Rodial's Glamoxy Snake Serum is an anti-wrinkle cream that bites back at the signs of aging. With a waiting list of 10,000, this is one beauty product people are desperate to try, despite the $150 price tag in America. The serum’s active ingredients mimic the effects of venom – temporarily freezing the tiny muscles that create wrinkles and plumping the skin to smooth out lines.
Why it matters
While Botox procedures use an isolated and purified version of a real toxin (Botulinum toxin) this anti-wrinkle cream takes snake venom as inspiration. Is this indicative of the extremes of the beauty market, as the craving for more permanent solutions entice people to take more risks with their health?
Mysoap.ru is an on-line store that sells the necessary ingredients for home-made soap. You can choose scents, colour, oils and what your soap will eventually look like. The store also provides workshops on soap cooking, video lessons and a “My first self-cooked soap” set.
Cosmopolitan magazine recently hosted “Do-it-yourself”, an event aimed at helping readers decode the language of beauty products. The event included advice on how to understand labels and what different ingredients actually do in order to help consumers make the right choices.