WHAT THE FDA KNOWS ABOUT COSMETICS

Prohibited & Restricted Ingredients     The following is straight from the FDA’s” mouth”. You will find in my Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients( Crown Publishers), there are still harmful ingredients in what we put on our skin and a number of chemicals that should be banned. But the information below is appreciated.   What ingredients are…

PUSH BUTTONS REPLACING HUMAN BEINGS

I  have been noticing there are less and less check out people in the supermarket. You have to checkout yourself. And there are paperboy deliverers as there were in my youth. Now you can get your news on the phone, TV or your computer. Whatever happened to telephone operators who could help you with telephone…

ELECTRIFYING NEWS! ANTI-AGING COSMETICS THROUGH SKIN?

Can a battery powered patch more effectively deliver cosmetics through the skin? A wearable SoftBattery-Enfucell device has been developed by Spanish and Finnish researchers. It is a paper- thin patch with electronic sensors; the developers claim it will emit micro-currents to increase permeability and faster absorption of applied cosmetics and medications. You can bet you…

SEAFOOD SURPRISE

I write about food additives and other problems related to edibles almost every day but I had a surprise experience yesterday. I was having lunch with some of my writer friends at a fine Greek restaurant. Since I’ve known for years that I can’t eat shrimp because I am allergic to it, I never eat…