In Step Forward for Feminism, Axe Creates Women's Body Spray

A huge battle has been won in the fight for gender equality. While women still earn less than men doing the same jobs and there are groups working tirelessly to restrict our reproductive rights, we're finally free to douse ourselves in eau de frat boy. Axe, the cheap toiletry equivalent of the He-Man Woman Haters… »1/09/12 10:00am1/09/12 10:00am

The 'Cruelty-Free' Part Of Your Cosmetics Is Meaningless

For years activists have been campaigning to put an end to testing cosmetics and personal products on animals, yet a large number of companies are still using critters like rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats to determine if products are safe for humans. Surprise: Despite raised awareness of the issue, getting… »12/29/11 11:30am12/29/11 11:30am

Where Do Ridiculous Nail Polish Names Come From?

If you're biting your nails while you're reading this, you'd better knock it off, because a manicure is now the hottest way to express your style. Between 2009 and 2010, nail polish sales increased 11.9%, leading experts to declare that polish has replaced lipstick as the bullshit economic indicator for the recession.… »10/09/11 11:57pm10/09/11 11:57pm

The Unintentionally Hilarious Language Of Cosmetics Marketing

Very rarely is the New York Times »10/02/08 2:00pm10/02/08 2:00pm straight-up comedy, but , "Let's Play Buzzword: Defining Phrases Used in Skin Care Advertising" is so friggin funny. Cosmetics companies sell creams with words like "advanced" "microlift" "nourishing" "bio-stimulating" and "revitalizing," but what do they ? Does anyone know? writer…