We all love Amazon. The
convenience and the prices are unbeatable. But sometimes, those
rock-bottom prices come with unfortunate risks that can be
potentially dangerous. Large online retailers such as Amazon and
eBay are often the culprit for selling counterfeit, expired, or
stolen goods. This is largely due to the allowance of third-party
vendors to sell these goods. You’ll want to make sure you are
purchasing from the actual manufacturer and not some random
individual using a similar company name to dupe you.
We totally get that it’s hard to resist, but here are 3 Health
and Beauty Products you should NEVER buy on Amazon or eBay.
We have big beef with this one specifically. And no, not because
we sell products in-office and want you to spend the money with us.
It’s because we actually care about what you’re putting on your
skin! When you order skin care products from third-party sites or
people, you never know what you could be getting. Some products
could be well past their expiration date, some are authentic
products watered down (or diluted with something else), some can
even have a completely different product in it than what it’s
advertised. Not to mention, even if the product by chance is the
real deal, the heat (if you live in Arizona as we do) will turn the
product bad before it even gets to you.
These random people on Amazon and eBay are not authorized to
sell professional and/or medical grade products. In order to sell
medical grade products legally, you HAVE to be an Esthetician or
Nurse, under the supervision of a medical director, or a
Dermatologist or Doctor. These people most likely have no
education/training to determine which product is appropriate for
your individual skin and hair types, concerns, and issues. Is it
worth it? No girl, it’s not.
Oh! Not to mention, if these products are being shipped
nationally, you are even at more risk. There have been recent
articles on how dangerous levels of mercury have been found in some
skin-care products bought on Amazon and eBay.
When it comes to skincare, never cut corners on safety. An
incorrect balance of active ingredients can be ineffective at best
and trigger an allergic reaction at worst. Only purchase from the
brand’s official site or directly from a certified seller of the
products, like us!
Just as scammers can change or remove expiration dates on
skincare products, they can do the same with sunscreen. As
sunscreen ages, it loses its sun-blocking potency. This leaves you
at risk of a nasty sunburn and long-term sun damage. Effectiveness
is also compromised when the sunscreen is exposed to too much heat
or moisture. Your best bet? Spending just a few extra bucks at your
local pharmacy (or us, again).
Found your favorite Sephora foundation on Amazon for a steal? It
could be counterfeit. Fake makeup and perfume are a BIG business. I
mean, just take Kylie Cosmetics, for example. There has literally
been glue found in the copycat makeup. It caused awful reactions
and a false bad rep for her brand. Don’t take the risk!
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3 Health and Beauty Products you Should Never Buy on Amazon
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