Health Beauty Awards: 13 best makeup products

After months of slathering and lathering, Health editors and a team of pros picked their absolute favorite beauty products for the face, body, makeup, nails, and hair. We selected a total of 45 amazing beauty buys, which aim high, keep it simple, and totally deliver. Here are our favorite makeup products. Bronzer It comes in 12 pretty shades and is packed with jojoba and botanical oils. Gerstein loves that this gloss leaves lips hydrated, smooth and shinynot tacky or goopy. BB cream This does everything but apply itselfit hydrates, evens tone and helps control shine throughout the day, a bonus you wont find in most other BBs, notes Gerstein. Lipstick Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick ($10; at mass retailers) My lips held the color from my morning application straight through happy hour without cracking, says beauty blogger Polly Blitzer. The shea butter, vitamin E and aloe keep lips velvety, so you avoid the usual drying effects of longwear lipsticks.
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ESSAY; When ‘Health’ Supplements May Do Harm

The 2001 clinical trial, sponsored by the National Eye Institute , also found that taking these supplements reduced the risk of vision loss caused by advanced age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, by about 19 percent. Supplements Still No Magic Bullet for Eye Health However, there is no evidence from this study to suggest that taking nutritional supplements can prevent people who currently do not have vision problems from getting AMD in the future, said Dr. Emily Chew, deputy director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research at the National Eye Institute, and a lead researcher in the AREDS study. According to the study, 50 milligrams daily of beta carotene, 500 milligrams daily of vitamin C, 400 international units of vitamin E, and 80 milligrams of zinc were found to be effective doses of each supplement. In general, many eye health experts may recommend supplements only for those who already experience specific types of vision loss, said Dr. Penny Asbell, director of the Cornea Service and Refractive Surgery Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. For example, according to Asbell, supplements may have more benefit to those who suffer from dry age-related macular degeneration, a less severe form of AMD, because of the slower progression of vision loss, rather than the more severe wet AMD.
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Truth Squad: Supplements for Eye Health

Others were from crushed bacteria. I thanked the clerk for spending the time to educate me. Conventional medical education and treatment guidelines discourage the use of vitamins and supplements as therapeutics for heart disease, largely because they have not been shown to have any benefit. Interestingly, while diets emphasizing foods rich in certain vitamins correlate with improved cardiovascular and cancer risks, the pill forms of these same nutrients have proved to be no more effective than placebos. In some studies, the vitamins have proved to be worse than placebos, while in other trials, combinations of vitamins have actually reduced the benefits of proven treatments. Nonetheless, the appeal of supplement medications is understandable, especially when the costs, complexity and publicized risks of prescription medications are all on the rise.
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