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01/02/2012

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58 minutes
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Wednesday 01 February 2012

What we will be putting on our faces in the next few years to hide those wrinkles: in recent months, new products have come on the market which are the result of nanotechnology and advances in glycobiology - but what exactly are nanoparticles and glycans? And do they really make us look younger? With cosmetic surgery in confusion over breast implants and an ASA ruling against one of the world's leading cosmetic companies, we ask what we can believe when it comes to claims made for beauty products.

One of our Women in Business Jo Pateman is up to her knees in mud as we find out how she and her pond clearing business are getting on. We've been following Women with Waders for the last 12 months while Jo's mentor, Nikki King the Managing Director of Isuzu Trucks UK Ltd has given her advice on business plans, HR, and health and safety policies.

"The years after being 60 have, no question, been the happiest years of my life" - so says Virginia Ironside. She joins Jenni to discuss her one woman show and explain why boring for Britain, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex - or, even better, no sex - make the sixties the best and funniest time of your life.

Chapters

5 items
  • Advertising Beauty Products

    Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson and Lindsey Taff from the ASA discuss with Jenni where the lines should be drawn in the advertising of beauty products.

  • The Future Face of the Beauty Industry

    Jenni is joined by Dr Danka Tamburic – who has developed an MSc in cosmetic science at the London College of Fashion – and by beauty journalist Alice Hart-Davis.

  • Women in Business: Jo Pateman

    Judy Merry catches up with Jo Pateman - who we've been following for the last 12 months - to find out how she and her pond clearing business, Women with Waders, are getting on.

  • Virginia Ironside

    Virginia Ironside joins Jenni to explain why one's sixties can be the best and funniest time of one's life.

  • Low Pay

    Guardian columnist Zoe Williams and writer and policy analyst Jill Kirby join Jenni to discuss women and the minimum wage.

  • Advertising beauty products

    The Advertising Standards Authority has banned an advert for anti-ageing moisturiser featuring the actress Rachel Weisz on the grounds that it is misleading and exaggerated. So, does this prove that we have adequate regulation of these ads or does more need to be done? Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson and Lindsey Taff from the ASA discuss with Jenni where the lines should be drawn in advertising beauty products.

    ASA
  • The Future Face of the Beauty Industry

    As cosmetic companies begin to use technology pioneered by NASA to improve anti-ageing skin products, we take a look at what we’ll be slapping on our faces in the next few years to hide those wrinkles. In recent months, new products have come on the market which are the result of nanotechnology and advances in glycobiology but what exactly are nanoparticles and glycans? To discuss Jenni is joined by Dr Danka Tamburic – who has developed an MSc in cosmetic science at the London College of Fashion – and by beauty journalist Alice Hart-Davis.

    London College of Fashion
  • Virginia Ironside

    “The years after being 60 have, no question, been the happiest years of my life” – so says Virginia Ironside. She joins Jenni to discuss her one woman show and explain why boring for Britain, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex - or, even better, no sex - make the sixties the best and funniest time of your life.

    The Virginia Monologues will be performed in Chichester Minerva Theatre on Saturday 4 February to raise money for Children on the Edge.

    The Virginia Monologues
  • Low Pay

    With so many low paid women saying they are better off not working, is it time to increase the minimum wage? It has long been accepted that in-work benefits like the Working Families’ Tax Credit should be there to make any work more attractive than a life on benefits. But is it the place of government to subsidise low-cost labour for businesses by supplementing wages? And would a higher minimum wage really address the economic inequality faced by low paid women carers, cleaners and check-out operatives? Guardian columnist Zoe Williams and writer and policy analyst Jill Kirby join Jenni to discuss.

  • Women in Business: Jo Pateman

    Jo Pateman is up to her knees in mud as we find out how she and her pond clearing business are getting on. One of our Women in Business case studies we've been following Women with Waders for the last 12 months while Jo's mentor, Nikki King the Managing Director of Isuzu Trucks UK Ltd has given advice on business plans, HR, and health and safety policies. Judy Merry catches up with Jo at the pond of a primary school in north London.

    Women in Business

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