By , Molly Shea
Published June 22, 2017
Hey, Goop: we’ve found your next best-seller.
Meet Body Vibes, a new California company that sells stickers meant to heal your sick, stressed-out body — and at $60 a 10-pack, they’d better.
According to the company’s Web site, the stickers alter the body’s frequency levels to give your mind and body a boost.
How, exactly, they accomplish this is a little harder to parse. The site says that the decals “emit a bio-frequency that resonates with the body’s natural energy field . . . to optimize brain and body function.”
They also, apparently, render salads all but moot. In an interview posted on the company’s site, Body Vibes co-founder Richard Eaton says that the stickers’ technology mimics the free-radical-fighting benefits that come from consuming antioxidants the natural way: via fruits and vegetables.
More importantly, the stickers are Instagram friendly! Each is illustrated with its purported benefit: there’s a quarter moon for beauty sleep, a prayer-hands emoji for pain relief, an Illuminati eye for mental focus, and, interestingly, a calavera, or traditional Mexican skull, for hangover recovery.
Naturally, influencers are eating them up. In a recent Instagram video, reality star and hummingbird activist Spencer Pratt wore several at once. (On Body Vibes’ re-gram of his story, they praised the star — sort of.)
The company regularly shares pictures of photogenic #vibetribe members — including model Caroline Vreeland and DJ Mia Moretti — decked out in stickers.
It’s almost enough to distract you from the absurdity of it all.
Listen, I get it. Given the choice between a doctor’s appointment and a quick, pretty solution, who wouldn’t choose the sticker?
But there’s not much evidence that the stickers pack any benefits beyond aesthetics.
If you want a conversation starter — or to blend in at your kid’s preschool parties — sure, shell out six bucks for a sticker. But for serious stress-fighting powers? Consider something science-backed: therapy, exercise or a diet filled with, yes, fruits and vegetables.