I long have been sensitive to commercials that prey upon people's fears--which, yes, include pretty much all of them. The ones that indicate that a person's appearance makes them somehow lesser really get to me.
Now there's a new one for Mederma Scar Gel that I dislike. In it, a young woman says--after supposedly using the product--"Now, my personality does all the talking," as if the only thing that anyone would've noticed about her previously was her (presumably fictitious) scar.
I have some indented scarring due to acne and, yes, worry about how long others may seem to study my face. Experience bears out, though, that most of them see me--i.e., my inner-self--more so than they do my scars. Knowing that that's the more common scenario, commercials like Mederma's--and those of just about every acne product out there--are offensive, because they insist that we should worry about how others perceive us, as if we're somehow social outcasts for having the misfortune of having acne in the first place. AARGH!
Somehow, this post turned into more of a vent, rather than something more purposeful. Sorry!