How Young is Too Young for Anti-Aging Products?

We all want to look younger, but how young is too young for Anti-Aging products?

Many women in their 20s and even teenagers are beginning to regularly use treatments like BOTOX, dermal fillers, and skin resurfacing--even though their skin is in youthful condition. They choose to have these Anti-Aging treatments not to reverse the signs of aging, but as a preventative measure to avoid aging as much as possible.

This use of anti-aging products before some would say they are truly 'needed' has recently been taken a step--or generation--further. The U.S. retailer Wal-Mart is now targeting grade schoolers with a cosmetics line for tweens ages 8-12. Among other benefits, the geoGIRL products are touted to have anti-aging ingredients. There are 69 beauty items, including mascara, foundation, eye shadow, lip treatment and skin cleansers.

The new cosmetic line has met controversy as parents ask "How young is too young to not only wear makeup, but worry about anti-aging?" The answer is unclear, but important to body image issues and how our society views beauty and aging.

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