Joan Collins - Charles Revson - Naomi Wolf - Gloria Swanson - William Shakespeare - The Truth About Looking Good TV -
68,040. We live in a quick-fix society where we need instant gratification for everything. Too fat? Get lipo-sucked. Stringy hair? Glue on extensions. Wrinkles and lines? Head to the beauty shop for a pot of the latest miracle skin stuff. It’s all a beautiful £1 billion con foisted upon insecure women by canny cosmetic conglomerates. (Con & Cosmetics) Joan Collins
68,566. In the factory we make cosmetics; in the store we sell hope. Charles Revson
68,567. Young women today feel vulnerable to judgment; if a harsh sentence is passed (or even suspected or projected), it is not her reputation that suffers so much as the stability of her moral universe. They did not have long to explore the sexual revolution and make it their own. Before the old chains had grown cold, while young women were still rubbing the circulation back into their ankles and taking tentative steps forward, the beauty industries levied a heavy toll on further investigations, and beauty pornography offered them designer bondage. Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth
68,568. I entered the cosmetics industry because I wanted more women to use cosmetics made with safe, healthful ingredients. Gloria Swanson
60,606. God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another. (Deceit & Cosmetics & Face) William Shakespeare, Hamlet III i
121,505. I spend a lot of time and money on my appearance … In the UK we spend over £9 billion a year on cosmetics that promise to improve and transform us. But how much of what beauty products promise is simply marketing manipulation, and how much is based on science and evidence. (Cosmetics & Appearance & Skin) Cherry Healey, The Truth About Looking Good, BBC 2018
121,506. Three-quarters of women and half of all men moisturise. (Cosmetics & Appearance & Skin) ibid.
121,507. The most expensive cream turned out to be the least hydrating by far … None of the creams improved the health of the skin at all … We saw no change in the health or appearance of the skin over our three-week study. (Cosmetics & Appearance & Skin) ibid.
121,508. ‘Sun exposure is the key cause of wrinkles.’ (Cosmetics & Appearance & Skin) ibid.
121,509. Do any anti-wrinkle creams out there actually work? … ‘Retinol products … do work … They can still cause irritation … Suncream and retinol: that’s it.’ (Cosmetics & Appearance & Skin) ibid.
121,510. 90% of women have cellulite … In our small study, dry brushing was by far the most effective treatment for cellulite. (Cosmetics & Appearance & Skin) ibid.