This morning we received a tip from a fashion industry insider--who wishes to remain anonymous--claiming a cure for bedbugs. Well, not a cure, but a repellent.
According to our tipster, whom we trust and respect, Belegenza Timeless Skin Moisturize--which retails for $40 on Belegenza.com--keeps bedbugs far away from your skin. (Of course, if your bed is already infested, this means nothing. But if you go into a bedbug-ridden store and try on some clothes, you might be saved.) Our tipster says he received this information from a chemist who is famous for inventing an over-the-counter acne remedy that many of us use every day.
Whether or not it's true, we can't corroborate. But it's worth a try, right? As our source says, "Any girl worth her Alaia, Chanel, and Phoebe Philo's Chloe archive should not be taking chances with bed bug infestations."
Here's the list of ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, water, hypnea musciformis extract, Geilidiela acerosa extract, Sargassum filipendula extract, Sorbitol, Stearalkonium chloride, Behentrimonium metosulphate, Cetrimonium chloride, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, Cetyl alcohol, Silk amino acids, Hydrolyzed soy protein, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Proprietary blend ccs500cl, Acetyl tyrosine, Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, Riboflavin, Simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, Olea europaea (olive) oil, Lanolin oil, L-Cysteine, Ricinus communis (castor) seed extract, Tocopheryl acetate, Pyridoxine HCL-5-phosphate (vitamin B6), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), Panthenol, Oleyl Alcohol, Stearyl alcohol, Stearic acid, Benzophenone-4, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl glycol, Sorbic acid, Tetrasodium edta, Citric acid, phalate-free fragrance.