Archive: L’Oreal

Beauty 911: Skin Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate

Now that summer is here, it is important for all ethnicities to protect skin from harmful UV rays—dark skin does not mean immunity from skin cancer. According to a recent survey from the Archives of Dermatology, 65 % of ethnic individuals believe they are not at risk for skin cancer, and therefore, often do not get their skin checked until it’s too late.

A recent L’Oréal Research & Innovation study brought to light that darker skin tones are certainly not exempt to the sun’s harmful rays. In fact, the study demonstrated that the highest risk of DNA damages was in light to tan skin, which includes most Hispanics and some African-Americans.

Need proof? The well-known reggae star, Bob Marley, eventually died from a melanoma on his toe, which he originally believed to be a soccer injury. His legacy will always live on in the music world, but his untimely death also serves as a reminder that skin cancer does not discriminate; it occurs in all populations, regardless of skin color.

To ensure proper care of fair, tan, dark, and every shade of skin in between, make sure to protect skin with SPF before heading outside! La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Lotion Spray ($35.50, laroche-posay.us) offers broad spectrum UV protection in an alcohol-free, 360 degree aerosol spray lotion.

“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny” – Bob Marley (1945-1981)

 

About L’Oréal USA
L’Oréal USA, headquartered in New York City, with 2011 sales of $5 billion and 9,800 employees, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of L’Oréal USA, the world’s leading beauty company. In addition to corporate headquarters in New York, L’Oréal USA has Research and Innovation, Manufacturing and Distribution facilities across six other states including New Jersey, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, and Texas. L’Oréal’s impressive portfolio of brands includes Lancôme, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Viktor & Rolf, Diesel, Cacharel, L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L’Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase and Shu Uemura Art of Hair. The U.S. is the base for the product development, international marketing and advertising for L’Oréal’s twelve American brands: Maybelline New York, Soft-Sheen.Carson, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Essie Cosmetics, Redken 5th Avenue NYC, Matrix, Mizani, Pureology, SkinCeuticals, Dermablend and Clairsonic. For more information visit www.lorealusa.com. Follow us on Facebook at L’Oreal USA – Corporate Facebook Page and Twitter @LOrealUSACorp.

L’Oreal being sued because one of their products if flammable???

I was really shocked to read this news this morning – doesn’t seem like this could be true! Apparently L’Oreal is the subject of a new class action lawsuit claiming their product, Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum is flammable!

Women’s Wear Daily reports today that the lawsuit against L’Oreal is on: A judge granted class action to four plaintiffs on Thursday who filed the motion for class certification on Feb. 2. The plaintiffs are seeking recognition for any person who purchased the Garnier serum from Feb. 4, 2008, to the present.

According to the lawsuit and Top Class Actions law blog, the Garnier serum’s two main ingredients are cyclopentasiloxane and dimethiconol, chemicals that can ignite at 171 degrees Fahrenheit. (Flat iron temperatures typically range from 300-450 degrees Fahrenheit.)

A copy of the original lawsuit, filed in June 2011, can be found here.

OMG. We’ve totally used that stuff before, without any bonfire-type incidents. But of course, flammable products are not exactly something you want coming between your hair and a high-heat styling appliance like a blow dryer or flat iron, which most women use on a regular basis.

We’ve contacted L’Oreal for comment on this lawsuit, and we’ll keep you posted on whether the Garnier anti-frizz serum will be yanked from the shelves, but in the meantime, check out some other controversial beauty products below.

Imagine how scary that would be! A class action lawsuit means that this has happened many times. Scary!!

Might want to beware of this product, ladies!

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What do you think of L’Oreal’s new “Miss Candy” by Glam Shine?

Looks fun!


L’Oreal’s 24-hour eye shadow – what’s the verdict?

I was watching TV this afternoon, when I saw a commercial for L’Oreal’s Infallible 24 Hour Eye Shadow. I thought to myself, do we reeeealllly need a 24-hour eye shadow? Who keeps their makeup on that long? Don’t we all know how horrible it is to go to bed with makeup on?

I have to say, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. I haven’t tried it. But I’ve also not run into any point in my life where I’ve said “Gee, if only my eye shadow lasted a FULL 24 hours!”

Here’s what L’Oreal has to say:

I thought this was such a strange idea, I decided to ask you guys: