People are editing photos of celebrities to give them Instagram-inspired faces. Experts say it could be harmful.

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Instagram account @goddess.women edited this photo of Julia Roberts.
  • Numerous Instagram accounts are editing photos of actors, models, and musicians almost beyond the point of recognition.
  • While the anonymous editors haven’t explained the purpose of their accounts, they seemingly aim to give celebrities certain idealized features, like pore-less skin and straight teeth.
  • Some celebrities seem to like the edits and occasionally re-post them, though other social-media users have criticized the pages for creating unrealistic beauty standards.
  • Experts argue that looking at heavily-edited photos, as well as “transformation” images, can be extremely harmful to viewers and lead them to body-shame themselves.
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Stars like Rihanna and Julia Roberts are often considered some of the most beautiful women in the world. But online, pictures of these celebrities and other Hollywood stars are being edited almost beyond recognition.

Across Instagram,

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It’s 2020 And We’re Still Shaming Women’s Stretch Marks

I’ve had stretch marks since late middle school. One day they weren’t there, and the next day, I had little white lines all over my hips. I hit puberty later than most of the girls in my class, but when it hit, it hit. My legs were long, like country-song long, and the stretch marks were proof of my fast and furious growth.

I wanted to get rid of them as quickly as they had appeared. The teen magazines—as well as my mom’s magazines—promised me all sorts of miracle creams. Unfortunately, I was only in eighth grade with no income, so I had to just deal. As I got older, and now as a woman in my late thirties, I couldn’t care less about my stretch marks. Apparently, however, society is still publicly shaming women for having normal bodies, which might include stretch marks, cellulite, or skin

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‘Millions of men’ are turning to cosmetic procedures under pandemic pressure

Man receives injection in forehead - getty
Man receives injection in forehead – getty

Much has been documented about the impact of lockdown on women, from stress induced aged complexions to sudden spikes in self-consciousness, but a new study has found that these effects are not exclusive to women alone. 

According to a new body of research by cosmetic treatment specialists Uvence, a huge proportion of men believe they have aged more during lockdown than any other time in their lives. The study of 1,000 British men found 11 percent feel that they look at least five years older as a result of the stress and anxiety brought on by pressures of lockdown and the pandemic, while 29 percent reported visible signs of stress and premature ageing, particularly around the eyes.

As a result, many are turning to cosmetic procedures in a bid to reverse the damage. Uvence reports that almost two million men across the

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La Bouche Rouge Raises 2.5 Million Euros

PARIS — Eco-luxury beauty brand La Bouche Rouge has raised 2.5 million euros of funding from Bpifrance and some business angels, the French public investment bank said in a statement.

The investment is meant to help accelerate La Bouche Rouge’s digital strategy as part of its omnichannel reach; enter new markets with strong potential, such as China, and continue launching makeup and skin-care products.

Thirty-six-year-old Nicolas Gerlier, a L’Oréal veteran, founded La Bouche Rouge in 2017 with the aim of creating the first cosmetics brand worldwide to ban microplastics and plastics from everything including product formulation, manufacturing and selling.

Following a few years of research and development in its laboratories in France’s Cosmetic Valley, near Orléans, La Bouche Rouge came out with lipsticks containing no microplastics or ingredients Gerlier considered unhealthy. The lipsticks are also vegan, cruelty-free and in recyclable, refillable packaging.

There’s a charitable component, too. Each time a

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