Women’s magazines and the cosmetics industry are always coming up with new and creative ways to separate us from our garnierhard-earned toonies and loonies. Now that BB creams and CC creams have become old and boring (or reached critical mass as they say in the biz) they’ve unleashed new bait to lure us in—it’s oil—and true to character I’m right at the front of the line. Just last night I ripped a page out of a magazine promoting “Our 1st luxurious oil-infused lotion, Garnier Body Oil Beauty, Oil-infused Lotion for dry skin. Argan, macadamia, almond, rose, non-greasy, non-sticky. In our study, 80% agreed their skin has never looked so beautiful.” That does it—gotta get me some immediately!

This morning as I was applying Moroccan Argan Oil to the tips of my parched, high-lighted hair, I cast a glance around my medicine cabinet and started tallying up all the oils required to get me through the day.

1. Neutrogena Body Oil so my skin remains attached to my dermis and doesn’t flake off.oil3

2. Above-mentioned Moroccan argan oil for split ends.

3. Tea-tree oil for my eye-lashes (I’ll explain later).

4. Cuticle oil for – well, you know.

5. Eardrop oil for when maintenance falls behind.

6. Bath oil

So far I’ve managed to stay clear of the new facial cleansing oils, oil-enriched shampoos, oil hair conditioners, primer oils and oil body washes. Then there are the dozens of other oils essential to daily living—fish oil capsules, olive, canola, grapeseed, sesame, coconut and sunflower oil for meal preparation. Not to mention diffusing oils to make my home smell like a spring meadow and special oils for my Lampe Bergere for the times I want to substitute one unpleasant smell for another.

Earlier this week I mentioned to my eye doctor that I was having a problem with dry, itchy eyes and he informed I could have invisible mites in my eyelashes that are causing the problem. The solution? Tree tree oil of course. I purchased a packet of tee tree oil-based wipes to use on my closed eyelids twice a day for a month in hopes of returning my eyeballs from red to white.

I’ve already been using Oil of Olay serum for years and because I don’t really look like a 90-year-old I guess it must be working. An oil5Oil of Olay tank truck pulls up to my front door once a month. And we’re not even taking into account all the oils that make my husband’s world go ’round like WD40, 10W30 and various other mysterious oils lining the shelves of his workshop. I could go on but I think you get the picture.

Now that I’ve brought your attention to the industry’s nasty strategy, perhaps we can resist the urge to go out and buy the latest and greatest. This is made easier by the fact the new Garnier Body Oil I covet doesn’t seem to be available in Canada or U.S. yet. I saw the ad in RED, a British magazine. Or maybe I could try going on-line and having it sent . . .




Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

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  2. Lynda, you may want to research Nerium products. This is a skin care system which was introduced in the US about a year ago and in Ontario last month. I have been following their results for a year. I personally know several of the people who tested them and the outcomes are impressive.

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