Saturday, October 16, 2021

Day: July 2, 2021

The Mystery of the Skin Care Product Allergy

Q: How do manufacturers test cosmetic products for irritant and allergic contact dermatitis?

Most products consumers buy will have been tested by the manufacturer for possible allergy and irritancy. The Human Repeat Insult Patch Test (HRIPT) is the industry standard for new product testing. 

If testing is done, then how do problematic products enter the marketplace? The answer lies in understanding how HRIPT is conducted. A breathable patch with the product under review is placed on a study participant’s upper back and changed every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 3 weeks. The participant is then given a rest period and

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An Elegant Destination Wedding in Mexico City, Mexico

In a true Hallmark moment, Katrina Oluremi Bello Debela and Samson Mazengia Debela met on Valentine’s Day in 2015. She was out with two girlfriends, he was out with four friends, and by the end of the night, they were sharing NY slices on the Lower East Side. After a few months of back-and-forth texting—both, to this day, unsure of who was to blame—they went on their first date in April, and, as Katrina puts it, “essentially never stopped dating after that.” 

“We had a lot in common in our upbringing as first-generation kids and realized we had lived in

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Like an Eternal Ouroboros, Fashion Eats Itself Yet Again

Gill Linton is a writer, creative strategist and CEO/EIC of Byronesque. In this op-ed, she discusses the seemingly endless struggle between how a brand designs and how it behaves in the world.

Fashion hasn’t always been in fashion. It used to be just product. Just trousers, skirts, tops, and belts.

Then one day, designers became rock stars (if you’ve watched Halston, you get the idea), and product took on a new meaning. Clothing became fashion brands to aspire to, and the amount of product grew and grew to the point that it was out of control. Brands cashed

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Toothless TikTok woman responds to trolls who criticize her beauty transformation

A woman who lost her teeth has addressed the trolls who mocked her beauty transformation in a now-viral video.

User @PrincessGlitterhead—whose real name is Alicia—recently posted the video to the social media platform where it now sits at over 20 million views as of the writing of this article.

LADbible reports that Alicia has publicly referred to herself as a “toothless TikTok catfish” due to the way she covers up her lack of teeth with makeup and other clever beauty hacks. The 36-year-old mom of four explains how she lost her pearly whites due to tooth decay brought about by

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