Skin-Lightening Cream Put a Woman Into a Coma. It Could Happen Again.

By Anna Almendrala | California Healthline She had been buying face cream through a friend of a friend for 12 years. This time, it was Ponds Rejuveness, a version of the companys anti-wrinkle cream that is made and sold in Mexico. But someone in the Mexican state of Jalisco laced the cream with a toxic, skin-lightening compound, and it had a devastating effect on the 47-year-old Sacramento resident. She showed up at the emergency room arent releasing her name, but they say she is the first known victim of methylmercury poisoning from a cosmetic in the U.S. Methylmercury is a heavy metal used in things like long-term exposure can cause kidney damage, loss of peripheral vision and lack of coordination. …

We Photographed 19 People With Limb Differences Aged From 2 To 54 In Body Confidence Shoot

On April, 19 Zebedee Models from ages 2 to 54 took part in this stunning body confidence shoot with photographer Elise Dumontet. All the Zebedee models have either been born with a limb difference or had an amputation, the images are a celebration of their self-love and their body acceptance. Whether their difference is acquired (through cancer, meningitis, accident, diabetes, ex-veterans) or congenital, they really don’t want to fall on their feet anymore, they simply want to be able to stand tall, with and/or without prosthetics. We all know positive representation matters, be it in the arts, in fashion or in the media. And yet, these guys can probably count on their fingers how many times they’ve seen themselves being …