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Beauty Byte: Beware of Black-Market Products

The demand for beauty products at a discounted price has already led to the dangerous counterfeiting of some of our favorite brands. But according to a report by the National Health Federation, even legitimate products sold through these sites can pose a risk to our health.

USA Today explains that dozens of types of beauty products for sale on discount or auction sites have been stolen straight from drugstore shelves. This opens the door to possible contamination and spoiling of these temperature-sensitive items, which when used, can cause skin irritation and possible infection.

The bottom line? The pennies you save on these discounted products are not worth the risk to the health of your skin. Stick to the clearance sections at online drugstores, which are required by law to regulate their quality of their products.


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Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
Stuff like this is what turns people off of ebay and other sites.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Ugh... what is wrong with people these days?
diorbaby diorbaby 9 years
I hate that- you never know what you are going to get these days. Grrrr.
emalove emalove 9 years
I would never buy stuff like this either, Aimeeb.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Why are the thieves and con artists always ruining everything for the rest of us!? :rant:
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
Once I bought a perfume on EBAY... when I put it on, it smelled like mold.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I would never buy stuff like this...
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