The Most Outrageous Beauty Product Claims Ever
Ali Jawin / July 22, 2009
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Here at The Frisky, we love our beauty products. Discovering a magical moisturizer that makes one’s skin smoother than a baby’s bottom is akin to Christmas morning giddiness. That's why when a beauty product fails to live up to its exalted claims, we're more like depressed kittens. Rather than sulk and skulk, we've found an antidote: Cosmedicine is sponsoring the “Protest Beauty BS” video contest. The gist is that you create a video which spoofs an “unrealistic or misleading skincare advertisement.” (Contenders are, however, prohibited from using any real false products. Legal reasons?) Contestants can upload their videos beginning August 4th until September 14th. As if you need any incentive, there's also a cash prize of … $5,000! Inspired by this most brilliant challenge, we put on our Nancy Drew hats and did a thorough investigation into beauty and skincare products that claim to do the miraculous but seem to leave you with zilch. Click on to journey through the murky waters of the most outrageous false advertising this side of the sun.