Are skincare products bought on Amazon or other website guaranteed to not be counterfeit?
Ok so that wasn’t exactly your question but……….it’s really the concern that everyone has today. It’s very hard to get real data on this. In general though, if a skincare product is being sold seriously under it’s market value, it’s usually NOT the real thing. Most of the fakes come from Asia and Eastern Europe and they look almost exactly like the real product. There are subtle differences in the way the products are numbered usually, but who would take the time to investigate. We’re all too busy! All brands are susceptible to counterfeiters now.
It’s hard to get accurate estimates on this but think about it. All retailers have to pay the same wholesale price plus or minus volume discounts which aren’t that much. Then they have to pay their staff, inventory space, business licenses, etc. Many of the prices I’m seeing tell me it’s not real. Why would a company go to the trouble of selling something, if they consistently lose money?
The companies involved struggle with this too. It hurts them when someone thinks a bootleg product is the real thing. I think many of the skincare products ARE pricey but they are worth it, in my opinion. Good skin is an asset. Think of all the money americans spend on junk food, sugary sodas, cigarettes, alcohol, etc. It’s billions. I’ll lobby for good skin any day! 🙂
On the fine lines under the eye issue, it really depends on how old you are and how deep they are. Most of the peels that are safe around the eyes don’t work very well. Consider an eyelid Fraxel (FDA approved) and talk to your derm.