I woke up this morning with a message from one of my friends abroad.
Apparently, Dra. Ellen’s Skincare is using my photo, WITHOUT PERMISSION, as part of a product testimonial!
So I tried searching for the pic on my own. It seems that the photo is not available on their Facebook Page, but it is posted on their personal accounts.
Just in case the link above is not available after I post this, here’s a screenshot:
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This is not the first time that someone used my photos for their personal gain. (I was interviewed on Philippine TV before – Video 1 – Video 2.) Anyway, they used my photo from the “Face of the Day: Color Me Avon” makeup tutorial post. (The photo on the top left is not of me and is not mine. I never had that MUCH acne.)
First of all, I AM NOT THEIR CUSTOMER. I have NEVER bought nor used any of their products.
To add insult to injury, the testimonial read as:
Miss Rica, hello! Kilala mo pa ako? Hehehe! Update lng ako, and dis time oorder ng maintenance tpos nko sa Rejuv set and anti pimples eto picture as i promise hehe! :*
This is sooo freakin’ annoying and downright disgusting! I would NEVER post a testimonial that has so many grammatical errors! Oh please, I’m a writer and a former Editor in Chief. I know better than to write like that.
Plus, I would NEVER reuse photos from my makeup tutorials and use them for product reviews. I always take a lot of photos before, during, and after trial periods so I can fully document any progress, good or bad.
They claim to provide “accurate information” and they’re even “DTI-Registered.” Their products are probably not effective that is why they need to use other people’s beautiful photos and make fake testimonials. Sheesh. So pathetic!
Dear Dra. Ellen’s Skincare, PLEASE STOP USING MY PHOTO! I DEMAND THAT YOU TAKE DOWN MY PHOTO NOW AND REFRAIN FROM MAKING ANY FAKE TESTIMONIALS IN MY BEHALF.
May this post serve as a deterrent to future perpetrators.
By the way, check out their FB page. Who knows, they might be using your photo(s) too!
Please help me spread the word and boycott Dra. Ellen’s Skincare!
♥ Monique ♥