Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Soap That Says It's a Sunscreen, Sort Of

This is quite an amazing product--miraculous, you might say. A quote from the website--

Bethesda Skincare was born out of our desire to create a company with products that brought healing and restoration to all people. When our company was being formed, it was very important for us that we choose a name that reflected this mission and desire.

During the time of Jesus, there was a pool called Bethesda, located near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem, which was renowned for healing all sorts of diseases and ailments - even blindness, paralysis, and incurable skin diseases. From time to time, an angel of the Lord would come and stir the waters in the pool and the first person in would immediately be healed of ailments. People would travel from miles and wait for days, even weeks, just for the slim chance that they might be the one to be healed.

The name Bethesda embodies our mission. Our desire is to bring healing and comfort to everyone who uses our products, even just once. People may have traveled from many miles to sit at the pool after which we are named, but our desire is to bring healing to all the nations - and not just to the "first one in". May our products be your Bethesda.

Wow--quite a mission. I guess they are handing out their products to people in need--kind of Jesus-like. No, not really--their soap is $8. But the price isn't the issue, it's the claim.

Introducing the World's First All-Natural Sunscreen Body Bar with Multi-Vitamins that Nourishes the Body. Bethesda Sunscreen Soap contains a combination of healing and therapeutic properties that moisturizes as it protects the body from the harmful rays of the sun. Talk about getting it all done in the shower!

Ok, soap is a rinse off product--it can clean you-- either gently or harshly, & it can make you happy because it smells great, but it can't do any more than that.

Luckily the Bethesda people know this, because in the succeeding paragraph they state:

Bethesda Sunscreen Soap is NOT a substitute for standard sunscreen products. It is intended for “everyday” use and should not be relied on as the primary source of protection from the sun. Bethesda Sunscreen Soap should be used in conjunction with your regular sunscreen product prior to exposure to the sun.

Amazing coincidence--I, too, use my Storybook Farm soaps in conjunction with a sunscreen.

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