"Meaningful Beauty" lacks true meaning

Beauty Cred on 16 Jan 2007 at 12:00am

Meaningful Beauty review
Cindy Crawford has associated her beauty, name, and reputation to the “Meaningful Beauty” anti-aging skin care product line.
Cindy is obviously a natural beauty -- who denies ever getting Botox injections-- so we have to wonder, does Meaningful Beauty have true meaning?
Meaningful Beauty Ingredients
Meaningful Beauty is based on a formulation developed by French skin care expert, Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh. What is the secret ingredient unearthed by Dr. Sebagh? Rare French melon. Sebagh believes some melons can defend our skin from the breakdown of collagen, which happens with age. Meaningful Beauty describes this ingredient as
“a rare French melon that stayed fresh and firm much longer than similar varieties. This melon contained a powerful “first generation” antioxidant (superoxide dismutase), which preliminary studies suggest, prevents the formation of new free radical species. By utilizing this first generation antioxidant, Meaningful Beauty's formulas are designed to help protect your skin against the visible signs of aging in a remarkable way.”
This is skin care, not science fiction
So why is the key Meaningful Beautiful ingredient referred to as a “rare French melon?” What is the name of the melon? Google the phrases “rare French melon” and “French melon” and the results offer limited help.  I found out that the French name for a cantaloupe is a “Charentais” melon, which is especially prized in France for its rich, honey finish. No word on its potent antioxidants, but the Meaningful Beauty website gives this answer on their FAQ’s page:
What kind of melon does Meaningful Beauty's patented melon extract come from? The patented melon extract in Meaningful Beauty’s revolutionary treatment products is taken from a rare form of "cantaloupe charentais", which is grown only in the south of France.
Does meaningful beauty work?
With a very beautiful woman attached to lure consumers, is Meaningful Beauty just a gimmick? Does it work? I think the commenters below are much more apt to reveal the truth than one person's opinion.
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My opinion is it’s going to take a lot more than fruit to mimic the skin tone of one of the world’s most celebrated supermodels. I'd rather find my meaning in skin care products with more research to back up their claims.
Where can you buy Meaningful Beauty?
Meaningful Beauty is marketed by TV marketing pros Guthy Renker (home of Proactiv and Youthful Essence) as the “Complete Age Maintenance System." The line consists of a cleanser, moisturizer, night fluid, eye cream, masque and neck cream. Meaningful Beauty can be ordered as an introductory kit that gets you an automatic shipment every 90 days. 

Give us your opinion of Meaningful Beauty - -  Is it a scam that pulls you into a customer service nightmare? Or does Meaningful Beauty really work for you?