Yesterday afternoon, as I was having my usual solitary coffee break*, I read Martha’s blog post on Avon’s most talked about wrinkle cream that’s coming to the Philippines.
The post made my heart skip a beat and brought back that all too familiar feeling of I WANT TO GET MY HANDS ON THAT WRINKLE CREAM… NOW! It’s like Lancome Genifique all over again.
Ever since I’ve grown several fine lines under my eyes, any product with the words “anti-aging” or “wrinkle cream” grabs my attention — even when I already know that there are probably only 2 anti-aging products that make a significant difference: sunblock and tretinoin.
I gave the post a once-over paying particular attention to where it would say, “this product costs Php ….” like I was already decided I would buy it.
But along with Php 1,999.00, several phrases also caught my attention:
“***Based on a consumer perception study.
Results not comparable to cosmetic procedures”
— from press release
I think I’m reading a little too much of my beauty-spending suppressor, The Beauty Brains, coz I’m sure I won’t miss those qualifiers. Just 2 weeks ago I read an article from them about what it means when a product says “Reduces the Appearance of”.
Apparently, according to the article, if a product can actually change the physical structure of the skin, it would make that product a drug. If a product is not a drug, they have to add words like “improve the appearance” or “change the look” otherwise, the company might get sued. I’m pretty sure this face cream is not a drug.
So there. That’s one less slip-up for me. But that didn’t mean I wouldn’t sign up for a chance to get a free 28-day VIP trial:
* Solitary Coffee Break aka ‘Me Time’: Pag-inom ng murang kape sa tahimik na lugar habang nagbabasa ng blogs sa internet.