Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness business seems to be flourishing, although the public has a different view, with recent reports indicating that it could be a scam. The actress turned to commerce after her fame as an award-winning movie star in the 90s.The company, founded in 2008 meant to be a source of recommendations for shopping discoveries, healthy recipes, and travel destinations. However, the business has over the years, grown to an e-commerce site selling mental and physical wellness products.
In 2018, Goop paid a $145,000 fine for marketing its products using unsubstantiated claims. Goop claimed that the vagina jade egg which sold at $66, could utilize the power of crystal healing, although the claims later proved to be false.Dr. Jen Gunter, a gynecologist, did a review of the product, and his report went viral. He suggested that using the jade egg could result in a toxic shock syndrome. The investigation involved a total of 110 products that Goop claimed to be health-related, and only 10 had valid statements.
Goop on its part argues that they do not instruct people on what to do, but only provide them with details for them to make decisions. However, the business is not on the spot for false claims alone. Most of its products are overpriced. Goop products are way too high above the budget of an average citizen.Taking a quick look at the business’ website will lead you to a $495 pair of sunglasses and a bath towel worth $116.
The question on the legitimacy of Gwyneth’s business remains unclear, although she continues to reap big from the pricey products. Social media users continue to blast her and labeling Goop a scam. Although the products have not had a record of causing deaths or complications, the pseudoscience employed by Goop could turn out to be harmful.Besides, Gwyneth works with a team of ‘health experts’ whose advice and prescriptions could mislead individuals who choose to follow their orders as opposed to real doctors.
As a celebrated actress, Gwyneth had a perfect platform for selling her products. Some individuals proceed to compare Goop with the anti-vaccination movement formed in the United States. The movement gained popularity in the country after the endorsement of a couple of celebrities. Bruce notes in his article that the world is in no shortage of scammers who are trying to earn from selling pseudoscientific products. He urges people to make health decisions with caution, and especially when buying health products.