Sad about beauty products

Does anyone else just go to the beauty store now, and pick up a package and hear the word "lies" whispered in your ear? I was a beauty junkie, and now I feel like all my love of beauty products has been diminished... There's no magic in a bottle. Just your run of the mill surfectants and emollients.


  • I'm still able to be seduced by a pretty package:)
  • The exception is skin care.  I don't buy a skin care item at the beauty store/beauty counter unless it has something special about it (like I recently bought a tinted sunscreen that agreed with my skin after years of not finding one that agreed with me).  I buy moisturizers and such from the drugstore or from Paula's Choice.  But makeup I like to get at the beauty counter/beauty store and it's okay with me if I know I'm paying too much.
  • the addition of silicones in products have improved the performance
  • as i am writing this, i am thinking it should also go into the blog post about future cosmetic products we would like to see.

    i remember when anti cellulite cream was first put on the market.  maybe there is a beauty brains post about it somewhere.

    anyhow, about the future products aspect.  i saw claims that anti cellulite cream can mobilize the fat layer under skin.  i bought some wondering if it could do a kind of trans dermal mini face lift.
    i was thinking the sections of fat under the face, fat cells, connective tissues and all could be pushed up to where it was before gravity took hold.

    for example, a person who had chubby cheeks that have dropped down to chubby jowls can massage jowls upwards with anti cellulite cream to move the whole set of fat back up to the cheeks again.

    i saw an interview where a journalist thought in the future, the interest would not be about beauty but it would be all about health.  i think future cosmetics would be pharmaceuticals and outpatient procedures.
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