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Marta Wohrle
Marta is the founder of Truth In Aging, an online forum where she and her team of consumer journalists offer truth and unbiased guidance to people seeing to improve their physical health and appearance through skincare, hair care, health and beauty products.

Visit her website at for more beauty and health tips on how to age beautifully, gracefully and truthfully.

Entries by Marta Wohrle

Toxin or Toxout: The Paraben Debate

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 11:44 AM

Dr. Philippa Darbre was the scientist who set off the paraben controversy in 2004. Parabens are preservatives that are used in cosmetics and personal care products, and the research implied that they were associated with cancer. Many women stopped buying products with parabens, while the big beauty companies denounced the...

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Neotensil: A Pricey Quick Fix for Under-Eye Bags

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 6:10 PM

For $500 you can rid yourself of under-eye bags -- for a day. The latest beauty industry candidate for Dept of Daft comes from Jennifer Aniston and her co-owned company, Living Proof.

Neotensil is Living Proof's new eye treatment, and it boasts a technology that's described as an...

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Undercover at the Department Store

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 10:44 AM

Spring marks the arrival of new beauty products at the department store and fresh marketing campaigns for some of the established products. I took a look at some of Big Beauty's current offerings and discovered that the beauty counters at my local department store had some surprises -- good and...

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Gwyneth Paltrow is the New Face of Restørsea

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 11:59 AM

I love a good origination myth and was delighted to find that Restørsea, for which 41-year-old Gwyneth Paltrow has just been appointed as the new face, has a particularly amusing -- and implausible -- one.

Here goes: One day Restørsea's boss, Patti Pao, just happened to be touring a Norwegian...

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Jessica Lange, the New Face of Marc Jacobs Beauty

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 12:53 PM

Jessica Lange, 64, is the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty. Kudos to Marc Jacobs for a bold decision that sends a signal of optimism. The days when beautiful women such as Isabella Rossellini and Lauren Hutton were fired from modeling roles for turning 40 are clearly gone. Go, Jessica!

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New York Scrubs Microbeads

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 7:53 PM

New York is poised to become the first state to ban microbead scrubs, with California likely to follow suit.

Why? Well if you were to wash with, say, Olay Body Wash Plus Spa Exfoliating Ribbons, the invigorating scrub is coming from particles of plastic that rinse down the...

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The Caveman Approach to Beauty

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 11:27 AM

Even the Flinstones couldn't, at least in my view, put a positive spin on cavemen. So when I was told about the latest beauty trend, Caveman Regimens, my reaction was: "That's gross." Adherents of Caveman Beauty are as zealous as those Paleo diet people; I was assured by a colleague...

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Beauty Routine: What Is in Martha Stewart's Vanity

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 3:38 PM

Martha Stewart's precious "now here's why you should stencil your driveway" approach to living doesn't quite extend, I was relieved to see, to her beauty routine. In the New York Times article "For Martha Stewart, The Secret Is Routine," Martha's regimen is more rigorous than fussy. I even...

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Golden Globes: A Great Night for Women Over 40 in Hollywood

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 12:50 PM

Want to know the latest celebrity beauty secret? Aging beauty is hot! Amongst this year's Golden Globe nominations 17 nominated actresses are in their 40s and above. And what's more, they are growing older very gracefully, mostly without intervention from plastic surgeons or the ministrations of a makeup artist just...

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Budding Beauty: Is Cannabis Good for the Skin?

(2) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Throughout my life I have tended to subscribe to the view that everything "bad" could somehow be good for you. I was thoroughly vindicated in this with the discovery that red wine prevents cancer, heart disease, and wrinkles. Now it seems that cannabis is good for the skin and Medical...

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Beauty Trending Now: Everything You Need to Know About Facial Oils

(20) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 4:43 PM

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I'm going to try to persuade you why you should love the beauty product that you thought that you hated. Facial oils tend to be regarded with suspicion ("Won't they make me breakout?") or disdain ("This can't be a real anti-ager."). These...

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Cynthia Nixon Conquers Rosacea With a Simple Regimen

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 11:27 AM

You would never guess that Cynthia Nixon, star of Sex and the City, is a rosacea sufferer. Let alone that the symptoms were aggressive enough to make her self-conscious and stressed and eventually to become a spokesperson for the National Rosacea Society.

I was interested to hear from Cynthia Nixon...

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