Cosmetics: Drug of Deception & Power? — March 19, 2016

The Kabuki EffectThe $200 billion cosmetics industry has largely escaped scrutiny.  Wray Edwards says cosmetics are addictive and unhealthy.
After reading this eye opening series, you’ll never again take makeup for granted.

By Wray Edwards — from April 2012 (  

At first it might seem cute. Little girls see mommy “putting on her face” and ask if they can too.  Seems harmless.  But wait…
One day on a train, I met a woman who was the Director of a women-only drug rehab program. We got to talking and she divulged the entry requirements for her therapy paradigm.
1. The entrant had to give up the drugs, and 2. The women were told they could no longer wear makeup.  This makes sense because the patients were learning to face reality without depending on mind-altering or appearance altering-substances.
When caught cheating, it was usually with cosmetics. They were hooked…what we call the Kabuki effect.  Cosmetics are four times more addictive than some drugs and availability is not an issue.  Often women are heard to say, “I wouldn’t go to the mailbox without my makeup.”
When women  “put on a face,” they often fall into a trance.  This probably has to do with the fragrances (which might have a pheromone or drug-like effect).
Also, the ritual of applying the substances (many of which are in powder form like many drugs)  has a stimulating effect.   If they perceive that their image in the mirror is really good, or by complimentary remarks of peers, they feel “powerful.”  It would probably be found that women are experiencing a marked increase in endorphin blood levels.



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