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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

YEAH RIGHT: Herbal Essences

Whilst chilling at the end of the day I saw an ad on TV. An ad that made me laugh out loud and at the end of the ad exclaim YEAH RIGHT.

The ad was for Herbal Essences Rain Forest Flowers

Lots of gorgeous lady on camera, lots of lovely foliage and eden-like settings, lots of love generally for all things natural.

Whether they intended it or not the way I percieved the ad left me with the feeling that if I use this shampoo I will somehow be doing good for the planet.

A search on the Household Products Database confirmed that:

These products have been used extensively by consumers and Clairol is not aware of any significant potential for adverse reactions. Target Organs: These products contain ingredients which have been shown to affect tissues or organs when fed at high levels of exposure in animal studies not encountered in normal use. Target organs identified in animal studies are as follows: Glycerin--kidney, liver; Propylene glycol--central nervous system (CNS); SD Alcohol 40--liver, eye, CNS, reproductive.

Lose yourself in an exclusive blend of exotic botanicals with New Herbal Essences Rainforest Flowers Shampoo and Conditioner. Discover lush and radiant hair with the power of Passion Flower, Patchouli and Vetiver to quench and revitalize. With the exquisite lather and exotic scent you only get with Rainforst Flowers it’s a sensuous escape for you and your hair.

Ahem...seminal moment here...YEAH RIGHT!

Basically, and we need your help here, we want to start highlighting ads that we think deserve a big fat YEAH RIGHT! Ads that are just so hilarious in their message as to make you laugh out loud. Got anything for us at the usual address: Image hosted by



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At 9:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there

I know that Propylene Glycol is the major ingredient in screen wash/anti freeze and its used in a lots of cosmetics to stop them freezing in storage and to preserve them for longer. Lovely thought, when I heard about (that from the TV programme Richard & Judy of all places) I now do not buy anything with PG in it!



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