Wednesday, December 12

Ooh my little pretty one, pretty one. When you gonna give me some time, Sharona?

How on earth do girls remember what make-up products they are supposed to be buying when Company's like Olay and L'Oreal have such ridiculous names for their stuff.

I mean, come on....

Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum.
Total Effects 7 Signs Serum.
Pro-Vital Energising Moisture Fluid.
Complete Care Multi-Radiance Fluid.
Touch Sensory Moisturising Cream SPF 15 UV Protection.
Classic Care Active Beauty Fluid Hypo-Allergenic (Sensitive).
Derma Genesis Cellular-Nurturing Moisturiser.
Micro-Dermabrasion Kit.
Glycolic Peel.

Seems to me you need some kind of Doctorate in order to buy girly products nowadays.
All these fancy names seem to have come right to the fore-front in the last year or so. Perhaps it's a clever marketing tool, gaining better sales because it sounds like like such a complex product. 'Face Cream' obviously doesn't cut the mustard anymore in this day and age.
I wonder if other products will follow suit in years to come. Perhaps the days of asking for a pack of Tampax are numbered.

6 parlez:

treacle said...

LOL! I noticed the trend a couple of years ago - the adverts are hilarious as I am told by a biochemist friend that sometimes the "scientific" terms that are used are completely made up.

Emma said...

Oh I know exactly what you mean, I can't remember the stuff I use and have to check the bottle before I buy new stuff. That said the expensive bottle of face wash I bought at the start of the year lasted me nine months and I've still got the face cream I bought with it. Still I don't buy any of the high street junk as it's not really try before you buy.

Mei Del said...

i always pass the 7 signs of aging cream and wonder what these are - the signs i mean and only 7 or what, one is not enough?

Cat said...

I love lovely skincare products, and I'm a sucker for cute packaging or names as opposed to scientific promises. My usual moisturiser is called "Hope in a Jar" by a company called Philosophy. The name cheers me up in the mornings under the harsh bathroom lights...

The ad which says the product has "Boswelox" in it makes me laugh - what?! (And I can't recall which product it is, so it can't have made that big an impression...)

John said...

I struggle buying my own shampoo so I would just like to take the opportunity to thank whoever responsible for not making me female.

stevie newton-john said...

I'm with Cat (and I love Philosophy products as well)!

I think some of us feel more justified buying the "Regenerizing Glycolic Resurfacing Serum For Biologically Exposed Epidermis" because if it sounds more like something a doctor might prescribe, we figure "it's not's medicinal and benefiting my health!"

I still want to know what's in that La Mer skin cream (or La Prairie for that matter) which stars like Sarah Jessica Parker swear by.

What exactly is *in* $300 face cream? Does it come with a Hollywood agent?