A REDDIT user claims to have completely rid her nose of blackheads in just four weeks.The woman, known as Yoofka on the website, revealed how she had previously been suffering with a severe case of blackheads.Sharing an impressive before and after shot, she revealed how she managed to rid her nose of the pesky clogged pores in four weeks, using seven products.Her skin transformation has now gone viral.Yoofka described how she had previously been using a skincare routine which she had hoped would clear her pores - but failed to budge any blackheads.Frustrated, Yoofka decided to change things up entirely - and in doing so happened upon a routine that she credits with totally removing her blackheads.And, impressively, after switching to a new routine, it only took one month for her to get rid of blackheads for good.However the products come in at at least £70 in total.Yoofka's current routine that gets rid of blackheads now involves six steps that she swears by - sadly for us … [Read more...] about Woman shares incredible before and after images of her nose having cured her severe blackheads (but she uses seven products that cost £70)
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THE most expensive sunscreen in a test of leading brands failed to provide its claimed level of protection, according to an independent survey.Avon's £10 Sun+Multi Protection Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 30 was the only product to fail the annual Which? SPF (sun protection factor) test.Thirteen other products from international brands such as Hawaiian Tropic and Nivea as well as high street own-brands including Morrisons and Superdrug passed the British Standard SPF and UVA tests.The cheapest sunscreen to pass the testing was Aldi's £2.79 Lacura Suncare Spray SPF30 200ml.The sunscreens tested are designed to protect against two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB.Both types can raise the risk of skin cancer, although UVB is the main cause of sunburn and UVA has been linked to premature ageing of the skin.Which? also repeated a warning to consumers to avoid once-a-day products after tests on four last year found the average drop in SPF after six to eight hours was 74 … [Read more...] about Does your suncream live up to its SPF claim? And there’s the one cream that FAILED the test
APPLE Inc. is the biggest technology company in the world, with an annual income in excess of £40 billion.The success of the iPhone and Mac Book has been so globally dominating that other tech companies struggle to compete.But it hasn't always been that way.In the early days of Apple, ideas for new technology were sprouting all over the place, and company's designers came up with some products they thought would change the market forever.Unfortunately, a number of them never even made it past the prototype phase, and they were deemed too bizarre or not appealing enough for the public market.Never given the chance to see the light of day, these are the strange Apple products that failed to make their production line.The Dual-screen MacWhile a great idea in essence, this product wasn't executed all that well.Designed by Hartmut Esslinger, Apple's Dual-Screen Workstation was supposed to make it easier for users to multi task.However, when it was produced the screens proved too … [Read more...] about The secret Apple products that never saw the light of day – from chunky watch gadgets to strange dual-screen computers
FAMILIES are risking their health with sun creams that fail to offer the protection they claim.Consumer watchdog Which? tested 14 of the best-selling factor-30 sun creams - and found a branded bottle was not up to scratch.The failure was Avon’s Sun+Multi Protection Moisturising Sun Lotion which at £10 was the priciest on test.It offered a lower sun protection factor (SPF) than the claimed 30. The other 13 products tested passed.This included products from international brands like Hawaiian Tropic and Nivea, as well high street own-brands such as Morrisons and Superdrug.That means they offer around a fifth less protection than they claim, which experts say can affect chances of skin cancer.Richard Headland, editor of Which? Magazine, said: “As the summer holiday season approaches, anyone choosing and applying a sunscreen should be confident that it will help protect them from the sun’s rays."Sunscreens are a key part of sun safety so it’s important to pick a … [Read more...] about Avon sun cream puts consumers at risk of skin cancer ‘as it fails to offer SPF protection advertised on bottle’
HALF-A-DOZEN of the products which Unilever claim must rise in price because of Brexit - including Marmite and Pot Noodle - are made in the UK, The Sun Online can exclusively reveal.The global consumer goods company is in the middle of an almighty row with Tesco, after Britain’s biggest supermarket refused to swallow a 10 per cent price increase.Unilever then stopped supplying stock to Tesco, leaving the supermarket short of many products.However, Grocery insiders have warned that Unilever is using Brexit as an “excuse” to raise prices, as many of its products are made in the UK.The Sun Online has tracked down six everyday Unilever products that are found in UK households which are made in this country.A factory in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire produces 6,000 tons of Marmite each year - around 50 million jars - and is home to the controversial breakfast spread.The factory, which also makes another iconic Unilever product, Bovril has helped the area earn … [Read more...] about The products that Unilever claim are being pushed up in price by Brexit which are made in the UK
It's winter in Berlin - in other words, it's freezing. Outside it's minus 3 degrees Celsius (around 27 degrees Fahrenheit), and while I'd normally be wearing my fur-lined leather boots while drudging through the light rain, today I'm donning canvas Converse sneakers and leg warmers. It's two days into my #HowGreenAmI challenge, living vegan for a week, and so I've been carefully trying to replace any animal-based products that have become part of my daily life with vegan alternatives - my wool jumpers with acrylic or cotton, meat with ...well, no meat. It's tough. So far, all I'm feeling is resentment, and a deep desire for this experiment to be over - possibly a side-effect from also having to give up my morning tea. As a Brit, I drink black tea with a splash of milk. And at the moment, I can't stomach the thought of trying my daily wakeup beverage with a rice or soy alternative. I'm not quite that desperate … not yet, anyway. But others, it seems, have no problem. An increasing … [Read more...] about Visiting vegan: Could you give up animal products for a week?
Has your printer or coffee machine died shortly after the warranty period expired? Have you ever tried changing the constantly-tired battery of your smart phone? Or was a replacement for your Notebook supposedly more expensive than the current, new model? If the answer is "yes" to any of the above, you know what 'planned obsolescence' is: the process of becoming obsolete; that is, outdated or no longer usable. It makes good business sense for companies to create a product with a limited life span. For the manufacturer, it means the production process is cheaper and ensures that in future the consumer will need to purchase new products and services that the manufacturer offers as replacements for the old ones. But the business practice has devastating consequences. Customers are constantly forced to toss out defunct gadgets and parts, and buy new ones. The environment suffers from an increased use of resources, and the throw-away mentality means more … [Read more...] about ‘Designed to fail’ electronics a global problem
The organics stamp on some food products in Germany assures consumers that the contents come from an organically-run farm. "The main benefit of organic or eco-labels is that these terms are legally defined," says Andreas Winkler from German consumer organization Foodwatch. "You can be certain that a minimum organic food production standard has been reached. Further certification can even prove that tougher guidelines have been met." Consumption up... Organic food is experiencing mixed fortunes in Germany at the moment. On the one hand, demand for products is increasing. "Germany is the second biggest market for organic foods with a turnover volume of over seven billion euros," says Hanns-Christoph Eiden, from Germany's Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE). "It's a really important market." The term 'organic' implies that these products are healthier and more natural. Andreas Winkler from Foodwatch agrees that in some cases this is true. "The European organic logo and … [Read more...] about Just how green are organic products?
Milk is watered down or laced with fertilizers, bleach or detergent to give it a frothy appearance, apples are sprayed with chemicals to appear rosier, oils are contaminated with non-edible oils, fresh tea leaves mixed with waste tea, sweets are contaminated with caustic soda - the ways of adulterating food seem endless. According to a recent report released by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), 13 percent of all food in the country - especially meat, fruit and vegetables - fails to meet safety standards. The consequences for the health of India's 1.2 billion people are potentially fatal, with adulterated food being responsible for all sorts of health problems, ranging from upset stomachs to cancer. 'We've lost control' "The worst thing for me is that we normal citizens don't even know what we are eating," says one resident of the capital New Delhi. "The media never tell us that there is adulterated food, although we do hear about raids. We've lost control of … [Read more...] about Over 10 percent of Indian food fails the safety test
Shortly after British Prime Minister Tony Blair blocked the first EU budget proposal this summer, he jumped into the EU presidency's driver's seat and promised a series of deep-seated changes to the union. In an impassioned speech in front of the European Parliament, Blair promised to get started right away with fundamental EU reforms and a debate about where the union should head. "The most important thing is to show the people where we are headed," he said. "What frustrates me a little is that we create commissions that give us answers, but then nothing happens." Ironically, Britain's critics accuse it of just that: failing to draw conclusions to recognized problems. Terror laws, development aid, expansion success Part of the EU's policy was dictated by the July terror attacks in London But Blair did manage to cross some things off his list. After July's bombing attacks in London, the British presidency got started by focusing on combating terrorism. Blair headed up … [Read more...] about British EU Presidency Tenure Fails to Impress