Is that Lotion Really Ultra-hydrating?

All of us are inundated with the seemingly endless ads for cosmetic and skincare products. Each month in Dermatology Times Zoe Diana Draelos, MD examines some of these claims. Here is a sample: what is an ultra-hydrating and therapeutic skin moisturizer formula? Answer: pure marketing gibberish.  PositiveTip: In a world of appealing, but unfounded claims,…

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Folk Remedies and Lead Poisoning

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning that immigrant children with high levels of lead might be poisoned by traditional cosmetic and folk remedy preparations. A 6 month old infant of Nigerian decent was found to have a high blood lead level due to the application of "tiro" 3-4 times…

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