Amazon, Flipkart Get Notice For Allegedly Selling Fake Cosmetics – How to Avoid Buying Fake Cosmetics
E-commerce giants -Amazon and Flipkart- have been issued notices by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for allegedly selling “spurious and adulterated” cosmetics including imported brands, and have been warned of penal actions in case of failing to respond within 10 days.
Next time you’re about to purchase an item from your favorite online retailer, you might want to do a double take. Before you order any cosmetics online, check following things;
Look Who is Selling the Product
Third-party sellers often use sites like Amazon to clear their excess inventory, garner more visibility, or find a larger audience. While these sellers don’t equate to a fake product, they do warrant a closer look as most counterfeit products come from them.
Examine product photos carefully
You need to look after photos carefully, check whether the spelling of the product is written correct and the logo mentioned over the product is actual.
Watch out for unrealistic deals
If you see a ‘deal’ on beauty products and the sale is not happening in a store that you know is an authorized seller, you are definitely raising your risk that the product is fake