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?