The online shopping revolution is a wonderful thing, we now have access to any products we want and the freedom to shop around for the best prices, all from the comfort of our homes. This no stress, no pressure way of shopping makes it easier to make a good decision with a clear head but did you know that many of the products you buy online can easily be counterfeits, even if they don't look, feel or smell like it!
Recently the Daily Mail UK released an article regarding the dangers of purchasing products online that you may not realize are not the real deal. While you think you are getting an amazing price on your favourite mascara or foundation, what you are really buying is an extremely dangerous cocktail of chemicals used to cut corners in formulations and allow the sellers to still make a profit on those 'too low to be true' prices. One great example they outline in the article:
"A counterfeit MAC eyeliner sold on Amazon at £3.50 (it normally sells at £14) contained 46 times the permitted level of copper, making it unfit for use on eyes."
Not only is this fact extremely shocking and worrying for all the people who have purchased thinking they are getting an amazing deal on their favourite eyeliner but it also outlines how easy it is to purchase something that could be extremely harmful to you from a trusted shopping site like Amazon.
So how do we avoid these dodgy deals? Try to only buy from certified sellers and if the price seems too good to be true, then it most certainly will be. If you have already purchased something and you are wondering if you have been duped, then use these handy tips to check for yourself.