| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Consumers worried about what might be lurking within their cosmetics and skin care products can turn to new applications that scan bar codes to review the items for safety.
Each day women are exposed to about 168 chemicals in beauty products,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Police say they smell a couple of rats that have a nose for crime.
Cops are on the scent of a Volusia County mother and daughter team accused of swiping more than $15,000 of perfume in Central Florida, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
Eryn Rice 39, and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Everyday objects — perfume vials, a hat, a chandelier — spent decades under two miles of saltwater off the coast of Newfoundland until divers found them in 1985. Now these things crisscross the country, and starting Nov. 16 they'll be on...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:51 PM
In the same way that fashion designers scour the trunks and attics of the past for inspiration, perfumers periodically dip into the well of classic French perfumery when creating new fragrances.
This seems to be one of those times.
After decades in...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:28 PM
According to scent stylist Ashley Kessler, the ancient Egyptians believed smell contained the "essence of a soul." Which makes me wonder: Why are perfumes today mass-produced, commercially marketed and packaged in uniform, glittery bottles?
| Oct 13, 2013
The resurgence of high-calorie perfumes has included the reinvigoration of once-moribund or struggling perfume houses as new owners, hoping to capitalize on historic brand names, bring infusions of cash and new creative direction.
Many perfume firms are...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:58 PM
Most of us are familiar with the turmoil of winter skin. But for almost every ailment, there’s a cure that can be slathered on. So, which products should be mandatory buying for Chicagoans this winter? We asked a few local skincare pros to weigh in....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:06 PM
Fall and winter mean wind, snow, and (sorry to remind you) sleet. In other words, sleek hairdos better run for cover – we’ve got the scoop on fall and winter hair styles. Here, local hair experts weigh in on products to stock up on as the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:55 PM
It seems there are countless anti-aging products available today, which can be both a good and bad thing. Good because all those options mean just about any age-related skin issue can be addressed, and bad because all those choices can be overwhelming....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:11 PM
LUSH Cosmetics is known for its minimalist packaging, ethical campaigns and delightful handmade soaps, cosmetics and scents. Now the company is creating some of the most intriguing fragrances ever concocted with dynamic British perfume kings Mark and...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:13 PM
How long have you been wearing your hair in its natural state and what inspired you to do it?
Gina B., co-founder of Six Brown Chicks: I’ve been natural for over 10 years. I was inspired by a friend who had gone natural some years earlier and...
| Aug 1, 2013
Make up in the summer months can be difficult. You might not want to cake on thick foundations, which can look pasty in sunlight, and you’ll likely want sun protection, too. What's the solution? Tinted moisturizer.
"A hybrid of skin care and...