Of course, I'd be hypocritical if I say I do not want to look good and healthy. I'm just not willing to Photoshop myself (actually, I'm too lazy to). It's another matter, however, to promote a cream that claims to remove wrinkles while airbrushing the said wrinkles off an image model. It's not the cream that's responsible for the youthful look. Photoshop is. We should be selling Photoshop to consumers instead if this is the way we're going about it.
It's the same principle I maintain when cosmetics companies use 2D or 3D animation to promote their products. Real people will never look like 2D or 3D characters -- it's not even remotely analogous to how a local McDonald's burger would never look like its advertised counterpart. Then again, we designers usually have the tendency to overuse a tool, much like how our college freshmen would go crazy with Photoshop filters (bevels, drop-shadows, gradients, etc.). Mind you, Twiggy looks good for her age but to make her look like a 20-30-something waif -- and making people believe they can look like this if they use Olay -- is beyond irresponsibility.
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