Cathy Classics by Cathy Guisewite for March 06, 2011
Saleswoman: Hello. I'm Mabel. I'll be your pamperologist today. Cathy: Pamperologist? Saleswoman: Your dermo-flatterist. Your aesthetician. Your guide to the new world of cosmeceuticals. Cathy: Cosmeceuticals? Saleswoman: Part cosmetics... Part pharmaceuticals... Age-defying skincare goes scientific! The products have all-new, medical-sounding goals: "Cell renewal" "Hydration restoration" "Pore minimization"... Medical-sounding ingredients: "Alpha hydroxy acids" "Beta hydroxy complex" "Collagen boosters" "Enzymes"... Medical-sounding delivery systems: "Serum" "Capsules" "Emollients" "Micro-prisms"... Which area of epidermal care may I and my cabinet of sleek, hypoallergenic therapies assist you with? Cathy: Gift with purchase! Saleswoman: $23 million in research, and all anyone really wants is a giftoligist.
Hey…we can pooh pooh this all we want, but if there were not a grain of truth in it….it wouldn’t be funny. I for one, don’t buy anything unless it is during a gift-with-purchase campaign. I have more duplicate lipsticks than I can use. but I love getting something for nothing….or thinking that I am getting it for nothing.