Beautycounter developed a plant-based version of retinol for its anti-aging skin-care line — here's what it's like to use and why the dupe may be a safer option
- For aging skin, Beautycounter's main concerns were strengthening the skin's natural barrier, increasing its ability to defend itself against environmental stressors, and visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles by fortifying the skin's elasticity and firmness.
- Beautycounter credits the Complex with keeping skin plump and hydrated, increasing the feeling of firmness, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boosting the skin's barrier function, improving texture and tone, and protecting against oxidative damage which can cause chronic disease.
- Like retinol, clinical testing shows it increases cell turnover by stimulating collagen and diminishing skin concerns associated with aging like fine lines, wrinkles, photodamage, and skin laxity — all without the potentially harmful or irritating side-effects.
- Alongside the Retinatural Complex, Beautycounter packed this overnight cream with tetrapeptide to increase skin elasticity and minimize the appearance of fine lines, and fermented sugars to optimize hydration in renewed skin cells.
Men represent the majority of coronavirus cases so far. Researchers think smoking could play a role.
- A study of nearly 140 coronavirus patients at a Wuhan University hospital found that the virus was most likely to affect older men with preexisting health problems.
- A study of 99 coronavirus patients at Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital showed that the average patient was 55.5 years old, and men represented around 68% of the total cases.
- The researchers at Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital gave a similar explanation for why more of their coronavirus patients were men, suggesting that women may have a "reduced susceptibility" to viral infections.
- But the study of 140 coronavirus patients in Wuhan found that only 1.4% of them were current smokers, so more data is needed to determine whether smoking is a factor.
- The study from Wuhan University suggested another explanation for the higher number of male patients: The outbreak is thought to have originated at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, which had mostly male workers.
Warren Buffett’s in the ‘urgent zone’ — but with $128 billion in the bank he’s not done yet
- But even as Buffett approaches 90, the spotlight-loving chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. isn’t ready just yet to talk about who will run his giant company when he’s gone.
- It’s evolved over time into what reads like a love letter to shareholders, to insurance float — the lucrative gift that keeps on giving at Berkshire — and to America as a whole, while taking the occasional jab at Wall Street’s fee-giddy bankers and anyone who thinks Ebitda is an honest profit gauge.
- The letter, one of two major yearly events for Berkshire investors and Buffett groupies (the other is the shareholder meeting each May) has become more condensed in recent years.
- Buffett’s celebrity and track record has also allowed him to skirt many of the corporate governance customs expected of other CEOs, such as quarterly earnings calls, more detailed filings and returning cash to shareholders.
70% of Americans Support Solar Mandate on New Homes
- CITE Research recently conducted a survey for Vivint Solar and found that 70% of Americans would support a nationwide mandate requiring that solar panels be installed on all newly built homes.
- The survey was conducted online, and 2,000 U.S. adults age 25 and up participated in the study from June 13 to 16, 2019.
- Other things the survey showed were that environmental experts are the most influential when persuading people to switch to solar and politicians are the least influential.
- David Bywater, CEO of Vivint Solar, says, “California was the first state to pass a solar panel mandate on new homes and it goes into effect in 2020.
- We’ve seen that state often lead the way in establishing environmental practices nationwide.” Vivint Solar has installed more than 160,000 energy systems for residents.
- The survey showed that the support for this measure is highest among younger adults.
Review: Time travel and murder combine in HBO’s riveting Beforeigners series
- Two police detectives from wildly different time periods must learn to work together to solve a murder in Beforeigners, a riveting blend of science fiction and police procedural from HBO Europe that is already poised to become one of the standout shows of the year.
- Lars must solve the case with his new partner, Alfhildr (Krista Kosonen), the first Viking beforeigner to join the police force straight out of the academy.
- Their investigation brings them into contact with a sex club operated by a gang of Bohemians, a community of "trans-temporal" people (modern residents who join beforeigner communities and adopt the dress and customs of their chosen period), a Stone Age crime lord named Navn (Oddgeir Thune), anti-technology "neo-Luddites," and a beforeigner who just might be the great Norse pagan warrior Thorir Hund (Stig Henrik Hoff), among others.