Everyone likes a bargain … but did you know that those steeply discounted name brand cosmetics you see advertised on off-sites and underdog affiliates, are more than likely counterfeits filled with toxins that are dangerous to your health?
Investigators with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have found arsenic, lead and other toxins in counterfeit cosmetics imported from China, India, Malaysia and other countries. In addition to being sold online, these counterfeit products can also be found at flea markets, mall kiosks and retail stores.
The skin on your face absorbs things differently than anywhere else on your body, especially the skin around your eyes which is the thinnest skin on your body. Counterfeit cosmetics can cause acne on your face, dermatitis or eczema and scaling. They may also contain bacteria because the manufacturers of these products have no quality control procedures. There is no way of knowing for sure what ingredients are in these products.
Fake name-brand fragrances have even been found to contain human urine!
The takeaway lesson? If you care about your health, make sure the products you put on your face and skin are the real thing.
How to Identify Counterfeit Cosmetics
One way of knowing whether you have a counterfeit product is by noticing whether the bottle feels lighter and thinner than the genuine product. The font on the label may also look different. You may even find misspellings on labels. If you see a “made in China” label on the product, it is sure tip-off. Be leary of off-site purchases. A good rule of thumb is to purchase directly from the product website or a major affiliate. Sellers have really upped their game on fake products and they are very convincing of being real. Avoid taking this chance, as the repercussions of saving a few dollars can cause a number of bad or chemical reactions.
Ammoura Cosmetics Are Safe For Your Skin and Good for Your Health
Here at Ammoura we have natural, chemical free, plant and mineral based products. We are on a movement towards creating a non-toxic,holistic approach in the beauty industry while keeping you and our planet in mind. Live “happy, healthy, and holistic.”
Ammoura’s custom blend foundations are made from pure mineral bases enriched with gentle botanical infusions of Calendula, Linen, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Corn Flower and St. John’s Wort, which soothe and soften the skin. Our Oil-Free, Enriched and Matte Formulas will let us create the perfect custom foundation for your skin type. And, since the foundations contain 11% pure pigment (and not the 6%-7% typically found in other formulas), you will be able to apply less foundation while getting even greater coverage.
We will also have a ready-to-wear line of eyeshadows, blushers, bronzers, eyeliners, mascaras, as well as our Interactive Lipstick Design System that will let you create your own lip glosses, glacés and lipsticks in any shade, texture and intensity you want in a matter of minutes!
- On June 21, 2019