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Retail Mega -Store Walmart will be adding a new line to their ever filled beauty aisles soon- only this make up is for the kiddies.
GeoGirl is a beauty line aimed at the ” Tweens” of America, specifically 8-12 year olds. The line which has been stirring up controversy, due to the issue of contributing to the “over-sexualising” of children, will offer blush, mascara, face shimmer and lipsticks, all of which are natural and “eco-friendly”. But here is the kicker, the line is supposedly “Anti-aging”. Anti-aging for 8 year olds?
According to the dailymail, the lines marketing team states the following;
“the formulas are designed for ‘young skin’ and contain natural ingredients like white willow bark, chamomile, lavender and calendula, as well as anti-oxidants which are said to prevent aging.”
While I doubt the goal of the line is to create anti-aging results in the children, the ingredients are there. Hitting shelves February 21st, the brand is set to replace the Mary-Kate and Ashley brand which was a long standing beauty staple for youth designed for Walmart.
Famed Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr Payman Simoni, who is familiar with the demand to stay youthful, weighs in on the topic saying that-
“the line is most likely created for kids to have fun with make-up, while allowing the parents to be comfortable since the line is all natural and chemical free. A makeup line like this for children isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s if the parent allows their children to leave the house with it or promotes the idea of it making them more beautiful that would create negative implications” “As for the anti-aging qualities that is just a coincidence of having anti-oxidants in the ingredients. There are no creams or lotions in the line that I am aware of, meaning, the line is not intended to keep the little ones looking youthful”
Would you buy GeoGirl for your daughter?
"Marketers say that kids today are growing up faster than ever before. Some even say that kids between the ages of 3 and 5 today, are more like 8 and 9 year olds from decades past in terms of their brand knowledge and influence, as well as play patterns and relationships with toys, etc."
There was overall mom agreement to the statement. A majority of the moms indicated that this statement is true as a result of the combined effect of technological opportunities, abundance of branding messages children learn from television and advertising and new trends in parenting.
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
There really is a huge push by society to encourage girls to grow up way to fast... All I can say is that we need to let children be children. 8 is too young for make up anyway...
Put down the make up and pick up the barbie dolls! Be kids! Have fun! Kids are not supposed to be worrying about their looks and social status... They are supposed to worry about playing, being inside before it gets dark and eating all your vegetables ( And by eating, I mean sneaking them to the dog).
Originally posted by andy1033
Do not bring kids into this world, problem solved aint it.
Originally posted by andy1033
reply to post by gimme_some_truth
You gotta remember most people will not think about such a thing, they think they have a right to bring a kid into this horrible society. Why do people think they have that right?