Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WHEN oh WHEN will I learn???? (Scam alert...)

Okay, so as most of you know, I'm quite vain. I will try most skin care products on the market. I have used Botox, I've used Juvederm, I've used most creams. Creme de la Mer did really nothing except feel nice being applied. Of course, Botox works. Juvederm, well...it didn't work like I wanted. Bliss products are ...well...meh. Philosophy is...meh. Like I said, they smell okay, (I can't tolerate products with scent for the most part..) they feel nice, but do nothing they promise except perhaps moisturize. I can get that with lard, let's face it.

Anyhow, I found a product that promised amazing results. All of the "scientists" heralded it's miracle properties. It's secret is supposedly a synthetic snake venom. It paralyzes the what...skin? I don't know. It can't do anything to the muscles, as it's applied topically.

Anyhow, I did the "trial" of the product. It is called MH3. I tried the NDULGE and the NJECT. I figured; free trial, just pay shipping, no problem, right? When will I learn? See, by paying the shipping, they had my credit card number. I went online and discovered that it was an auto ship program that would charge me almost $100 monthly for this product. That is too many dollars. Way too many dollars. Especially since I didn't intend to continue purchasing the product. I didn't know how expensive it was until I went online and went to their website. (Stupid on my part. I know, I know.) Thank you, but no. I'll keep using Neutrogena with sunscreen which is really as effective as any expensive cream you can buy. Sure, many products feel great, but Neutrogena with sunscreen does everything the rest do, with sunscreen. I love the French brands like Avene, but am not paying that much money anymore. I researched it and found that Neutrogena...yes, plain little drug store available Neutrogena is just as good as any high end brand.

Back to MH3. I called the number, which is: 1-855-561-3800. I told the representative that I wanted all orders cancelled immediately. Of course, I was put on hold. She came back and offered me 25% off for life! Also, they would spread out my shipments to every three months instead of every month! What? I don't want it. Cancel it! I told her, "No, I do not want it. Please cancel it entirely." Put on hold again. She comes back:" Ma'am, my supervisor just said she would put in her discount and my discount and give you a total of 50% off for life!!!!. You will receive the product for ( some ridiculously low but still too high price) but only every three months, and.." I interrupted her. "Let me stop you right there...I DO NOT WANT IT. IF YOU CAN OFFER ME 50% OFF, THEN IT SHOULD BE THAT PRICE FOR EVERYONE, AND IT SHOWS YOUR BUSINESS PRACTICES ARE NOT WHAT THEY SHOULD BE. IF YOU CONTINUE TO CHARGE ME, I WILL PUT THE CHARGES IN DISPUTE ON MY CREDIT CARD AND REPORT YOU TO THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU AS WELL AS TELL EVERYONE I KNOW ABOUT THIS."

Here is their website: https://miraclehydrate.com/?ref_id=27&sub_id=UEmh3&gclid=CK3vp7Cv8LcCFUdk7AodnkEAqg


Do not do it unless A. you don't care if people charge you out the ass for crap. Or, B. You read the FINE VERY FINE TEENY TINY PRINT that tells you they are basically going to ass rape you forever. If you are okay with that, then by all means, belly up to the scam bar and sign up.

If you do a Google search on MH3 scams, you'll find plenty of people who have had almost impossible attempts to cancel this stuff. I had to get extremely rude and threaten them in order to cancel mine. I now have the email with the cancellation number on it. Believe me, stopping this company is much harder than not ever ordering in the first place.

I will continue to use my beloved Clarisonic with either Dermalogica(I know, I said I don't buy into the expensive stuff anymore, but I adore Dermalogica products...) or with Neutrogena gentle skin cleanser. I'm not a Neutrogena freak, I swear. I will continue to moisturize and use sunscreen religiously and excercise, drink water and not do anything to harm my skin. The rest is up to heredity. Let's face it. If you are like me, you probably did a lot of damage when you were younger. Tanning, drinking, staying up too late, not moisturizing, not cleansing thoroughly. I took very good care of my skin beginning when I was 12, because my Mother saw to it that I did. I still didn't do everything right. By the time I was on my own, I was wrecking it, basically. It is in pretty good shape for someone who is almost fifty years old, but there is always room for improvement. When the time comes, and it's rapidly approaching, I will be open to eyelid lifts, getting rid of bags under my eyes and anything that needs lifting or whatever. Right now, I am content with what I do.

If you want to know if your products are effective, or if there is something else as effective and cheaper, I highly recommend the book: "Don't Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me" by Paula Begoun. I would have underlined the book title, but don't know how on this stupid thing. The book is huge and reviews honestly almost every brand you could think of. From expensive brands to less expensive brands, it pretty much hits them all.

There. You've been warned. Carry on.

Toodles, Bitches.

1 comment:

Stephanie Shurley said...

Zoe's dermatologist recommends Neutrogena skin cleanser, and moisturizer.