COSMETIC

  • NDA's Rail Budget a cosmetic exercise: CPI(M) July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Tuesday described the NDA government's maiden railway budget as "a cosmetic exercise" and said it was designed to impose greater burdens on the common people who used railways the most. "It is a classic exercise in a beauty parlour treatment. It was a cosmetic exercise and the...
  • Swedish cosmetics company plans to brighten Moon April 20, 2014

    A Sweden-based cosmetics company has proposed a bizarre new method to eliminate the need for streetlights - brighten the surface of the Moon. The idea is to use materials already on the Moon to lighten its surface. The goal is to reflect slightly more sunlight onto Earth, making the night sky brighter, according to the company's...
  • Gurgaon: 5 fake doctors arrested for running clinics without permission January 4, 2014

    Five fake doctors were arrested here for running clinics without permission, police said on Saturday. Those arrested were identified as Shankar, Promod and Amit, all three from Bihar, Mohammad Siddique from Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district and Sandeep from Jind district in Haryana. "All accused were arrested on the complaint of Harbans Yadav...
  • Miley Cyrus contemplating cosmetic surgery September 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Miley Cyrus is reportedly planning to go under the knife and get a bust enhancement done. "Miley thinks it will make her look more womanly and help her get taken more seriously," dailystar.co.uk quoted a source as saying. Cyrus recently posed nude for the video of her single 'Wrecking...
  • London: Woman sells house to get cosmetic surgery done before marriage September 14, 2013

    A British woman, desperate to look good before her wedding, sold her house to pay $22,000 for cosmetic surgery. Tsia Pullen, 34, was considered morbidly obese and struggled with obesity since childhood, the Daily Mail reported on Friday. Pullen said she "couldn't bear to look in the mirror" and tried everything she...
  • Ashley Tisdale is in no rush to marry fiance Christopher French September 9, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Ashley Tisdale says she is in no rush to get married to her fiance Christopher French as she wants to make sure her big day is perfect. The 28-year-old accepted French's proposal last month after dating for less than a year, and has started gathering ideas for the...
  • Clinical trial of untested drugs must be regulated: SC July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Clinical trials of untested drugs on humans require certain mandatory standards to be followed, the Supreme Court said on Friday while directing the government to put in place a mechanism to monitor them. The apex court directed the Centre to convene a meeting of Chief Secretaries or Health Secretaries...
  • Hyderabad Professor dies after liposuction surgery September 10, 2012

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident in Hyderabad, a liposuction surgery in the Andhra Pradesh capital led to the death of an assistant professor, following which a case of medical negligence was filed. For Assistant Professor Narendar Kumar, the liposuction surgery was meant to boost his confidence by helping him lose a...
  • Kerala to take ayurveda tourism to next level August 23, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has now set its eyes on pushing tourism centred around ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and wellbeing, to the next level by promoting its curative and cosmetic properties. "Beaches, backwaters, hills and ayurveda are the four pillars of tourism in Kerala. We realise there is still...
  • India is the future: L'Oreal India MD July 9, 2012

    Jacques Challes Age: 52 years Education: Marketing Professional from ESCP EAP Paris, a leading business school in France Last Position: Managing Director of L'Oreal India Career: Joined L'Oreal Group in France in 1982 as Product Manager, Consumer Products Division. In 1992, he moved to L'Oreal UK as General Manager, L'Oreal Paris before becoming...
  • Fairness creams can lead to kidney damage: report June 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The fairness creams and soaps may promise you a fair skin but a new study now warns of dangerous sideeffects, like kidney damage. In a blow to India's 2000 crore industry, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report has warned of serious sideeffects of using fairness creams and products in...
  • Doc uses CCTV to expose model alleging molestation March 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Getting under people's skin is part of Dr Vijay Sharma's job. But CCTV cameras recently rescued the cosmetic surgeon from the fury of a woman who had gone under his knife. Model Mahee Shaikh was arrested for trying to extort money from cosmetic surgeon Vijay Sharma by threatening to...
  • Putin had cosmetic surgery to look younger? December 16, 2011

    London: Speculation is rife that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin may have had cosmetic surgery to look younger ahead of his bid to return to the top job of president next March. The 59yearold's taut and wrinklefree appearance on a TV show on Thursday set microblogging site Twitter abuzz with rumours...
  • Doctor gives free cosmetic surgery to rural India December 16, 2011

    Mangalore: Dr Vikram Shetty has taken cosmetic surgery to the interiors of India and that too for free. He's giving the youth a fresh lease of life and helping them look just the way they want to. When Vijisha, 25, speaks her words are incomprehensible, but the hope in her eyes...
  • Julia Roberts' Lancome ad banned in Britain July 28, 2011

    London: A cosmetic advertisement featuring actress Julia Roberts has been banned in Britain after it was digitally altered to make her look flawless. The advertisement was banned after a Liberal Democrat MP, Jo Swinson, complained about the amount of airbrushing used on the image, contactmusic.com reported. Swinson claimed the commercial gave a...
  • Botox impairs ability to read emotions: study April 27, 2011

    Boston: Botox injections may help erase wrinkles and other signs of aging but according to a new study, the cosmetic procedure impairs the ability of a person to read other people's emotions. Researchers at University of Southern California (USC) and Duke University found that women who received Botox injections in their...
  • Now, get six pack abs with cosmetic surgery! February 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Phew! Still huffing and puffing away in a gym to get six pack abs like your favourite actors Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan? Experts say you can now get illusionary abs with artistic cosmetic surgery. Introduced in the country about three years ago, Vibration Amplification of Sound...
  • "Freida Pinto has not replaced Ash" January 10, 2011

    Reports of Frieda replacing Aishwarya Rai as the ambassador. came up after the she featured in the company's new television commercial. "We are shocked and surprised to read in some sections of the media/press about Ms. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan being replaced as the face of L'Oreal Paris," said an official statement...
  • Anil Kapoor's remarks on Shilpa not taken well December 17, 2010

    An actress friend of Shilpa Shetty is irritated at Anil Kapoor's caustic remarks about her lip job on Koffee With Karan. She says, "It was downright rude, especially coming from an actor who himself had fillers put in his cheeks. And used padding on his arms and chest to look...
  • ExMiss Argentina dies after cosmetic surgery December 1, 2009

    Buenos Aires: A 38yearold former Miss Argentina died from complications after undergoing cosmetic surgery on her buttocks. Solange Magnano, a mother of twins who won the crown in 1994, died of a pulmonary embolism on Sunday after three days in critical condition following a gluteoplasty in Buenos Aires. Close friend Roberto...
  • Watch: Why Michael Jackson was called Jacko Whacko July 8, 2009

    Some believe it was because he underwent seven cosmetic surgeries. ...
  • Brit tabloid reveals MJ's horrifying autopsy report June 29, 2009

    Los Angeles: The autopsy details of pop star Michael Jackson gives a horrifying picture of the singer at the time of his death he was a virtual skeleton as he was barely eating, there were only pills in his stomach. He was bald, bruised and also had broken ribs...
  • L'Oreal found guilty of racial discrimination June 25, 2009

    Paris: LOral, the French cosmetics giant, has been found guilty by the highest court in the French judiciary of racial discrimination, for considering women from the minority communities in France unworthy of selling its shampoos. SOS Racisme, an antiracist campaign group in France had filed the case. Frances highest court was told...
  • Botox changes more than looks for Oman woman May 27, 2009

    Meets a 23yearold woman who used Botox to change her life. ...
  • L'Oreal Paris finds a face in Freida Pinto May 13, 2009

    London: After Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor, Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto has become the face of international cosmetic brand L'Oreal. Freida, who was rumoured to have signed a deal to endorse another brand, Estee Lauder, is thrilled to be an ambassador for L'Oreal, reports people.com, "I'm very moved to be...
  • Historic surgery gives burns victim new face April 8, 2009

    New Delhi: In a rare surgery the French surgeons replaced parts of a burn victim's face and hands last week using donor tissue. An accident in 2004 had left the man with burns that prevented him from any social life. "It's an extremely complicated grafting because we transplanted practically the...
  • Big buy: Rakhi reveals her biggest expense November 20, 2008

    In a new interaction series Shopping Files, we ask men and women to share their attitudes towards spending, saving and investing, their craziest indulgences and more. To kick off this series, we had a very interesting chat with the exuberant Rakhi Sawant. Here's what the outspoken actress had to say about...
  • Snake venom antiwrinkle cream gains popularity September 10, 2008

    London: A face cream made with venom from an Asian snake is being touted as the latest miracle to ward off wrinkles. Priced at 60 pounds a jar, it's an instant hit amid claims that it freezes muscles in a way similar to Botox. According to the makers of Planet Skincare daily...
  • Estee Lauder ads colour to beauty business in India June 25, 2008

    Mumbai: It's adding colour to the beauty business in India. Luxury cosmetics brand Estee Lauder is the latest entrant in a market that is seen as the beauty spot in the emerging markets. The cosmetics brand has become a part of American folklore, thanks to its founder, Estee Lauder who...
  • Be a Cleopatra: Mineral makeup is in April 19, 2008

    Berlin: The recipe is anything but new: The Egyptians knew the advantages of finely ground stones and quartz and applied them specifically for beauty. The cosmetic industry has rediscovered this ancient wisdom and is now promoting makeup, powder and eyeshadow based on minerals as the latest "magic powder". It's the...