@decoratedwarvet@funsyd India is a huge player in that market as well. Much of it’s due to environmental concerns, e.g. ever been in the S. Tier of NY when they spread mycelium on the fields b/c they can’t put it in the drains? (antibiotic manufacturing). It’s a NIMBY thing.
@katbyter Out of all the ingredients listed, hyaluronic acid is the only one (in addition to water) that naturally occurs in your body.
It is a molecule that acts like “silica gel”, drawing in and “retaining moisture” in your cartilage and skin cells, and is also present in synovial fluid, where it acts as a lubricant in your knee joints.
@katbyter A nice feel good word that attracts people to buy that product. Causes an osmotic imbalance and is typically associated with bloat and commonly treated with a “water pill”. I guess the thinking is “puff up your face with water bloat to hide the wrinkles” is the current sales pitch. I don’t know how that translates to the rest of your body parts it’s intended to be used on.
@katbyter This actually…sounds like it might be a good idea. Do people use baby wipes for cleaning other than after diaper changes? (I don’t have kids. vOv) I mean I’d expect “baby” wipes to be gentle in general, but I could also see products that are meant to be used in the anogenital area not being safe to use on the face, especially around the eyes, etc.
@Atomizer my kids are teens and I still buy and use wipes regularly. They’re great for quick counter clean ups, in between showers, wiping muddy doggie paws, and yes, wiping off eye makeup. Granted I don’t do makeup more than a couple times a year so I can’t say what would be the experience of someone using it on their face more regularly or if they had sensitive skin or what have you. But I used to wipe my kids’s faces with them. They’re basically a wet cloth towel.
@Atomizer@katbyter@therealjrn, gentle is subjective because the ingridients mat not sit well with everyone. I once used some Equate hand wipes & found I was allergic to them, or rather they irritated my skin, so while at Walmart, I checked out the Baby Wipes thinking they would be mo gentle, but found they contained the same active ingridient as the Hand Wipes! Oh, Well, back to my toilet paper!!
Is mother of pearl something you’d want to wipe on your nasties? Besides your pits they tend to get all grunged up and stinky if left unattended in a covered up warm sweaty condition post exertion. Baby wipes seem more up for the job and have my vote.
I am guessing the actual amount of “mother of pearl” is infinitesimally small (and pure quackery) - but inhaling the dust from MoP (and most shells) is basically like snorting razor blades. So if you buy and they dry out be sure to just toss them.
Got em today! They smell really nice, and leave your face nice and soft. Hyaluronic acid is, topically, just a moisturizer, so it’s just making your skin soft. Pretty good. Threw some packs at my mom and she’s in love.
These arrived completely wet — the package they came in was wet ON THE OUTSIDE. Obviously, these weren’t packaged correctly because one or more of them leaked. I had to clean off each individual package and put them in individual plastic bags. They had cardboard packaging on the outside of the packets that was ruined, too. How do I get a refund?