A recent New York Post story about nanotech in cosmetics had me thinking about beauty. Small Times reported last year that nanomaterials had been used in cosmetics for years. So now, with renewed debate surrounding what is not known about nanoparticles, the fact that nanoscale zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are used in some brands of cosmetics and sunscreen are continuously juxtaposed with news reports about the controversy. In this cursed and wonderful age of Google, whose spawn is quick access to information but ad nauseaum repetition of often questionable factoids, the L'Oreal lore has circled the globe more than a few times, ripped from its original context. For more nanobeauty, go to Howard Lovy's NanoBot.
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