Beaver Butts Unite!

Social media took the beauty product area to a whole new level. We had women that looked like this:

After watching a makeup video from their favorite AVON lady!

(Disclaimer: If you read this to be about the above video and company then that is not our intention.   The video is used strictly to show how social media helps beauty companies to aid women in improving their look.)
But we all know that not everything on social media is the truth. If you see on Facebook it has to be real. I cannot tell you how many people actually believe this. There are a lot of products saying they are “natural” and I guess they are depending on your definition of “natural”.

A company can have a few products that are all natural and lay claims to “we carry all natural products” but the majority are not. As a female who is very sensitive to different products, this infuriates me. Shouldn’t we hold them accountable? Where is “truth in advertising”? Well, sweetpea, it is all on you.

The consumer is charged with the responsibility of finding out what is in the products and what all those BIG words actually mean. Like Musk is extracted from a gland near a deer’s penis (well that just made me throw up in my mouth a bit). We also have castoreum, which is from glands in the area of a beavers anus. Yeah, and it just gets better…AHHH just kidding… in the perfume industry is synthetically produced. But you might want to research any older perfumes you have because many prominent perfumery creations such as Shalimar by Guerlain, Emeraude by Coty, Magie Noire by Lancôme, Antaeus by Chanel, Givenchy III by Hubert de Givenchy, Colonia Russa by Santa Maria Novella, and many others did originally use the Beaver butt for their castoreum!

Well now that you will have nightmares about your perfume and beavers….let me remind you, the responsibility lies with you, the consumer, to find out about your PERSONAL preferences beauty products because there isn’t any health fairy out there to protect you from harmful chemicals.  You can find a lot on social media, because there is nothing people like to do as much as share what they don’t know.  Like the beaver story, that is going around Facebook a lot and……..not true anymore.

#Beaverbuttsunite  #watchyouringrediants  #yourperfumeormine

References:
Chan, M., Effect, B. I., Beauty, B. •, Chan, W. B., & Nolan., P. B. (n.d.). Is Social Media Changing The Way We Shop For Beauty Products? Retrieved July 23, 2017, from http://www.refinery29.com/2015/12/99728/beauty-industry-social-media-effect

Strugatz, R. (2016, August 10). Bloggers and digital influencers are reshaping the fashion and beauty landscape. Retrieved July 19, 2017, from http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-bloggers-20160809-snap-story.html

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One Response to Beaver Butts Unite!

  1. mmayhew14 says:

    Holly,

    This is a great post and I find it very interesting. I think that everyone has to be careful when they are on the internet. Companies tend to describe things with certain words that catch people’s eyes and they are not always true. Makeup can be very tricky because everyone is different. Some people can wear certain makeup and not others, this is why it is important to do a lot of research. It is also important to always keep in mind that usually you will never be able to make something look exactly how it looked online. Again this was a great post!

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