WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Girls who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) may drastically cut their chances of developing cervical cancer by age 30, a huge, new study finds.
Researchers found that of more than 1.6 million young Swedish women, those who’d gotten the HPV vaccine were about two-thirds less likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer than their unvaccinated peers.
Those odds were further slashed when the vaccine was given before age 17. Among those women, the risk of cervical cancer was 88% lower.
Experts said the findings, published Oct. 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine, support longstanding recommendations: Girls should be vaccinated against HPV before their teenage years.
“These findings aren’t surprising. This is what we’d expect to see, based on what we know about this vaccine,” said Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield, a professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.
HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause genital warts. While that disease is usually minor, certain HPV infections can become persistent and eventually cause cervical cancer. So the HPV vaccine is considered an anti-cancer vaccine.
But, Handsfield said, it takes many years to go from HPV infection to cancer. So studies have first had to look at shorter-term effects of the vaccine — finding that it prevents HPV infection, as well as precancerous abnormalities in the cervix.
The new findings are further confirmation the vaccine works, said Handsfield, who is also an adviser to the American Sexual Health Association.
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the world — so common that nearly all sexually active people will contract the virus unless they are vaccinated, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most of the time, the immune system is able to clear HPV infection. But some strains of the virus become persistent in a minority of people — and, over time, may lead to certain cancers.
In the United States, nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by persistent HPV infection, the CDC says.
So since 2006, U.S. experts have recommended that girls receive the HPV vaccine, as early as age 9 and by age 12. If they miss that window, older girls and young women up to age 26 can receive “catch-up” shots. The advice was later extended to boys and young men — since HPV can also cause cancers of the penis, anus and throat.
In Sweden, where the new study was done, recommendations are similar, and the government has paid for a school-based HPV vaccination program for girls ages 10 to 12 since 2012.
The study authors, who were led by researcher Jiayao Lei from the Karolinska Institute, looked at medical data on over 1.6 million Swedish women and girls who were between the ages of 10 and 30 from 2006 through 2017.
Of the group, about a half-million received at least one dose of the HPV vaccine.
Overall, the study found, those women were much less likely to develop cervical cancer by age 30. There were 47 cases per 100,000 women, versus 94 cases per 100,000 among women who were unvaccinated.
The biggest impact, though, was seen among women who’d been vaccinated before age 17. In that group, there were only 4 cases of cervical cancer per 100,000 women.
That throws even more weight behind early HPV vaccination, Handsfield said.
Debbie Saslow, managing director of HPV and GYN Cancers for the American Cancer Society, agreed.
She, too, said the findings were expected. “On the one hand, we knew this,” Saslow said. “But this shows it definitively. Women who were vaccinated before age 17 had a nearly 90% lower risk of cervical cancer.”
In the United States, the HPV vaccine is recommended, but unlike in Sweden, there is no national school program for administering it.
“Other countries do a better job of vaccinating than we do,” Saslow said.
Things have been improving, however, she noted: A 2019 government study found that about two-thirds of U.S. teens had received at least one dose of the HPV vaccine. The worry, Saslow said, is that the progress will be reversed by the pandemic — which has caused childhood vaccinations overall to plummet.
Saslow encouraged parents not to delay HPV vaccination.
“It prevents six types of cancer,” she said. “Who wouldn’t want to protect their kids from cancer?”
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This summer I did something I’ve never done before: I spent three months living at the beach. As a beauty editor, this put me in the ideal (and yes, enviable) position of testing out every warm-weather beauty product under the sun. Over weeks of experimenting, I discovered some great finds, including a moisturizing lip gloss that won’t stain a face mask, a gentle face wash that bubbles while it deep cleans and a fragrance that will transport you back to summer, even after the weather turns chilly. These products solved many of my beauty issues — which is why I plan on using them all year long!
Darphin Hydraskin Cooling Hydrating Stick for Face and Eyes
Darphin Hydraskin Cooling Hydrating Stick for Face and Eyes $25.00 at Nordstrom
Darphin Hydraskin Cooling Hydrating Stick for Face and Eyes $25.00 at bluemercury
Darphin Hydraskin Cooling Hydrating Stick for Face and Eyes $25.00 at Darphin
This hydrating stick, made of 80% natural ingredients, cools skin on contact. No joke — testing showed it instantly decreases skin’s temperature by 1 degree Celsius upon application! It’s a fast-acting moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin C-rich pomegranate and frozen water algae to help skin retain water and keep it lubricated.
The stick form makes it so easy to use — simply pop off the top and rub the silky formula all over your face, then watch how it leaves your skin looking dewy with no stickiness or lingering residue. There’s a bit of a tingle and a slight tightening, which is why I use it in the morning to depuff my eyes and in the evening for a hit of moisture before bed. Truth be told, I’m a lazy girl when it comes to my PM skincare routine and this is a no-fuss way to add moisture to my skin at night.
I haven’t been wearing a lot of makeup these days, but it’s the calming scent that has me reaching for this tube throughout the day during these precarious times. Just a few whiffs of the spa scent and I’m instantly sedated. That alone is worth the $25.
EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser $27.50 at Dermstore
I applied sunscreen to my face multiple times a day this summer, so I needed a strong cleanser to wash the layers of SPF off in the evening. Ironically, it was a gentle foaming cleanser that did the trick!
This cream-based wash comes in an easy-to-use pump bottle, so there’s no fumbling with caps in the shower. Simply apply it to damp skin and massage it all around. The product’s microbubbles release in about 20 seconds, starting the self-foaming action and removing pollutants from the skin. There’s something about the bubbling action in this lightly scented cleanser that says “liftoff!” — especially when it comes to removing a day’s worth of sunscreen or makeup. The key ingredient within all this effervescence action is bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapples that helps remove dead skin cells. The best part: The cleanser rinses off easily and doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry.
IT Cosmetics Brow Powder Universal Brow Pencil $24.00 at Sephora
IT Cosmetics Brow Powder Universal Brow Pencil $24.00 at Ulta
IT Cosmetics Brow Powder Universal Brow Pencil $20.40 at Nordstrom
Like most women, I haven’t worn a lot of makeup during the pandemic. But makeup artists stress a filled-in brow will accentuate your eyes and make you look younger, even on cosmetic-free days. So in the morning, I reach for this easy-to-use brow pen. The technology, created by plastic surgeons, allows you to control how light or dark you want your brows to appear based on how much pressure you apply. Match your brow hair to one of the four color categories — taupe, blonde, auburn, or brunette — and then stroke the hairs as if you were painting them with a small brush, pressing harder on the oval tip if you want to go darker.
This brow pen is loaded with beneficial hair and skin ingredients, such as biotin, lecithin, grape seed and green tea. The manufacturer claims it’s budge-proof, and I can pretty much attest that it’s waterproof, as it survived multiple swims in the pool and ocean.
Finn and Co White Sand Luxury Fragrance Oil $42.00 at Amazon
Years ago, when a fragrance hit the market that smelled like a bottle of Coppertone, this beach-loving girl thought she had found her forever fragrance. Sadly, it turned out the scent was too strong to wear in places like the office or a restaurant. This summer, I discovered a new organic fragrance oil that evokes the same feeling of summer days without being overly pungent. It comes in a rollerball, making it easy to control how much you apply (fragrance oils can be more concentrated), plus I can keep it in my bag without worrying about spillage.
Made of honeysuckle, mandarin, jojoba and apricot seed oils, I pull it out whenever I need a burst of warm sunshine or the scent of a sea breeze. I’ll be counting on this scent to carry me through the cold winter days ahead.
Sand and Sky Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment
Sand and Sky Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment $42.90 at Amazon
Sand and Sky Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment $43.00 at Ulta
Sand and Sky Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment $42.99 at ASOS
Spending my summer days in the sun, wind, chlorine and salt water took quite a beating on my skin! From small flakes on my face to big ones on my feet, I needed an exfoliator that could deal with all that shedding skink, which is why I was excited to discover this botanical-based face scrub that can also be used on the body. Made with physical (bamboo and macadamia seed) and chemical exfoliants (finger lime, a vitamin C-rich citrus fruit native to Australia that breaks up dead skin cells), it also contains pink clay, which removes debris while tightening up pores.
Dermatologists stress the importance of antioxidants to reduce skin inflammation and this one has three, including rosehip, grapeseed and olive oils. Gently (stressing gently if you’re using it on your face) massage the tiny microbeads onto damp skin once a week, leaving the mixture on for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. Bonus: The happy-looking pink tube will cheer up any winter shower experience.
Lanolips Lip Water Watermelon Tinted Lip Hydration Fluid
Lanolips Lip Water Watermelon Tinted Lip Hydration Fluid $16.95 at Ulta
Lanolips Lip Water Watermelon Tinted Lip Hydration Fluid $17.00 at Bloomingdale’s
I’ve never been a lip gloss kind of girl, so I would have never expected one to end up on my list of favorite summer finds. But a PR friend sent me this little tube of lip color and shockingly, I was hooked.
The tube is attached to a teeny, tiny brush. Upon first swipe, I noticed there was no tackiness and I quickly realized why they refer to this product as “lip water” — because it truly feels like water on your lips! The ingredients (which are 99.4% natural) include the emollient lanolin, moisture-inducing hyaluronic acid, glycerin and vitamin E. Although it’s super lightweight, this lip moisturizer doesn’t wear off quickly. Plus, you’re left with a sheer pink tint that looks good on all skin tones, along with a mouthwatering watermelon scent that had me at first lick.
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Bath and Shower Gel in Honey Mango
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Bath and Shower Gel in Honey Mango $12.99 at Amazon
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Bath and Shower Gel in Honey Mango $16.99 at Walmart
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Bath and Shower Gel in Honey Mango $12.99 at Target
We probably had over five body washes in our outdoor shower this summer, but there was one that had to be constantly restocked. Its ingredients are 100% vegetarian, including honey, vanilla, mango and aloe, but it was the way this hypoallergenic, lightly sudsing formula made my skin feel — hydrated without having the need to follow-up with a moisturizer after a long day in the sun — that had me reaching for this bottle time and time again (well that and the delicious mango scent). Add a few drops to your bath this winter for the ultimate DIY tropical escape.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Sheer Matte Sunscreen Brush SPF 30
Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Sheer Matte Sunscreen Brush SPF 30 $45.00 at Amazon
Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Sheer Matte Sunscreen Brush SPF 30 $45.00 at Dermstore
For years, dermatologists I’ve interviewed have recommended this mineral-based sunscreen, but I never tried it because I didn’t think I’d get the coverage I needed from a brush-on powder. But there were days this summer when I found myself cheating my skin of sunscreen, especially if I was working mostly indoors. So when I saw the company had introduced a sheer matte SPF 30 version of their original superstar product — one that not only included zinc oxide to protect against UVA and UVB rays but also iron oxide to fight the damaging blue light that radiates off our computer screens all day long — I decided to give it a try.
The matte powder is made for oily and blemish-prone skin (I have neither) but I love how the finish gave my skin a boost — like I was wearing makeup without having to apply any makeup. It’s also so easy to apply. You simply tap the top of the packaging to dispense the powder into the brush and swipe the bristles over your face and neck. No rinsing sticky SPF cream off your hands, plus you can reapply it all day long, even over makeup.
I had breakouts along the top of my chest this summer, possibly from all the spray-on body sunscreen I was using, and needed a blemish fighter that would remain invisible since I was wearing a lot of skin-baring outfits. I have a favorite salicylic acid and sulfur-based zit zapper, but it leaves a pink tinge on my skin, thanks to the calamine in the product.
This blemish lotion, from Bluemercury’s house brand M-61, has a similar ingredient list — it contains sulfur, salicylic and glycolic acid, plus a host of other proven zit-fighting and skin-calming ingredients like witch hazel, aloe, cucumber, chamomile and tea tree — but it doesn’t leave any traces of pink on the skin. Simply hit the white sediment at the bottom of the bottle with a cotton swab (don’t shake) and apply the formula to any breakouts.
Soapbox Coconut Oil Rejuvenating Deep Conditioner $17.99 at Amazon
I was in a saltwater pool pretty much every day this summer and it’s no secret that salt can strip hair of water, leaving it rough and dehydrated. A dermatologist friend suggested I find a deep conditioner containing fatty acid-rich coconut oil to add moisture back to my hair and to protect my strands from future damage. Luckily, I found a deep conditioner that not only contains coconut oil, but also other moisturizing ingredients, including soybean and tea tree oils, vitamin E, shea butter and aloe.
The directions say to apply a generous amount, but because it’s so concentrated, I found a little went a long way. Normally, I limit deep conditioners to once a week, but I found myself applying this hydrating cream every third or fourth day, sometimes just to my ends, and sometimes as a 10-minute pre-shampoo treatment.
Another reason I’ll continue to purchase this product throughout the winter: For each purchase, the company donates a bar of soap to someone in need. You can even track the recipient by plugging in the “Hope Code” on the back of your jar. I did — and discovered my beneficiary was an orphanage in Mozambique. A total win-win.
A gorgeous 25-acre lifestyle
property is for sale in Pukekohe East, near Bombay Hill,
with a price-tag less than the average Ponsonby
Marketed by Century 21 Platinum (Tuakau) Real
Estate, 79 Beaver Road sits just outside the Auckland
regional boundary at the tip of North Waikato. Priced at
$2,495,000 plus GST, it’s described as a ‘must see’
property for the discerning equestrian buyer.
has its own 60 x 30m professionally constructed equestrian
arena, along with 24 paddocks in the well fenced and well
A spacious and appealing
four-bedroom home is situated on an elevated site with
mature gardens in an idyllic setting. Alongside the 220-sqm
home is a large double garage.
Listing agent Courtney
Howells of Century 21 Platinum says the property has all the
facilities needed for any horse family, part-time farmer, or
the semi-retired wanting a quieter life but with ready
access to any action.
It is situated less than three
kilometres from SH1 motorway and is 10km away from the
wonderful Tuakau Pony Club.
“The property has been
farmed to the highest standard of fertiliser and weed
control over the past four years, with water reticulation
supplied from a deep well bore. The large lock-up
implementation shed includes a shearing facility, ample
space for vehicles and tractors, and adjacent are stockyards
and loading facilities,” he says.
Mr Howells says where
else can you get all this plus instant quiet and
tranquillity on approximately 10 hectares so close to
Auckland at such good value for money.
approach up the drive you feel like it’s a little piece of
Cornwall Park. It’s so relaxing and absolutely gorgeous
with spring fed frog and lily ponds, native birds in the
surrounding trees, and lambs in the paddocks,” says Esme
Cole, Principal at Century 21 Platinum (Tuakau) Real
Esme Cole owns the Century 21 franchise on
Tuakau’s mainstreet, George Street, with fellow principal
“Beaver Road and the surrounding area retain
this wonderful rural character, yet it’s in commuting
distance to Australasia’s fastest growing city.
Opportunities are on the up with the likes of nearby Drury
and Pokeno alive with growth and development. Popular
Pukekohe is just down the road, and Port Waikato’s great
surf beaches aren’t far away either,” says Courtney
“79 Beaver Road offers a quality Pukekohe
lifestyle and is the complete package. It’s a truly
fabulous property with all the space and facilities. It’s
just waiting for the next family to move in and make it
their own,” he says.
Owner of Century 21 New Zealand,
Derryn Mayne, says the team at Century 21 Platinum is well
known and respected for its strong local knowledge,
experience in real estate sales and property management, as
well as its very close connect to the local community.
view the listing and video of 79 Beaver Road, Pukekohe East,
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Streaming giant Netflix has released highly anticipated first images from the latest season of its original series The Crown (2016 to present), which follows the British royal family with Queen Elizabeth as the central character.
Season 4 will premiere on Nov 15 and cover the Princess Diana years. British newcomer Emma Corrin plays the Princess of Wales, the first wife of Prince Charles, who is next in line to ascend the throne.
Princess Diana died in 1997 in a tragic car accident soon after divorcing Prince Charles, following a scandal-filled marriage with extramarital affairs on both sides.
On Netflix’s Twitter account, Corrin, 24, can be seen sporting Princess Diana’s signature short hairstyle.
English actor Josh O’Connor (romantic comedy Emma, 2020), who has been with the series since Season 3, plays Prince Charles.
Another much talked-about new addition to the cast is Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who is remembered by her nickname The Iron Lady.
The 52-year-old American actress – most known for her role in the science-fiction drama The X-Files (1993 to 2002) – is seen in the images released by Netflix, in a blue skirt suit with immaculately coiffed hair, the way Mrs Thatcher liked her hair to be.
Some of the cast members for Season 5 of the critically acclaimed series, which rotates its cast as the characters age, have already been announced.
Elizabeth Debicki (science-fiction thriller Tenet, 2020) will take over the reins from Corrin in the next season.
While gyms in New York City were allowed to reopen earlier this month, other fitness businesses were left in limbo.
Nick Velkov, yoga instructor and owner of Yoga Agora, doesn’t understand the logic of keeping small fitness businesses like his from reopening. The small business owner mainly believes the city needs to establish a more holistic approach to address public health as it continues phased reopening.
“I’m really concerned about the long-term health effects that we’re going to experience from all the isolation, [and] about the long-term effects that children are going to encounter from being away from their friends and not being in school,” Velkov told QNS. “I think if we’re really looking ahead of the curve, in terms of public health, our city leaders are failing us with draconian isolation. ”
For the most part, fitness studios have been operating virtually and outdoors once Phase 4 went into effect.
Being that Velkov can’t offer classes from his studio, located at 33-02 Broadway in Astoria, he and his team have taken advantage of the 31st Avenue Open Street.
They also have yoga classes at Astoria Park, and offer instructions via Zoom.
“We get a good crew,” he said. “People are definitely into it. For a lot of people, yoga is their health care.”
But Velkov still has bills to pay, and the revenue they’re taking in from classes isn’t what it used to be — for their 31st Avenue classes, for instance, they can only ask for donations being that the classes are held on a public street.
He was able to secure a PPP loan which helped them meet all their expenses until June, but were back to square one once it was all gone. Velkov and his team of about 10 instructors have also taken significant pay cuts, which he said at least keeps everyone on their payroll.
“We’re a very socialist operation; we share resources. To be honest, I think the only reason we’re surviving right now is because we operate under a socialist framework,” Velkov said. “I think if we [had] a very capitalistic framework we’d be closed by now.”
Velkov is hoping to have more loan options from the Small Business Administration and more COVID-19 aid from the federal government.
Recently, one of the banks he’s worked with for years offered him a loan of about $30,000, but the interest rate was as high as 12 percent.
“It was way too steep for me to feel comfortable taking,” he said. “It looks like banks have small businesses in a vice grip. The small business basically has to choose between shutting down the business completely or keep the business open and maintaining a debt to banks for perhaps decades.”
However, it’s the bureaucracy that’s been the most frustrating for Velkov. He said he received mixed communication from different elected officials and city agencies, only to be told that fitness classes were not allowed to return with gyms.
“We now have a whole bunch of people who are completely unprepared to handle a dangerous virus, but if those same people had done more to build their immunity — to reduce their stress levels, to learn how to responsibly engage socially with their neighbors — you could have handled this without 200,000 deaths,” Velkov said. “But no, too many people did not prepare. Our government leaders did not prepare.”
The state guidance on reopening gyms gave localities the ability to opt out of reopening indoor fitness classes. The city sees indoor fitness classes as a high-risk activity.
A spokesperson for Mayor Bill de Blasio told QNS there is no specific timeline for their return as of yet, but the administration is keeping a close eye on the health situation in the city.
The city’s main focus has been to reopen schools to in-person learning this month, which has come with delays and concerns for the safety of students and school staff.
But Velkov can’t help but think of the alcohol stores that remained open throughout the height of the pandemic.
“We have a city where alcohol is classified as it all comes designated as an essential service, even though we know, scientifically, alcohol will mess up our immune system and make us more susceptible to illness,” Velkov said. “But exercise, meditation centers, breath work centers — those are considered unsafe, even though we know that meditation, moderate exercise, proper breathing, boosts immunity. So it seems to me like a more capitalist-minded approach to health rather than a more wellness-minded approach to health.”
The de Blasio administration believes it’s taking the right approach for a careful reopening so as to prevent a resurgence of the virus. A spokesperson for the mayor said keeping liquor stores open was part of their harm reduction approach.
This week, the city reported several clusters of positive COVID-19 infection rates in Queens and Brooklyn ZIP codes, after weeks of NYC’s infection rates at 1 percent.
Velkov assures his studio has appropriate ventilation, thanks in part to wide windows — but he says the benefits of yoga and group instructions outweigh the worries.
“The movement of yoga is preventative health care. You get the blood flow moving. [It] stimulates your immune system. It gets oxygen to your brain into your tissues and your organs,” Velkov said. “When people are breathing through their nose, as they’re instructed to do in yoga, they can take full and slow breaths, [and] it’s a great immunity boost. And then the meditation aspect of yoga, the mindfulness and the connecting your brain to your body, is a great stress reduction technique.”
Like other businesses that aren’t allowed to reopen just yet, Velkov wants a timeline for when indoor fitness studios will be able to open their doors.
“Yoga in general is basically health insurance for a lot of people, so they’ll practice anywhere,” he said. “But one of the very important parts of it is the social aspect — it’s a chance for neighbors to meet and talk to [each other]. And I think there’s no more important time for community building than now, in the middle of a pandemic.”
Dior’s artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, loves a good political slogan. In her spring 2017 debut, she put models in shirts emblazoned with “WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS,” a quote from the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The following year, she opened the show with a striped graphic tee reading, “WHY HAVE THERE BEEN NO GREAT WOMEN ARTISTS?” — a question posed in a 1971 essay by art historian Linda Nochlin. So when a woman appeared on the runway at yesterday’s Dior show with a banner reading “WE ARE ALL FASHION VICTIMS,” it seemed pretty par for the course.
Except this time, the woman wasn’t a model but a protester from the climate-activist group Extinction Rebellion who had crashed the event. Insiders were bemused. “You couldn’t tell if it was part of the show or not,” Sidney Toledano, chairman and CEO of Dior’s parent company LVMH Fashion Group, said to Women’s Wear Daily.
From left: Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesPhoto: Catwalking/Getty Images
From left: Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesPhoto: Catwalking/Getty Images
In the past, Extinction Rebellion has organized sensationalistic protests outside of fast-fashion retailers and Fashion Week events in New York and London. Signs with messages like “No fashion on a dead planet” and “RIP LFW 1983-2019” are the norm. Earlier this month, protesters stood naked with their hands glued to the windows inside an H&M store in London with placards reading “Not buying this bullshit,” “Won’t wear injustice,” and “Rather be naked” attached to their bodies.
But it turns out to be surprisingly hard to stage a protest at a show that’s already turned protesting into a brand. Even with her sets, Chiuri likes to get political. The set for the fall 2018 show was plastered in posters, feminist slogans, and tear sheets from magazines from 1968. And in fall 2020, the runway show took place under neon signs spelling out words and phrases like “Consent,” “Patriarchy = CO2,” “Patriarchy = Oppression,” and “Patriarchy = Climate Emergency.” Not everyone loves this kind of surface-level statement-making — the Cut’s own fashion critic at large, Cathy Horyn, once described it as an “attempt to look topical and also sell a T-shirt for around $750.” (Then again, the “WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS” shirt sold out, so somebody’s spending that $750.)
From left: Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty ImagesPhoto: Victor Boyko/Getty Images
From top: Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty ImagesPhoto: Victor Boyko/Getty Images
The Extinction Rebellion protester told Fashionista she was trying to make a point about how Fashion Week is simply not sustainable. Toledano wasn’t convinced. “I don’t think we’re destroying the planet,” he said. “We’re committed to reducing our environmental impact by cutting our carbon dioxide emissions, tracing our raw materials, and so forth. They shouldn’t be targeting us. I think there are industries that pollute much more.”
Anyway, as it happens, Dior’s already done a climate-change show. For spring 2020, the brand showed in a garden of trees that would later be replanted, to send a message about sustainability. You get the feeling that if Dior produced a cute striped tee that read “WE ARE ALL FASHION VICTIMS,” that would sell out, too.
Feature a variety of threaded dispensing closures to accommodate different product formulations.
Beauty Packaging Staff09.30.20
Qosmedix has announced the launch of its patent pending Dual Neck Glass Vial collection. These dual ended vials feature a variety of threaded dispensing closures to accommodate different product formulations.
Each vial offers a roller ball applicator base, with the option for either a dropper cap, fine mist sprayer, or treatment pump dispensing closure. The “Drop & Roll” vial is available in 10-, 15- or 30ml and is ideal for sublingual or topical formulations. The “Spray & Roll” vial is available in 7- or 10ml and is ideal for fragrances. Lastly, the “Pump & Roll” is available in 15- or 30ml and is ideal for lotion and serum formulations. Custom decoration options include metal color matching, frosted or amber glass, hot stamping, silk screening or labeling. These products are available exclusively by special order with an MOQ of 10,000 pieces.
“There’s a lot going on in the world right now and I relate to all of it,” the superstar and fashion icon told The Associated Press during a recent round of interviews. “People need a little bit of hope, they need a little bit of happiness, and if we can bring a smile to their face and a little bit of fun while they’re stuck at home, it’s a desire and an honor to be a part of that.”
The Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2, with musical performances and dancers along with models, was filmed in September in Los Angeles and will drop Friday exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories. It’s the line’s second turn on the streaming platform.
Rihanna has quickly made a name for the company, launching Savage X Fenty in 2018 with splashy, performance-based shows before large (very excited) live crowds.
For the first time, there’s something for men, thanks to Christian Combs’ appearance in last year’s show with chunky bling around his neck, a bare chest and some ultra-tight skivvies as a disembodied voice purred: “Dirty. Nasty. Dirty. Nasty.”
Combs designed some boxers worthy of all gender expressions to debut with pajamas and trunks in knits and satin for the Fall 2020 collection, all of which will be available for purchase Friday on Amazon Fashion and SavageX.com.
“I didn’t want this to be a boxers-are-for-men type situation and then we have to make a female version,” said Rihanna, dressed in plunging black leather and fishnet stockings with large crosses around her neck. “I love wearing boxer briefs and when I saw him wear them in the show last year, a lot of people were really excited, our customers were excited.”
Rihanna has proven her commitment to inclusive representation when presenting Savage X Fenty in her use of models in a range of sizes and shapes and across a broad spectrum of skin tones. Since the beginning, the line has been available from 32A to 42H in bras and XS to 3X in undies and sleepwear.
In addition to Combs’ contributions, new looks for her third Savage X Fenty show include her own doodles embroidered into some pieces, along with lacy lingerie with oversize floral designs and high-voltage color in silhouettes and styles intended for day-to-night wear.
Other performers include Bad Bunny, with Combs, Rihanna pal Cara Delevingne, Bella Hadid, Big Sean, Normani and Irina Shayk among her models. Willow Smith, Paris Hilton and Demi Moore will model as newcomers this year.
Like Savage X Fenty, Rihanna’s embrace of diversity was expressed in 2017, when she launched Fenty Beauty with 40 shades of matte foundation, from the palest of pale to deep, deep brown with cool undertones. The company has been wildly successful, and her offerings have expanded, including a skin care line, Fenty Skin.
She’s also been busy regularly rolling out luxury wear for Fenty at LVMH.
Savage X Fenty, Rihanna said, is “one of those spaces” where “inclusivity is part of the brand, always.” As the Black Lives Matter movement and fight for social justice continue to play out throughout the U.S. and the world, she said she’ll continue to build on her commitment.
“We don’t believe in division. We do not believe in excluding anyone,” she said. “That’s been our message from day one and it’s not going to change now because everyone is having that realization.”
Rihanna added: “We started this company on a Black woman’s back.”
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PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Gateway Health LLC (“Gateway Health”), whose subsidiary, Gateway Health Plan, Inc. is a leading managed care organization dedicated to caring for the “total health” of its members, today announced that Shelley Risk, formerly Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement at Gateway Health, has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
As CMO at Gateway Health, Shelley will continue to provide strategic oversight for the Marketing, Community Engagement, Public Relations, Digital and Internal Communications teams.
Over the past year, Shelley has successfully led a major rebranding initiative for the entire organization, which featured a complete reimagining of Gateway Health’s visual identity and messaging in the marketplace and within the organization. This included the launch of the company’s new “It’s Wholecare” brand platform, which proudly reflects and captures the essence of Gateway Health’s long-standing history of addressing the Social Determinants of Health within the community.
In conjunction with the rebranding and corresponding launch campaign, Shelley oversaw the development and implementation of the new mission, vision and values which were thoughtfully developed to complement the new Wholecare brand’s mission-driven messaging. Shelley has also led crisis communications efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to work tirelessly to grow relationships and collaboration with key stakeholders throughout Gateway Health.
“Since joining Gateway in the spring of 2019, Shelley has proven to be an outstanding leader,” said Phil Barr, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Gateway Health. “Shelley is committed to both the development of her team, playing a leading role in Gateway Health’s transformational journey and fostering a culture that attracts and retains the best talent in healthcare.”
Prior to her time at Gateway Health, Shelley served as SVP and General Manager at The Bulleit Group, a full-service public relations and communications agency in San Francisco. Shelley oversaw strategy and day-to-day business operations during her time with the agency. She developed engaging communications and marketing programs that promoted cutting-edge and high growth potential technology clients.
About Gateway Health
At Gateway Health, we believe in caring for the whole person in all communities where the need is greatest. We see a future in which everyone has equal opportunity to achieve their best health. Through our leading Medicaid and Medicare programs, Gateway Health is coordinating healthcare that goes beyond doctors and medicine that helps members achieve not just physical health, but also delivers whole person care. Our associates are helping to drive this new kind of healthcare in collaboration with a network of 29,000 primary care physicians, specialists, hospitals, and other ancillary providers. Gateway Health is also committed to supporting our neighbors through our many community outreach and engagement programs.
With winters approaching, your skin and hair absolutely starts to feel the difference. The change of season is always a complicated time for both your skin and hair, no matter which month you are on. Though these changes happen with every season they leave some lesion to your hair and skin if neglected. As always, we put up with the changes, and know that as we adjust to the seasons, this too shall pass.
Although there’s nothing one can do about seasonal changes, it doesn’t mean your skin and hair has to suffer the consequences. Just as you’d change your clothing with every changing season, you should also look at changing your skin and hair care products as well. The same seasonal fluctuations should be adapted for your skin and hair care routine as well.
Due to the chills in temperature and lower humidity there is a lack of moisture in the air which can cause cracking, chapping and irritation to your skin. With these seasonal changes winter season calls for an upgrade in your skin care routine, which includes using lightweight formulas that will hydrate your skin at all times. It’s best to follow a 3 product routine to hydrate your skin to the fullest during winters.
Cleansing your skin with soap free gentle cleansers which can leave skin feeling fresh, soft, and smooth which is perfect during the colder months.
Introducing serum between cleansing and moisturizing to your routine can be a game changer as it offers moisture which makes your skin supple.
If your skin gets dry in the colder seasons, lock in that hydration with a rich moisturizer. This step will help distribute and lock water in all facial zones for long-lasting hydration and comfort.
As we transit from colder to warmer climates, the humidity increases in the air. The elevated temperature leaves your skin oily and greasy. While hydrating, your skin remains a constant factor, as the cold weather transitions to the steamier seasons. In summers, your skin is exposed to sun, chlorine and salt water, to help your skin recover from this damage it is fundamental to exfoliate your skin and get rid of the dead cells and transition into healthier-looking skin. Along with exfoliation, one must continue with their daily routine of using water-based cleanser, gel based moisturiser and hydrating serum at all times.
Monsoon peaks the humidity levels causing your skin more damage than you can imagine. While the basic rule of ‘cleanse and moisturise’ remains the same but it’s important to adapt to a different skin care routine during monsoons. Due to the increased heat levels during monsoon, your skin tends to become oily and attracts dirt leading to awful breakouts. To overcome this, it’s important to add the below rituals to your routine.
Gentle exfoliation of the skin will make sure that you unclog your pores and get rid of the blackheads eventually leading to a bright, supple and glowing skin.
Replacing your cream based moisturiser with a non-greasy moisturiser is a must-have to enhance the skin’s natural moisture.
Another must have is a good toner which will keep your skin in check, remove dust particles and prevent breakouts.
Last but not the least, using hydrating face masks. It not only cools your skin instantly but also restores all the nutrients and hydration that our skin loses during this season.
During winters the dryness in the air can lead to dry and damaged hair. The simplest thing to do is use a super-moisturizing shampoo and conditioner along with a weekly deep-conditioning hair mask. When using hair products, it is vital to take into account where you live and what time of the year it is. Apart from that, lack of moisture can particularly weaken hair because it makes the strands brittle. Thus, wintertime products must include strand-strengthening ingredients like silk proteins, and a cocktail of collagen, hyaluronic acid and lilac.
Summer damp air upsurges the moisture on the scalp which eventually creates a breeding ground for bacteria. In order to overcome this issue choose products with ingredients that smoothens the hair’s outer layer, which are the cuticle. Hence it’s imperative to use a shampoo formulated to deep-clean scalp skin. One such ingredient to add to shampoos during summers is ï¿½Pomegranate Peel’, it effectively deep-cleans without over-drying the scalp. In some cases, if the strands are very porous; due to the chemical processing or recurrent styling the pores eventually expand leading to loss of moisture. Some of the most efficient strand-strengtheners are collagen, lilac and hyaluronic acid; they help in repairing damaged hair.
Monsoon causes hair damage more than the rest of the seasons combined. The humidity amplifies the odds of getting dandruff and hair fall which means that our hair and scalp is fragile during our beloved monsoon season. To give our hair the best care, one of the tried and tested ingredients that can be used on hair during monsoons is nothing but coconut oil. Preconditioning your hair with coconut oil 15 minutes before you shower will make your hair less greasy and reduce the water your hair would ideally soak up during washing.