According to the FBI, the sale of counterfeit personal care products is on the rise! These knock-off cosmetics (including perfume) are loaded with bacteria or laced with carcinogenic elements like arsenic, beryllium and cadmium. The knock-off perfumes may contain carcinogen DEHP and even urine! Is your skin crawling yet?
These knock-off products can result in rashes, acne, psoriasis and eye infections! See the tips below that will help you spot knock-off products:
- Vendor: Mall kiosks, flea market and websites that you’re not sure are legitimate
- Packaging: The coloring, lettering, spelling, or even wrapping seems “off”
- Price: If the price is too good to be true, it’s probably not legitimate
- Product: Consistency, texture or scent seems “off”
And lastly, if you are in doubt whatsoever, don’t buy the product! You can always ask your modeling or acting agent because they are trained to know the difference between legitimate and counterfeit products.