Toxic beauty products warning raised

A non-government organization yesterday urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to act on the proliferation of toxic beauty products in the market. Aileen Lucero, national coordinator of EcoWaste Coalition told the Daily Tribune in a text message her group lodged a complaint before the FDA about the rampant sale of 12 beauty products that […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 13th, 2018

Env’t NGO ask authorities to ban toxic cosmetics in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — An environmental group asked the city authorities to curb the sale of beauty products containing toxic metals. On September 3, the EcoWaste Coalition emailed Mayor Mauricio Domogan to report that cosmetic products laden with lead and mercury are sold in some establishments in the city......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

WARNING: There s a high chance this beauty cream will burn and ruin your skin

Here at Preen, we value healthy skin more than anything and we're against potentially hazardous products. Just a week after we reported on........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

FDA warns of toxic skin whiteners

How far would you go to achieve a fair and radiant skin? It appears thousands of Filipinos are willing to take potential health risks on banned beauty products simply because they offer celebrity-like glowing skin and are cheap at that. Take, for instance, skin-whitening and beauty product Goree, which remains popular among Filipino consumers despite findings that it contains high levels of mercury, thanks or no thanks to its affordable price of P150 and hyped efficacy on social media. Notwithstanding warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against the use of Goree, Ruvilma Entero, who is working overseas, and her friends continued to patronize the product. "...Keep on reading: FDA warns of toxic skin whiteners.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Pretty ugly

All Natural, Non-Toxic, Organic We all have encountered these in the beauty and personal care products we buy, and immediately,.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 17th, 2016

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

By Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the U.S. Open against Serena Williams two months ago, soaring as high as No. 4 this season in the WTA tennis rankings. Off the court — on the marketing front — she has the same potential. Maybe more. "It's very, very rare to find a Japanese-born female athlete who appeals to an international audience," said Bob Dorfman, a sports marketing expert and creative director at Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco, California. Serena Williams topped the Forbes list of the highest-earning female athletes this year at $18 million, almost all endorsements. Osaka appears to be the right woman in the right sport at the right time with the draw to overtake Williams. "What's more, tennis, especially women's tennis, is a sport that lends itself to a broad variety of sponsors: sporting goods, health and beauty, fashion, lifestyle, travel, personal care, you name it," Dorfman said. "And the sport's international following brings with it a large, loyal and affluent fan base. All the more reason why so many companies are lining up to sign her up." The big question is: Can she keep this up? Much has happened very quickly for her, notes former tennis star Chris Evert. "You know, it's going to be life-changing for her and very, very important," Evert said. "From what I see, she is very humble and from what I see, her parents are very humble people. Hopefully they won't go Hollywood on us. We don't want that to happen." Osaka's multicultural background — Japan-born but raised in the U.S. by a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother — adds to her wide appeal, endearing her to fans in Japan and elsewhere. Her disarming charm, off and on the court, including how she handled the turmoil surrounding her win over Williams, is also winning people over. "She appeals to the young and old, men and women, everyone," said Shigeru Tanaka, advertising manager at Citizen, her sponsor since August. Tokyo-based Citizen Watch Co.'s 80,000 yen ($700) Naomi Osaka watch is selling out at stores in Japan, thanks to the exposure it got on her wrist at the U.S. Open. Citizen was quick to take advantage of her Grand Slam win, taking out a one-third page ad in the Yomiuri newspaper's extra edition report of her win. Companies won't say how much her contracts are worth, but they tend to be written so that if she keeps winning, her earnings will keep going up. If one company won't pay, another will just snatch her up, marketing experts say. Although Japanese baseball players like Ichiro and Shohei Ohtani are superstars, that sport doesn't have the global appeal of tennis. There are Olympians, but their appeal tends to come and go every four years. Japan is "just starving for a star," Evert said. Osaka has been wearing various Citizen watches in matches and in photo ops and has told reporters the first watch she got from her mom was a Citizen. She has also said her father drove a Nissan while she was growing up — another in a growing line of sponsors. Besides Citizen, Osaka has deals with instant noodle-maker Nissin Foods Group, Japanese badminton and tennis racket maker Yonex Co., and athletic-wear and sneaker giant Adidas. Nissan Motor Co. signed Osaka as its three-year "brand ambassador" in September. The deal was in the works for a while, but the timing couldn't have been better, coming right after the U.S. Open. The Yokohama-based automaker is mulling a "Naomi Osaka model" car. She is also getting keys to a silver GT-R sports car. Investing in Osaka enhances brand image for the long-term, said Masao Tsutsumi, general manager in charge of Osaka-related marketing at Nissan. He said her transformation from "every girl" to superstar parallels the automaker's commitment to technological innovation. "She also is such a nice person while being utterly professional," he added. Yonex has been supplying rackets to Osaka since she was 10, after receiving a letter from her mother. The Osaka effect is evident in the growing popularity of Yonex rackets among younger Americans, the company says. Appearing before Yonex employees in Tokyo, Osaka drew affectionate laughter by insisting on addressing the crowd in Japanese, though she managed only a few words, including "onaji," or "the same," says Nori Shimojo, the company's official in charge of tennis player service. At just 21, Osaka's got plenty of time to learn the language of her birthplace if she wants to. As for her sponsorship windfall, she is shrugging it all off. "I wouldn't really know because I have never been in this territory," she said during a recent tournament in Singapore. "For me, I just focus on my matches, and, I mean, like I'm a tennis player, so I just play tennis." ___ Sandra Harwitt in Singapore contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

BFAR maintains red tide alert in 4 provinces

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Monday issued a warning against the consumption of shellfish from toxic red tide-infested bays in several areas in the Visayas and Mindanao. In its Shellfish Bulletin, BFAR said the Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur; and the coastal waters in Dauis and… link: BFAR maintains red tide alert in 4 provinces.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

PH Local Coconut Export Industry in the 1st China International Import Expo

Dubbed as the “Tree of Life,” coconut trees serve many uses in cooking, medicine and even beauty products in the Philippines. This paved the way to a $1.46 billion export industry dedicated solely to coconut oil. Companies such as Mr. William T. Guido’s Team Asia Corporation were instrumental in developing the Philippine coconut industry to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

MVP Ladder: Hot start pushes Curry to forefront

By Sekou Smith, When Kevin Durant raised the Finals MVP trophy in the air in June -- his second straight, mind you -- it was supposed to be over for Stephen Curry. The prevailing wisdom said there was no way the former two-time Kia MVP winner Curry would be able to contend for a third Maurice Podoloff Trophy playing alongside Durant (a former Kia MVP himself). Their individual brilliance would be muted by the collective strength of their partnership as the two best players on the best team in the league. This notion they would continue to split Kia MVP votes made sense given their super team required all of its stars to sacrifice personal glory for the greater team good. That was the thinking before the first nine games of this season ... and then Curry decided to attack things as he did in 2015-16. That season, he went nuclear -- averaging 30.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game while shooting 50.4 percent overall and 45.4 percent on three-pointers -- becoming the NBA's first unanimous MVP winner as the Warriors won an NBA-record 73 games. Durant was still toiling for the rival Oklahoma City Thunder then, sharing the spotlight with another eventual Kia MVP in Russell Westbrook. Curry’s opening salvo this season, though, has been nothing short of staggering. His pace right now -- leading the league in scoring while shooting nearly 55 percent overall and 53 percent on three-pointers  -- could top that 2015-16 season. Doing all this with teammates who could make their own compelling cases for Kia MVP honors makes Curry’s start even more mind-boggling. Both Durant (check out his 25-point fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden) and Klay Thompson (who topped Curry’s three-pointers made record in Chicago) are taking turns showing out, all of which speaks to the Warriors' mastery of a situation that easily could have overloaded these three stars. Curry’s consistent brilliance sticks out in a sea of transcendent scoring performances in the early stages of this season. He was the one who dropped 51 points in 32 minutes in a win over Washington, making 11 of his 16 three-pointers. He went 6-for-11 on three-pointers en route to 29 points when Durant worked the Knicks for 41 points at MSG. When Thompson was in the zone against the Bulls, Curry scored 23 points (on 7-for-9 shooting) in just 25 minutes. And when the New Orleans Pelicans showed up to Oracle Arena Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), Curry lit them up for 37 on 12-for-20 shooting and a 7-for-11 night on three-pointers. That's all why Curry sits atop the first Kia Race to the MVP Ladder this season. And if he keeps this up, there’s no reason Curry won't be in the thick of this season's MVP conversation when the dust settles. The top five in the Week 1 edition of the 2018-19 Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: * * * 1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Season stats: 33 points, 5.9 assists, 5.0 rebounds Here's the kind of damage Curry is doing so far: he’s not only leading the league in scoring, but doing so while shooting a preposterous 54.9 percent overall and an equally bonkers 52.9 percent on three-pointers. Scoring around the league is on the rise this season, and perhaps no one is taking more advantage of the freedom of movement rule the way Curry has. He’s scoring from everywhere, against any and everyone whenever he wants in a system built around his skills. He’s got one of the league’s early 50-point games (51 points, vs. Washington), and, given the way he’s shooting now, could go for another 50-spot at any time. That’s a warning for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who will see Curry today. 2. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors Season stats: 27.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists Leonard is off to a monstrous start with Toronto, shattering that pesky myth that he was a product of a system in San Antonio. Anyone who forgot just how devastating a two-way player he could be after his nine-game run with the Spurs last season should have a clearer understanding of what he can do when healthy. Just ask Philadelphia 76ers stud Ben Simmons, who couldn't praise Leonard enough after matching wits with the two-time Kia Defensive Player of the Year. “He’s a freak,” Simmons said after turning the ball over 11 times while being guarded by Leonard on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “His hands are huge. He’s got long arms. He’s a great defender.” The scary part for the rest of the league? Leonard is shooting as good or better than ever on three-pointers (44.4 percent) while logging a career-high 34.7 minutes. And, technically, he is still undefeated in a Raptors uniform (he got a rest day for Bucks-Raptors). 3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Season stats: 26.1 points, 13.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists It took a franchise-record 24 made three-pointers for the Boston Celtics to hold off Antetokounmpo and the Bucks Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) at TD Garden. It was the Bucks’ first loss this season, but it wasn’t because the "Greek Freak" didn’t show up. He roasted the Celtics for 33 points (on just 22 shots), 11 rebounds, three steals and two assists. The increased floor spacing that comes with the arrival of coach Mike Budenholzer has allowed Antetokounmpo to put opposing defenders in compromising positions. His three-point shot is still in the development stage, but if Budenholzer can help transform that part of his game (as he did for Al Horford and Paul Millsap in Atlanta), the rest of the league will be on notice. As for Antetokounmpo's groove elsewhere on the court, it has made him virtually unstoppable when he’s in attack mode. 4. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans Season stats: 25.2 points, 13.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3.2 blocks Had there been a top five after the first four games of this season, Davis would have been a runaway pick for the No. 1 spot. He was that good in powering New Orleans' 4-0 start. But the Pelicans have lost four straight and three to the four games since as Davis deals with nagging right elbow pain. Davis missed back-to-back games against Utah and Denver, then played Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) against the Warriors. It was clear he wasn’t at his best, as he had 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. (Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry held him out in a road loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.) Davis hasn’t been shy about proclaiming that he’s chasing both Kia MVP and Kia Defensive Player of the Year honors, a double-dip that only half a handful of players could realistically set as a goal. The talent and high ceiling have never been in question. His availability to chase such lofty goals, however, remains a question at times. 5. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers Season stats: 29.1 points, 6.0 assists, 5.1 rebounds Lillard entered this season as determined to prove his team’s early 2018 playoff exit wasn't a true measure of Portland's status. Still, getting swept by the Pelicans sent the Blazers into the offseason with tons of questions and skeptics. Since the first whistle of training camp, Lillard has gone about the business of answering those questions. He’s averaging career-highs in points (29.1), field goal percentage (49.7 percent), three-point percentage (40 percent) and free throw percentage (94 percent). The Blazers finished their recent four-game road trip at 3-1, which included wins against Orlando, Indiana and the struggling Houston Rockets. Thursday night’s (Friday, PHL time) win over the Anthony David-less Pelicans was fueled by Lillard’s team-high 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Saturday night’s home game against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers could be another opportunity for Lillard and Co. to show they aren’t stepping aside for anyone. * * * The next five 6.  Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets 7.  Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 8.  Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz 9.  LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers 10.  Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers And five more: Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves; DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs; Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons; Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics; Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Death isn’t the human body’s final destiny

Power grooming for men is now a "buy line" of L'Oreal, Estee Lauder, Nivea, Avon, and P&G, which offer an array of products (under-eye cream, anti-fatigue moisturizing lotion and an anti-tightness foaming cleansing gel) for men, in addition to endless lists of beauty products for women.   Of course, women spend more hard-earned money for their faces, hair, hands, armpits, and legs than do men. The cosmetic industry is a multibillion-dollar business, in addition to the mega-lucrative industries of mind-body fitness, massage and spa, Botox, face lifting, Liposuction, breast enhancement, sex dolls and toys, etc.   Sorry to pour cold water on today's excitement ...Keep on reading: Death isn’t the human body’s final destiny.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Signal No. 1 up over several Luzon provinces as ‘Rosita’ approaches

Typhoon “Rosita,” though slightly weakening on Sunday, continued to threaten Northern Luzon,with Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 raised over the following areas of Luzon, according to bulletin released at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa): Ilocos Norte Ilocos Sur La Union Pangasinan Abra Apayao Benguet Ifugao… link: Signal No. 1 up over several Luzon provinces as ‘Rosita’ approaches.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Signal No. 1 up over several Luzon provinces as ‘Rosita’ approaches

Typhoon "Rosita," though slightly weakening on Sunday, continued to threaten Northern Luzon,with Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 raised over the following areas of Luzon, according to bulletin released at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa): Ilocos Norte Ilocos Sur La Union Pangasinan Abra Apayao Benguet Ifugao Kalinga Mountain Province Batanes Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands Isabela Nueva Vizcaya Quirino Aurora Bulacan Nueva Ecija Pampanga Tarlac Northern Quezon including Polillo Island Rizal Camarines Norte On Monda...Keep on reading: Signal No. 1 up over several Luzon provinces as ‘Rosita’ approaches.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Shimmer oils are your best friend this holiday season

Last year, we made a list of products that'll help you remove all the glitter you'll slap on during holiday parties. And we have to admit, it can be a whole process, especially if you're dealing with chunkier body glitter that doesn't want to come off. So what's a better shimmery alternative? Body oils that have pearlescent finishes. No need for you to apply something tacky before packing on the glitter. It doesn't look over-the-top but you'll still have that distinct glow. You just pour a certain amount---depending on how much you want to cover---and apply directly on your skin. You can even make your own using just two products! Before you drop by your nearest beauty store or...Keep on reading: Shimmer oils are your best friend this holiday season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Acne-prone skin? It might be the alcohol in your routine

If you're still suffering from acne and dry skin past your early twenties, consider getting rid of all your skincare products that contain denatured alcohol, especially your toner. It's the one skincare trick that I stand by. Since I eliminated denatured alcohol from my routine years ago, my other products work better on my skin. Denatured alcohol is quite common in drugstore toners, if not the main ingredient. It's also in some acne spot treatments. A few micellar water formulations also contain a bit of it too. That's why it's hard to defeat acne with these products. It's also hard to believe that something so common in the beauty industry is creating more problems. But that's t...Keep on reading: Acne-prone skin? It might be the alcohol in your routine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Beauty brand Sunday Riley admits to implanting fake reviews on Sephora

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sunday Riley (@sundayriley) on Oct 12, 2018 at 10:22am PDT With the rise of online platforms available to consumers, brands now have to turn to completely new marketing strategies---including, it seems, fake reviews. At least, that was what beauty company Sunday Riley admitted to. This was brought to public light when a supposed former Sunday Riley employee leaked an email to Reddit as proof that the company urged them to register as Sephora users and write positive reviews for two of its new acne products, claiming that "Credibility is the key to the ...Keep on reading: Beauty brand Sunday Riley admits to implanting fake reviews on Sephora.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Beauty picks that make the best work companions

Everyone's getting busier; the holiday rush is here. The moment I got off the plane from my three-week trip to the United States, I immediately thought about the other stuff I had to accomplish: meetings, shoots, brainstorming sessions, family duties, product launches and, lest I forget, sitting down to write my weekly take on fashion and beauty. Testing out beauty products is one of the perks of being busy, since there's nothing more satisfying than seeing one's eyeliner still intact even after a long day.     I bring Make Up for Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette Color Corrector & Concealer with me when I need to make sure I've got clear skin. It has five ...Keep on reading: Beauty picks that make the best work companions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Beauty Inspo: The Blush Shade That We re Currently Loving On Every Celeb

Plus, the products to achieve this fresh look!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Diesel prices raised by P1.35/liter, gasoline by P1

Hefty price hikes amounting to more than P1 per liter were implemented yesterday across fuel products as the Brent crude price breached $80 per barrel last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

FDA issues warning vs herbal products

FDA issues warning vs herbal products.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

BSP hikes key rates by 50 bps anew

Monetary authorities raised benchmark rates by another 50 basis points (bps) as the central bank made good on its warning of strong follow-through action to rein in inflation expectations and dampen exchange rate pressures. BSP hikes key rates by 50 bps anew Monetary authorities on Thursday raised benchmark rates by another 50 basis points (bps)… link: BSP hikes key rates by 50 bps anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Typhoon ‘Paeng’ enters PAR

Typhoon "Paeng" has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   In Pagasa's severe weather bulletin, it said Paeng, with an international name of "Trami," entered PAR on Sunday afternoon.   It noted that typhoon Paeng has no direct impact yet in any parts of the country but said that it might affect the extreme northern Luzon by Friday.   It added that a tropical cyclone warning may be raised over extreme northern Luzon by Thursday.   "No significant enhancement of the Southwest Monsoon is expected during the outlook period," Pagasa sa...Keep on reading: Typhoon ‘Paeng’ enters PAR.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018