Health Beauty Awards: 13 best makeup products
The products contained the dangerous heart stimulant, DMAA. July 26 — Recall of vitamin B-50 supplement distributed by Purity First Health Products. The supplements contained anabolic steroids. July 31 — Recall of Purity First products expanded to include multi-mineral and vitamin C. Aug. 3 — Recall of weight loss supplement made by CTV Best Group because it contains sibutramine.
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‘Healthy’ vitamins to avoid if you’re ill
Lip balm Nivea Lip Butter ($4; at mass retailers) The buttery formula works; Gerstein uses it to prep lips before she applies red or other strong colors, which make any speck of dryness obvious. Eye shadow This multitasker smoothes skin, neutralizes uneven tone, and cuts rednessand it lasts. “Unevenness on my cheeks usually reappears as makeup fades, but it didn’t with this,” says Blitzer. Compact foundation Infused with actual diamond powder, this base diffuses fine lines, blemishes, and discoloration. “It gave me a luminous finish that lasted all day with zero cakiness,” reports Blitzer. Eyeliner This superthin liner has nourishing vitamin E and clay to make it stay put. The result: A good-for-your lashes liner that “goes on like a dream and won’t budge,” says Gerstein.
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Ten million of us take vitamins regularly whether for general health or specific conditions. And we spend a whopping 175 million a year on supplements and pills which contain antioxidants that are claimed to help combat disease. But despite all the promises, the pros and cons of vitamins and supplements are still very debatable and studies show that some can be bad for your health. Debatable: We spend 175million a year on vitamins and supplements but some can be bad for our health Just last month U.S. researchers discovered the routine practice of taking calcium and/or vitamin D supplements to protect against bone loss caused by hormonal therapy for prostate cancer could actually be making patients conditions worse. You should always speak to your doctor before taking any supplement, says Professor Hilary Powers, head of human nutrition at Sheffield University. Some illnesses can alter the way our body uses vitamins and minerals.
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