I don’t need to say too much, the world can draw it’s own conclusions about the Umbrella Corpor… er, I mean, Olay’s intentions with their product design.

Resident Evil’s T-Virus

In the film Resident Evil, the biochemical weapon the T-Virus is used to create a cosmetics product marketed as Regenerate. Regenerate brings dead cells back to life. There is one unfortunate side-effect: it kills you and turns you into a flesh-eating, zombie carrier of the virus.

It comes in a vial that looks like this:

Olay’s Definity Eye Illuminator

In the real world, beginning July of 2007, Olay is selling a cream that “penetrates multiple surface layers and helps restore a look that’s highly defined.” Its dual-action formula “smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles with a spiral of concentrated serum.”

It comes in an applicator that looks like this:

Olay Definity

Crazy?

Did these people at Olay even see Resident Evil? Okay, maybe they haven’t seen it. I mean, they do work in the cosmetics industry and it’s not exactly high-brow entertainment. But I know they must have contracted the service of an ad agency, and those people will watch anything!

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21 Comments to “Olay Brings Resident Evil’s T-Virus to Market”

  1. Top Ten Jesus | November 27th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    There is a small group of guys I work with who many people say are crazy because we are constantly prepared for something just like this.

    The release of this new product is just one more reason why I shower with a samurai sword in my bathroom and an axe by the stairs ready to make them unclimable for a Zombie.

    “Zombie Survival Guide” written by Max Brooks, buy it, read it, survive…

    Thank you for your article and it’s invaluable research.

  2. GL | January 7th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Milla is a Revlon chick and a L’Oreal cosmetics spokesmodel. Surely, they are aware of this. Obviously, the only conclusion that can be drawn is that they are intending on creating an army of zombies. The bottle design is a slap in the face of their intended victims.

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  4. Bethanie | January 8th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    I am not reassured that the great zombie invasion will begin with middle class middle aged women. The Zombie Survival Guide is my bible ;>

  5. Amy | January 10th, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Wow. This could only be better if it was part of their “Regenerist” product line.

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  7. FallenKnight | January 11th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Outstanding! Bring on the zombies!

  8. J17 | January 24th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    i have a folder an if the black death is real why not the (T-VIROW)? see we did not f-with the black death so the black death my have be come like the (T-VIROW) an if you can git the black death then why not the (T-VIROW) MAYBE IF WE WOULD TEAM UP AN TALK ABOUT THIS !!
    my e-mail is rift_j17@yahoo.com

    if we can make some thing like the (T-VIORW)WE WOULD BE RICH!!!!! EVEN AFTER THE BODY IS DEAD .4% OF THE BRAIN STILL WORKS THE YOU GUY’S KNOW THAT JUST DROP ME A LINE BYE

    J17 OUT @~_~@

  9. Bio | February 8th, 2008 at 3:41 am

    oh my god.
    go to these sites. Its very interesting, I kid you not. I just want ya to be prepared my friend. and it anything happens, i swear I will be near you the whole time. go here:

    http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=horror&thread.id=22454&view=by_date_ascending&page=2

    ozort.org.

    i did extensive virus resaerch, 4 hours of it. and my god, we may have a crisis on our hands- not neccessarily towards this exact out come but yo, its gunna be bad. strains of these viruses mutate and evolve along with us. if there was a chance that ebola and the rabies virus would combine, we’d be fucked.

    and yo, i was watching a special on avian flu, and by far it is going to be the worlds worst epidemic and soon to be pandemic. asia is infected with it. and we wont have an adequate supply of antiviral and ativirus/antibiotic medications for the next five years to accompany the waves of this new “supervirus”. dude its some freaky shit, when you consider the REAL possibilities. and the world is going to be to preoccupied with avaian flu, to worry about the other viruses theyve been keeping in check. and ay, avian flu is both parasitic and viral. meaning it cuts off endorphins and hormones to thwe brain all the while constricting use for nutrient intake, leaving nost of it for waste as your body cannot compensate for what youve lost- making the human a feral beast. yes, like a ganado.

    dude, i thought youd be interested in this as much as I am, since, i mean, it is a relevent possibility which is becoming more frequent as the years go by and the strains mutate and evolve. but luckily, sonme of these viruses and parasites, or most, arent airborne so its a matter of staying away from contact thats the main concern.

    pretty cool and creepy shit. look into it, you’ll be surprised at what curiosity and reality can have in store for us in the future.

    email me at:

    BioHazard985@yahoo.com

    IM me on AIM at:

    BombinSquirrel

    just drop a line about it. it is wierd and creepy but it still is a possibility.

  10. tyler | April 10th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    I agree with Amy, it would be way better if Oley put their Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum.

    I Love Resident Evil!!!

  11. White Umbrella lab tech. | July 10th, 2008 at 4:37 am

    ok……well to be honest there is some crap in the zombie survive guide about a virus like the T-Virus but it only effects plants…. an also if you think solid on the T-Virus or the The (Tyrant Virus)it’s a geneticly altered cell what say cannot say but still any of your average genetics experts can make it in a lab with enough time an test results. ole’s might be on to something but nothing major. “the bird Flu” commonly know is pretty crappy to get its in the states along with west nile, anthrax from cows= are carriers of it. but what should concern most people is the “G-virus” in which if you read up on history of it all causes horribly fast and intense evoultion in cells. unlike the T-virus, it doesnt just turn you in a few hours it takes as much time to spread threw your whole DNA strand and mutates all of them then mutation reachs it peek, an you change looks thoughts everything really. saddly all of the world could be infected and never really know it depending on how long it takes to take over you intire DNA strand. plus scary is it works fast if your immune system is low but slow if its good just keep asking your self if the goverment has stuff like this already or is it all just lunissy

  12. Outlaw | August 26th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    1st Sorry but i don’t know very good english… (I’m from Greece) 1st The goverment’s they don’t want zombies… Zombies is like toys… And we ‘re toys… And they don’t want the people zombies but real peoples because they need as… They need us to work for them… So, the goverment isn’t in that game… Or the theory that the Best peoples in Earth they diskover a new planet and they want to kill any life in the earth… But thats is also impossible…
    And i want to say something more… I can trust the goverments, and this that they want… And want the Elixir… They want to be a Human Without Need For Food Water And Sleep…… This is that they want… The Life Without The Dead… If You have questions look the document in 19-August-1975 By Society For Microbiology And written in Monteal Cannada, And say about the T-Virus but with other name and real name, how attack the virus in Cells in RNA DNA, And how destroy the virus… :) Thanks who read this…. And sorry if something is not right… I don;t speak very good english…

  13. beluv | August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Hahahaha. I don’t know what to say other this… the link between Resident Evil and Olay being strengthened further by Milla is a little freaky.

  14. Michaela Macinnis | October 24th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Is There A Real T-Virus In Olay? Can It Really Turn
    People In To Things (Zombies)? Will It Have A Minor,
    Meduim Or A Huge EffectOn The World,Earth?

  15. Ivy rose | January 28th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    But I do not think that Olay will do that to us.
    I think the Army will for a Bio Weapon and it
    happen in resident evil2 in the game with
    leon s. kennedy and clare redfeild.

  16. Jessie | March 16th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    UPDATE: The folks at Olay have gone a step further and actually made the product look more like the T-Virus. Here it is: http://io9.com/5170303/avon-is-peddling-umbrella-corps-t+virus-skin-salve

    Oddly, io9 seem to have forgotten all about this article when they wrote this update. But, y’all know that Critical Oversight broke the story first.

  17. SacredAge | July 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Yes, The Fact That She Is A Model For These Companies Is Not Just Coincidental! Please Take What I’m About To Say Very Seriously:
    between 1949-1953 there was a certain test done on small insects,animals and plants to see if it was possible to make beings talk and need not to hunger. It was called “project TYRAN-0″
    What Seems To Be The DNA From A Unfrozen Dinosaur Heart Mixed With The DNA Of The “Unknowns” in the 1947 groom lake crash(or Roswell) Then At Their Stable Balance Injected Into Test Subjects. now to add they tried injecting dna from one at a time first. in which was horrific and vile. the only info i can get is that with the alien dna the subjects tore apart specialized steel in seconds, the injections of t-rex dna turned into half reptiods and infact there is a report of four escaping by “shapeshifting” into the leadheads of the world who were in others countries at the time. so both were a fail. so the mixing, the horrors of the mixing….they injected it into a spider, it died. a rabbit, it was fine then started eating itself and the others. a fish, it was fine and lived on for years.a chimp, it was fine for an hour or so and then it got sick, slowly loosing lifem then death.but, 45 seconds later came back, as if it was just a bodily restart. it was fine for a few days then, every other animal ended up dead. how?when they were all behind steel bars? a tired scientist left the monkey cage unlocked and it got out and must have gotten sick and literally ripped it’s self apart trying to get the animals in the cages by smashing them and finally using its arm to grab,pull and tare them apart. the monkey attacked a night gaurd and 3 other people killing them and was later killed for study. now, the gaurd and others where no longer then 5 minutes before they arose, and began sluring words and falling down, the scientists were so baffoled by the zombies” they decided to dirctly inject it into a volenteer human, dr.margret hallowest(no info).
    she was dying and they thought this could stop her death, wrong. she turned into something worse then the others and had such force and speed she killed almost everyone there. one person escaped and buried the test lab under the earth. her name was clairice fields. the lab was later found to be called umbreaus incorporated and was located in what used to be badger city,eier area 51 or washington.. no searchable info.just my sources. it all seems odd but it is derived fact pieced together by ex millitary,nasa,cia and even secret service. my name is sacredage and i am an anti-illuminist,anti-hate and anti-death warrior and i will fight to end all evil and manipulation.

  18. Claudia M. Rosa | December 1st, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I would be really bad if what SacredAge is saying is truth. I personally believe that T-virus could be really and it waits somwhere out there to be discovered and then we better gotta have plan for that because if not we all gonna end up as a dinner.

  19. dave | May 1st, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    is the t virus real

  20. Phasmatis | May 29th, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Your article is completely wrong on the purpose of the T-Virus. It was never used in cosmedics. Umbrella was a front to allow Spencer and his friends to experiment with the virus discovered in Africa. Actually that is the Progenitor VIrus.

    Zombification is a prepart before mutation occurs. Zombies will eventually become fast and agressive as revealed in Number One.

    The Movies sucked period. 3 was okay but it completely missed the point of the virus. If any of you want a good RE movie pick up Resident Evil: Degeneration instead of ripping yourselves off from the real RE experience.

  21. Astonish X | May 28th, 2011 at 2:58 am

    total rip off.. the music is kinda the same too.. http://youtu.be/8BIUwJ91P7g

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