Even the most experienced in the beauty industry are at risk of purchasing fake and counterfeit skincare products. I have nearly been fooled a couple of times. Counterfeit beauty product sellers really try to capitalize on a couple of things- scarcity of product availability and greed. People love a deal, but sometimes a really good price can be a red flag (especially when purchasing from unknown websites, and even known websites such as Walmart and Ebay). If the price is too good to be true- it usually is.
It has been a while since I have talked about this, but I think this is a good reminder for everyone shopping for skincare products. At best, you get a benign fake product full of water, at worse, you can get products that are contaminated with chemicals or other things. The counterfeit beauty business has been said to be worth more than the entire illegal drug industry throughout the entire world!
A few to help if you aren’t sure about a product and if it is possibly fake or counterfeit:
-email the brand to ask if a specific vendor is an authorized retailer
-look for the contact address for the website, and the return address
-look to see where a website is registered
Websites resources to help spot fake or counterfeit products:
*** A great way to get products that are not typically shipped to your country is through a freight fowarder. This is especially handy for those living in the US who want to get high quality sunscreens which might not typically be shipped or sold in the US.
A few freight fowarders-
A few interesting articles on fake goods online-
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