Imagine this: After not seeing your best friend for a month, she suddenly shows up with a skin so perfect you could paste her face on a magazine cover. Naturally, you beg her to share with you her new skincare secret. What miracle product could have possibly erased most of her fine lines, eradicated all her pimples and pores and given her such glowing complexion in one month? She finally shows you her new Holy Grail skincare products. You’d never have guessed: They’re simply called “Day Cream” and “Night Cream”. No brand name or any logo on the packaging; there is not even an ingredients’ list!
The most glorious moments of my skin happened about 4-5 years ago. My pores were invisible, my complexion was spotless and probably what some would call “porcelain” smooth. Looking back, I terribly miss that skin but I also find myself very, very horrified. The miracle products that gave me that skin did not have any proper labels. The skincare set came with an Orange Soap, a Day Cream, a Night Cream and a Firming Toner–and that’s just exactly how they were labeled. No instructions, no list of ingredients, no number to call or brand to blame if you turned into a walking jackfruit after using the products.
The mystery skincare set for 3-month’s use cost about S$100. I used the products for over a year until I lost contact with my ex-colleague who supplied me the products.
When my skin suffered from acne and lots of pigmentations last year, I was almost tempted to go on a Facebook hunt for that ex-colleague to ask her how I can get my hands on the products again. But the Eco Beauty in me won over and I decided against it. Now, my skin definitely doesn’t look like that of a deity’s but I have something which–well, at least I hope–not even perfect skin can buy: peace of mind.
Would you take the risk?
So now, let me throw a quick question to you, my dear readers. What if someone gave you an unlabeled beauty product that promised you perfect skin. You don’t know who created it, where it was made and what is in it. You just know it’s a MIRACLE product. Would you use it? Why or why not?