How do I return a skincare product?

Hi Dr. Irwin, I always admire you and follow your product recommendations. I recently bought the Skin Medica TNS Essential Serum and a dermal repair cream n cleanser. My skin becomes very dry to the point that the skin pulls and itch after 2/3 of product used. I have to stop it and replaced with other products. Luckily it was recovered. My dermatologist said I should return the product and request a refund. Please let me know how do I do that? Regards, Jackie

Thank you for reading!  So good first point which is that anyone can have a problem develop (allergy or irritation) from a skincare product, even if you’ve used it before and been fine.  If a product stings, itches, burns or is causing dryness or other problems, stop using it!   So what then?  I agree that the best thing is to return it.

I have to admit though that I was a little puzzled at first by the “how” in your question.  Almost all reputable websites, department stores, doctors, drugstores, etc. will take a product back, if you have had a bad reaction to it.   The best thing to do it to take it or send it to the place where you bought it, explain and ask for a refund (or credit). 

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