I just caught the very end of Supershoppers on Channel 4, where they promised to investigate cellulite vanishing tights next week. As if tights are going to get rid of your cellulite! It got me thinking about other totally pointless or at least unnecessary products. You may as well pop a fiver in the till and leave them on the counter for all the good they will do you.
Large companies employ clever marketing teams and spend big bucks devising new products to persuade us to part with our cash. They are so good at this that soon we believe the hype and forget we ever lived without them!
This list is just my opinion. You may well disagree or you might want to add some.
Air freshners. They don’t and can’t create fresh air. Open the window.
Tumble dryer sheets. Uh?
Shower gel – what’s wrong with soap?
Diet meals. Make your own low fat dinners.
Pills that claim to burn fat. Sorry. Don’t believe it!
Body firming lotions and bust lifters – unless they are made at Hogwarts
Separate cleaners for your kitchen and bathroom. Ditto shower and oven cleaners. One multi surface cleaner will do the lot (or some bicarbonate of soda on a sponge)
Hand sanitiser (unless you are in hospital). Wash your hands with soap
Hand wash ( as above)
My daughters will disagree with this no doubt, but … skin primer? You put it on under your foundation to keep the foundation on, then put powder on top to keep the primer and foundation on ….! You will have more layers than an onion if you’re not careful.
Separate hand and foot creams
Fit Bits. If you didn’t exercise before I bet you don’t suddenly become an athlete just because you are wearing one.
Cellulite creams. They don’t work any more than the cellulite vanishing tights
Any moisturiser that claims to lift your skin and diminish wrinkles. (Or do anything other than moisturise.)
Neck cream. It’s still skin,right? You can use whatever you put on your face!
Stretch mark creams. I tried these when I was pregnant and afterwards too and came to the conclusion that they don’t work. The only thing that reduced my stretch marks was time.
Which products do you consider a pointless waste of money?