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Pink Patch Weight Loss Patch: Scam?

I Don't Buy It: Pink Patch

If you've ever spent some time on Facebook then chances are that you've seen the banners for the Pink Patch. Me, I'm not a regular Facebook user, but I was recently pointed out the Pink Patch by user gumdrops334 so I did a little investigation.

Not only does the motto, "Get Skinny with Pink," and the use of the word "magic" send warning flags flying, but I am immediately turned off by the fact that the main ingredient, Fucus Vesiculosus, aka Bladderwrack — wtf?! — has yet to be proven to be safe or help with weight loss. Scary, yes, but unfortunately questionable safety is pretty common in weight loss supplements these days — it's really the website that enrages me the most.

The site blatantly markets the patch towards teenage girls with statements such as, "You WILL Have the Hottest Body and the Dream Life," and "Wear the Pink Patch and you WILL boost your confidence and self-esteem," even though at the very bottom of the site there is a disclaimer that the product is not recommended for children under 18 years of age. If that were the case, why is it all in pink and white? Why do the models look like they are 14 years old and why do the testimonials refer to high school and being popular? And since when does being skinny mean you'll have a dream life?

I've also been told that once you order your free trial, the company automatically charges ($50) and sends you the next month supply unless you cancel it online. Sounds fishy? That's because it is. Me, I'm definitely not buying it. And neither will my daughters. Ever. Are you?


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acy acy 9 years
oh, heeeell no. rip-off to the max. i hope this 'pink patch' is shut down, and fast.
Angellie Angellie 9 years
"No more mood swings, no more eating your feelings. Feel clear-headed, positive, thin, and ready to take on the world — every day!" Ha! Wow...
yasume yasume 9 years
Okay, there aren't any gimmicks and when will people realize it. Nutrition and exercise. There it is right in front of you. There isn't any way around it.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I've always just ingored those things - I never thought that the average person would believe it.
Luckyslushy Luckyslushy 9 years
That chick in the picture is posed very awkwardly. It makes me giggle.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
It's just another scam to get teenagers to spend money on stuff that doesn't work. If you don't work out and eat right, not even a million pink patches are going to help you get skinny.
chicchick chicchick 9 years
I tried the free sample and the patch didn't do anything. Well, it did do something - it left gunky stuff on my skin after I peeled it off. Fabulous, ha!
LesleyP825 LesleyP825 9 years
I think these patches are a bunch of hooey!! :raspberry:
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I'm on facebook a lot to keep in touch with me and procrastinate from studying, and I'm getting so sick of the weight loss ads. Leave me alone with your magic cures, thank you very much. Everyone with a lick of sense knows that they don't work.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I can't believe that there are still people out there that don't understand that diet and exercise are the only way to lose weight. I guess that is why they market this product to teen girls who don't know any better.
EmyAnne EmyAnne 9 years
This is so lame. It saddens me what people will say/do just to make some money. I can't stand companies like this. They are hoping to appeal to young girls with low self esteem and that is just awful. what a load of crap! God made everyone different for a reason! I wish girls could all see how their individual beauty is amazing and appreciate what they were blessed with!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
It seems to me like a thinly veiled way of advertising to teenagers and common sense would dictate that a patch isn't a better choice than actually doing exercise.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 9 years
I don't buy it. I'm definitely a fan of exercising - the old fashioned way to get fit. :SPIN: :STEP: :TREAD: :HEAVY:
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