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You call this wellness?

You call this “wellness”? This product was advertised on the NYT, showing that the interactions between news and advertising have gone way too far (and I pay for a subscription!).

Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath (Epsom Salt), Eucalyptus Spearmint

Ingredients. Water (Aqua, Eau), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Fragrance (Parfum), Eucalyptus Globiulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Lauramide DEA, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin.

This “wellness” thing is false advertising.

The skin needs protection, but the least you should do is prevent damage. Bubble baths, especially those containing strong essential oils and detergents, are bad for your skin. Then people wonder why they have “sensitive” skin. The skin is not impermeable.

If you are going to take a bath using this product, know what you are doing: you are hoping that the pleasure of bubbles and smell will not be spoiled by the price you pay: not the money but the damage to your skin, short and long term. And have some Skin Actives Nourishing Serum and Zyrtec on hand.



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