Beer goggles: Make ugly people look prettier.
Japanese wrinkle goggles: Make ugly people look uglier, normal people look uglier.
The last completely insane anti-aging treatment we heard about was the vampire facelift, a creepy process involving facial blood injections, but now these “wrinkle goggles” make just about any beauty treatment seem legit in comparison. Keep reading »
There’s something a little twisted about beauty products or treatments involving ultra-gross ingredients. How, exactly, did we conclude It can’t get any worse, might as well try spreading some bird crap on there? In France, women are now especially fond of lotions and creams made with snail slime, which has numerous supposed benefits, like increasing cell regeneration, anti-aging and healing properties, acne improvement, moisturizing and improving elasticity … Keep reading »
You know how some liposuction procedures recycle your fat by putting it back into places you want to enhance? Now, a similar concept is being applied to a new wrinkle treatment called the Selphyl System. A “face filler,” the process starts by taking your body’s own platelets (acquired by separating the components of your blood), which is then pumped back into areas on your face where there are fine lines and wrinkles. Supposedly, the platelets stimulate collagen production, which contours skin depressions.
Sounds kind of creepy and gross, but we will say this—it’s far less scary than injecting God-knows-what’s-in-it Botox chemicals into your face. [Inventor Spot] Keep reading »
Since we hear your lips are the secret to youth and all, it would only make sense that you’d do everything in your power to protect them, right? Lancôme just launched a new line of lip gloss with anti-aging ingredients, called the Lancôme L’Absolu Crème De Brilliance, which seems to be just the way to save yourself from a prematurely elderly-looking pucker. The collection includes eight different colors, all of which are made with Pro-Xylane, Lancôme’s anti-aging molecule. The glosses retail for $29, but if that’s youth in a bottle, maybe it’s worth it? [Stylelist] Keep reading »
The things people are willing to go through to preserve their youth. The latest fad hitting Hollywood and wealthy beauty addicts is a drug administered by injection that’s neither advocated for anti-aging, nor available legally for those who wish to use it as such. Somatropin, known by the brand name of Genotropin, is a man-made version of Human Growth Hormone, which your body produces naturally when you’re young but tapers as you age. While the prescription drug is meant for those deficient in this hormone, apparent side effects include glowing and firmer skin, decrease in body fat, and a youthful appearance, which have caused women to look at it as a beauty treatment.
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“I’ve told my agent I’m just too old to play the part again.”
–Sarah Jessica Parker stated for the record back in 2006. Today, sources are reporting plans to film a third “Sex and the City” film back-to-back with the second (currently in the works) due to concerns over the characters’ aging. Geriatrics or not, really? A third one? [The Sun] Keep reading »
You’ve heard of Goldschläger — the alcohol with little bits of gold flecks floating around inside — but now there’s a new liquid infused with the pricey precious metal. And that liquid is water. Yes, you read that right. The most simple of beverages just got quite a bit fancier with the creation of new limited-edition Exousia Luxury Water, an Italian spring water infused with the mineral. So why drink water with gold inside? Apparently, the addition has anti-stress and anti-aging elements. But if you’re prepared to put down the credit card for this H20, you’ll need to hold up for a second. There’s an order and reservation process you’ll have to go through first. [Wait, seriously? Price upon request for water!? -- Editor] Sounds like Ponce de León’s search for the Fountain of Youth, doesn’t it? Keep reading »
What’s more unhealthy—women who go Botox-crazy in order to look young, or those who gain weight to achieve the same goal? Yes, apparently another study proves that older women who are a bit overweight tend to look younger in their faces. Reports the Archives of Dermatology journal: “Implying that although excess fat may increase the skin’s susceptibility to damage, it may help mask the appearance of wrinkles in old age.” And still, UK Marie Claire is asking readers, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have an excuse not to watch the scales this Christmas? We might just have found one…”
We just have to ask—what is the point to exploring information like this? For starters, we’d think most women would freak at the idea of purposefully gaining weight. But why would you even consider the option when the dangers of obesity are so well documented? [MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »
Hold up a second! Don’t plunk down another 50 bucks (or, uh, $100+) for the newest/latest miracle in a bottle—at least when it comes to getting rid of wrinkles. I’ve got something way better for you — adopt a pet! According to celebrity dermatologist Jessica Wu (and numerous studies), people become more relaxed and their blood pressure drops when they’re talking to pets — which isn’t the case when they’re talking to other humans, by the by. So your facial expressions also appear more relaxed, especially around the eyes, when you talk to your four-legged bestie. Really. The schmoopy way you talk to your dog or cat may actually soften your crow’s feet! Must. Find. My. Dog. Now. [Glamour]
Wanna show your baby how much you care? Check out our Holiday Gift Guides for dogs, cats and other pets! Keep reading »
This week Leonardo DiCaprio got “busted” laying down some serious coinage for a variety of skincare products, including eye creams, toner, face masks and anti-wrinkle potions, at the Blue Mercury boutique in Los Angeles. While his reps insisted that he bought them for a lady friend (Lindsay Lohan mayhaps?), what dude buys wrinkle creams for his girlfriend? And a fellow shopper claimed he was asking the salespeople an awful lot of questions about how the formulas worked. We’re not surprised–it’s not like guys are immune to the pressure to look young in Hollywood–and, like so many of us, Leo continues to grow older. Sigh. But, considering most dermatologists think the majority of cosmetic anti-wrinkle creams are total B.S., we think he could’ve saved himself and his fine lines a lot of money. I mean, has anyone here found a wrinkle cream that actually works? What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a mad beauty-product shopping spree? [Examiner] Keep reading »