I am a "professional" Google researcher, and I'm frequently googling other skin care lines just to see what's out there - since I know you are, too! Mind you, I've sold one form of product line or another since I was a wee teenager - I think even before I was of driving age, so like around 13 or so. I've either used, sold, or known everything from the Mary Kay's and NuSkin crowd, to the department store brands, to what was referred to as "Professional's Only" back in the 1990's when we actually had a profession - a time before the internet came along and watered down and destroyed everything we had worked so hard to build. (But isn't that for another blog post?) As I was "googling" the other day I came across yet ANOTHER skin care line who's claims just stopped me in my tracks!
On their beautiful website, next to the lady who looks very excited to be free of whatever ailment this product has "cured", they claim: "The secret to our dramatic results lies in this holographic energy conductor"!!!
They put a metallic silver graphic on their plastic bottle and THAT'S the reason why the product works so miraculously - not the INGREDIENTS???
I then went on to read what the actual working ingredients were and found that not only was this product "vegan and gluten free", but it was also free of NEGATIVITY!!!
I thought green-washing had hit it's limit by now, but I see I was wrong.
The marketing ploys continue.
P.S. - I don't know if there is any "negativity" in my products or not, I only know that they WORK because of the SCIENCE of skin biology & INGREDIENTS that create RESULTS!
Can I get an "OH-BOY" for that one!
If you've noticed me getting SMARTER ... THIS is why:
This is an answer to the question "Why are there different types of hyperpigmentation (what we used to call "age spots"):
The yellow-brown pigment I was referencing is called lipofuscin, and is the result of cellular detoxification systems declining in their activity or being damaged. Our cells are equipped with their own "cleansing & detox" mechanisms whose role is to get rid of cellular waste. Some of that cellular waste represents oxidized cellular organelles such as mitochondria, for example, or other proteins and lipids within the cell that undergo damage and oxidation. Our cells utilize two main detox mechanisms - proteasomes and autophagy to dispose of these cellular oxidized mechanisms, but even proteasomes and autophagy (which employs lysosomes) slows down with age and oxidative damage. In that case, cellular waste (*AKA oxidized proteins and lipids) clog up the cell, contribute to yellow-brown pigment formation and eventually cellular senescence (cell becoming non-productive, damaging 'zombie-cells".) Addressing pigmentation today is so much more different than before, simply because we know more about what's involved and we have more at our disposal to address all of this.
We are SO FAR AWAY from Mom's Cold Cream days!!!!!!!
So, now you know why my face goes screwy when someone asks me: "Do you have anything for brown spots?" OH, if it were only that simple!