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September 11th, 2015
Authentic vs. Faux| The dangers of knock off beauty products…

Have you ever needed a beauty product quickly and on a budget? If so…then you may have ventured off to an online site and find what you think is your favorite brand and WOW…for such an inexpensive price! Beware because that deal you think you’re getting could be a black market product and even worse may be contaminated! The key here is to know when to draw the line. Counterfeits may indeed be better for your wallet, but that's where the advantages end. Factories producing these knock-off products typically don’t follow standard cosmetic safety regulations increasing the chance of contamination and danger. There have even been reports of phony perfumes, makeup, and skincare products containing high levels of toxic ingredients.

A quick guide to ensuring your products are of quality…
  • Purchase cosmetics from authorized trustworthy retailers, and be cautious of inexpensive versions of brand name cosmetics.
  • Make sure the site you are purchasing from is not a second-hand sales source.
  • Stay away from replicated products.
  • Shop U.S. based sites.
  • Read site reviews.

So, the next time you find yourself surfing the web looking for a too-good-to-be-true deal on your favorite luxury brand, it most likely is. Remember, you get what you pay for.

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten.” Benjamin Franklin

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Heather Linberg, Epicuren®’s Skincare Specialist

Heather is a lover of all things health, wellness, and beauty! A leading industry expert, she has been sharing her passion for creative health and beauty solutions for over 10 years. Her extensive knowledge of wellness and skincare has made her an invaluable resource to an impressive list of beauty editors, celebrity makeup artists, and red carpet A-listers!

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