a skimpy 1.7 ounces of Lancí´me night cream for a hefty $98. If you use it on your face nightly, the label promises the cream will “boost the activity of your genes” and “stimulate cell regeneration to reconstruct skin to a denser quality.” The product even cites an in-vitro test that screened “over 4,000 genes” so Lancí´me could create the cream’s skin-regenerating formula. Other Lancí´me products mysteriously claim that they “improve …

The Miniskirt: Warming Up to a Hot Fashion Trend

Short and sassy, it’s style with an attitude.  And after all these years, I’m just now really embracing the ever-popular miniskirt. You can say my relationship with the fashion icon, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has been more of a you’re-no-good-for-me-but-I wish-you-were type of thing. Back in the 1960s, when the mini was making a huge fashion statement, I was a reed-thin girl with long birdlike legs and this must-have piece didn’t flatter my frame at all. Yes, …