Whoo… Black Diamond!!

From Spaaaace…..CNET takes a look at sciencey and impressive sounding marketing for a pricey new beauty product.

Anti-aging cream made with ‘space diamonds’ | Crave – CNET.

Anti-aging! Space diamonds! Groundbreaking medical research! Wow, Celestial Black Diamond Night Cream sure sounds like a miracle. Let’s take a closer look.

The product description says the cream includes black diamond particles “believed to have formed in space.” Huh? Either they came from space, or they didn’t. Manufacturer 111 Skin doesn’t divulge the sourcing method for the particles, but it does describe them as “microspheres that penetrate the deeper dermal layer of the skin in order to transport three essential youth restoring ingredients: patent-pending NAC Y2 formula, Collagen type I and III and Hyaluronic acid.”

As the author concludes, this costs $900 per 50ml, made with a substance that may or may not be from space as they claim and that is supposedly helpful to help stimulate cell regeneration and make you look younger. I’m not sure which of these last two is more improbable. The diamonds microspheres are the “innovative delivery system” and the cream regenerates the production of “key cell-fortifying substances”. Whatever. I’m not that gullible.

This story is silly so I made it sillier. Title reference from here.

Tip: Todd Stonewall
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  5 comments for “Whoo… Black Diamond!!

  1. RDW
    March 13, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Balderdash !!! Poppycock !! Horsefeathers !!!!!

  2. Mark W
    March 13, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    If they had just claimed that diamonds “came from space” they’d have been OK (since, technically/pedantically, every atom comes from space), but claiming the diamonds were “formed” in space, not so credible.

  3. Eve
    March 14, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Jeez, Sharon–first you tell me not to set my face on fire. Now you’re telling me not to exfoliate with space diamonds. What’s next? Are you going to try to tell me that bathing in the blood of innocents won’t give me that youthful glow that I crave?

  4. J
    March 14, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Someone’s been watching too much Futurama.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6bius_Dick_%28Futurama%29
    Though it’s not mentioned in the description, Bender does try to catch some space damonds.

  5. Brian
    March 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Because it’s expensive, people will buy it. Spice it up with the pseudo scienecy stuff, claim it’ll do something magical, and everyone with cash to burn will buy it, and *think* they are beautiful, when all they did was slather on some stuff that probably will bite them in the rear later on in life.

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