Should I buy my skin care products from E-Bay?

I recently went on-line to purchase a Jan Marini product - C'Esta serum. To my surprise, it came up on at a reduced price. I ordered it. After ordering, the confirmation was from E-Bay. What does it mean that you can buy these, and other, products on E-Bay? Should I be concerned about the quality?

Personally, I wouldn’t buy my products on e-bay.  I think it ‘s  too easy for sleezy companies to fake things these days.   I would recommend reputable sites like or, etc.  There are plenty of good ones.  If you have to wonder if the product is real, is it really worth saving a couple of dollars??? Also, check out my guide to which products you really need so you aren’t spending more money than necessary. Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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