Posts Tagged ‘Gwyneth Paltrow’

SWAG ALERT: MEGHAN MARKLE’S MIRACLE SERUM

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Celebrity hairstylist, David Babaii, tends to some of the world’s most glamorous heads of hair, from Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow, to Kate Hudson and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle!  Its no surprise that his stem cell-infused haircare line, n:p beautiful, has been called “life changing” by his royal client.  Its hero product, Miracle Serum,is made from natural and sustainable ingredients such as antioxidant-rich Moringa, Buriti, and Abyssinian oils, calming lotus root, and a signature plant-based stem cell formula.  The easily-absorbed product replenishes hair from the inside out, providing smoother, thicker, glossier locks!  All, n:p beautiful products are  free of sulfates, parabens, and artificial dyes for an elevated, all-natural experience and the brand contributes 10% of all net proceeds to charity.

n:p beautiful is offering twenty lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Miracle Serum (retail $45) simply by following them on Instagram (or Facebook if you don’t have) and entering here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only (no PO Boxes, please).  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.

GOOP UNDER FIRE FOR BY UK NON-PROFIT

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

According to The Times, an English non-profit has reported Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop lifestyle brand to UK regulators for more than one hundred breaches of UK advertising laws.  The Good Thinking Society, which promotes “scientific skepticism,” alleges that the brand’s The Mother Load supplement contains 10% more Vitamin A than recommended by the NHS and WHO, making it “potentially dangerous” to expectant mothers.  The organization shared its comprehensive list of alleged violations with the UK’s National Trading Standards and the Advertising Standards Authority.

Goop’s Senior Vice President of Science and Research, Dr. Susan Beck, responded to allegations, “When used as recommended, Goop’s the Mother Load supplements are safe during pregnancy.  The Mother Load contains a very moderate 450mcg (1500 IU) of vitamin A (preformed vitamin A as retinyl palmitate), which is less than the recommended daily intake of 600mcg per day (per NHS).”  Additionally she shared, ‘The Mother Load package contains a warning that pregnant women should not consume more than 10,000 IU vitamin A daily due to risk of birth defects.”

In September, CNN reported that Goop agreed to pay $145,000 in civil penalties based on sales in the State of California on or between January 12, 2017 and August 31, 2017 for “unsubstantiated claims” concerning its Inner Judge Flower Essence Blend and two of its vaginal eggs.  The California Food, Drug, and Medical Device Task Force stated, “Goop is also barred from making any claims regarding the efficacy of its products without possessing competent and reliable scientific evidence, and from manufacturing or selling any misbranded, unapproved, or falsely-advertised medical devices.”

FOCUS ON THERMAGE

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017


Solta Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., announced that its Thermage FLX System has received FDA clearance to non-invasively smooth skin on the face, eyes and body.  The FLX is the newest generation of Thermage, a treatment favored by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, and Oprah Winfrey, which uses patented radiofrequency technologies to create a uniform heating effect in the deep collagen-rich layers of the skin, tightening existing collagen and stimulating the production of new collagen. The Thermage FLX features a new optimized energy delivery algorithm, which automatically measures and precisely tunes the amount of energy delivered to the patient and treatment area. The system also features a new vibrating hand-piece to help enhance patient comfort, and a new, larger treatment tip that reduces treatment time by 25 percent.

“As the demand for skin tightening procedures continues to rise, we have continued to evolve and enhance our Thermage technology to meet the needs of skincare physicians and their patients who are looking for ways to achieve smoother skin with natural looking results,” said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Valeant. “With the approval of the Thermage FLX through our Solta business, a pioneer and leader in the aesthetic industry, treatments are now faster and more patient-friendly.”  The new Thermage FLX system is expected to be commercially available before the end of 2017.