Christina Aguilera Is Pushing Cosmetic Injectables Now
Christina Aguilera has found a side hustle since the popstar game is going the way of 2-minute streaming songs and Las Vegas residencies, and Xtina already did the residency. Luckily for us, she isn’t releasing another cosmetics line for us to have to sit through but she is shilling something cosmetic: injectables! Yup, it’s time to hawk filler to the people for money!
Allure did a quick interview with 42-year-old Christina about her partnership and her aesthetic regimens and opinions, and she clearly is based in realistic beauty standards because Allure asks her to describe her look, and she says:
Christina Aguilera: We’re giving a little at-home, kind of faux-natural-but-not-really-natural-maybe. We’ve got some shadow, some lashes. My lashes were looking busted today, so we had to give a little zhuzh there. It’s a good chill-glam look.
Eyelashes for an at-home look? That is 100% an Xtina answer. Allure then gets to the point of this whole discussion–pushing injectables to the public. Christina talks about her partnership with Xeomin and Merz Aesthetics. Xeomin describes itself as being used to treat gland disorders that cause excessive drooling and stuff–but if it also makes some rich idiot look younger for slightly longer, isn’t that what it’s really all about? Here’s some of Xtina’s pitch:
Allure: …What’s your general attitude toward cosmetic injectables?
Christina: I think it’s great to share and to be honest and open about what you’re doing — in your comfort zone, of course. I’ve always been a pretty open book about embracing my body, my looks, and things like that.
But I’m a pretty reserved person when it comes to a lot of things. I think to each their own, and I think we [should] all do what’s right for us, so I don’t believe in judgment where that’s concerned whatsoever. But for me, I like to make sure what I put in my body is the safest it can be. I live a big life.
Please also read this editor’s note which has me in stitches because these publications do not want to get sued for someone’s botched injectables choice:
Editor’s note: While all injectable neurotoxins — Xeomin, Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Daxxify — are purified versions of botulinum toxin type A, “Xeomin is sometimes considered the ‘naked toxin’ because it doesn’t contain the binding proteins that other brands do,” Kavita Mariwalla, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in West Islip, New York, has told Allure. “Those proteins aren’t harmful but theoretically they could be involved in cases of so-called ‘Botox resistance.'”
But Christina seems to suggest that Xeomin is the primo filler because it doesn’t freeze her face:
Christina: …When I’m on stage, authenticity in my face comes first. I have a very expressive face, and when I sing, the emotion there has got to come through. I don’t have time to have a stoic, still face. For me, it’s about bringing that realness to the stage and my daily life while still doing what I can to feel and look my best. So Xeomin felt like the safest choice for me.
Allure: Did you have a conversation with your dermatologist beforehand?
Christina: I did. I asked questions for sure. I have a lot of glam people around me who work with other celebrities and whatnot, so I’m always hearing about so many new [cosmetic procedures]. It can be stressful just within itself being like, “Oh my God, there’s so many options.” Some are harder than others, and I’m like, “What’s the pain factor here? What are we talking?” I want to know.
Christina also spoke about how social media has created harsh image standards for young people (which is why they need injectables, I guess…?) and says that she re-released her song Beautiful because of that:
Allure: It feels like, when it comes to appearance and cosmetic matters, most of the scrutiny seems particularly directed toward female performers. Has that been your experience?
Christina: I totally see that. I see some people struggle with it more than others, and it makes me really sad, but it’s not even their fault. It’s a lot of stigma, a lot of old-school behavior and ideals that women have to look a certain way and that it’s shameful to get older. I’ve grown up in this business. I started performing at six or seven and then I broke when I was a teenager. No matter what you do, you’re going to have people that hate on you. The bigger you are and the more successful, unfortunately, that comes with more hate or more scrutiny. And I’m a very sensitive person, but I’m also very tough at the end of the day.
Social media wasn’t around when I was coming up, and now I feel bad for people that don’t want to be in the business and just look at comments. My daughter’s not there yet with looking or posting yet, but I’m very conscious of the day when these things happen. The re-release of the “Beautiful” video was about being mindful of what we’re teaching our kids. I always try to impose individuality, doing what she feels is right for her. Even when she goes to pick out her clothes and she’s like, “I just don’t know what to wear.” I’m like, “Wear what you like. It doesn’t matter at the end of the day. You’re going to have an amazing day and you’re going to feel amazing. It’s just clothes.”
Oh yes, and the sword to fight the old-school stigma against aging is a syringe filled with Xeomin! That means that Xtina is practically the Joan of Arc of anti-ageism! Bow down.
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