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Raquel Welch: Beyond The Cleavage; The Vitamin D Debate; And More…


Raquel Welch has a new book out about her life that details what it’s like to be an aging sex symbol. In Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage (genius title), the 69-year-old Welch discusses her diet and fitness regimen, which includes a ton of yoga; abstaining from salt, sugar, and caffeine; and never eating after 6 p.m. She also says that plastic surgery is a last resort. Botox, however, is another story. [Reuters]

Beauty bloggers the world over have been all abuzz about today’s news that Leighton Meester has a new gig as global ambassador for Herbal Essences. Meester, who is actually a natural blonde, will appear in print ads, etc., later this year. Blake Lively is no doubt in talks with a rival haircare brand as we speak. [WWD]

Beauty school dropouts looking to get back into the biz might be interested to know that Dermalogica has just opened a brand-new undergraduate academy in Manhattan. New York’s beauty fiends might be more interested to know that the LEED-certified trade school has a 10-bed treatment room where student-administered facials are a wee $50. [WWD]

Talk of mass vitamin D deficiencies from years of SPF use are creating a riff within the medical community—but it hasn’t stopped sunscreen makers from capitalizing on the hype. A new crop of vitamin D-enriched SPF lotions and sprays are starting to hit shelves, although whether or not the nutrient can penetrate deep down into the skin when applied topically is up for serious debate. We’ll stick to diet supplements and a little bit of (controlled) sun exposure until this one gets worked out. [CBS]

Photo: Tammie Arroyo / AP Photo



  1. doctorkim says:

    You know, all new products aside, consumers should know that the majority of studies will tell you you need a 5-OH Vitamin D level off 55 ng/ml to lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. Helpful?
    Kim Crawford,M.D./Anti-Aging Mind,Body,Skin Care

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