Saint Jane? Credo? Don’t let these bad actors take advantage of your faith
Keep your religion separate from your purchasing, especially of skincare products.
There is no Saint Jane in the Christian list of saints, but my Yiddish name is Jane (pronounced Chane and named after my grandmother), so I feel very protective of the name. So when I saw that there is now a skincare brand named Saint Jane, I became interested. Like, taking my grandmother’s name in vain!
I found it in Credo, a website that purports to keep your skincare as pure as your heart (Credo in Spanish means religion). Too much religion here in products that should be “ruled” by science. Indeed, in TikTok they use the phrase “sent from Heaven”!
And here we are:
Saint Jane Petal Cream
Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Squalane, Yeast Extract, Caprylyl Glyceryl Ether, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Propanediol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Nut Butter, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Full Flower Hemp Extract, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract (Hibiscus Peptides), Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract (Hibiscus), Phloretin, Magnolol (Magnolia), Honokiol (Magnolia), Punica Granatum Seed Extract (Pomegranate), Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Apricot Kernel Oil (Apricot) Polyglyceryl-6 Esters, Sorbitan Palmitate, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Polyglyceryl-6 Laurate, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Eclipta Prostrata Extract (Daisy), Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract (Neem), Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil (Moringa), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera (Pink Lotus) Flower Oil, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Oil, Acacia Dealbata (Mimosa) Flower Extract, Dextrin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Plumeria Alba (Frangipani) Flower.
Or this one:
Saint Jane Luxury Sun Ritual Pore Smoothing Sunscreen SPF 30
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (10%)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Adenium Obesum (Desert Rose) Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides
Once again, a run-of-the-mill cream you could find in the supermarket for $5 a pound, priced as holy water sanctified by the Pope. Same ingredients, same preservatives (well, at least they don’t ask you to prevent illness by praying). Maybe they should ask for payers: they include in the ingredient list (I hope it’s just for show) a very toxic plant: Adenium obesum.
I just don’t want dirty operators to take advantage of people’s trust.
If you follow the money, you will find the same operators, even some that call themselves “nonprofits.” Check the salaries these nonprofit CEOs get.
Yamauchi T, Abe E (1990) Cardiac glycosides and pregnanes from Adenium obesum (Studies on the constituents of Adenium obesum). Chemistry and Pharmacology Bulletin 64: 669-672.