Posts tagged "beauty treatments"

Tried & Tested: 10 Hippie Beauty Treatments

Beauty products are the one thing that I waste my money on. Give me a hundred bucks and plop me in the nearest Duane Reade, and I’m happy as a pig in shit, wandering the aisles, Googling face cream comparisons, debating the merits of serums. I love beauty products for the breathless and inspirational lies they tell. Thi…
By: Megan Reynolds / August 5, 2014

In Which A 67-Year-Old Teaches Us About Sperm Facials

Best-selling author (that term is used loosely in this case), life coach, couples counselor and tantric guide Stella Ralfini reveals the secret to having radiant, wrinkle-free skin at the age of 67: lots and lots of semen masks, a soft-focus lens and poor lighting. In a brilliant YouTube…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 21, 2014

7 Beauty Treatments You Should Convince Your Boyfriend To Try

Every now and then, when you're giving yourself a moisturizing oatmeal mask before bed, you'll find your dude watching you. His look is a combination of confusion, intrigue, and maybe a little bit of -- is that jealousy? You can't help but pity him because you know how much he would love his post-mask, baby-soft…
By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 23, 2013

Of Course China Devised The Scariest Beauty Treatment Of All Time

Sometime around the beginning of everything ever, humanity started drafting its long-running list of dangerous, idiotic things done in the name of youth and beauty. In ancient Greece, where blond hair was valued above all, women lightened their tresses with arsenic … which later became a popular ingredient for face powder. Venetian cerise, a skin-whitening…
By: Rachel Krause / February 20, 2013

Anti-Aging Update: Bee Venom Beauty Products “Sting” Your Skin (Ouch)

The following might seem a bit crazy, but sounds a heck of a lot more appealing than sticking a needle into your face: Skin care addicts are now turning to beauty products containing bee venom as an alternative to Botox. These products don't come without pain, however. The ingredient "stings" the skin, increasing…
By: Leonora Epstein / July 30, 2010

Elle Macpherson’s Beauty Secret Is Illegal And Nasty

Animal rights activists are currently hating on Elle Macpherson because she admitted to using rhino horn powder as a beauty treatment. Talk about weird beauty products people eat (collagen coffee, anyone?), the supermodel engages in a rare practice of ingesting ground-up rhinoceros horn, which, she says, tastes like "crushed bone and fungus i…
By: Leonora Epstein / July 7, 2010

Restylane Injections And Painful Radio-Frequency Therapy = Cost Of 2 Tickets To The Gun Show

People, what ever happened to the gym? It's really quite simple. If you want hot arms, just do a crap ton of push-ups and call it a day. OK, easier said than done, and because of our couch potato culture, it's unsurprising to discover that there are some scary quick-fix beauty treatments to sculpt…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 15, 2010

What Beauty Treatment/Product Would You Never Try Again?

When it comes to media jobs, beauty editors have a pretty sweet gig. They're literally paid to be pampered and try out all the latest and greatest beauty innovations on the market. Of course, being a professional guinea pig has consequences. Facials gone wrong, terrifying injections, and weird cellulite treatments that don't even work are…
By: Erin Flaherty / April 1, 2010

Five Weird-Ass Facials

While it's not clear if they actually work, facials tend to focus on two things: relaxing or acne-fighting. Most treatments involve a cleansing of the skin, followed by an extraction of blackheads and whiteheads, and finished off by a mask or, in more severe cases, a chemical peel of glycolic acid to remove the to…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 18, 2009

The Most Disgusting, Heinous Things We Put On Our Skin In The Name Of Beauty

Bird droppings, placenta, snail slime.... It's not a page from Papa Smurf's spell-casting playbook, but a list of what could be, should be or is part of your beauty regimen. Plenty of companies synthesize substances—snake venom, human sperm—to put in products, but these six grody ingredients are the real yucky deal.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 2, 2009