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The beauty industry to be honest

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Sunny67 Tue 04-Nov-14 16:07:40

Is it unreasonable to think beauty companies should have to disclose if models have had Botox, fillers or surgery? I'm not against anyone having these things at all I just think that if an advert for shampoo has to disclose that the model has had hair extensions, then why not skin care?

Thebodynowchillingsothere Tue 04-Nov-14 16:09:24

Yes probably but anyone who thinks they haven't is a bit daft.

MonanaGellar Tue 04-Nov-14 16:10:38

It's probably easier to assume everything about an advert is a lie.

Sunny67 Tue 04-Nov-14 16:19:16

I don't believe the hype myself but when you read so much about young people, girls in particular, having terrible body image then really is it too much to ask that companies should be honest about these things. Or is it more likely that the people who model, I'm thinking celebs here, might not want to tell the truth??

ScarletFever Tue 04-Nov-14 16:20:43

yes- they should not be allowed to 'digitally enhance' the item they are trying to sell in ANY WAY!

LadyLuck10 Tue 04-Nov-14 16:22:24

I agree with you, but one would have to be a fool to believe it all. Every industry today markets this way.

Sunny67 Tue 04-Nov-14 16:32:17

Yes I agree lady every industry will market its self in the best possible light but it just seems so shoddy that skin care products can be advertised on a face that's been smoothed paralysed and filled. Extreme I know but I'm sure you understand. I've looked at adverts in magazines and thought I didn't have skin that perfect when I was a babygrin

GoldenKelpie Tue 04-Nov-14 16:51:46

What Monana said. I have brought up my kids to accept that all advertising is lies and they view adverts with a jaundiced eye now.

specialsubject Tue 04-Nov-14 17:12:14

correct. All beauty ads lie. Why?

because there is no such thing as anti-wrinkle cream and no need for skin care beyond sunscreen.

dorathedestroyer Tue 04-Nov-14 17:12:43

Any advertising images used in print or digital media will be so photoshopped that it makes no difference whether the model had fillers, Botox, a third eye, scales, etc, in the first place. I think you have to assume any image has been 'enhanced' - although that little note on mascara ads that force them to admit the image has been styled with false lashes 'lash enhancements' makes me mentally disregard the product altogether on principle.

Hence the rise of Youtube makeups bloggers/tutorials where the make-up is what it is, I guess.

velourvoyageur Tue 04-Nov-14 19:22:01

No I don't. Models aren't owned by companies, they are real people with real lives and just because they choose to do that job shouldn't mean they get exposed in the way other people don't do.
You might want to hurt unethical companies but you'd also be hurting people I think.

Honeydragon Tue 04-Nov-14 19:29:14

Why have you got this thread in S&B as well as AIBU?

Sunny67 Tue 04-Nov-14 20:12:40

Sorry, I didn't realise it was limited to one place only!

Honeydragon Tue 04-Nov-14 21:41:43

I only asked a question.

Sunny67 Tue 04-Nov-14 22:14:41

And that is your answer.

WorraLiberty Tue 04-Nov-14 22:19:10

I was going to say YANBU but velourvoyageur makes a great point.

A person's cosmetic surgery should remain their private business.

But I do wish companies didn't use botoxed people when selling products, they claim hide the signs of ageing.

Sunny67 Tue 04-Nov-14 22:26:27

Yes you're right about the models themselves. It's not about the people who have work done. It's the companies that use them to advertise their goods.

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