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Reuters

Beware those skin lighteners!

Nearly 80 percent of skin lighteners tested in a UCT study have been found to contain illegal or banned ingredients.

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REUTERS

Are expensive face creams worth it?

Alice Smellie wonders why women are prepared to pay thousands for a pot of moisturiser.

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INDEPENDENT MEDIA

Pics: From journo to model

Liam Joyce decided to go behind the scenes at a model casting and got more than he bargained for...

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What’s the fuss over armpit hair?
July 2 2015 at 11:27

Kate Wills is surprised by how divisive going au naturel is, even in 2015.

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The acid truth about teeth-whiteners
July 1 2015 at 06:13

Some advice should be taken with a pinch of salt (not literally), writes Amanda Cable.

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Shag posters raise an eyebrow or two
June 30 2015 at 11:27

Beauty firm L'Oreal's efforts to revive a 70s hairdo have seen its adverts condemned for a 'puerile' use of language.

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Pics: Top 4 plus size models
June 25 2015 at 12:35

Plus size models are taking the modelling industry by storm.

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Dandruff 'can ruin self-esteem'
June 18 2015 at 12:11

A third of people with dandruff have turned down invitations because they felt so self-conscious, research suggests.

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Wanted: real women for real underwear
June 18 2015 at 07:10

A local business shop is hunting for SA women to showcase its voluptuous range of lingerie for all shapes and sizes.

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Israeli-Arab drag queen finds refuge
June 12 2015 at 15:46

Marching through a bar in a tight purple bodice and skirt, Karam Dadu certainly turns heads.

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Green, blue, pink - it's all hair
June 12 2015 at 12:37

From the runway to the red carpet, rainbow hair is trending. Nontando Mposo speaks to three fashion influencers.

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'Moisturisers are a silent traitor'
June 11 2015 at 13:18

Could the habit of slathering creams over our faces actually leave skin drier and make us look even older?

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Can you get rid of wrinkles with a scalpel?
June 11 2015 at 12:08

Alice Smellie tries a radical approach to exfoliation...

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