It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Placenta Jelly Snacks : Beauty Madness #2

Oh, yummy!

Another fabulous (and not at all insane) new product in the Singapore edition of Cleo was listed under the heading “Yummiest Beauty Supplement”, so it won’t come as any surprise to you at all to find out that it is Dr Ci:Labo Placenta Jelly.  Placenta.  Pigs placenta.  And you EAT IT.  To make you pretty. 

The advertising blurb reads:-

“This is as guilt-free as a sweet treat gets!  Each stick contains jelly with tasty rose and peach flavours so it’s a great mid day pick me up.  But what’s awesome about it is that it’s not only low in calories and fat-free – it also contains potent skin-loving ingredients like collagen for plump and elastic skin, ceramide for hydration, hyaluronic acide to up your skin’s ability to retain moisture and up to 9,000mg of placenta to keep signs of premature ageing at bay”.

9,000mg of PLACENTA.  Placenta.  That you eat.  I can’t even …

Oh, and the runner up in the edible placenta race was Dr Ci:Labo Placenta Gold, which offers “2,500mg of safe, secure and top-quality placenta extract from Japan”.  Because, obviously, Japanese edible placenta is of a far higher quality than your bog standard edible placenta from other less fabulous countries.  Apparently.  Give me strength.

Oh, and just in case you need a tiny reminder of what placenta is, here you go, bet it makes you hungry just reading about it:-


  [pluh-sen-tuh]  Show IPA
noun, plural pla·cen·tas, pla·cen·tae  [-tee]  Show IPA .
Anatomy, Zoology the organ in most mammalsformed in the lining of the uterus by the union of theuterine mucous membrane with the membranes of the fetus, that provides for the nourishment ofthe fetus and the elimination of its waste products.
Botany .
the part of the ovary of flowering plants that bears the ovules.
(in ferns and related plants) the tissue giving rise to sporangia.
1670–80;  < Neo-Latin:  something having a flat, circular form, Latin:  a cake < Greek plakóenta, accusative of plakóeis  flat cake, derivative of pláx  (genitive plakós flat

pla·cen·tal, plac·en·tar·y  [plas-uhn-ter-eepluh-sen-tuh-ree]  Show IPA adjective
in·ter·pla·cen·tal, adjective
non·pla·cen·tal, adjective
pre·pla·cen·tal, adjective
sub·pla·cen·ta, noun, plural sub·pla·cen·tas, sub·pla·cen·tae.


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