Beauty Product Ad Lies I REALLY Wish Were True ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

This post is dedicated to all of the promises that beauty product companies make, but can’t keep. All in good fun, but also makes me kind of sad ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Maybe I’ll feel better if I get it off my chest?

Don’t we all want to believe in fairytale, even for once? This post is dedicated to all of the promises that beauty product companies make, but can’t keep. All in good fun, but also makes me kind of sad and frustrated ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Maybe I’ll feel better if I get it off my chest? Let’s hope so and mourn the lies in beauty product advertising ๐Ÿ˜†

The featured image of a beautiful sad dog is from Pixabay

1.’Healing’ split ends. When I hear ‘split ends’ I get into panic mode:

Courtesy of Google images, couldn’t find the original to properly credit the author ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Well, hair product companies got me ‘covered’ with hair oils, shampoos, conditioners… or do they? Split ends can only be cut off – they can’t be glued together again or repaired.

2.Foundations that ‘minimize’ the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Foundations are liquid pigment that is supposed to even the skin tone out. The thing is, this pigment also gets into fine lines and wrinkles, making them more pronounced ๐Ÿ˜ฑ At the same time, the face will still look more polished because of the more even skin tone, which is what makeup companies call more ‘youthful’ appearance. Anyway, foundations can do a lot of good things, such as protect from the sun, moisturize, etc, but no foundation can erase wrinkles and fine lines

3.Creams, serums, etc, that work like cosmetic injections. Skincare products can be miracle workers to a degree, but they can’t be nearly as potent as substances injected directly into skin tissues. Skincare products also often require long-term regular use to deliver good results… maybe that’s why I end up with a lot of half-empty jars and still want more!

4.Products that ‘minimize’ pores. Needless to say, pores can’t be shrunk or closed – all of this is a fairytale type of ad. Pores aren’t doors – they can’t be opened and closed ๐Ÿ˜€ The only way to minimize their appearance is to clean the blockages that exists in them – no magic tricks here, unfortunately.

I could continue the list for ages – ‘firming’ products, ‘clinically tested’ and ‘__% of women find this product effective’ kind of thing, but it eventually gets really frustrating! At first I wanted to discuss at least 7 of them. So I decide to end my list of grievances here ๐Ÿ˜€

What beauty product promises and advertising tricks do you find too good to be true? I’m really curious to know, so looking forward to your comments!

See you in my next post,


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Author: Alexandra

Passionate researcher and writer. Coffee maniac. Pilates enthusiast. Makeup and skincare junkie. Occasionally - movie and book reviewer. Come join me on my quest!

3 thoughts on “Beauty Product Ad Lies I REALLY Wish Were True ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ”

  1. In some ways Iโ€™m fortunate. I suffer from atopic exzema and have to be extremely careful what I use. Most of my tried and tested products are inexpensive and I still look younger than people who are a similar age thanks to good genes. I have two sisters who expend vast sums of money on those empty promises.

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    1. Your comment perfectly captures the main point of my post. By all means, this is marketing, but often they just exploit customer expectations, promising a lot of things they can’t deliver. Once we get to the bottom of it, beauty products are pretty much more or less same when it comes to ingredients. My skin is quite sensitive and I also find that inexpensive products are so much better. Expensive skincare, for some unknown reason, often contains extra fragrance and the customers pay a lot for the packaging and brand. To each their own, of course, but it would be awesome if beauty companies would focus on developing higher quality products than spending resources on simply marketing empty promises.

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