Soothe tired eyes, reduce fine lines and do away with dark circles with one of these hard-working creams

Getting under a man's skin

Cosmetics firms have been trying to entice men into the heady - and pricey - world of skincare for years. And now they think they've got the products to do it. Belinda Morris reports on a revolution

Sunscreen makers told to cut prices

SUNCREAM manufacturers and retailers should cut the cost of suntan lotions to make sure that people protect themselves from skin cancer, the Government said yesterday.

The intelligent consumer: The appliance of science

Cleanse, tone and moisturise - Thirtysomething skin needs special care. Annalisa Barbieri finds high-tech serums to counteract those mid- life vices

Sugar skates on in health care

AMSTRAD and Tottenham Hotspur owner Alan Sugar last week opened a new chapter in his varied entrepreneurial career with the introduction of the Integra Bodyskate, a device resembling an iron on wheels. It is the second in his new line in health and beauty products; the first, the Integra Face Care System, hit the market in 1995 and has so far sold 40,000 units in the UK.

Adoption: Why can't white people adopt a black child?

With so many children from ethnic minorities living in care, Kate Hilpern asks whether the virtual ban on white couples adopting them amounts to `political correctness' at the expense of the children.

Consumerism: Youth in a pot remains an illusion

The promise of "youth in a pot" made by anti-ageing face creams is just that - a promise. They are no better than plain moisturisers which sell at a fraction of the cost, according to a Which? survey.

Tricks Of The Trade: 12: How To Do The Weather

Sian Lloyd ITV's national weather presenter since 1990. She has also presented 'How 2' (ITV)

Making It UP: Out, damned spot

Hot date, job interview, your wedding, whatever - spots happen just when they shouldn't. Forewarned is forearmed: get yourself the non plus ultra in spot control.

Making It Up: Smooth away those post-shaving blues

Men's shaving products are becoming more covetable. Buy lotions and potions for him then borrow them back, says Karen Krizanovich. And he can't complain, as long as you promise to stop using his razor.

Hey, you've got to hide your spots away


All Souls: Dancing on a string in Guatemala City

Today, in the little town of Santiago Sacatepequez in Guatemala, the skies will be filled with vibrantly coloured kites. Marianna Minns watches the celebrations there for All Saints' Day.

The intelligent consumer: Water water everywhere

The case for sticking your head (or face, anyway) in the bathroom sink

Will you get him under your skin?

British men are waking up to the sweet smell of successful beauty routines - to the tune pounds 750m a year. Now Charles Worhington, celebrity hairdresser, is hoping for a whiff of the action with his new range.

Boots pays pounds 175m for German skincare firm

Boots yesterday fulfilled a long-standing ambition to break into the German healthcare market when Boots Healthcare International paid pounds 175m for Merck's medical skincare company, Hermal Kurt Herrman, writes Nigel Cope.

cleanse, tone and moisturise ...: Keep young and beautiful

Annalisa Barbieri introduces her new monthly beauty column with topping tips on skincare (don't scoff)
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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

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On your feet!

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