It’s amazing to me how far cosmetic companies will go to stretch the claims of their skin care products. Here are two examples which illustrate how extreme these claims can be.
Here’s an interesting video by Skin MD lotion. According to them, you can put the lotion on and pour hydrochloric acid on your hand.
It’s an interesting and compelling demonstration. Of course, it’s not as impressive if you consider that when the scientist pours the acid on the rock (probably limestone), there is a neutralizing reaction that occurs. A neutralized acid is like pouring salt water on your skin.
As the man in the white coat says in the demo (despite what he shows), Skin MD will not protect you from acid burns.
Skin cream protects from radiation
This one is even worse. According to the Advertising Standards Authorities (ASA) in the UK, Clarins cosmetic maker was slapped with a fine for claiming that their skin cream could protect you from mobile phone & other radiation. They erroneously said that skin exposed to artificial electromagnetic radiation would age faster. Then they went on to imply that their lotion could protect you from it. According to Clarins
If electromagnetic waves can penetrate walls, imagine what they can do to your skin. Today, electromagnetic waves generated by a host of modern day electronic devices join a list of well-known pollutants which can damage skin.
Unfortunately for Clarins, the research that they submitted was soundly rejected by the ASA and any other legitimate scientist who saw it. Don’t worry Beauty Brains community, your skin is not being degraded by your phone. And that cell phone is not causing acne either. Geez!
What’s the most ridiculous claim YOU’VE seen from a skin care product? Share your comments with the rest of the Beauty Brains community.