Hello, if I ever have a reader out there, I apologize for the posts are getting sparse in between. I am simply… internet-less. You wouldn’t have thought that, in this day and age, right?
Alas, it’s true… it’s true. Having stable internet access is 2nd to having my slavery-salary in my bank account, almost that.
Yet, I shall not dread on the things irrelevant, focus, is the name of the game.
Sudden HARLEM SHAKE
oh my god… i actually went off to browse memes pages. I thought adults outgrow ADD!!!
Seriously, back to business. Sigh…
I am sooooooo late for this Hada Labo band wagon, so late like you just don’t bother to get up anymore and sleep through it, call your boss again when you’re up. I do that so often. Ignore all calls, sleep at all costs!
I wanna rant about this whole silicone based serum business perpetuating all over our skincare. I wanna rant about having Retinol-A based lotion/serum but never caution consumers that they are not suitable for day use. I wanna rant about serums/essence/potions that have glycolic acid or other forms of AHA in their “renewing serum” or some other fancy terms but never caution the users about increased photo sensitivity. Seriously, I frown upon these and it maddens me now as I’m laying it out in my head. Thankfully I know enough to avoid them. I am far from an expert, just an amateur enthusiast.
But recently as I’ve been hopping around products, I really like my softener and I think it’s a keeper, but I thought I needed a serum/essence that is stronger, day or night use. Well, Estee Lauder n Lancome failed. And I was left with no where to turn. Checked out Origins Planscription Anti Aging Serum and no offence, the key ingredients make me puke. No way am I gonna be paying that amount of money for something so mundane, it’s daylight robbery! The website lists Glycerin, Dimethicone and African Anoegeissus Tree Bark Extract as Key Ingredients? Come on, you gotta be kidding me. What Extract is that? Dubious at best! Glycerin? DIMETHICONE? You call them KEY moisturizing agents? And your only anti-aging anti-oxidant is a tree bark extract, unheard of but seen in some women in ulu village, without sufficient studies? Don’t get me wrong, Gycerin is crucial in every single product, in every single formula. Dimethicone is a good binding agent that is noncomedogenic, frequently found in many products, no effects in anti-aging but, harmless stuff. My problem is with listing these 2 as the main ingredients and you call it an ANTI-AGING SERUM. How does that suffice? How does that qualify?
Too much’s been said, I raised my case. Please prove me wrong, cause if you can come back with enough evidence to counter my boiled up self righteous rants, you are actually teaching me something, and my judgment may have been missed due to my ignorance. But for now, Court shall proceed.
Another product that sparked my whole awareness with these fake claims, is Melaleuca Timeless Anti Aging Serum. Again, this is a direct selling brand that harps on, lives and breathes on the claims that they are 100% organic, non toxic and all that jambo, words more pure than the virgin’s hole. Sounds so flipping awesome right? I placed an order for 2 immediately.
Wait, before that, lemme just show you how it’s PHRASED. I’ll just do a cut-n-paste here :
“The cutting-edge ingredients in Timeless target tell-tale sun spots, discoloration, and uneven skin tone while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Stable antioxidant vitamins C and E and patented AHCare® replenish skin and encourage rapid cell turnover, decreasing the number, size, and intensity of dark spots for a luminous, even complexion.”
Well, sounds good right? You can see where the claims r coming from, since it’s their unique AHCare Patent, you would associate AH with AHA, which is an exfoliant, kill the dead cells, with antioxidants like Vit C n E, they replenish skin, and the AHA (supposed) encourages rapid cell turnover.
There, I”m pretty much sold. Guess they have the whole concept worked out. Well again, if it’s true AHA containing serum, they failed to mention… or at least whisper in your ears… “hey… hey girl… don’t.. don’t use it in the morning”
But by the next page, the ingredients list…. W.O.F-FIN.A.H
quoted.right.from.the.page. I don’t know 70% of what they are, but look look, within the first 3 lines, how many Dimethicone, or silicone based substance appeared, in just 3 F-FIN lines??? If it’s truly an AHA based anti-aging serum, I can only identify Lactic Acid here! The rest of the things, all mumbo jumbos to me, I seriously don’t know what they are. The au-naturale plant extracts, oh yeah, they do have, but all at the bottom of the lists. Maybe I’m too ignorant to judge as I cannot factually identify the everything else that I don’t know.
REFERENCE be found here.
So if there’s ever a formulator/biochem engineer that would like to educate my half baked internet knowledge? Please please come and educate me.
So much babbling as if I”m protesting on Occupy Wall Street, wait, is it still happening? I just detest the fact that these companies put in so much silicone based deriatives which are basically fillers. They fill out your pores, they fill out wrinkles. And the texture of silicones feel good on your hands. So when you apply it, of course you get an instant smoothen face, pores look smaller and all. But that is all an illusion, and these big cosmeceutical companies harp and prey on the less exposed, consumers that go by brands/smell/feel/and advertising claims. I think in the consumer demographic, an unworthy ingredient obsessed stalker like me are probably <10%, which is not enough for the tip of the critical mass.
These dimethicones n silicones fillers are great! I hunt down products with their contents, but, as COSMETICS!! Filling out wrinkles and pores temporarily is what COSMETICS do, not SKINCARE! They are what I’d pay for a high price, which by the end of the day I triple cleanse them off my face! Not what I go to bed with thinking, OH MY FACE IS SO SUPERCHARGED WITH AWESOMENESS RIGHT NOW.
THat’s it man… that’s it. I’m f-fin sore from this verbal diarrhea. Oh wait, I was supposed to do a revIEW on WHAT again???