“Magnificence” – a brief, six-letter phrase that none of us want outline. We all know what it means. Or can we? The surprising fact is that even many people within the magnificence business have by no means bothered to lookup nor query its dictionary definitions. Now’s the time to do each, says System Botanica CEO and podcast host Lorraine Dallmeier.
Our visitor within the earlier episode, Shaun Russell, proprietor of Scandinavian-based perfume and life-style model Skandinavist, and chair of B Corp Magnificence Coalition, drew our consideration to the definition of magnificence, asking us to see it as encompassing the fantastic thing about the pure world, not solely the world of cosmetics. He identified that in shopping for magnificence merchandise, we should always consider their impression on the fantastic thing about the planet. Magnificence must be outlined by the world round us, not by how we seem to others.
On this opinion episode, Lorraine takes a cue from Shaun’s feedback and investigates the world of the phrase magnificence to uncover some surprising and miserable truths about it. Pay attention in to make your thoughts up on whether or not it’s excessive time to redefine magnificence.
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The apparent first place to verify the definition of magnificence is in on-line dictionaries. Lorraine discovered that every one the well-known dictionaries outlined magnificence by giving examples of the phrase in motion – describing ladies’s appearances. Phrases equivalent to “She was an incredible magnificence in her youth”, and “I used to be struck by her magnificence” dominated the discourse.
Lorraine was stunned to see the linkage between ladies, youth and sweetness documented so blantantly. However, she was not stunned by the affiliation itself as this has been the narrative since time immemorial. One had hoped to see extra enlightened examples right now although.
Depressingly, the dictionary definitions present simply how ingrained magnificence is with a youthful look and simply how a lot must be unpicked earlier than we are able to hope to put ageism, sexism and racism to relaxation.
Then, as Lorraine notes, now we have an extra layer of the wonder fable to problem; the misunderstanding that magnificence equates to well being. It is a present theme implied when magnificence business jargon focuses on the well being of our pores and skin. Cosmetics, by their very definition, are usually not permitted to make well being or medical claims, however this connection is commonly inferred.
Lorraine ends this philosophical episode with a problem for us to redefine magnificence as an appreciation of the pure world, in addition to the inherent fantastic thing about our humanity. Subsequent time we use the phrase magnificence, let’s achieve this consciously and purposefully with which means and assist redefine it as soon as and for all.
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Lorraine Dallmeier is a Biologist, Chartered Environmentalist and the CEO of System Botanica, the award-winning on-line natural beauty science college. Learn extra about Lorraine and the System Botanica Staff.