Beware of buying cheap skincare and make up online

How amazing that you can buy those expensive face creams and make up online at a discounted price, usually with free delivery. But beware....

Remember the old saying "You get what you pay for".

If the deal sounds too good to be true then it usually is.

Firstly, you need to check if the product is out of date. This is usually the case as companies offload excess stock that they can't sell. 

All make up and skincare has a use buy date and should be disposed of when this time hits. The active ingredients may not work anymore, therefore making the product useless and a waste of money. The products may also cause skin rashes and irritation.

The other thing you need to look out for when purchasing online is fake products. these days there is fake everything. Fake MAC, fake OPI and even fake Shellac. Only buy these products from registered sellers. There are many you tube videos and online information to show you how to pick a fake. These fake products use inferior substitute ingredients and these again may cause irritation but also can be carcinogenicity when inhaled. They are usually made in countries without standards like we have her in Australia.

Also beware of salons that use or sell inferior copy products. This is usually reflected in the price.

At the end of the day, you are better off asking and listening to your therapist or stylist on their recommendation for skincare, make up and hair care. 

They are the ones you spend a couple of hours with and know your skin and hair the best. No use asking a complete stranger who analyses you in 5 min or worse still, self diagnosing. 

This is what we are trained to do.