Friday, October 24, 2008

Cosmeceutical Industry Running Out of Ingredients.....

Phoenix, AZ-Cosmeceutical researchers at the prestigious University of Phoenix announced today that if current trends of worsening global warming continue, the world may be depleted of novel ingredients for use in anti-aging creams, facial moisturizers, hair conditioners, nail rejuvinators, holistic bioprotectors and topically applied body cleansors by the year 2010.

"This is something that the entire cosmeceutical industry needs to be very concerned about," lead researcher Dr. Robert Bibble MD, ND, DAOM, RD, who is both a certified herbal psychologist and a certified naturopathic midwife, explained. "As it is we are pretty much down to just yak urine and pigeon droppings. It isn't ideal."

But while Dr. Bibble is calling for industry-wide regulations on the number of new ingredients allowed per product, some experts aren't buying into his doomsday scenario of a world where cosmetic products contain only active ingredients with legitimate evidence for their safety and efficacy. Clinical cosmetician and director of Body Essentials Day Spa in Sedona, AZ isn't concerned at all. "We are pioneering the field of nano-cosmeceuticals, which are are formulated with proprietary, state-of-the-art, nano-technologies such as dynamic intra-dermal nano-vehicles. Our nano-cosmeceuticals implement innovation in nano-formulation of previously exploited botanicals and natural active ingredients. We'll be able to milk this stuff for decades."

1 comment:

Perky Skeptic said...

ROFLOL!!! Oh, those Sedona, AZ, day spas! My M-I-L went to Sedona one summer and brought back some keen insight into the woo surrounding that place. She said the month she spent there was the best she had ever felt in her life. I thought about that-- low humidity, not a lot of allergens floating around in that area compared to our proximity to the Mixed Mesophytic Forest-type (aka ALLERGY CENTRAL) up here, lots of sun, lots of opportunity for cushy spa living including massages and meditation, and lots of opportunity for exercise-- yoga and hiking out in the fresh air! Even without all the crystal-waving, I can understand why it makes a body feel great!

If only people's imaginations didn't get the better of them...