Why You Should Think Twice Before Purchasing Skincare Products on Amazon: Support Small Businesses and Estheticians Instead
In the realm of skincare, it is crucial that we prioritize ethical shopping when investing in our skincare products. While the allure of convenience and competitive pricing may lead us to online giants like Amazon, it is important to pause and reflect on the immense downsides of purchasing skincare from this platform before we hastily click “buy now”.
First and foremost, it’s important to note that Amazon is not an authorized seller for all skincare brands. While they are for some large brands, there are still a significant number of third-party sellers on the platform who may be selling counterfeit products. These fake products can be potentially dangerous for your skin, as they may not contain the proper ingredients or formulation that is necessary for effective results. For example, fake sunscreens can lack the appropriate photo-filter system and ultimately leave your skin vulnerable to harmful UV rays, increasing the risk of sun damage and skin cancer.
A startling report by The Guardian revealed that in 2020 alone, over $1.2 billion worth of counterfeit goods, including skincare products, were sold on Amazon, further highlighting the gravity of the issue and the importance of making informed purchasing decisions. Don’t let convenience and competitive pricing cloud your judgment when it comes to your skincare.
But the dangers of purchasing counterfeit skincare products on Amazon go beyond just potential harm to your skin. By buying from these unauthorized sellers, you are also hurting small businesses and estheticians who work hard to educate their clients and recommend high-quality products. These professionals spend years studying and training in skincare, and their expertise should not be undermined by the convenience of online shopping. As a small business that cares about our clients and your skin, we work extremely hard at Sapien Skin to ensure that you have a great experience shopping with us, and we pride ourselves on quick shipping and customer service. This disrupts the notion that it is always faster and more convenient to shop with giant companies like Amazon.
To make sure you’re getting the absolute best skincare products, it’s always a good idea to buy directly from your esthetician, who will only sell products bought directly from the brands you love. This not only ensures the authenticity and quality of the products, but also supports small businesses and professionals in the skincare industry. It’s a win-win situation that empowers both you and the industry!
From counterfeit products to decreased product quality, buying on big online retailers like Amazon can have negative impacts on both your skin and the skincare industry as a whole. Do your research, support your estheticians, and support small businesses – not just for the sake of your skin but also to make a positive impact in your community. Working with a skincare professional who cares about you and your gorgeous face makes all the difference in the world. Remember, you are voting with your dollar for the type of world that you want to live in.
We love you. Thank you for shopping small and supporting your favorite estheticians!