August 5, 2017 at 11:10 am #23399
This oil is being sold for $99 here in the US as a product called Rejuveniqe. I about choked when I read the ingredient list of this “miracle oil”!!!
Meadowfoam oil, abyssinian oil, camellia oil, tomato seed oil, carrot seed oil, lemon oil, lime oil, bergamot oil, baobab seed oil, buriti oil, coconut oil, monoi oil, morninga oil, pequi fruit pulp oil, sunflower oil.
Now granted, there’s some great oils in here, but $99 worth?!?August 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm #23403
I wouldn’t but I’m sure lots of people would. There is a weird psychological thing that happens when you pay more for stuff, makes you think you are getting something better. I read something years ago about a taste test they did with wine. They took the same wine but presented it in two different bottles, one was a cheap brand and one was expensive. You can guess which one the taste testers liked better, the “expensive” one.
I would be concerned about photosensitivity due to the citrus oils. But many people don’t know that, I only learned about it a few years ago, just as many people don’t know you can just buy oils and mix them yourself. This whole serum business that has sprung up in the past few years is interesting because it is literally just a mix of oils and maybe some essential oils which is all stuff people can get their hands on. Somethings, like lipstick, have more unusual or less accessible oils but serums don’t. But with some good marketing you can sell just about anything. Look at Gwenyth Paltrow’s site GOOP. What a joke.August 5, 2017 at 2:01 pm #23404
Just looked at their website and you can get it for only $84 if you are a VIP member. What a bargain! (sarcasm if you couldn’t tell). Westire also said the oil has “a blend of 13 unique molecular ingredients-including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants…” See you just throw out a sciency sounding phrase like “unique molecular ingredients” and people eat it up without realizing that everything is made of molecules. Kind of like the whole chemical thing, people want to avoid chemicals but everything technically is chemicals. This is exactly why we need regulations so people would know what they are really getting.August 5, 2017 at 2:09 pm #23405
Me again! Sorry to post so much on this but looked a bit more at their website and they also sell supplements that cost $59 for a bottle of 60. Major red flag for me. If you are making oils, shampoos etc that is a different thing than making supplements that are taken internally. I can make lip balm but no way am I going to tell someone what to take internally as I have no training in that. The worst that can happen with a lip balm is someone might have an allergic reaction to any oil or essential oil but they aren’t doing their internal organs harm.
Also concerning is that some of the supplement contains proprietary ingredients. You want me to ingest something and won’t tell me what it is? Uh no thanks. And I can get a multi-vitamin for way cheaper.
Ok I’ll step down off my soap box now and let someone else talk.August 5, 2017 at 5:40 pm #23407PennyParticipant
I have Marie’s video about hacking a recipe (the 1% one), and I’ve all those oils. I’d much rather spend the 99USD hacking the recipe. Sounds like a nice way to spend the afternoon to be honest.August 5, 2017 at 10:09 pm #23413
Artistalisa, stand on that soapbox girl! That’s what this forum is all about! You make some great points in all your posts. I am beginning to suffer from serious eye sprain with all the eye rolling I do now a days from all the ridiculous-ness that’s out there.
And GOOP….barf! I really am not a fan of ole Gwynnie. She says some pretty un-intelligent things that cause me to suffer eye spasms…🙄🙄🙄
Barb, hacking and duping is far more fun than plunking down $99 for something we could easily make! Or, better yet, creating something far superior! I sure hope I don’t see a bottle of this stuff at a friend’s house. I will have to, as gently as possible, let them know that they’ve been had! “Give me your $99 and I’ll make this for you”.😂😂😂January 28, 2018 at 10:50 am #25440SuhelaParticipant
No way. Its so crazy how media works and how addicted we are to shopping all those feel-good-feelings. 😛 Its the same with clothing; sneakers are made for €2 in China and after shipping and branding etc we pay €150 just to belong to the cool people. How crazy are we!?
Well not me, I make as much as I can myself and buy as much local, pure or second handed. I wish I had a bigger ‘green-community’ surrounding me to share it all with. And more time. Much more time. 😉
And yes, I let myself get fooled also. Make a pretty label and call it green and you’ve got me. 😛 I used to buy at The Body Shop and was tempted by Lush. The high prices (and the
mindfuckingbranding) tends to make me feel it is good stuff. (It made me FEEL, not THINK, that is the issue with media/ PR, I believe. Ive just read that it is your primal brain that steers your desicions, and that this is emotional rather than rational.) So yeah, pay attention or get fooled. Read/ think/ learn, sigh, shake your head and put it back onto that shelf LOL. Well mostly unfortunally.
Last thing I bought at The Body Shop was a bottle of “solid argan oil”, the girl in the shop said it was just 100% argan oil with just a bit of preservative. Costed €19 for 125 ml, but on sale so i was ‘lucky. LOL…. Roling my eyes….
But it had 11 ingrediënts and arganoil was only third listed with the fifth being parfum, soooo…. could be 3% as well. 😉 I was rubbish too, dry and terrible chemcial smell. I sold it at our ‘craigslist’ and it it was my last buy of The Body Shop EVER.
Turning my rage into love… I loved their facepowder and it turned out to be just titanium, kaolin and oxides, so now i have Marie’s book (and almost all my ingredients) I can also start making my own make-up YAY!
And a friend of mine’s favourite serum from Clarin’s costed her 45€/ 30 ml, while now I make her a dupe for less than €10 with organic oils too! And she loves it. <3 I love being able to make it myself, get my friends better stuff and share my knowledge on this! And I love Marie for doing the same and also for creating this hyve/ community. 🙂 It means a lot to me to be able to take matters into my own hand.February 5, 2018 at 10:17 am #25737
Suhela, I just love what you wrote! Amen, sister!!February 5, 2018 at 12:55 pm #25738SuhelaParticipant
He he. That was kind off a rant, I guess…
Thanks Belinda, great to find sisters. Amen to you too!! 🙂February 8, 2018 at 9:53 am #25746
I just saw on Chemists Corner the other day that that crazy popular and extremely expensive La Mer cream costs $10 to make! It sells for $170!! Marketing! You are so right, Suhela! It is a mindf@#%!!
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