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To wonder why no-one in spot adverts has actually got spots?

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SuburbanRhonda Mon 27-May-13 21:25:39

Just watched the Freederm advert.

All the teenagers in it had the clearest skin I've ever seen. Not one spot amongst any of them.

Why would any of them need a spot product? Do the advertisers think we are plankton?

RevoltingPeasant Mon 27-May-13 21:29:23

Clearly it's because they all use the product!

Pobblewhohasnotoes Mon 27-May-13 21:30:55

Same as why people in anti-wrinkle cream adverts don't have wrinkles?

SuburbanRhonda Mon 27-May-13 21:32:41

I thought that, revolting, but aren't advertisers supposed to make you identify with the person using the product?

If you're a sad 14-year-old with a face like rhubarb and custard, you're not going to be convinced, are you?

PhallicGiraffe Mon 27-May-13 21:33:13

Because if they had spots, it wouldn't be a very good spot cream.

SuburbanRhonda Mon 27-May-13 21:34:25

Actually I love the anti-wrinkle adds where the young woman with perfect skin, who must be all of 18 years old, pretends to rub the product into her skin, but she is just wafting her finger over her face!

SuburbanRhonda Mon 27-May-13 21:35:32

They could do before and after shots, phallic.

But then the spots would probably be those joke stick-on ones.

I know, I'm fighting a losing battle here.

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 27-May-13 21:36:33

Wot they said^^.
I'm still looking for the perfect anti wrinkle cream. but it's way too late.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Mon 27-May-13 21:39:21

And the 20 year olds in the hair dye adverts claiming it covers all the grey.

Piss OFF and take your upward facing nipples with you.

oh. And the lash lengthening mascara with the models clearly wearing falsies and the magic shampoo and conditioner ads with the models with the hair extensions? Yes, I'll buy your product that's so great you can only advertise it by using people with fakes!

fridayfreedom Mon 27-May-13 21:43:06

And people using star lifts when they walk briskly up to them and hop on!

fridayfreedom Mon 27-May-13 21:43:26


StuntGirl Mon 27-May-13 21:55:34

I agree, its ridiculous. Companies should be forced to prove their products work and show real results, not tout crap about how 68% of people from a sample size of 78 liked it. Bollocks to 'em.

SuburbanRhonda Mon 27-May-13 22:00:42

And people wearing designer glasses who have prescription-free lenses because they do not need to wear glasses! At least you can tell those fakers, though. Glasses just look so wrong on them.

Badgerwife Mon 27-May-13 22:05:45

grin at glasses look so wrong on them

I've needed glasses since I was 15 and bloody hell did they look wrong on me!

Yy to all the rubbish stats and those bastardly teens with the most amazing skin I've ever seen; as if the spots were all magicked away after one application

OctopusPete8 Mon 27-May-13 22:07:07

I totally get you on this,

arabesque Mon 27-May-13 22:07:37

And 'busy mums' who are actually size 8 twenty year olds 'busy' going out and enjoying themselves, not worrying about the absorbancy of disposable nappies.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 27-May-13 22:10:32

Or supermodels advertising packet hair dye. Worth millions but I slap me own high lift tint on every month.

Course you love, course you do.

I imagine they only go to west London salons for a blow dry and a gossip, not an all over tint with highlights.

SuburbanRhonda Mon 27-May-13 22:16:44

You know what I mean, badgerwife.

I've worn glasses for 40 years and while I live in boe of someone taking them off and saying, "But Miss Rhonda, you're beautiful," I do feel they suit me and I look like I'm meant to be wearing them.

SuburbanRhonda Mon 27-May-13 22:17:56



Moominsarehippos Mon 27-May-13 22:40:15

Because the kids in the ads are 9 years old. There was a press ad a couple of years back and the model really did look about 14. It was in the sunday times and I almost bust a gasket spluttering over my coffee at it.

Load a hooey. Bloody evil marketing bastards.

Badgerwife Mon 27-May-13 22:41:38

I'm a reluctant glasses-wearer, I'll admit smile but that's coz my one redeeming feature is my eyes and nobody can ever see them. I was devastated at 15, I could never look like those fakers with their big black-rimmed librarian glasses that still manage to make them look cool and amazing

Moominsarehippos Mon 27-May-13 22:41:57

The model was in a wrinkle cream ad (oops, makes more sense to point that out).

DS says I look much better with my specs on. Thanks Son.

Bobyan Mon 27-May-13 22:43:29

They can't use before and after spot shots because none of the over the counter spot stuff works on anything more than the occasional small zit.

As a 20 year acne sufferer believe me I know!

SuburbanRhonda Mon 27-May-13 23:02:42

Exactly bobyan.

It is galling for people with problem skin to be told all you have to do is waft some stupid "cool" teenage product over your spots and bingo - they're gone.

SinisterBuggyMonth Mon 27-May-13 23:34:58

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