Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Ethics Game

Today I thought we'd play a little ethics game.  A sort of WWFD as it were.  That stands for what would Fingers do in case you didn't know.

I watch a lot of makeup videos on YouTube.  It's a newer obsession since the nail polish ban at work.  There are several gurus I follow and like.  Some of which have either started their own makeup line or the latest OMG going thru the beauty community is a guru making her own vitamins.  Someone who has never mentioned a passion for that, someone who wears hair extensions, fake nails and gets botox as a 36 year old.

The world is in an uproar as there was no information or list of ingredients given until the day before the actual launch.  The actual launch was yesterday and while the website did say to check with your doctor first before taking any supplement, the masses are upset as there weren't any warnings alongside some of the ingredients.

So my first question is: is it enough to say check with your doctor first?

Here are the other issues people are having.  That there are no clinical trials published showing these supplements work and that people who are asking valid questions like these are being blocked from the social media and their comments deleted.

That makes me wonder why someone would do that during the launch of their brand.  It certainly is making the world very two sided.  You're either with her or not.  Why not just answer the questions or just ignore the hate?

The website did have one small photo of a 23 year old's skin getting better after taking this supplement.  Really? This is another issue people are having with this brand.  A 23 year old certainly does not need a supplement as their skin is young and lively at that age.  I read a very nice article on a blog called Vintage Rouge Cafe that broke down each of the ingredients and what their purpose is.  Now according to that article, these supplements are good for menopausal women, which is not mentioned by the brand and the usage of a 23 year old's skin makes me think she is targeting her younger maybe more naive audience.

There was also international shipping available, if you're willing to pay for it that is.  At $30USD per bottle to ship overseas or even to Canada, most of them aren't willing to spend that much.  What gets me is if this is targeted to a younger audience who doesn't need this type of supplement, it is robbing them of money that could be used for something else.  But then again people are free to buy what they want and do what they want.

I saw people buying multiple bottles for something they don't even know will work based on the words of someone they watch via highly edited and photoshopped videos for an hour or so per week.  Is that enough to sway you to buy from them? Someone that has not released any clinical trial information but has said it is made to the highest standards in the USA.

Would you buy this? It is $40 for a 30 day supply.  With shipping it came to $47.90.  So if this works, you will be spending almost $50USD per month on a supplement touted to help lessen gray hair, improve fine lines, make your hair and nails stronger and longer.

I asked several times what the return policy is, but did not get a response.

I'm certainly rethinking my purchase....................................yes I caved as I am a menopausal woman who could use a good supplement.  Is it going to be worth the money?  That'll be for another post.

Would you buy this?  Talk to me!!!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?

Fingers
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