It seems that Times Online from the UK has leaked news that Mischa will apparently be the new face of Herbal Essences from January 2009.

“While the LA babe Mischa Barton confessed at a Herbal Essences event (she is the new face of the brand from January) that her only beauty disasters had come courtesy of “fake tanners — I hate the stuff!”

We obviously won’t know if this is complete truth or how large her role will be until an official press announcement is released but nevertheless this is extremely exciting news! Thanks to Maz for the tip.

2 Responses

  1. jess


    I would have thought mischa knows better than to be the face of herbal essences, there sick and inhumane cruelty on animals for the testing of there shampoos makes my skin crawl.


  2. Sam

    That’s not entirely correct. To my knowledge, Herbal Essences as a finished product is not tested on animals. Procter & Gamble (HRs parent company) does however test raw chemicals on animals to obtain certain ingredients for all their products.

    It is unfortunate that alternative methods aren’t being used for whatever reason but a vast array of leading mainstream brands continue to feature some ingredients still tested on rodents.

    Some of these brands include: Maybelline, Rimmel, Covergirl, Max Factor, Lancome, Biotherm, Colgate, Crest, Palmolive, Dove, Veet, Nair, Neutrogena, L’Oreal, Garnier, Clairol, Ponds, Johnson & Johnsn, Ralph Lauren fragrances, Gillette, Giorgio Armani, Glade, Head & Shoulders etc. etc.

    If you’re able to avoid all these brands when shopping at the supermarket, that’s great. But I’m sure Mischa, like a lot of other people, takes a product at face value. It’s difficult to avoid things like this when convenience and price point are such a driving factor in the economy. It’s not ideal, but it’s also not a sinister personality flaw.


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