I have a hot wife that’s younger than I am. That’s the
good great news.
The bad news? Because I have a hot younger wife, I have started using skin care products for men to keep myself from looking like I’m too old to be with her.
Honestly? It’s an incredibly awesome mixed blessing.
To my younger self, though, using skincare products at all would be blasphemous. I never touched this kind of stuff in my twenties. John Wayne? Never used that crap! Humphrey Bogart? Never used that crap! Why should I use it? If I ever want a “harsh exfoliant”, I’ll use the highway asphalt! HA!
Come to think of it, that attitude of my younger self explains a few things now.
ANYWAY, the point of this post is to show something I found about Shiseido Men’s Deep Wrinkle Corrector. This is some highly expensive stuff that comes in a tube about six quarters high that my wife recently bought for me to try out.
So there I was, putting this highly expensive stuff on my face, when I heard the dreaded “PHOOT! PHOOT!” of an empty pump.
I took the top off to see if there was anything I could save when I saw the pump had a short “straw”.
Looking at the bottle, I thought the straw-thing that pulls the product from the big bottle must have fallen down the tube.
I didn’t see a way to pull off any more of the top, but I did see a seam on the bottom.
To my surprise, it came off with just a slight twist.
Looking up into the tube of this highly expensive stuff, I expected to find something holding more of the product that I could pull out and get the “straw” re-attached to the pump with. Instead? I saw this.
This giant bottle, this giant very expensive bottle, was only one quarter length deep!
My Leatherman was still on my belt, so I got the pliers and reached in to pull out the plastic container.
That’s it. That’s the whole damn thing. About one quarter in size.
Looking in the container, I saw that even though it was mostly empty, only about half of it was actual product! The rest was plastic!
Looking at the side, you can see the product reservoir only goes a DIME’S LENGTH down! That seam near the bottom where the color changes? Solid plastic.
All this. All this waste. For a dime’s worth of actual content.
If somebody at Shiseido ever makes it to this blog, you should really take a look at “going green”. This packaging is just full-speed stupid.