“We call it Kind Science because it is kind to animals, it’s kind to skin, it’s kind to the planet and it’s kind to your wallet,” DeGeneres explained on the latest episode of her show.
The brand doesn’t launch until October 26, so I’ll be gentle — “kind,” even. But its Instagram posts and Highlights don’t offer much to back up DeGeneres’s claims.
“Whenever possible,” packaging will be recyclable (check
Don’t get me wrong, none of the above is necessarily bad. But, at the end of the day, producing new products is never more sustainable than simply sitting back and — say — admitting that the world does not need another celebrity skincare line.
Also, let’s talk about the skincare myths that DeGeneres perpetuates by touting everything her products are “free” of.
Much has been said about the
Three, I’m confused. Kind Science is “age-positive” but also anti-aging? In a particularly mind-boggling Instagram post, DeGeneres is quoted as saying, “Aging is a good thing… I want to keep laughing, just with fewer laugh lines & wrinkles!” What?
Lastly, it’s distinctly ironic that DeGeneres is still trying to milk her motto, “Be kind,” when former employees of her show have alleged toxic work conditions and demeaning treatment.
DeGeneres maintains that the allegations were “
If Kind Science proves me wrong with, say, an innovative recycling program, super-effective formulas, or a life-changing give-back program, more power to Ellen.
In the meantime, I say: stop trying to make Kind happen!