It is completely understandable that some ladies and even men out there are frustrated with the way things are going in the beauty and cosmetic industry. This is concerning the making and distribution of counterfeit beauty products in the market. These products get sold mostly through some websites like eBay and Amazon and at times over the counter. Here we are going to look at how you can differentiate between the counterfeit products and the authentic ones. It’s important that you be able to differentiate between them because use of counterfeit products can have dire health consequences. Some of the recorded health effects are like lead and mercury poisoning, the worsening and beginning of allergies, skin cancer, kidney damage, just to mention but a few.
The first thing you can do to know if a product is counterfeit is by looking at the font size of its wordings on the products package. Counterfeit products tend to have wrong font size. This is because writing words on the counterfeit product tends to be a delicate process which many counterfeit producers are not able to replicate perfectly thus blowing their cover. Besides looking at the font size, you can also look at the wordings on the product to see if there are any grammatical and spelling mistakes. It has been found that most counterfeit producers will make simple mistakes like these when writing instructions on their products. Another way of knowing that a beauty product is counterfeit is by looking at its packaging. Even though the packaging may almost look the same size and shape as the original, there is always that slight difference that is noticeable if someone is keen.
Another way of knowing if a product is counterfeit is by smelling it to see if it has the fragrance or smell like that of the original. Smelling is much advisable than applying the product on yourself because applying the product can be harmful to your health if the product is very toxic. Because counterfeit producers tend to use different ingredients to make their products, the counterfeits most of the times will tend to smell different than the original ones. If after doing all of these you are not able to differentiate if a product is counterfeit or not, then it is best to take it to a laboratory for experts to test its contents. This is considered to be the best option amongst all because you are able to know for sure beyond any reasonable doubt what you have in your possession. Last but not least, you can tell if a product is counterfeit if its price is too cheap when compared with the actual market price of the product. If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. Counterfeit beauty products are underpriced to entice buyers into believing they are getting a discount and saving up money. If there are other ways that you know can be helpful in helping identify counterfeit products, kindly join the conversation and express your opinion in the comments section below.