Holland & Barrett under fire for selling skin-whitening product

Holland & Barrett, the health food chain, has been criticised for “exploiting racism to make money” by race equality charities which have called on it to remove a skin-whitening product from its shelves. The £9.99 Dr Organic Royal Jelly Skin Body Whitening Cream is described on the company’s website as helping to inhibit melanin production… [Continue Reading]

U.K. Stores Ban Products Containing Parabens and Sulfates

Here in the U.S., we’re talking about the potential dangers of popular ingredients like parabens and sulfates in our personal care products. But in the U.K., stores are actually banning brands of products that contain these ingredients. Holland & Barrett, the U.K.’s largest nationwide chain of health food shops (with just under 550 stores), recently… [Continue Reading]

Woman dies after allergic reaction ‘to glue in hairdo’

A woman died from a massive allergic reaction that could have been caused by the glue in her hair extensions, a pathologist said reported. Atasha Graham, 34, who had used hair extensions for 14 years, collapsed after clubbing until the early hours. Home Office pathologist Michael Heath told the inquest into her death that the… [Continue Reading]

Adidas scraps ‘outrageous’ shackles trainers after racism row

Adidas has decided not to sell a new trainer design from collaborator Jeremy Scott after a flood of criticism and controversy over the shoes. The shoes, which feature orange plastic shackles, hit the company’s Facebook page with the accompanying caption: “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” The posting… [Continue Reading]

What You Should Know About Anti-Aging Creams

All of us want to fight against skin aging. In fact, a lot of women are buying anti-aging creams being sold in the market today. However, the results are variable; while some report good results with it, others do not. The question is: how do we find out if an anti-aging cream really works for… [Continue Reading]

Mercury In Skin Whitening Cream – A Dangerous Ingredient

You must have read or heard about banned skin whitening cream products and you wonder why. This is because these products contain ingredients that have been found to be very harmful to human health. Among these ingredients are mercury, hydroquinone and steroids. In this article, I have tried to divulge more on mercury in terms… [Continue Reading]

How Braids And Weaves Cause Black Women To Lose Their Hair

For many black women, maintaining the perfect hairstyle is a central goal. Using weaves or braids to achieve a look without thinking of the consequences is common, but the damaging results are far from pretty. Recently, a shocking study reported on by CNN revealed that weaves and braids may contribute to a type of permanent… [Continue Reading]