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?
The French brand Rowenta Naturalis has launched a new appliance that enables consumers to mix up their own cosmetics at home.
Numerous “recipes” for skin creams, milks and other skin products are available on the website and in an accompanying guide.
GHD hair straighteners have been installed in the ladies bathroom at one of the city’s popular nightspots thanks to the Beautiful Vending Company. Upon the payment of 10 AED [almost $3], the plates of the straightener begin to heat, allowing women to quickly touch up their hair-dos.