In lieu of a November beauty favorites post, I’ve decided to tackle a subject I’m becoming a little irritated by, and it happens to involve makeup and skin care.
My favorite militant feminist organization, Breast Cancer Action, has lightened up on the mammogram debate for the time being, and is now focusing on the dangers of makeup and skin care products. Do some makeup and skin care items have harmful ingredients in them? Yes. Does there need to be more regulation on the part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to keep us safe from dangerous products? Maybe. At this point, waking up every morning puts you at risk for something. I’m not sure we should be all that concerned that our moisturizer or lip balm might be killing us.
I’ve always had an affinity for goop. Not Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Goop” – god, no. Goop you put on your face and body that makes you look and feel good.
In my world, goop takes the form of skin care and makeup products, and I’ve always been somewhat obsessed. Now that I’m a woman of a certain age, I’m obsessed with not looking that age. I haven’t gotten to the point where I would consider Botox or fillers, but I’m forever on the hunt for “hope in a jar”, and I’ve been saying that since before the skin care brand Philosophy actually came out with a moisturizer called “Hope In a Jar”.