Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Shut up, Bunny, and let me have my Peptides!!

"Ggrrrrhhh!! Proctor & Gamble again!!" daughter No. 2 hissed, waving her fists in a wind-milling sort of way at the television set.
You can "regenerate skin's appearance, one cell at a time” the advert claims about their ‘Olay Regenerist’ product.
Why?? How?? Is it MAGIC???

As Nadine Baggott, the nice and seemingly ever to wonderfully regenerated lady in the advert says, it’s the Pentapeptides in Olay Regenerist!
Nadine Baggott looks very good for a fifty year old – pity she is only in her 40s. So much Botox, yet she's selling Olay products. Well girl, it's more than cream you've been using. Care to list all the surgery???
So . . . how many animal cells have Proctor & Gamble destroyed in order to persuade Tracey and Lorna from the factory up in Liverpool that they, too, can look like Nadine, in spite of their fish & chip diet and 40 a day smoking habit??
You think I exaggerate? Let’s look at some facts!

Procter & Gamble are the world’s largest consumer products company, with an annual turnover of over $43 Billion – that’s $43 Billion!! Their international headquarters is in the US city of Cincinnati.
Traditionally known for their soaps and detergents, P&G now produce a massive range of products in hair care, cosmetics, perfumes, personal hygiene, laundry care, snack food, paper and feminine hygiene, and even pet food.
Here is their product list! How many can you find in your home?

Companion Animal Care
Eukanuba, Iams
Old Spice, Secret, Sure
Diapers and Baby Care
Luvs, Pampers
Food and Beverage
Folgers, Millstone Coffee, Pringles, Sunny Delight, Torengos
Giorgio of Beverly Hills, Helmut Lang, Herve Leger, Hugo Boss, Old Spice
Hair Care
A Touch of Sun, Aussie, Balsam Color, Clairol, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Hydrience, Infusium 23, Lasting Color, Loving Care, Men’s Choice, Natural Instincts, Nice ‘n Easy, Pantene, Pert Plus, Physique, Ultress, Vidal Sassoon
Always, Alldays, Tampax
Laundry and Cleaning
Bounce, Cascade, Cheer, Dawn, Downy, Dreft, Dryel, Era, Febreze, Gain, Ivory, Ivory Snow, Joy, Mr. Clean, Swiffer, Tide
Non-Prescription Drugs/Health Aids
DayQuil, Metamucil, NyQuil, Pepto-Bismol, PUR water filtration system, Sinex, Thermacare, Vicks
Oral Care
Crest, Fixodent, Gleem, Scope, Whitestrips
Paper Product
Bounty, Charmin, Puffs
Skin Care
Clearstick, Cover Girl, Max Factor, Noxzema, Ohm, Olay
Camay, Ivory, Safeguard, Zest

P&G admit that guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, rats and mice are among the animals used in their ‘product safety research’, as well as cats and dogs in pet food experiments. Investigations continue to reveal disturbing examples of P&G’s ongoing involvement in painful and lethal animal tests.
Procter & Gamble exist for one reason, and one reason only - to make as much money as possible. P&G test on animals because of their desire to get new chemical ingredients on to the market. This allows them to claim that their new hair dye, skin cream or washing powder etc. is ‘new, improved’, in the hope of increasing sales. But with many companies producing similar consumer products without carrying out animal tests, it shows that P&G’s cruelty is motivated by greed.
Obviously, P&G realise that their behaviour appals most people. Sadly, instead of reforming, P&G invest enormous amounts in PR and spin that aims to give a rosy impression of their testing practices. P&G have even been lobbying governments to try to block bans on animal testing for cosmetics that have public support. Now investigations have uncovered P&G’s outrageous plans to carry out massive animal testing programmes for new cosmetics and household product ingredients.
Money is the only language P&G understand. Ultimately, by refusing to buy their products, you hold the key to saving the many thousands of animals who suffer and die every year in cruel tests conducted by this company.

Remember the turnover of $43 Billion?? No wonder they can spend 1.4 Billion on advertising! Next time when you watch a program and the adverts come on, see how many Proctor & Gamble products you can spot! Oh, and by the way . . Duracell batteries??? Yup, you’ve guessed it!! Now also P&G!

Just one final thought:
Next time you follow the call to get your Pentapeptides, just be aware that Proctor & Gamble throw in a few things for free.
Here they are:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 (yes, there really are some of these!!), Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Cetyl Ricinoleate, BIS-PEG/PPG-14/14Dimethicone, PEG-10 DimethiconePEG-100 Stearate, PEG-10 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Metabisulfate, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol and Fragrance.

This Firefly asks: "Now, doesn’t that feel better??!!?"

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