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We're in the throes of Peak CBD, which means that you can put CBD under your tongue, into your smoothies, and even onto your sheet masks. If you're feeling particularly glamorous, you can also pour it into your bath.

In addition to its array of tinctures, oils, lotions, and gummies, luxury CBD company Lord Jones also sells a 12-ounce jar of CBD bath salts(Opens in a new tab). The salts are formulated with pink Himalayan salt, Epsom salts, a variety of essential oils, calendula petals, arnica, and CBD oil. (Like Lord Jones's other CBD offerings, the bath salts do not contain THC and will not get you high.) According to the product description, it's all "designed to melt tension and help promote a calm sense of well-being."

Each jar, which costs $65, contains about 240 milligrams of CBD. Each scoop contains approximately 20, which means a jar is good for about 12 baths.

The packaging

If there's one thing Lord Jones always gets right, it's making their products feel luxurious. The bath salts are a lavish, wellness-y looking combination of pink and pale gold, punctuated with the dried calendula petals and arnica leaves for some visual texture, and come packaged in a hefty glass jar with a cute little spoon.

It's definitely not a package to hide in the medicine cabinet. You'll want to place it proudly on a bathroom shelf.

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Lord Jones's tinctures are barely scented and barely flavored, and its Royal Oil isn't scented or flavored at all, but the bath salts are heavily fragranced. This is a good thing — a scented bath is a deeply pleasant experience — but when you open the jar, the smell is overpowering, to put it lightly. I scooped a small sample into a travel jar and brought it with me on a plane, and I swear I could smell the salts through my zipped backpack.

Luckily, though, the fragrance is really lovely: relaxing and botanical, a smell you'd want to spritz all over your pillows before you go to sleep. (According to the company, both essential oils and terpenes play a role.) And because you're only putting a little into each bath, the scent mellows out quite a lot once it's in the water.

But did I relax successfully?

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Now for the only part that really matters: the bath itself.

As I've written before, I've always felt unsure about how CBD works for me personally. The science hasn't done a lot to assuage my uncertainty: CBD, while exciting, is extremely nebulous in terms of its effectiveness.

It's a smell you'd want to spritz all over your pillows before you go to sleep.

Here, the dose of CBD in each scoop of bath salts is 20 milligrams, but it's difficult to say for sure whether that's enough to make a noticeable impact. Each dosage of CBD can affect each person differently, so my experience might not resemble another individual's at all.

That said, my inaugural CBD bath was good as hell.

I decided to take the bath a few hours before bed, hoping it would help me fall asleep faster. I stayed in it for about 30 minutes, and noticed after the first 15 that the salts' scent was lingering for a pleasantly long time. Like most baths, it was relaxing while I was in it and seemed to relieve some of the tension my muscles had built throughout the day, but (aside from the fragrance in the air) it mostly felt like a normal Epsom salt bath. This is not a bad thing — Epsom salt baths are amazing — but something to consider given the price tag.

What set the Lord Jones bath salts apart for me was how I felt after I exited the tub. My skin felt very soft and was still lightly scented even when I went to bed. I felt relaxed enough that I had no problem getting to sleep (which is occasionally an issue for me) and slept well through the night. I honestly can't wait to use it again.

The bottom line

Let's be real: These bath salts are expensive, just like all Lord Jones products and many high-quality CBD offerings in general. If you're new to CBD or are curious about whether you'll like it, it's probably a better choice to try a tincture or some gummies first.

But if you're a tried-and-true CBD fan and want to see how it impacts you in a new form, the bath salts could be a fun, novel option to try. And because the packaging is so aesthetically pleasing, it would make a beautiful gift.

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    Flip the chambers once more, and the smoke is expelled by the falling water through the mouthpiece. The user can actually control the amount of smoke being pushed out by how far they turn the hourglass, which is neat, and also makes the bong a little bit more accessible for those who prefer to remember their evenings.

    I can attest that this thing, like a regular gravity bong, can and will mess you up. I stupidly decided to go with a full bowl and full hourglass flip my first time trying it out, and I ended up having a coughing fit, which brought me right back to the last time I tried a gravity bong in college.

    "Cough to get off," as they say.

    Again, taking a smooth or smaller hit is possible, it's all up to the smoker.

    No spit swapping

    The Stündenglass is impressive in its looks and operation, and would be a real crowdpleaser at any party. However, maybe the most important feature of this water bong is the "contactless smoke delivery system."

    A smoker uses the contactless smoke delivery system. Credit: Stundenglass

    Since the coronavirus pandemic, some have begun questioning what exactly cannabis culture will look like when we reach the other side. It may be years before we feel comfortable sharing a joint, bowl, or blunt with friends, let alone strangers at a party. In The Beforetimes, sharing spit while smoking weed was commonplace. But the contactless attachment allows users to inhale smoke without actually putting your mouth on anything. Remember, the smoke is forced out the glass chamber using water pressure, so you don't have to create an airtight seal with your mouth in order to suck the smoke out like conventional methods of consumption.

    Of course, given that the Stündenglass is designed to be used as a hookah too, there is also a typical hookah hose with a glass mouthpiece that can easily be attached for a different experience.

    The package

    Unboxing the Stündenglass felt more like I was unboxing a piece of tech than a gravity bong, complete with branded stickers. That may be the company leaning in hard on the Apple angle, considering it was engineered by ex-Apple employee Tracey Huston "out of his garage." Regardless, it was the right move. While the contraption may seem complex and overwhelming at first, giving each piece its own space in the boxing made unboxing more fun and less confusing. Plus, if you ever need to transport it you have a good case for it. Keep the box.

    Unboxing the Studenglass. Credit: Brian Koerber

    The packaging also makes the piece feel expensive, which is great, because it is expensive. A good glass bong is never cheap, but at $499(Opens in a new tab) the Stündenglass is definitely reaching an upper limit. And, sure, while that is incredibly expensive, you cannot deny the quality.

    The base which holds the rotating hourglass is heavy and sturdy, and will not tip over easily. According to some press notes from the company, the unit includes "aircraft grade aluminum, surgical grade stainless steel, and high quality Teflon seals." Sure, those are some fancy buzzwords — a big upgrade over cobbling something together with a bottle cap, a bottle, and some scissors — but I can absolutely confirm that this thing is built well and with care, and it will last.

    But perhaps one of the most adult things about the Stündenglass has nothing to do with weed, but it's a major plus from me: The glass chambers are removable so you can pop them into your dishwasher. Smelly bong water isn't just some urban legend. Bong water stinks, but thankfully the Stündenglass is crafted so that it's easy to clean and nearly impossible to catch a mouth full of nasty water.

    Concentrating is hard

    While I had a good time testing out the Stündenglass with dry herb, I did not use the hookah attachment to smoke tobacco, though the setup was easy and everything you need but coals and tobacco is included. It's just not my thing.

    Additionally, Stündenglass was recently acquired(Opens in a new tab) by Grenco Science, which makes a variety of cannabis vaporizers. One of the coolest innovations the company offers is the G Pen Connect(Opens in a new tab), a male adapter that attaches to any bong so that you can use concentrates without an elaborate torch setup.

    So technically you can use the G Pen Connect with the Stündenglass to create a concentrates gravity bong, but the Connect doesn't come with the bong, and it's going to cost you an extra $150 from G Pen(Opens in a new tab).

    And finally, because this piece can feel a bit overwhelming, Stündenglass went ahead and uploaded a whole bunch of how-to content — including how to clean it(Opens in a new tab) — to its YouTube page. There is a learning curve with this unit, but like everything else, the company went above and beyond in showing the user how to operate the bong.

    Overall the Stündenglass is an impressive piece and a fun way to consume whatever you put in it. It's well built, and feels like a grown up way of smoking marijuana. The price tag may be shocking for some, but the experience is definitely unique.

    The Kompact:

    If the size of the Stündenglass is a bit too much, the company also released a mini version called the Kompact(Opens in a new tab), which is essentially the same thing, but just smaller. Despite its size, it is still a mighty beast.

    Credit: Stündenglass

    This post originally published in July 2021 and was updated in April 2022.

    The information contained in this article is not a substitute for, or alternative to information from a healthcare practitioner. Please consult a healthcare professional before using any product and check your local laws before making any purchasing decisions.

  • OK, I admit some TikTok recipes are actually kind of great

    OK, I admit some TikTok recipes are actually kind of great

    I didn’t want to like TikTok food trends.


    They seemed kind of silly. Stunty. Weird stuff for views.

    I think the first recipe I remember seeing on TikTok was the pancake cereal. Remember that? The little mini pancakes people cooked up for...some reason? I didn’t get it. Why? Just make pancakes.

    Now, to be clear, I am decidedly an Old, at least as far as TikTok is concerned. I lurk on it mostly for work. It’s an app largely dominated by creative young people and I am barreling toward 30. So, you know, of course I don’t get some stuff.

    But cooking is pretty much my main hobby. I am barely able to make simple food. Everything needs to be overly complicated. Let me put it this way: I squeezed an electric smoker on my 7-foot by 3.5-foot New York City balcony.

    So, eventually, of course, I was lured to food Tiktok. The apps For You Page algorithm has incredible power.

    At first, I predictably ran into cooking demonstrations. Basically, I was flying through pared-down YouTube cooking videos where people blitzed through recipes. (A personal favorite is @sad_papi(Opens in a new tab), a restaurant chef who makes beautiful food.)

    But eventually, I wound up on what I can only describe as food trends. It wasn’t people making recipes, it was people doing their own version of a single recipe. Think about the whipped Dalgona coffee craze? You remember? When everyone was making the kind of strange instant-coffee concoction? That’s the kind of thing I’m talking about.

    I ignored the whipped coffee. I held out from the pancake cereal. Again, it seemed stunty. But then, a TikTok recipe I couldn’t resist. White Claw slushies(Opens in a new tab). My goodness: White Claw slushies. I can’t even remember how we found it, but over the summertime, my fiancée and I got obsessed with it. If you don’t know what a White Claw slushie is, well, it’s exactly what it sounds it like. It goes something like this: Pour a White Claw in a blender. Add a dash of vodka. Throw in some fresh or frozen fruit that matches, or complements, the flavor of White Claw you chose. Fill to the brim with ice then blend that sucker until a thick slush is formed.

    Is that stunt food? I mean, maybe? It takes a trendy-ish drink — White Claw — and makes it into a slushie. But holy hell is it good. The drink has the texture of a frozen margarita, but it's super simple to make and the icy, carbonated Claw is quite refreshing.

    Here’s a picture of pineapple slushies we made to sip on our balcony.

    Delicious slushies. Credit: Tim Marcin / Mashable

    I mean, come on. Tell me those don’t look incredible. Refreshing, simple, guaranteed to get you a little buzz in the summer heat — a truly wonderful drink.

    I can be a little...let’s say...picky about my cooking. Like I typically don’t trust random food blogs. Those sites where the intro is an entire life story before you get the recipe? No thanks. I like recipes from food publications because I know it has been vetted by folks with more knowledge than me.

    Enjoying the slushie was me getting out of my arrogant little shell. From there, it’s been a joy. Like, if you haven’t tried the viral four-section-tortilla fold(Opens in a new tab), well, you’re missing out. It’s so much easier to make than a burrito, and you get a nice, layered sandwich. Here’s one I made with egg, chorizo, cheese, avocado, and salsa. Not the most aesthetic thing in the world — thanks green wrap — but it tasted fantastic.

    A nice wrap, in all its glory. Credit: Tim Marcin / Mashable

    I was skeptical of TikTok food trends because they're designed to be aesthetic and fun. How else would something go viral? But that doesn't mean they're without merit. I mean, TikTok somehow has everyone making delicious as hell birria tacos(Opens in a new tab). If that's not a win for food culture overall, what is? (And yes, I will be making them at some point.)

    My job necessitates that I spend much of my life on the internet and I suppose that when it came to cooking — my favorite hobby — I felt like I had nothing to gain from something so crass as ~viral~ food. Of course I was wrong. Because I'm an ass.

    But I still contend the pancake cereal trend was dumb.

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  • Watch Jimmy Fallons surprise commencement speech at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School


    Watch Jimmy Fallons surprise commencement speech at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

    Jimmy Fallon surprised graduates of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday, with a commencement speech to remember.

    The Tonight Show host took the stage at the graduation ceremony at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on Sunday as a guest speaker, delivering a keynote for the class of 2018.

    SEE ALSO: 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman inspires students to challenge discrimination

    Among Fallon's characteristic comedic banter were messages of heartfelt admiration for the students, who led the charge on March for Our Lives following February's tragic school shooting which saw 17 people killed. Graduates at the ceremony wore sashes that read "MSD Strong."

    "Today you're graduating from high school," said Fallon. "You should feel incredibly proud of yourselves. That doesn't mean you should rest on your laurels — or your yannys.

    "Some of you will grow up to hear yanny, some of you will grow up to hear laurel, but the most important thing to know is that neither of these things will matter by the end of the summer.

    "Here's what will matter: you, the class of 2018, will have graduated. And you won't be classmates anymore. You'll be adults who Facebook search each other at two in the morning for the next ten years."

    Fallon has been actively supportive of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students since February's shooting, attending the March For Our Lives on March 24 in Washington, DC.

    "When something feels hard, remember that it gets better," said Fallon. "Choose to move forward, and don't let anything stop you."

    Here's the whole speech. It's just 10 minutes and worth your time:

    In a particularly emotional moment during the ceremony, Marjory Stoneman Douglas awarded posthumous degrees to the four seniors, Nicholas Dworet, Joaquin Oliver, Carmen Schentrup, and Meadow Pollack, who were killed in February's shooting. As reported by WPLG Local 10 News, the diplomas were accepted by their family and friends.

  • This baby trying pizza for the first time is the essence of joy


    This baby trying pizza for the first time is the essence of joy

    Theologians can keep arguing about what constitutes a religious epiphany, but we're pretty sure this is the next best thing.

    SEE ALSO: Little girl cries because she just can't stop dreaming about waffles

    Podcaster Jody Avirgan tweeted a picture of his young daughter after trying pizza for the first time. The picture is... iconic.

    The Church of Pizza is a religion of peace. That is, until you get to the Great Deep-Dish Schism.

  • Let Chelsea Peretti eat cake (even if she does it wrong)


    Let Chelsea Peretti eat cake (even if she does it wrong)

    Actor and comedian Chelsea Peretti shared a slice of her life Friday evening and it wasn't pretty. But at least it was honest.

    SEE ALSO: 'Magic cake' is taking over the dessert world

    An Instagram photo the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star posted shows the most unusual cake-eating method: scraping out the inside, cake portions only:

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    Her proclamation that she's "not that into frosting" set everyone off. The frosting lovers were offended, while her fellow cake-only devotees hailed her as a hero. For others who like a healthy mix of cake and frosting, this was just bizarre cake-eating.

    On her Instagram, comments agreeing with her like, "All I want is the cake... why do I need globs of frosting," came in, while others were concerned about her, "Why u not finishing it."

    The comments on Twitter and Instagram came flying in, to the point where Peretti herself noticed how her innocuous cake post had gone viral and really riled up folks.

    In some ways, Peretti is truly a cake purist. But that doesn't make her methods right.

  • Glass skin, jello skin, glazed donut skin: TikToks obsession with anti-aging comes to a head

    Glass skin, jello skin, glazed donut skin: TikToks obsession with anti-aging comes to a head

    Every day my TikTok algorithm feeds me dozens of anti-aging solutions. I’m 23. My skincare routine consists of washing my face and applying moisturizer, yet the videos I get served urge me to do more — apply more serums, try more fancy tech solutions for taut skin, and spend more time in front of the mirror. The "get ready for bed with me" or "day in my life" TikToks that frequent my For You Page aren't ads; they’re something more insidious: a normalized culture of costly, laborious anti-aging routines targeted at young women like me. 

    In one of these videos a 31-year-old woman applies silicon patches around her mouth and on the center of her forehead, ending her regimen by taping her mouth shut to prevent the appearance of a double chin, tired eyes, and drooping cheekbones. Another creator sings the praises of an "anti-wrinkle" straw. A 23-year-old recommends serums to achieve "glass skin." Others advise their followers to lay on their backs while they sleep and to limit their facial movements throughout the day. The tag "anti-aging" has a whopping 3.1 billion views on the app with "anti-aging skincare" amassing 392.2 million. 

    TikToks that frequent my For You Page aren't ads; they’re something more insidious: a normalized culture of costly, laborious anti-aging routines targeted at young women like me.

    When German beauty and skincare creator Rose Friederike(Opens in a new tab) posted a TikTok of her pumping a pink device full of air on her face — a cross between a chin strap and a blood pressure monitor — for her 4.3 million followers, there was a rare moment of mainstream outrage. The caption reads, "face lift ASMR." Her video was flooded with comments that "it's okay to age" with one user dueting the video to ask, "where do we draw the line?"

    Katie Cameron, a 29-year-old freelance artist, finally had enough of the constant demonization of daily activities in the never-ending quest to preserve youth. Inspired by body neutrality, the philosophy that encourages accepting your body as it is, she posted a video(Opens in a new tab) captioned, "starting a pro aging routine out of spite for the grotesque anti aging industry." Parodying the popular anti-aging routine videos, Cameron slurps out of a straw, repeatedly furrows and raises her brow, smiles, and squints her eyes. The TikTok is fittingly soundtracked by indie musician Mitski screaming. 

    "So many of these anti-aging tips are just don't do normal things that people do. Like don't emote, don't eat like this, don't drink like this," Cameron told Mashable. "It's very restrictive, so I thought it'd be freeing to do something where I'm just smiling and enjoying seeing my face move." Many of the over 100,000 people who viewed her video found her exaggerated facial movements liberating as well. One comment reads, "as someone fighting a fear of aging, thank you for this." 

    The Mitski audio Cameron used was initially posted by @undefeatedshitposter2 (Opens in a new tab)with overlapping clips of TikToks that encapsulate the expectations for young women perpetuated on the platform, including buccal fat removals, "preventative" Botox, and wrinkle-prevention exercises. On Jan. 11 @sylviesbritishaccent(Opens in a new tab) posted a similar video, featuring screenshots of women shaving their faces, donating blood to burn calories, and doing a ten-step bedtime routine, soundtracked to a compilation of women screaming in films like Pearl and Midsommar

    SEE ALSO: Body neutrality is one way to reject diet culture. Here's what that means.

    This moment comes two months after internet sweetheart Julia Fox announced(Opens in a new tab), "aging is fully in." In the much discussed video(Opens in a new tab) she goes on to say, "If I see another product that says anti-aging on the label I'm going to sue because I'm going to age regardless."

    "It made a lot of people feel good to hear that and from somebody with fame and influence. At the same time, Julia Fox gets neuromodulator injectables to freeze her wrinkles and just a couple of months ago did a paid ad for Xeomn, a Botox alternative," Jessica DeFino, beauty writer and author of The Unpublishable(Opens in a new tab), a newsletter that critically examines the beauty industry, explained to Mashable. "It's exciting to hear that some people are interested in pushing back on anti-aging marketing, but it's really important that we consider our behaviors when we are doing that because pro-aging language means nothing if it is not met with pro-aging behavior and actually aging faces."

    The beauty industry has started embracing pro-aging rhetoric, but their end goal remains the same: profit off of women's insecurities. In a 2017 look at the business of anti-aging for The New York Times Magazine(Opens in a new tab) writer Amanda Hess wrote, "Beauty expectations for women haven’t been revised so much as they’ve been rebranded, with words like 'renewing' and 'vitality' and 'radiant' serving as cutting-edge euphemisms for 'youthful.' The implication hiding beneath is an unsettling one. You may think the stigma against older people is social, a construction of our culture and what it chooses to value. The ads suggest otherwise: Youth, they seem to say, is simply natural." But creators on TikTok aren't so coy.

    The beauty industry has started embracing pro-aging rhetoric, but their end goal remains the same: profit off of women's insecurities.

    The change in marketing hasn't affected the anti-aging industry's earnings. It continues to grow. As reported by Vox(Opens in a new tab), the anti-aging industry grew from $3.9 billion in 2016 to $4.9 billion in 2021 in the U.S. During the same period, it went from $25 billion to nearly $37 billion globally. Cosmetic surgery is booming. A survey of members by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons(Opens in a new tab) found that demand for cosmetic surgery surged since the pandemic began, driven by women under 45. The survey also identified Botox as the most popular cosmetic noninvasive procedure and facelifts as the second-most popular surgical cosmetic procedure.


    Coined the "Zoom boom,"(Opens in a new tab) this growth in cosmetic surgery is in part due to a desire to look good on camera. The Huffington Post reported on how the ubiquity of FaceTune(Opens in a new tab), a popular photo retouching app, has spurred young women to get cosmetic surgery in order to look like their edited photos. NBC News uncovered(Opens in a new tab) that influencers, including those on TikTok, are being offered cheap cosmetic procedures in exchange for promotion. The hyper-awareness of how our faces look due to online meetings, selfies, and creating TikToks, combined with the prevalence of filters, has proliferated unreal expectations.

    The anti-aging trends on TikTok all seek the same outcome, but it goes by different names: "glass skin," "jello skin," "vampire skin," and "glazed donut skin." But they all mean the same thing. "A lot of beauty trends today are all about getting the skin in real life to look as filtered as possible, which generally means no deviation in tone, or texture, poreless, wrinkle free, no fine lines, just sort of this flat, reflective, shiny glow, which is not what a face looks like. That's what a phone screen looks like," explained DeFino. "There is a lot of glorification of youth tied up in that because part of this flat, glassy skin means trying to mitigate any sort of wrinkles, fine lines or, sagging that may appear as you get older."

    SEE ALSO: Slugging, gua sha, rice water, and more: How stolen cultural beauty practices feed viral videos

    There's also the fact that as algorithmically dictated feeds have overtaken the chronological content of our friends, anti-aging feels more inescapable than ever on platforms like TikTok. But the tide is slowing turning.

    With viewers becoming more cognizant of the anti-aging rhetoric on their FYPs, the pro-aging movement is picking up steam with creators like Ting Ma leading the way. The 52-year-old's bio reads, "my face carries all my memories. Why would I want to erase them?" Ma first gained popularity on Instagram(Opens in a new tab) for her fashion and beauty content, and during quarantine she started posting pro-aging videos as well. In one of the videos pinned to Ma's TikTok, she says, "I don't want to look 30 when I am 52, why should I look younger than my age. I earned 52 with dignity. I wear my wrinkles and gray with pride. Aging is a privilege. It is to be celebrated." One comment reads, "as a 20 year old, I can say that we need this kind of representation." Another says, "thank you I love this mentality! I am done with people taping up their faces and doing 'preventative Botox.'"

    "At the beginning I wanted to raise awareness that I'm not invisible and that we should celebrate a woman's life," Ma explained to Mashable. On Instagram her audience is around her age, but when she started posting on TikTok her videos reached a much younger audience. "I'm happy I can help young people feel hopeful about aging because society has put so much pressure and unrealistic expectations on women," said Ma. Pro-aging content is a reaction to the unhealthy beauty standards perpetuated by TikTok, in which youth is celebrated — and while you might not be able to rewire the desire to appear young immediately, consuming more pro-aging content is a start. 

    And this movement isn’t just happening on TikTok. The tides are changing. Five days ago, YouTuber Jordan Theresa posted a video titled, "TikTok is bad for women, actually"(Opens in a new tab) unpacking the standard of beauty created by TikTok. On Jan. 12 writer Amanda Fortini tweeted(Opens in a new tab), "Big, big backlash coming against Botox and fillers, I can feel it. Natural, imperfect, beautifully flawed (and gasp, even wrinkled) faces are going to be the chic thing." This trend is in line with Gen Z's interest in more naturalistic and casual feeds on apps like BeReal and through random photo dumps and messy vlog-style videos that aren't filtered and over-edited.

    The point is not to make aging cool or trendy, but to allow people to look like they look without having to feel on trend.

    The goal, DeFino said, is to allow "all faces to exist exactly as they are without facing any social, financial, economic, or political consequences."

    The recent backlash against anti-aging content, whether it be through creators like Ma or parody videos like Cameron’s, makes me hopeful that young women will eventually stop being fed videos about glass skin in favor of women embracing their face’s natural texture. DeFino is more cautious.

    "While it might be well-intentioned to make aging chic, it's actually enacting a lot of the same behaviors as anti-aging, but in an equal opposite manner,” she warned. "The point is not to make aging cool or trendy, but to allow people to look like they look without having to feel on trend. Aging isn't a trend. It's an inevitability."