Wednesday, 27 July 2011
L'Oreal really are quite naughty and have managed to cause controversy once again. They have falsely advertised for years. Nothing made me laugh more than those adverts with Penelope Cruz who had eyelashes that extended for miles and miles ("lashes that reach for the stars" in fact) - so obvs fake!
In the news today they're being condemned for "touching up" their models which is misleading. Yes - I agree it's total BS but really not surprised. This is a company that really doesn't have morals (animal testers). They are hugely successful and it's all about the all mighty dollar rather than ethics. But people keep buying into their products. Are we that easy to fool?
Things related to L'Oreal if you feel like boycotting
- Sad to say The Body Shop (however they don't falsely advertise and they still stand by no animal testing). They were bought by L'Oreal on 17 March 2006 for £652m. I guess it was a deal that Dame Anita Roddick couldn't refuse.
- Nestle foods
- Sanofi-Aventis, the world's number 3 and Europe's number 1 pharmaceutical company.