The French Ban on Super-Skinny Models, and More Beauty News

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The biggest beauty stories this week.

France Just Banned Super-Skinny Models From the Runway

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France is banning excessively skinny models from working in the fashion industry.

New legislation in France is making it illegal for modelling agencies and fashion brands to employ models who are deemed too thin. That means a model must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 18—otherwise her employers could face up to six months in prison or a fine of 75,000 euros. Although it's a step in the right direction, the BMI omits other criteria involved in anorexia, such as hair loss and dental problems. {MTV}

The Cara Effect: Eyebrow Surgery is On the Rise

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Cara Delevingne is inspiring a new wave of eyebrow surgery.

There's such a thing as an eyebrow transplant, and it can help hair to regrow after over-plucking, electrolysis or hormonal hair loss. After the transplant, it takes two to three months for hair to start growing, and 1o to 12 months for full development. {ELLE}

This Is What The Most Beautiful Man And Woman Look Like, According To Science

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The most beautiful people (in the UK).

A University of Kent researcher designed 100 different facial profiles and then asked people to rate the faces according to the features they found most attractive. Women preferred masculine features and height; men liked full lips, symmetrical faces and large breasts. Quelle surprise! {Medical Daily}

Lawsuit Against Estée Lauder to Proceed

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair collection

Estée Lauder is being accused of false advertising for its Advanced Night Repair collection.

Estée Lauder is being sued for allegations of false advertising. Plaintiff Donna Tomasino claims that the Advanced Night Repair collection was advertised in a false, deceptive or misleading way and that the products “do not and cannot live up to” the advertised promise to repair DNA damage to make skin look younger. {WWD}

Eva Mendes’ New Cosmetics Line Is Shockingly Affordable

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The Circa lip and cheek stain was inspired by Benefit Benetint.

Eva Mendes has just launched her own colour cosmetics line called Circa. Like Drew Barrymore's Flower Beauty (which is owned by the same parent company as Circa), the premise is high quality for an affordable price (everything's between $8 to $15). {Lucky Shops}

Can Cells From a Baby’s Foreskin Give You Youthful Skin?

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Just one baby foreskin can generate enough stem cells for a million treatments.

And you thought the breast milk thing was weird. Now, there's an anti-aging treatment called the HydraFacial that targets acne, wrinkles and sun damage using stem cells from a baby's donated foreskin. Wait... this is actually legal? {The Cut}