Make-Up for a cause


A British doctor has claimed to create the world’s first makeup add-on which will be prone to acid attacks and protect victims’ faces from being disfigured, reported The Independent.

Inspired by Katie Piper, who suffered an acid attack in 2008 by her ex-boyfriend which left her with various facial injuries including blindness, Dr Almas Ahmed has spent the last 10 years to develop a non-reactive formula called Acarrier, which can be added to any cosmetic product.

Ahmed’s waterproof compound has a high boiling point which means that it will protect the wearers from getting fire-related injuries. It will also prevent the caustic material in the acid to react with the skin.

Ahmed is currently awaiting approval from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). However, she confidently shared that her product has been tested and works perfectly. 

According to Assistant Chief Constable of Suffolk Police and National Police Chief Council, the UK currently has one of the highest rates of reported acid and corrosive substance attacks per capita in the world.

Boris Johnson effigy went up in flames on bonfire night in Edenbridge

The former foreign secretary followed Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump in being burnt down at the annual bonfire event

An enormous effigy of Boris Johnson having his cake and eating went up in flames at an annual bonfire celebration.

The former foreign secretary - who quit his job back in July over the direction of Brexit negotiations - was chosen by the Edenbridge Bonfire Society in Kent as its celebrity Guy for this year.

He was the top choice thanks to his "continuing habit" of hitting the headlines with "never-ending gaffes", and followed in the footsteps of Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump as the effigy of choice for the event.

The 36ft (11m) version of Mr Johnson - wearing mismatched socks, a cycle helmet and a pair of slippers made to look like those infamous NHS Brexit buses - was ignited alongside a traditional figure of Guy Fawkes.

He was also holding a cake decorated in the style of the EU flag, from which he had taken a Union flag-coloured slice, and a rosette to mark 90 years since the society was founded.

Artist Andrea Deans, who painted the creation, said Mr Johnson was "the obvious option", with his hair, love of cycling and association with Brexit meaning the "possibilities were endless" when it came to the design.