Anti-aging Column

Published on October 14th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard


Two Faced

A long time ago I became involved with a skin care product range sold only through multilevel marketing.

I know, crazy. But it felt right at the time… and it was a very long time ago.

The range originated in the US and had the then new approach of all of its products containing only pure ingredients.

There were none of the fillers that most other skin care products of the time contained.

This was long before we’d heard of serums and AHA and retinol and BHA and we thought antioxidants had some connection with an avocado, or maybe it was mango.

We were pretty much in the dark about all things skin care, but that didn’t stop a swarm of us signing up to be distributors of this new range and recruit others to be in our “line” below us. Or something like that.

One of the products was like an instant non-surgical face-lift.

It was a powder base you mixed with an activator and pasted on to the face. It was almost scary in its technique.

One of the selling tools we had to promote this miracle face-lift was a picture of an old woman who had been using the lift on one side of her face to prove its benefits if used constantly over a long period of time.

There was a big photograph of this old dear, side on, showing a smooth, wrinkle-free and teenage-like dewy face.

Another picture showed her other side looking more wrinkled than a desiccated raisin that had been left sitting in the desert for a century.

It never occurred to me during the entire four weeks I was a sale representative to question how this old woman got around in polite society with such a two-faced look.

I never thought to question the stupidity of it.

Who knows? And frankly, who cares? I just thought it an amusing story to relate to you.



About the Author

is a Noosa (Australia) local and author of six successful books, all humorous travel narratives. In 2005 Ann won the prestigious ASTW’s Australian Travel Writer of the Year and in 2007 she won the ASTW Travel Book of the Year. Ann takes a culinary tour to the South of France in June every year . Ann writes travel, dining and columns for the Sunshine Coast Daily and is the Life editor of the Noosa News. Ann also maintains a well read and popular blog site. Ann’s travels have seen her explore cuisines all over the world.

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