If you haven't read it yet and do not feel like being trolled, here are the big points:
Every woman in the world is trying to get "perfect skin," and we are ALL going to ridiculous, dangerous lengths to get it. Anyone who has a multi-product skin care routine is a capitalist lemming, because humans have had skin for millions of years, and it's been GREAT until now. Imperfect skin is *fine*, according to the piece, but also you'll be silently judged by your friends if you have it.
Moisturizer is a scam. So are acids. So is Reddit.
As a beauty editor, I was annoyed by this. At its most basic level, the story is built on a false premise — that ALL people, primarily women, want "perfect" skin as it's defined by Glossier (apparently), and that we're big ol' dum-dums who will just buy any crazy bullshit to try to get the skin of a teenage model.
As a human in her 30s who has struggled mightily with her skin, this story pissed me off. It's VERY important to discuss the failings of the skin care industry, because there's a lot of dangerous misinformation out there. But shaming people who buy serums? Come the hell on. Shine a light on the industry; don't unkindly shit on those of us who are "obsessed with skincare" but also maybe "don't have great skin."
ANYWAY. I am not alone in being furiously pissed about this story. While you were sleeping in your ~OBVIOUSLY VERY FRIVOLOUS~ overnight gel mask, Twitter was engaging in the Great Skin Care Family Roast of 2018.