I believe I’ve seen the worse when I saw caffeine infused pantyhose being marketed as weight loss solution until I saw this slimming soap. The sellers claim that this weight loss soap contains elixirs of various undersea plants (they don’t bother to tell us what various undersea plants are) and seaweed.

The marketers shamelessly plug this seaweed infused soap as magical weight loss soap by describing how seaweed can penetrate to your skin and wash away the fat. If this is true, I am sure I’ll be thin as a rake over a month since I often shower three times in a day during this hot weather.

I have nothing against seaweed at all. In fact, I understand that seaweed has many nutrients and minerals which are beneficial to our body. But if someone comes to me and tells that I can wash away the extra pounds just by applying the soap, well I’ll just regard with upmost skepticism.

This seaweed bar is priced at $7.95 here which is expensive, I’ll choose my ‘magicless’ soap anytime and use the money to buy real edible seaweed!

It’s easy enough to make money these days, just invent something and insert the word diet into the product and voila, your lousy product suddenly becomes premium product which you can sell at higher price.

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7 comments:

  1. Soju said...

    ROFL, I've seen merchants who sell the same diet soap for $25 on the internet. Wonder who'll buy such useless products.

  2. Matthias Gaspar said...

    Good exercise and good food are all they need. Many experts have countlessly saying this but many people still have soft spot for weight loss gimmick.

  3. Tasha Chan said...

    Actually there's a research backing up this diet soap. It's done by Japanese professor and said "20% reduction in body fat directly attributed to the use of this soap in a 3 month empirical project". Not entirely sure whether to believe this shady research or not. The weight loss on the respondents could easily come as a result of dietary change and habit.

  4. Anonymous said...

    If I want to rub seaweed all across my body, I'll buy bodyshop product. Anyway seaweed is good for skin but to think that it can blow up fat is just too far fetched.

  5. Ellen said...

    This sounds like the sort of products they sell at Multi Level Marketing here :D, pricey and hyped.

  6. Sean said...

    It is really pricey for a soap! Anyway, I won't try this unless it has proven result.

  7. Cherry said...

    Sure it is pricey. Who cares though if it can wash layer of fat like eraser lol.



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