posted on Dec, 17 2005 @ 05:48 PM
My fiancée and I watch this girl down the street (we're people watchers) each morning from our _ Same routine every day... gets up in morning
slippers and walks the dog. The odd thing we have noticed is that when she first gets up in the morning she has the worst swollen morning face we've
She also has a cosmetics fetish. I think the girl owns 100 different shades of every type of finish you can shellac on your face. Anyway... the
second time she emerges from her house each day she has her usual dabbling of make-up on... and puffy face completely resolved.
So peering into her collection the other day when we were invited to lunch my fiancée noted several products labeled "hypoallergenic with
I see a pattern here fed to the public... pollute your face... wake up with an ugly swollen face hangover... gotta do something about it... "makeup
makes it all better" pollute your face (with hydrocortisone .5%")... instant make over... puffy ugly face gone, go on with your day... go to sleep
wake up with an ugly swollen face hangover... hydro .5%... the cycle repeats. Day after day.
I almost want to believe there is some mad scientist somewhere at Almay or Clinique that is adding an ingredient known to cause ugly puffy morning
face... that is 100% accutely curable with .5% hydrocortisone hypoallergenic base.
Some reading on subject (couldn't really find supporting evidence for my theory):
www.ewg.org Commentary by Margaret Morrison to 1978 FDA WARNING
March 7, 2005 FDA Warning to Cosmetics Industry
70 percent of products may be contaminated with harmful impurities, and more than half of all products contain "penetration enhancers" that drive
ingredients deeper into the skin to the blood vessels below
As a result of the decision, manufacturers may continue to label and advertise their cosmetics as "hypoallergenic" or make similar claims without
any supporting evidence. Consumers will have no assurance that such claims are valid.
Let me know what you think...