** So tonight I went to a med spa to get some laser treatments done on some major acne scars and brown spots that were taking over my face. After my treatment was complete, the esthetician tried (*and succeeded) in selling me some skin care products to take better care of my skin (I was getting lazy about taking care of it correctly). One of the products she says to me, “this is made from human growth factors, it’s phenomenal! Let me try it on your skin, it helps w/ everything, it has sunscreen in it, helps minimize wrinkles, brown spots etc. It was formulated in SWitzerland for burn victims when they discovered that newborns or babies in utero that have surgery skin doesn’t scar…” So here I am letting this lady rub this stuff on the back of my hand while the whole time I’m thinking in my mind 'is this made from aborted fetal cells?" But I’m the type that is on the quieter side, and this lady was running her mouth a mile a minute so I just kind of stood there and listened to her sales pitch. The next thing I know I am buying this stuff (not because I wanted it but because I was just still thinking in the back of my mind 'what is this made of? you know like when your preoccupied and speechless all at the same time?), she says, “here you have to try it, the laser treatments are pointless unless you use some really good hgf on your face.” So I get in my car w/ this new ‘hgf cream’ I began reading the literature w/ it as I’m at a stoplight. It says, “made from ethically harvested fetal cells.” I almost vomitted and was on the verge of tears, literally
Maybe I’m blowing this out of proportion but I felt sick that this cream was put on my skin that was made from a possibly aborted baby’s skin cells. So I just got home and looked up that company’s website. BTW, it states on the package that it’s ‘made in the USA’ but formulated in Switzerland, I guess. On their site it states,
"The dedicated cell bank was originally established for wound healing and burn treatments using a single biopsy of donated fetal skin following a one-time medical termination. " A baby that was terminated! Needless to say, the product has not been opened and is going back that spa tomorrow.
Question is, would you not go back to that spa? It was the cheaper of all the ones I called, by a lot. If you go there for their services but don’t buy their products? Or is it wrong to support a place that carries such products? What if all spas carry this line? Or the spas in my area at least? I’m so upset over this. Esp. since she tried it out on my hand. shrug: Help! Sorry if this is post is all over the place… just wanted to warn others to watch out for ingredients on skincare products more closely these days, you just never know what’s in them. :(**