Sunday, December 02, 2007

Actual Snake Oil would work better

Ever see this ad? Not that you or I would fall for it, but it makes you curious, no?

At the top it says "PICTURE YOURSELF WITHOUT WRINKLES" with this graphic:

Which soon changes to this:

Then underneath it says the Dermitage Dual-Action Wrinkle Reducer does several things, including 57% less visible wrinkles (giving you 43% "invisible wrinkles"? -- now there's a concept), and it prevents future wrinkles!!!

Underneath THAT it offers a 14-day free trial supply. Seems all win-win and stuff, doesn't it? I was curious about just how well it might work, and found this feedback forum topic. It appears that FREE is not really FREE after all.


Nava said...

Excuse me, but - DUH?

What I find hard to believe is all those people who fell for that.

Liked the 43% visible wrinkles concept. :-).

Ptelea said...

I like the word "Dramatization" on the ad - I guess so!! Could they have made the wrinkled hag any uglier?

Blueberry said...

It also colors and conditions your hair!

Pt: I think they could have added a long hooked nose.

Ellie said...

Palease. The old hag is exactly what I thought when I read it. Glad you said it ptelea. I'd love to look 10 years younger myself. I keep thinking maybe there IS something out there that isn't 5k.

Undeniable Liberal said...

I think I would stick with the snake oil.
People fall for this shit?

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You know what? I like my wrinkles. I earned every damn one of them and I want to show them off.

enigma4ever said... unfair....thanks for the heads up and warning....I just use caress soap and oil of olay- have since I was 17....and that is all I can afford- I figure it has worked this long, why mess with it....and yeah, any wrinkles I have- I earned...