Why Anti-Wrinkle Creams and Products are Fairy Tales

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What an education we got today from Dr. Fayne Frey, a board-certified dermatologist who has just written a book debunking everything we thought we knew about skincare products, called, “The Skin Care Hoax, How You’re Being Tricked into Buying Lotions, Potions & Wrinkle Cream.”

Dr. Fayne Frey also has a fabulous website, FryFace.com, where she helps education consumers on how to choose the safest and most affordable skin care products.

Like so many other women, I have a cabinet in my bathroom that is filled with all kinds of creams and lotions –  anti-aging creams, lotions, and serums… anti-wrinkle creams, night creams, day creams, eye creams, exfoliants and the list goes on and on … so I have to say, Dr. Frey’s book just blew me away. And there’s one quote in her book, I just love, where she says:

“Like unicorns, mermaids and tooth fairies, anti-wrinkle creams and other anti-aging products are fairy tales. We love to believe in them, but little science proves any of them are real.”

The beauty industry, which is a half trillion dollar business, has done a remarkable job with its messaging that it’s not okay to look older as we grow older, and they have sold us all kinds of anti-aging products. We’ve been lured in by the promise of younger looking skin, getting rid of wrinkles, with products that make all kinds of claims like nourishing out skin, which is one of the myths that Dr. Frey debunks in her book.

Listen in this highly informative podcast.

2 Responses

  1. Bonnie Charlton says:

    I was simply blown away by this style.podcast by Dr Frey. Thanks you.

  2. Lark Logan says:

    I’m new to The Three Tomatoes and I’ll have to listen to this podcast. I’m always blown away by the massive amount of money many of my friends spend on skin care products. My late Mum only used Noxzema and Nivea as do I. Mum’s complexion was flawless and youthful and I’ve never had an issue. Those two products have been my staples since my pre-teen days.

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