This is the No BS Beauty chanel on youtube. She reviews skincare products and tries to educate consumers.
In this video she is spotlighting three brands in particular that apparently are unscrupulous and one of them had been putting rx steriods into their face cream.
Not trying to be an alarmist, just a 'heads up', to go check your medicine cabinet or make a better informed choice going forward.
Sad what we allow companies to do to us in the name of marketing beauty; Using known carcinogens for the absorption enhancement of other chemicals, using endocrine disruptors as preservatives, and chemicals that are known to be contaminated.
Yes, I had a bad experience with Badescu and refuse to buy it. My daughter had some eczema on her face and their healing cream was a miracle. Shortly after she starting using it the product was pulled because, as mentioned in the video, it had unlabeled prescription-strength steroids in it!
Thankfully, my daughter didn't use it very long so had no lasting side effects after stopping it but some people's skin had serious withdrawal issues.
Badescu steroids (link to Google search about the issue)
oh my- I haven't used them in a while, but I LOVED anything I used Badescu and went to their salon back when I could get there. I thought they were the best. I still have the collagen mask that I forget to use. oh no. oh no.
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It's really a shame things like this happen. The nerve of Badescu. Just wow! Because I did watch that video, now I am getting ads for Badescu and I'm like, uh, no! I'm sorry that happened to your dd deegw. I'm glad she hadn't been using it long enough to suffer the effects that were mentioned in the above video.
I'm shocked, but I really shouldn't be, nor should any of us since cosmetics are hardly regulated.
My take-away from this is to stay with the tried and true as best as we can classifiy certain brands. And don't buy any of the cosmetic products that end up at Big Lots, TJ Maxx, Ross...places like that. Those are all 'go-backs' anyways and will have suffer long shelf lives and improper storage conditions.
So far, I trust Clinique, Estee Lauder <these two are under the same ownership umbrella, Vanicream, Skinceuticals (a Loreal company), Cerave (I think I read Loreal now owns Cerave?), Cetaphil. There are other trustworthy companies of course, but I can't list them all here. And buying them direct from the company, or from Target or a large retailer, not even an A-zon purchase as some unscrupulous things happen on A-zon sometimes with counterfit or used products.
pardon any spelling errors: I got a huge system update yesterday and now I have no spell check.
I have been using Emogene and Co since Christmas. DD has been using it for a bit longer. We both love it. It is a female owned company. Everthing is small-batch made. And the creator is rabid about it being all natural and safe. It takes a day or two to get accustomed to the natural smell of the products. But the smell is fleeting; it does not linger more than a minute or so.
The prices for the products I’ve bought are very affordable.
Full-disclosure: DD knows the creator, but we would still use it anyway.
You can also check out EWG Skin Deep