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Cosmetics Mogul Shuts Down Company Due To Foreign Conspiracy!

Brandon Truaxe, the founder of Deciem, said in an Instagram video he posted over the weekend that he is shutting down operations until further notice.

Truaxe did not give a clear reason for the closure of the stores, which are often emblazoned with "the Abnormal Beauty Company" slogan, but alludes to criminal charges in the video.

"Please take me seriously," he said. "Almost everyone at Deciem has been involved in a major criminal activity, which includes financial crimes and much other. You have no idea what a soldier I have been for 13 years."

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by Anonymousreply 4310/13/2018

Oh my god. Is that for real? He sounds like he's having some kind of mental breakdown/paranoia. Shame. His products really worked and were affordable. I loved the stuff.

by Anonymousreply 110/09/2018


by Anonymousreply 210/09/2018

Is that why they were able to produce skincare and makeup products with ingredients that other companies charge an arm and a leg for?

Just bought a serum from them a couple weeks ago and wondered when we'd find out their "secret" to low cost skincare.

by Anonymousreply 310/09/2018

Well, "Abnormal" seems appropriate in retrospect.

by Anonymousreply 410/09/2018


by Anonymousreply 510/09/2018

Read ALL the wackiness here. That guy - just wow. Freak.

by Anonymousreply 610/09/2018

Their website is still up and running. The CEO dude has been making bizarre statements and videos on social media for a long time. He's mentally ill. I love their HA serum so I hope someone at that company is competent to take over.

by Anonymousreply 710/09/2018

Estée Lauder owns a big chunk. I doubt they can just "shut it down" like this.

by Anonymousreply 810/09/2018

R7 he's majority owner so there nothing anyone can do. Poor dude is having some sort of manic episode.

by Anonymousreply 910/09/2018

I meant to try the HA serum but decided on the caffeine undereye serum first, which moisturizes well but didn't get rid of dark circles like it claimed it would.

If this really is temporary I may try the HA serum anyway.

by Anonymousreply 1010/09/2018

Is that lady okay?

by Anonymousreply 1110/09/2018

As a porn actor....?

by Anonymousreply 1210/09/2018

"(I'm not gay)" he says to the parents of his lover-helper as he gives them 500K

by Anonymousreply 1310/09/2018

The Ordinary is awesome.

by Anonymousreply 1410/09/2018

I hope he gets help. Their products are awesome and I’ll be pissed if I can’t buy them because this guy’s meds are being adjusted properly, or taken.

by Anonymousreply 1510/09/2018

Their HA serum is ridiculously cheap and also amazingly effective. I've got all my female relatives hooked on it at this point. Hope they don't shut down.

by Anonymousreply 1610/09/2018

R16 what’s the name of the serum? I’m online and there are a couple of serums that sound like it, but I’d like to try the one you’re referring to.

by Anonymousreply 1710/09/2018

I am going to start hoarding the granactive retinol. I cannot go a day without that stuff.

by Anonymousreply 1810/09/2018

Ladies, this company is not shutting down. It's making a fortune.

R3, you haven't done your research. The ingredients are cheap, the ones Deciem use are the same as the ones all skin care and cosmetics companies use. The ones who charge you a fortune are ripping you off. Deciem broke off from a British company doing the same thing (good cheap skin care) for years.

Look at Lotioncrafters or one of the other DIY skin care sales sites. You'll see how much the ingredients actually cost. The rest is overhead, packaging and markup. If Deciem goes under, another company will take up the slack.

by Anonymousreply 1910/09/2018

Wow. Pure insanity from the founder. That's a shame, if their products are really as good as everyone says, because the company will likely be sold/ taken over and then switch to higher prices in the interest of corporate profit maximization.

by Anonymousreply 2010/09/2018

Deciem is driven by outrageously successful marketing and PR, producing products that actually perform as advertised. Unfortunately, the CEO Trueax is a raving lunatic who will trash the company and its mega-profitability. Pity.

by Anonymousreply 2110/09/2018

You guys are so clueless about the Big Cosmetics conspiracy. It's so cute.

by Anonymousreply 2210/09/2018

You don’t think that maybe it’s the serum that’s driven him insane???

by Anonymousreply 2310/10/2018

It's not that kind of acid, R23. It's just moisturizer.

by Anonymousreply 2410/10/2018

what is their best product for wrinkles and lines?

by Anonymousreply 2510/10/2018

Retinol, Vitamin C and sunscreen are proven to be effective against signs of aging (lines, wrinkles, sun spots).

by Anonymousreply 2610/10/2018

He said they made fun of him as a porn actor. What kind of porns was he in?

by Anonymousreply 2710/10/2018

Is he middle eastern himself? Or?

by Anonymousreply 2810/10/2018


by Anonymousreply 2910/10/2018

That kind of rambling, with grandiose gestures and inflection looks like meth use.

by Anonymousreply 3010/10/2018

Is it something I can buy and make me an even bigger billionaire?

by Anonymousreply 3110/10/2018

Estee Lauder is bringing in the corporate lawyers to remove this guy from the company. I don’t care what they have to do to get rid of him as long as I get my Deciem products. The spice must flow.

by Anonymousreply 3210/12/2018

The guy is obviously schizophrenic. Unfortunately, unless he’s a danger to himself or others, there’s not much his family or friends can do.

by Anonymousreply 3310/12/2018

Looks like he’s out.

by Anonymousreply 3410/12/2018

Ugh sorry I thought there was a clickable article when I posted. Trust me, he’s out.

by Anonymousreply 3510/12/2018

WTF. So I don't need to bulk buy the Vit C lotion and the Retinol? My backup is Poppy Austin but I like TO's little bottles in my bathroom.

by Anonymousreply 3610/12/2018

He seemed like a cool guy, I should set up a lunch with him

by Anonymousreply 3710/12/2018

[quote]The guy is obviously schizophrenic. Unfortunately, unless he’s a danger to himself or others, there’s not much his family or friends can do.

Why can’t his family lock him up? Take away his phone and money so he doesn’t do this again.

by Anonymousreply 3810/12/2018

r38, what country do you live in? You can't commit anyone in the US unless they kill or otherwise maim someone else and then they get sent to prison. We don't have long term psych facilities. And the short term ones usually let people out onto the street within a few hours.

by Anonymousreply 3910/13/2018

[quote]You can't commit anyone in the US unless they kill or otherwise maim someone

Yes, you can. And do. I heard from one of my old college friends than a guy we knew back then was put on a psych hold in NYC for stalking a woman who lived on his block and writing threatening emails and notes. He was there for about two weeks, involuntarily.

by Anonymousreply 4010/13/2018

[quote]You can't commit anyone in the US unless they kill or otherwise maim someone else and then they get sent to prison.

Wrong. There are at least five types of involuntary psych holds in California. Ever heard of a 5150?

by Anonymousreply 4110/13/2018

[quote]Ever heard of a 5150?

I think I might have heard of it before.

by Anonymousreply 4210/13/2018

I’ve never heard of this company.

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