Posts tagged "anti-aging"

More Ridiculous Than The Vampire Facial—Wrinkle-Reducing Goggles

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 i…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 31, 2010

Snail Slime Apparently Has All Sorts Of Skin Benefits

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…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 20, 2010

New Wrinkle Treatment Is Unsurprisingly Weird & Gross

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),…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 4, 2010

New Lippies Protect Your Pucker

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…

By: Bianca Posterli / February 7, 2010

The Latest Illegal Beauty Trend In Hollywood

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…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 1, 2010

Quotable: SJP Thinks She’s Too Old To Play Carrie

“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?

By: Erin Flaherty / January 27, 2010

Drink Gold Water, Become Younger, Poorer

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…

By: Bianca Posterli / December 23, 2009

Backwards Beauty: Your Ass Or Your Face

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…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 22, 2009

How Your Pet Prevents Wrinkles

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…

By: Nina Carbone / December 9, 2009

Leo Spends $1,400 On Wrinkle Creams

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…

By: Erin Flaherty / November 13, 2009

Demi Moore’s Youth Extending Beauty Secret Revealed!

While most of us suspect Demi Moore’s exceptional ability to seemingly grow younger-looking by the day has to do with scalpels and needles, she insists there’s a far more natural (yet creepier) regimen at hand: “I was in Austria doing a cleanse and part of the treatment was leech therapy. These aren’t just swamp leeche…

By: Erin Flaherty / November 9, 2009

What Would Happen If Anti-Aging Products Really Worked?

As rational, educated women, we know in our heads that when it comes to the often outlandish promises skincare companies make, applying a so-called wrinkle cure will not actually erase lines from our face. As people bombarded with airbrushed images of perfect, supernaturally youthful skin and famous idols who fight each skin fold with a…

By: Erin Flaherty / July 27, 2009

Fountain Of Youth Found: 10 Reasons NOT To Live Longer

Scientists are developing a “fountain of youth” pill from a chemical found in the soil on Easter Island. In testing, animals have lived 38 percent longer than expected as a result of the chemical. The development of an anti-aging pill sounds like a great idea — Juan Ponce de Leon dedicated a great deal of…

By: Annika Harris / July 10, 2009