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*** Compare the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movie trailer, with its T-Cell based [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhiNbKIAGS0 Regenerate]] beauty cream with the one for Oil of Olay's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep0_KHp-0yA Regenerist]] product line....

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*** Compare the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movie ''Film/ResidentEvil2002'' trailer, with its T-Cell based [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhiNbKIAGS0 Regenerate]] beauty cream with the one for Oil of Olay's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep0_KHp-0yA Regenerist]] product line....


** Those ads are eerily similar to the faux cosmetics ads in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movie trailers...

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** Those ads are eerily similar to the faux cosmetics ads in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movie ''Film/ResidentEvilFilmSeries'' trailers...


* Hyaluronic acid. Which, surprisingly enough, is a real thing and not an invention of the marketing division for face creams. this is touted as the miracle ingredient for revitalising dry or older skin - despite the fact that better research suggests it's generally useless, and in over-large doses can provoke the very dehydrating effect it is supposed to aleviate.

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* Hyaluronic acid. Which, surprisingly enough, is a real thing and not an invention of the marketing division for face creams. this This is touted as the miracle ingredient for revitalising dry or older skin - despite the fact that better research suggests it's generally useless, and in over-large doses can even provoke the very dehydrating effect it is supposed to aleviate.alleviate.

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* Hyaluronic acid. Which, surprisingly enough, is a real thing and not an invention of the marketing division for face creams. this is touted as the miracle ingredient for revitalising dry or older skin - despite the fact that better research suggests it's generally useless, and in over-large doses can provoke the very dehydrating effect it is supposed to aleviate.


* Former journalist Ben Goldacre was science correspondent for ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers the Guardian]]''. After leaving print newspapers, he wrote the book ''Bad Science'' based on his experiences, and devotes several chapters to deconstructing and challenging the way the advertising industry mis-uses science in order to shift product. He points out that the reason why advertising and marketing can get away with misleading and even false claims for its products for so long is that no effective scrutiny exists. The media does not tend to recruit people with science degrees - most journalists and execs come out of a humanities background - and are therefore ill-equipped to apply critical thought to claims made on behalf of a product. Goldacre also points out that very few politicians, civil servants or lawmakers have a scientific training, and threfore advertising executives, pseudo-medical "practitioners" and Big Pharma can easily bamboozle them. [[note]]An episode of ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'' also makes this point[[/note]]

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* Former journalist Ben Goldacre was science correspondent for ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers the Guardian]]''. After leaving print newspapers, he wrote the book ''Bad Science'' based on his experiences, and devotes several chapters to deconstructing and challenging the way the advertising industry mis-uses science in order to shift product. He points out that the reason why advertising and marketing can get away with misleading and even false claims for its products for so long is that no effective scrutiny exists. The media does not tend to recruit people with science degrees - most journalists and execs come out of a humanities background - and are therefore ill-equipped to apply critical thought to claims made on behalf of a product. Goldacre also points out that very few politicians, civil servants or lawmakers have a scientific training, and threfore advertising executives, pseudo-medical "practitioners" "alternative practitioners" and Big Pharma can easily bamboozle them. [[note]]An episode of ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'' also makes this point[[/note]]point: a Prime Minister with an economics degree and a Cabinet Secretary whose degree is in the Classics struggle to make sense of whether a new chemical factory will be a health hazard or not, and utterly miss the relevant points.[[/note]]

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* Former journalist Ben Goldacre was science correspondent for ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers the Guardian]]''. After leaving print newspapers, he wrote the book ''Bad Science'' based on his experiences, and devotes several chapters to deconstructing and challenging the way the advertising industry mis-uses science in order to shift product. He points out that the reason why advertising and marketing can get away with misleading and even false claims for its products for so long is that no effective scrutiny exists. The media does not tend to recruit people with science degrees - most journalists and execs come out of a humanities background - and are therefore ill-equipped to apply critical thought to claims made on behalf of a product. Goldacre also points out that very few politicians, civil servants or lawmakers have a scientific training, and threfore advertising executives, pseudo-medical "practitioners" and Big Pharma can easily bamboozle them. [[note]]An episode of ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'' also makes this point[[/note]]

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* Parodied on ''Series/HorribleHistories'' with their ads for (usually genuine) historical products, such as Paule Revere's gunpowder toothpaste. This ads always contain the line "Here comes the science-y bit" as the voiceover explains whatever bizarre logic was behind the product.

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* Anything that says "non-GMO" without explaining ''what'' [=GMOs=] actually are. You're already eating many different types of GMO without even realizing it: broccoli, cauliflower, and kale are modifications to the original wild cabbage, ''Brassica oleracea''. You like corn on the cob? A few millennia ago, you would have been stuck with tiny cobs that wouldn't make much of a meal or even much of a side dish; selective breeding gave us the large cobs we know and love today. And your pet dog is ''definitely'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhfCdF6qnyA a GMO]].


-->--'''Creator/JenniferAniston''', in different L'Oreal Elvive adverts.

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-->--'''Creator/JenniferAniston''', -->-- '''Creator/JenniferAniston''', in different L'Oreal Elvive adverts.


* It gotten to the point where they slip it into Real Estate adverts. A ad for a real estate development in Taichung, Taiwan, mentions its brand new Design for Oxygenated Living -- i.e. you can open the windows and let fresh air in.

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* It gotten to the point where they slip it into Real Estate adverts. A An ad for a real estate development in Taichung, Taiwan, mentions its brand new Design for Oxygenated Living -- i.e. you can open the windows and let fresh air in.


Compare with ShavingIsScience. See also ButIPlayOneOnTV.

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Compare with ShavingIsScience. See also ButIPlayOneOnTV.ButIPlayOneOnTV, SpiceRackPanacea, and AsbestosFreeCereal.


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** Similarly, anyone using the term "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord chemicals]]" to mean "[[AppealToNature anything that's artificial and therefore dangerous]]." The fact is, ''anything you could put in, on, or near your body is a chemical.'' No matter whether it's found in nature or made in a lab somewhere or both. The entire world we live in is made up of chemicals...in fact, ''your entire body'' is made up of chemicals!


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xi8ZYTFrb8 Anything that's touted as a way to remove "toxins" from your body]]. The term "toxin" is not a recognized term for any one substance or group of substances...and even things that are normally good for you can be toxic if you ingest too many of them. Also, your liver, lungs, intestines, and kidneys do a fine job of getting rid of undesirable substances in the body; they normally don't need any outside assistance. (And on the occasions that they ''do,'' such as dialysis for kidney failure, or diuretics for edema or ascites, ''your doctor'' will let you know.)

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xi8ZYTFrb8 Anything that's touted as a way to remove "toxins" from your body]]. The term "toxin" is not a recognized term for any one substance or group of substances...and even things that are normally good for you can be toxic if you ingest too many of them. Also, your liver, lungs, intestines, and kidneys do a fine job of getting rid of undesirable substances in the body; they normally don't need any outside assistance. (And on the occasions that they ''do,'' such as dialysis for kidney failure, or diuretics for edema or ascites, or if you've ''actually'' been poisoned, ''your doctor'' will let you know.)


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xi8ZYTFrb8 Anything that's touted as a way to remove "toxins" from your body]]. The term "toxin" is not a recognized term for any one substance or group of substances...and even things that are normally good for you can be toxic if you ingest too many of them. Also, your liver, lungs, intestines, and kidneys do a fine job of getting rid of undesirable substances in the body; they normally don't need any outside assistance.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xi8ZYTFrb8 Anything that's touted as a way to remove "toxins" from your body]]. The term "toxin" is not a recognized term for any one substance or group of substances...and even things that are normally good for you can be toxic if you ingest too many of them. Also, your liver, lungs, intestines, and kidneys do a fine job of getting rid of undesirable substances in the body; they normally don't need any outside assistance. (And on the occasions that they ''do,'' such as dialysis for kidney failure, or diuretics for edema or ascites, ''your doctor'' will let you know.)

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xi8ZYTFrb8 Anything that's touted as a way to remove "toxins" from your body]]. The term "toxin" is not a recognized term for any one substance or group of substances...and even things that are normally good for you can be toxic if you ingest too many of them. Also, your liver, lungs, intestines, and kidneys do a fine job of getting rid of undesirable substances in the body; they normally don't need any outside assistance.

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* Micellar "technology". There's nothing fancy or "technological" about it, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micelle micelles]] are how detergents and soaps work. Basically, you're paying for a glorified soap-and-water solution.

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