18 Jan PSA: Fake Makeup Is Real And You Shouldn’t Buy It.
Instagram and Facebook started out as places to connect with friends and update each other about our lives. But much like anything in this world, things have changed and social media has evolved. You can now purchase makeup through resellers on Instagram, Facebook, Lazada, OLX, etc. Seems so convenient, right? But with it comes a lot of risks. Fake makeup isn’t just bad because it’s fake. It’s bad for a whole lot more because of the ingredients used in these counterfeit products. What’s in these products aren’t just unsanitary they’re just disgusting.
They have up to 19 times the legal amount of lead, mercury and arsenic you’re allowed to have in cosmetics. They contain a lot more bacteria because they do not have any standards and conditions on where they’re made or how they’re made. The dangerous chemicals used to make these can cause chemical burns and other serious infections. Some even contain rat feces and human pee.
I know we all want to have all the makeup we can get. But if all you can afford to buy is the lower end or drugstore makeup, please just splurge on those rather than putting yourself and your health at risk.
If this isn’t enough to keep you away from fake, counterfeit products then you should google for yourself and see what it’s done to some women out there.
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