Friday, January 21, 2011

This made me laugh

I have never been a high maintenance woman, no matter how hard I've tried (and I've tried!). Since I live in the world of suburban malls and chain stores, I hate to shop, preferring to do as much purchasing as I need to online. As a result, I get a huge amount of commercial/retail email. Rarely are these emails a source of amusement. But, today, I got one that read:

Repair damaged skin with DRAGON'S BLOOD
complex, a patented extract taken from Amazonian trees.

And, in case you were wondering, that is the font size and set-up of the email.
Now I am off to check out my pantry and supply shelves to see what other cutting edge beauty treatments might be lurking about.


Penny said...

I always wondered where to replenish my dragon's blood supplies lol!

Lavanah said...

A few years ago, I received a sample of a facecream that contained extracts of poisonous mushrooms. I suspect that there was so little mushroom in the cream that the only effect was for/on the advertising. Still, these are largely high end products and these types of ingredients and the promotions thereof amuse me.

My Gal said...

It is times like these that I like to remember that cyanide is all natural and occasionally organic.

I am often puzzled by the strange things that advertisers think will attract us. My dear sister in LA has a 150 year old dragons blood tree in her backyard/ garden. I love that tree. When I go over I pet that tree. I do not however wish to rub it on my face for any reason :)

Harold Roth said...

Dragonsblood is the hot new thing. I have been getting a lOT of requests for it because my site ranks fairly high for dragonsblood searches. Thing is, the dragonsblood they are talking about is completely different from the one we use. Ours is a resin from Dracaena draco or Daemenorops draco and comes from Sumatra or Socotra. Theirs is a sap from Croton lechleri and comes from the Amazon region. The plant is in the Euphorbia family, which often has caustic sap (Snow-in-Summer is a common Euphorbia). It frankly scares me that people are using this dragonsblood on their skin.

Lavanah said...

Thank you, Harold. I did't realize that they were different plants with the same common name. I couldn't figure out how "our" dragonsblood could be useful in a skincream and figured that it was purely a promotional ploy. I can see how something with a caustic sap could be used for this specific purpose (in the correct minute amounts).

And, speaking of similar (not so un-)common names-you share a last name with the name whose name is on this particular skincare line.