Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Does anyone remember the "Venus Pill"?

In the sixties, futurologists and the writers of Star Trek discussed the promises and perils of the 'beauty drugs' -- now, forty some years later, here we are again, from the Daily Mail of the UK:

Pretty pills: The dark side of the latest underground beauty trend
by Claire Colman

Just imagine if you could transform your looks by popping a pill.

No need to spend hours in the gym in pursuit of a perfect body; no fake tans, sunbeds or hours baking on the beach to get a tan; and you could say goodbye to facials and expensive anti-ageing treatments.

Just swallow a tablet with breakfast and you're done.

It sounds like the bizarre predictions Sixties futurologists made about the year 2000. But, astonishingly, 'wonder tablets' are the new underground beauty trend - and they could have dire consequences.

To read on, click here.

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