Oro Gold Skincare

BATD ON May 28, 2013 AT 9:00 am

by Chrissy Iley

Whenever I know I have looked my worst, tired, puffy, panicky, I’ve been targeted on Bond Street and Kensington High Street. Women and men saying ‘I’ve got something to show you…’

Before you can think expensive scam the sales rep is beaming at you saying, ‘How old do you think I am? Go on, guess.’ Of course you don’t want to insult her in case you guess correctly. Obviously she’s supposed to be ten years younger than she actually is. Then that would lead her into asking you ‘How old are you? You too could look ten years younger.’

If you get drawn into any of this stuff just for a moment you are not going to do what your smart self would do – and that’s walk away.

Jetlagged and with an hour between appointments in Kensington I foolishly took the free sample of cream and when they offered me a free sample of eye serum I didn’t realised I would have to sit down in the store, have it applied to one eye so I could notice the miracle difference.

Here’s the good thing about Oro Gold’s Eye Serum. It worked incredibly like magic. Puffiness and minor wrinkles eradicated.

I didn’t listen to the scientific spiel about the amazing properties of gold. Cleopatra wore it as an eye mask. Its benefits are immeasurable. It is anti inflammatory, rejuvenating etc etc.

I was surprised it was a good cream, a good serum, but I told them I didn’t want to buy anything but they didn’t take no for an answer. They in fact told me this miracle eye serum costs £400 a bottle. Nothing in the Oro Gold shop has a price tag.

Oro Gold Skincare

They offered it to me for half price and then a very persuasive sales assistant went in the back and produced an Oro Gold with a damaged box that I could have for £100 and I’m afraid I relented even though I knew this must be what they do to everybody. Surely nobody pays £400 for eye cream.

They also threw in a facial at their Bond Street store. Obviously a ruse to get you to try more products and be pressured into buying them.

Once I got home I found that Oro Gold have the same sales techniques all over the world. They show you one side of your face looking miraculously lifted, de-wrinkled and de-puffed, and then go in for the sell with an over inflated price which they reduce, often with bamboozling deals. Clearly it’s working because so many women wrote about the aggressive sales technique.

My Oro Gold eye serum has little flecks of gold in it. I have no idea if they are real 24 carat flecks. Is the gold you get in a liqueur called Goldwasser 22 carat? Does that have healing properties t00?

Oro Gold Eye Serum

I felt duped, taken advantage of. Another of Oro Gold’s victims. You can also buy Oro Gold’s products online. The Eye Serum for £123 or $198. This made me feel slightly better that mine was cheaper. And I’ve been using the product and received compliments. But I’m still confused by their over inflated prices marketing scam. Such a shame they don’t have confidence in their own products and sell them for what they are. Even though I like the products I would feel too filled with shame, too defeated to ever enter their stores. I’m afraid of the free facial. It may end up costing me hundreds, if not thousands.

Would I buy it again on Amazon? Maybe. But do I buy into it as a concept? Do they have any customer loyalty? Of course not. I imagine everyone who has been scammed feels the same.

No matter how good the serum or the cream that they were forced into buying may be, it represents personal defeat. It represents that moment when you know someone no very smart got one over on you.

However they do give out the Oro Gold moisturiser in a little sachet in Kensington High Street and Bond Street. If you are strong you could get one every day without ever having to buy anything. It’s a good cream and a perfect travelling companion. Just do not get pulled into a conversation.

Whenever I know I have looked my worst, tired, puffy, panicky, I’ve been targeted on Bond Street and Kensington High Street. Women and men saying ‘I’ve got something to show you…’

Before you can think expensive scam the sales rep is beaming at you saying, ‘How old do you think I am? Go on, guess.’ Of course you don’t want to insult her in case you guess correctly. Obviously she’s supposed to be ten years younger than she actually is. Then that would lead her into asking you ‘How old are you? You too could look ten years younger.’

If you get drawn into any of this stuff just for a moment you are not going to do what your smart self would do – and that’s walk away.

Jetlagged and with an hour between appointments in Kensington I foolishly took the free sample of cream and when they offered me a free sample of eye serum I didn’t realised I would have to sit down in the store, have it applied to one eye so I could notice the miracle difference.

Here’s the good thing about Oro Gold’s Eye Serum. It worked incredibly like magic. Puffiness and minor wrinkles eradicated.

I didn’t listen to the scientific spiel about the amazing properties of gold. Cleopatra wore it as an eye mask. Its benefits are immeasurable. It is anti inflammatory, rejuvenating etc etc.

I was surprised it was a good cream, a good serum, but I told them I didn’t want to buy anything but they didn’t take no for an answer. They in fact told me this miracle eye serum costs £400 a bottle. Nothing in the Oro Gold shop has a price tag.

They offered it to me for half price and then a very persuasive sales assistant went in the back and produced an Oro Gold with a damaged box that I could have for £100 and I’m afraid I relented even though I knew this must be what they do to everybody. Surely nobody pays £400 for eye cream.

They also threw in a facial at their Bond Street store. Obviously a ruse to get you to try more products and be pressured into buying them.

Once I got home I found that Oro Gold have the same sales techniques all over the world. They show you one side of your face looking miraculously lifted, de-wrinkled and de-puffed, and then go in for the sell with an over inflated price which they reduce, often with bamboozling deals. Clearly it’s working because so many women wrote about the aggressive sales technique.

My Oro Gold eye serum has little flecks of gold in it. I have no idea if they are real 24 carat flecks. Is the gold you get in a liqueur called Goldwasser 22 carat? Does that have healing properties?

I felt duped, taken advantage of. Another of Oro Gold’s victims. You can also buy Oro Gold’s products online. The Eye Serum for £123 or $198. This made me feel slightly better that mine was cheaper. And I’ve been using the product and received compliments. But I’m still confused by their over inflated prices marketing scam. Such a shame they don’t have confidence in their own products and sell them for what they are. Even though I like the products I would feel too filled with shame, too defeated to ever enter their stores. I’m afraid of the free facial. It may end up costing me hundreds, if not thousands.

Would I buy it again on Amazon? Maybe. But do I buy into it as a concept? Do they have any customer loyalty? Of course not. I imagine everyone who has been scammed feels the same.

No matter how good the serum or the cream that they were forced into buying may be, it represents personal defeat. It represents that moment when you know someone not very smart got one over on you.

However they do give out the Oro Gold moisturiser in a little sachet in Kensington High Street and Bond Street. If you are strong you could get one every day without ever having to buy anything. It’s a good cream and a perfect travelling companion. Just do not get pulled into a conversation.

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