10 Ways To Spot Counterfeited Cosmetics Products

Consumers stand a risk of developing skin conditions or contracting skin diseases from using counterfeited, unlicensed cosmetics products. Allergic reactions to consumption of these adulterated cosmetics products produce mild to severe skin problems in different consumers. From body lotion to bath soap, body wash, sprays, roll-ons, mouthwash, aftershave, etc. counterfeited products constitute a risk to consumer health and safety. Do not fret; we have identified ways you can easily detect counterfeited cosmetics products.

10 ways of knowing whether you are buying fake cosmetics

  • Price: cosmetics products sold at cheaper prices than are obtainable in open market are highly suspicious. Because fake products are inexpensive to produce, they are usually unimaginably cheap too.
  • Poor packaging: Because they are cheaply produced to imitate the original, counterfeited products are usually poorly packaged. Try to look for the original and make comparisons with the suspected fake products.
  • The product smells different or is packaged slightly different from the authentic brand.
  • Research the online retailer or seller. Look for blogs, forums, or reviews and see if there are any warnings from past users.
  • Buy products directly from brand stores or accredited sales agents.
  • If you suspect a product is fake, don’t buy it.
  • Check for NAFDAC approved number and seal of authentication