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Slate Article on Measuring SPF

Slate has an interesting article up: How Do They Measure SPF? Check it out! Update:  The part about re-applying a 2 SPF after 20 minutes in the article is incorrect. It really should state that after 20 minutes with an SPF 2, time is up. Get out of the sun.

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Personal UV Meters

UV Meter

Before getting into the sunscreens. Sunscreen week kicks off with information about a cool little gadget. check out this Oregon Scientific Personal UV Monitor. It also has an exposure timer. Or look at the full list of UV meters available at Amazon.com The idea of personal UV monitoring intrigues me. I wonder whether it is [...]

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Sunscreen Week at Beauty and Fashion Tech

Sunscreen

This week is sunscreen week at Beauty and Fashion Tech! I have posted in the past about The importance of safe sun. Sunscreen was also my number one product in the list of top five kinds of skin care products for every skin type. Not too long ago, I also took a look at the [...]

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BlogHer Report

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending the BlogHer Conference in downtown Chicago. The conference had around 800 in attendance, with more attending in Second Life, and was the largest blogging conference to date, regardless of gender. Attending provided a wonderful opportunity to meet a wide variety of interesting people, including a couple of [...]

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Going to BlogHer!

It is nearby and full of people who I want to meet! So I am headed to downtown Chicago Friday for the BlogHer conference. That means the weekend roundup will be on Saturday instead of Friday. Stay tuned!

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New Beauty Technology: Using Cell Phone Photos to Receive Makup Color Recommendations?

Check out this online article from Scientific American about upcoming technology for the automatic recommendation of makeup colors from your cell phone: Coral Lipstick—It’s You! Or So Says a New Cosmetics Algorithm. According to the article, Hewlett-Packard has developed an algorithm that will allow cell phone users to snap a photo from the phone and then [...]

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A Look at the New Suncreen Database from the Environmental Working Group and Thoughts About the Cosmetic Implications

An impressive study report and database released yesterday, and one that is well worth the time to explore is the Sunscreen Database from Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database by Environmental Working Group (EWG) (note, the EWG is a non-profit organization and conducts research independently of the companies that manufacture the products). The database is the [...]

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Practice Safe Sun! Wear Your Sunscreen!

I recently listed sunscreen as the number one type of skin care product in my post Top Five Types of Skin Care Products for Any Skin Type. Today, a friend of mine is quoted in an article about tanning at MSNBC. It is an important read for this time of year. So please take a [...]

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Top Skin Care Products For Any Skin Type

Best Skin Care Products

I like lists. So here is my list of the best skin care products for every skin type. I have also included a non-exhaustive list of product suggestions with links to my reviews in those instances where I have reviewed the product. Do you have a top skin care product that you would add or [...]

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Beer Shampoo and Beer Beauty Recipes

Lush Cynthia Stout Shampoo

Yes, there is beauty in beer. Beer can also help you be beautiful. No, I am not referring to beer goggles. I am talking about beer in beauty products. Beer Shampoo gets rave reviews, as does other beer beauty products. The other day I ran across an article from Men’s Health entitled 32 Things You [...]

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