Does the term “anti-aging” bother you?

It bothers Cameron Diaz. She recently spoke with Oprah about her dislike of the term—watch the video to hear what she has to say.

I get her point, and in a lot of ways, I agree with her. (Read my philosophy on a related topic—birthdays—here.) Re-thinking this term and its implications isn’t a bad idea.

However, I do think taking care of your skin (and the rest of your body!) will help keep it looking more youthful later in life. Maybe not young, but definitely more youthful. So perhaps instead of “anti-aging,” we focus on a product’s ingredients and their benefits for your skin. Or we stick with descriptions of what those ingredients do, like tighten, smooth, or reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

What do you think? Does “anti-aging” bother you, too? —Aleigh


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2 Comments on Does the term “anti-aging” bother you?

  1. Ecochicify said on

    This is a great issue to bring up. I believe that skincare should be natural and effective to your specific needs. Skincare should also not try to market itself to make you appear “young” or “perfect”, but healthy. Isn’t that all what we should strive for? Not model think or flawless, but beautiful naturally, inside and out.

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    • indigo+canary said on

      Exactly! Completely agree.

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