Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare — A Closer Look
The cat litter facial mask is probably an urban myth, but (unkindly) it was the first thing that came to mind when I heard about Christie Brinkley’s new product line, aptly named Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare.
The 60 year-old supermodel makes much of Authentic Skincare being vegan. While I care about products not being tested on animals, I am personally less concerned about animal by-products in my cosmetics. And so when I honed in Ms. Brinkley’s line, it was to see if it passed muster as being anti-aging. I decided to take a closer look at Recapture 360 + IR Defense ($89.95).
Now, when someone goes all-out vegan, I kind of expect them to be particular to the point of squeaky clean about chemicals and synthetics and opt entirely for ingredients that are pure and natural. To be sure, Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare has plenty of botanical extracts, but Recapture 360 + IR Defense has some unexpected additions that, to a skin care purist, would be like waving a chicken at a vegan.
The Town Without Wi-Fi
On the third morning in her St. Petersburg apartment, she woke with a harsh thumping in her chest: heart palpitations.
Within hours, it felt as if someone had tied a thick rubber band around her head. Then came nausea, fatigue, ringing in her left ear—an onslaught of maladies, all at once, and she had no idea why. “I was trying to come up with every excuse in the world for what was happening to me,” she says. “Moving is stressful, but the symptoms just kept piling on.”
In 2012, after a decade as the owner of a Connecticut catering company and an office worker in finance and construction, Grimes had gone to Florida to be a speaker for a public-policy group. A week or two into the job, whatever was afflicting her still wasn’t abating, and before long her speech became so jumbled that she couldn’t form a complete sentence in front of an audience.
She saw an internist, a neurologist, then a psychiatrist, and still had no explanation. “If we can’t test it,” one said, “it doesn’t exist.” Grimes started poking around online and soon remembered reading an article about the potentially deleterious health effects of the new “smart” electricity meters that were rolling out across the country. The devices send customers’ usage data back to the utility over wireless signals. Did her building have them?