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My mother is in Avon. Wonder if she knows they are doing this?
1 posted on 12/05/2010 5:39:38 AM PST by listenhillary
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To: listenhillary

This is what happens when you give liberals power.


2 posted on 12/05/2010 5:44:37 AM PST by Brilliant
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"Avon recognizes its responsibility to the environment and the world's forests," said Tod Abreast, Avon's vice-president of sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Based on his name, Tod has probably been riding side-saddle since he came of age.

4 posted on 12/05/2010 5:52:52 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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On a veil of transparent fabrications, feeble rationalizations, omissions and even outright lies, lots of different personal care products companies, including Avon, have been selling unhealthy, even dangerous substances have for skin care, including these:

MINERAL OIL — What is it? Nothing more than filtered 10-weight motor oil, it’s the most commonly-used base for skin care and cosmetics.* A heavy hydrocarbon derived from petroleum, it cannot be absorbed by the body. Said to “seal” the skin (as if that were a benefit!), it’s actually “comedogenic” (it clogs pores, attracts dirt, and causes blackheads and eruptions). It constipates the skin’s elimination process, hinders its healing, and hastens its aging. It hardens the outer keratin layer and repels water, making exfoliation difficult and real moisturization impossible. It may also choke sebum gland pro-duction, causing an ever-worsening dry skin condition in some areas. This sets up the vicious cycle where the user thinks more and more greasy oils are needed. Motor oil belongs in cars, not skin.
*The manufacturers pay 99¢ a quart for this and have you pay as much as $540.00 a quart ! .

PETROLATUM — Axle Grease. This is another comedogenic filler that suffocates the skin and strangles its numerous functions, including controlling temperature. Skin needs to breathe, not fry.

PARAFFIN — Petroleum wax. Used in many creams and cosmetics, it is yet another non-absorbed skin-clogger that impedes health and accelerates aging. Wax belongs on floors, not skin.


7 posted on 12/05/2010 6:04:13 AM PST by FreeKeys ("Here we are in this lame duck session quacking around..." John McLame to Greta van Susteren 12-1-10)
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Tell her about Mary Kay - it’s based in Texas.


13 posted on 12/05/2010 6:53:36 AM PST by PAR35
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Once refined into gasoline, the stuff is essentially fungible and I am not sure it is even possible to boycott to know the ultimate source of the crude from which that gallon came. Or even if there is a single source, identifiable or not.

This sounds like a typical liberal brain fart.


15 posted on 12/05/2010 6:55:37 AM PST by John Valentine
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Tell her conservatives are organizing a boycott of Avon, and she ought to see if she can sign up with May Kay.

I think it is fair to point out that it will be much easier to organize a boycott of Avon than to organize a boycott of a product that you can’t even tell where it came from.


16 posted on 12/05/2010 6:58:20 AM PST by John Valentine
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Never mind that oil banned from Alberta -- the most regulated and transparently sourced oil on the planet -- will have to be replaced by oil from some despotic regime but, hey, maybe you can put lipstick on a pig.

Fungible

17 posted on 12/05/2010 6:58:55 AM PST by SunTzuWu
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Looking good is what Avon is all about...cosmetics giant with annual revenues of $10 billion...

You mean people, REAL people actually use that crap?

I thought it was something that homeless drunkards strained through their socks and drank for a cheap high.

With the overwhelming alcohol smell of the crap, I would think that it was based on a product from a distillery, rather than an oil refinery.

Really nasty stuff, in my opinion.

Of course, I may have a slight bias, based upon several of my aged aunts and other dowager-type relatives that bought the stuff by the gallon and poured it on for any occasion.

Whew!

18 posted on 12/05/2010 7:10:42 AM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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This idiot at Avon clearly doesn’t understand that if all the commodities, oil is one of the most fungible.


19 posted on 12/05/2010 7:20:44 AM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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My wife is also in Avon. We live in Calgary, so this would affect her business if people boycott.

I don’t know what’s true but I do know she got an email from Avon saying that there’s no boycott against the oil sands and saying it was the media who had spun it that way or some such thing.

With my complete lack of trust in the media, and having skimmed the email from Avon, I’m willing to cut the company some slack until I learn more. After all, it isn’t as if the media would lie, is it? (Do I need a sarc tag?)

cheers
Jim


22 posted on 12/05/2010 7:44:02 AM PST by gymbeau (Free Tibet! (Limit two per customer))
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To the Avon pinheads, RE: oil. look up the word "fungible".

CC

25 posted on 12/05/2010 10:43:55 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Good heavens Miss Takamoto, You're beautiful!)
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