Gwyneth Paltrow has already given sketchy health advice and wanted people to buy a candle that smelled like her vagina. Now, this?
Gwyneth Paltrow wants to stay young, and she’ll use anything to do it.
If you thought her vagina candles weren’t weird enough, she wants to start selling an anti-wrinkle injectable in a partnership with Xeomin.
But her company Goop has already warned us that most of her products are not doctor recommended and some could even be unsafe. How do her horrible ideas keep making it to the market?
Despite living a so-called “clean” lifestyle, Paltrow has said she’d “try anything” in the anti-wrinkle cosmetic world. That doesn’t give us much hope.
Paltrow started using Xeomin years ago after discovering that the injectable was “uniquely purified,” meaning the formula has removed all unnecessary proteins. What’s left is IncobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin), which is made from the bacteria found in botulism. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee describes it as a “toxin.”
Now she’s started a partnership with them and is featured on their website, with the words “trust me,” but at the bottom, there’s also a warning:
*Studies have not been performed to determine whether the presence or absence of accessory proteins has a long-term effect on safety or efficacy.
Yet Paltrow still had this to say about the product:
Finding highly purified and proven products is so important. That’s one of the many reasons I started using Xeomin a few years ago. For me, beauty is about deepening happiness versus trying to chase youth. And it’s no secret that I’m an open book when it comes to trying new beauty regimens, but I want to know what’s in a product before putting anything into my body.
Paltrow’s campaign motto is that you shouldn’t feel ashamed for wanting to do treatments that make you feel good about yourself.
Dr. Julius Few, the founder of The Few Institute for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, supported Paltrow and said that Xeomin is “backed by science.”
The credibility of Goop has been questioned since its founding in 2008. Paltrow was called out by Samantha Bee, the host of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, for pushing an anti-science agenda. You can see Bee’s full comments below:
The credibility was further questioned when she forgot critical facts about her company in an interview with “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” where she promoted her Netflix show, “The Goop Lab.” She announced the new company event “Goop at Sea,” but couldn’t manage to remember the cruise line partnering with the company.
This seems like just the person you’d want to trust with your well-being.
It’s also worth saying that Goop was started in Paltrow’s kitchen and that her ideas come from “curiosity,” not science. When “The Goop Lab” was being promoted, the trailer said some things “may seem out there or too scary.”
But how is Goop still running? The company has branched out into tons of other products, apart from the bizarre Psychic Vampire Repellent, which costs $27 and “conjures up positivity,” He Shou Wu, which costs $59 and can damage your liver, and vaginal jade eggs that cost $66, which are meant for you to feel a connection to your body.
And let’s not forget Paltrow’s “This Is What My Vagina Smells Like” candle, which did sell out for $75.
In 2018, Goop had to settle a $145,000 lawsuit because of her unproven claims that the vaginal jade eggs had health benefits. Paltrow herself has revealed that she knows she’s made mistakes in the company, errors which have cost her millions.
But somehow, the company still exists, and Gwyneth Paltrow will still be able to sell her new injectable. You don’t need to be a scientist to know when you’re being duped.
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Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:30 PM