Is It Safe to Buy Skincare Products Online?

Most people have fully embraced the idea of online shopping. The convenience—and often, the attractive pricing—keeps people turning to their keyboards instead of the mall when they need something new. As such, more and more people are turning to their favorite websites for skincare products and are often excited to find the products that they are used to buying in at a skin spa for a lower price on the net. As it turns out, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. The internet might be a great place to order a new shirt or pair of shoes, but for skincare products, it’s an unregulated marketplace that can leave you with fake, and even dangerous, lotions, cleansers, serums, and more. This is what you need to know about buying skin care products online.

Many online skincare products are fakes.

Online, it’s difficult to regulate products, and it is easy for someone to create a replica of the packaging and the jar you’re used to buying, but with low-quality products inside. The best outcome with a fake product is that you don’t actually get what you wanted, but in some cases, the fake product could contain dangerous ingredients, including arsenic.

The skincare products could be expired.

You have no way of checking if the products you are buying are within their use-by dates. In fact, many low-cost products online are expired lots that legitimate retailers won’t sell. Expired products can be ineffective and may actually cause skin irritation.

The ingredients may have degraded.

Skincare products have to be stored in specific conditions for them to retain their potency and safety. When you buy online, you can’t be sure that skincare products were stored appropriately prior to shipping, so that they are safe and effective.

Don’t take chances on your skincare products. The medi-spa at Maloney Plastic Surgery offers safe and effective, medical-grade skincare products. Learn about our product lines or schedule an appointment at our medi-spa in Tucson by calling (520) 298-2330.