Friday, February 22, 2008

Beauty Myth Wednesdays (On a Friday)

Things have been slow over here due to one of us coming down with a monster flu, but better late than never, right? Here's your weekly myth buster from makeup artist Christopher Drummond.

MYTH #3: EXPENSIVE PRODUCTS ARE HIGHER QUALITY PRODUCTS
Christopher: Many women ask me what I think about La Mer, a very expensive face cream that is about the price of a Mercedes. My honest answer is this: don’t waste your money. The second ingredient is Mineral Oil. This oil is not only a petrochemical, but it is incredibly cheap to produce, as it is a bi-product of petroleum. Since it is the number two ingredient, this means there is a lot of it in the product. This is true of many expensive products: they are simply a high priced, underperforming product. Your best bet is to buy a product that is used by a professional esthetician in a spa. Estheticians are very serious about skincare, and use high-quality, decently priced products. I don’t know any that use La Mer.

(Estee Lauder's La Mer Ingredients: Seaweed Extract - Mineral Oil - Petrolatum - Glycerin - Isohexadecane - Lime Extract - Microcrystalline Wax - Lanolin Alcohol - Sesame Oil - Eucalyptus Oil - Magnesium Sulfate - Sesame Seeds - Alfalfa Seeds - Sunflower Seeds - Powdered Almonds - Sodium, Potassium, Copper, Selenium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc Gluconate - Paraffin - Vitamin E Succinate - Niacin - Beta Carotene - Decyl Oleate - Aluminum Stearate - Octyldodecanol - Citric Acid - Cyanocobalamin - Magnesium Stearate - Panthenol - Methylchloroisothiazolinone - Methylisothiazolinone)

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2 comments:

SandyHole said...

It is amazing tonight to find out this blog and your project..I'm an italian girl and I'm struggling my hard battle with bulimia..today it'd be my sixth day without vomit..but...
so, I don't give up...tomorrow is another (first) day..
with all my empathy,
chiara*

Magali & Claire said...

Sandy,
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You need lots of support to get through this and we strongly believe that professional help is an important part of recovery. It's not easy to reach out, but you must in order to get truly healthy. If you need a referral to a specialist, you can go to The National Eating Disorders Association. They provide international referrals, too.