If You Struggle to Pronounce Brand Names, You Need to Check Out This Reddit Thread
If you’re new to the world of Reddit’s SkincareAddiction, one of the most important things you should know is that it’s a supportive community. It’s the place people go to share everything from the skin-care routine that’s changed their life, game-changing ingredient discoveries worth talking about, or to ask for a help. Possibly one of the most relatable threads we’ve ever come across is devoted entirely to pronouncing skin care brand names.
Labeled “pronunciation help,” Reddit user DNakaz writes, “I've done most of my skincare research online and have developed pronunciations for products/brands in my head that might be completely off as I've never heard these things said out loud. I figure this thread could be good for people like me who don't want to embarrass themselves by saying a completely wrong product or brand.”
Find yourself in a similar situation? Scroll through the thread for a bunch of different opinions on the phonetic pronunciation of brands and ingredients. If you feel confident in your pronunciation, have a say in the conversation — or maybe just have a chuckle at the ones that are wrong. While we can attest that some of the pronunciations are right (CeraVe sounds like cer-ah-vee and hyaluronic acid is pronounced hay-uh-loo-ron-ic). For brands, we recommend you take to YouTube to watch commercials. For ingredients, take to the pronunciation section of your online dictionary — you’ll be a skin-care pronunciation genius in no time.