March 4, 2012 By

The Beauty Cult

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‘If you undergo Botox treatement by getting botox (Botulinum toxin) injucted at a moderate amount, it won’t cause you any problems,’ this is an automated statement of cosmetics specialists the world over. But in some instances, what determines the moderation has never been fixed.

And in a euphroic attempt to enhance our beauty, we stand in a position in which we can never take it back. The thriving cosmetic industry, in its attempt to snatch maximum bucks out of its promotion of beauty, appears to promote what in fact we don’t aspire. Whatever ‘beauty’ we achieve through this cosmetics cult is the loss of our individuality, so says the Kim ki Duk flick ‘The Time.’

The following are shocking details A) Recent lab tests commissioned by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics revealed a total of 38 secret chemicals in 17 name-brand fragrance products. These potentially harmful compounds have been detected in tests but do not have to be listed on labels because of a loophole in the FDA cosmetics labeling law. American Eagle Seventy Seven contained the most secret chemicals (24), followed by Coco Mademoiselle Chanel (18), Britney Spears Curious (17), and Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio (17). B) In 2007, U.S. marshals seized more than 12,000 tubes of Jan Marini Skin Research’s Age Intervention Eyelash, a product designed to promote eyelash growth, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined it was a potentially dangerous “adulterated cosmetic.”

The “unapproved and misbranded drug” contained bimatoprost, an active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug to treat elevated pressure inside the eye. Users of the mascara may suffer from swelling of the retina and optic nerve damage, which can lead to decreased vision and even blindness. C) Members of a gang in Peru were arrested last year for allegedly murdering dozens of people in order to extract and sell their fat and tissue for cosmetic uses in Europe.

The liquid human fat is reportedly worth $60,000 a gallon. Police said they suspect the fat was being sold to cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies in Europe but have not confirmed the connection. (Courtesy for details:…)

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