What’s in your kids’ makeup? Asbestos recalls prompt regulation questions

Health advocates and the FDA say the extent of contamination of the cancer-causing material in cosmetics remains unknown, with no laws requiring testing Claires Stores Inc, an international accessories and cosmetics retailer tailored to kids and teens, has a motto: We make memories. But its customers may have been alarmed after safety alert warning people to stop using a Claires Jojo Siwa Makeup Set, as well as a contouring palette sold by Beauty Plus Global because the products had tested positive for asbestos. Both companies had issued a voluntary recall of the products at the end of May. The June warning came just two months after the FDA it said, Claires initially refused to recall the products in question. North …

Reality check: life behind Insta-glam image of social media influencers

Online they feature in glossy posts as the epitome of cool. But that is often worlds apart from how they live their lives Standing amid the reeds and staring pensively into the distance, Jordan Bunker looks every part the moody model, dressed head to toe in black in a direct contrast with the setting. Another image from his portfolio shows him in industrial environs, sporting a minimalist brown trench coat as he looks directly at the camera. However, the reality for the 24-year-old is far from the glamour associated with the fashion world. In his pyjamas in bed hes fighting a cold at the home he shares with his parents in Leicester, Bunker says his set-up is worlds apart from …