Here’s a follow up to a post I wrote on Clarin’s 3p Screen Mist, a spray that supposedly protects your skin from electromagnetic radiation from cell phones and other sources.
There are two basic flaws with this idea. First, it’s ridiculous to think that a skin care product such as this could actually provide significant shielding from dangerous radiation. Second, there’s no proof that cell phone radiation is harmful to your skin in the first place.
Is Cell Phone Radiation Bad For You?
According to NewScientist, a study conducted by the University of Essex has shown there is no evidence that cell phones cause fatigue, anxiety or headaches. These are symptoms typically associated with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS). In this study, researchers found that people who suffered from EHS couldn’t tell if the cell phone was switched on or not which suggests that the symptoms are not caused by radiation at all.
The researchers said that even though radiation is not really causing the problem, the symptoms are a real problem for those who suffer from this syndrome. Some people even cover themselves and their homes in aluminum foil stop what they feel are dangerous rays. It’s sad that they feel this way, but it’s wrong that they blame their cell phones and it’s wrong that Clarins is feeding on this fear to sell a product.
Should Clarins Be Ashamed Like Smashbox?
So, I’m sure don’t really need to spend $40.00 for 3P Screen Mist. But I’m not sure who should be more ashamed: Clarins for this product or Smashbox for the way they marketed their O-glow blush.