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The Father, the Son and the Holy Lip Balm

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It's a cosmetics company. It wants to sell you gifts for your mom. And it's Christian, signing off on its press releases with God Bless.

Since LAist as an institution is more godless than "god bless," we were oddly fascinated with the press release we got from Trinity Cosmetics. Bible quotes pepper their website, but we don't imagine they'll be using "this is vanity, and it is an evil disease" anytime soon. They're all about Jesus ... the pretty, smooth-skinned Jesus.

A quick perusal of their wares shows that they've got lip stuff called Blessed Balm and Sole Saver foot lotion. But we were confused by the hand cream, called Palm Sundae — is it chocolate? does it come with whipped cream and a cherry? Are those dirty questions to ask about a Christian lotion? Why does lotion suddenly sound so dirty?

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Help, we're bamboozled by a press release. We need spiritual/cosmetic guidance. This is scary, right?