Is your cosmetics fresh?!
When you purchase high-quality cosmetic products, you expect to be able to use them for at least a longer period and you want to be able to trust that the products purchased are fresh and that the active ingredients are still 'active'.
This is not always obvious! Because how do you know if the serum or cream that you want to buy via bol.com or amazon has not been in stock somewhere for too long in some warehouse ?!
People rightly worry about buying perishable products on the internet. (Did you know that there are also fake versions of high-quality creams?)
The easiest way to prevent you from ordering old or fake products is, of course, by purchasing them from the producer himself or from a recognized, reputable store. Also always be careful that you are not dealing with a fake site. You can always call there and you will be helped personally. So you can always call us to request the expiration date of a product in stock!
At larger sites such as Amazon, eBay, Bol.om or Aliexpress it is of course much harder and even impossible to ask someone personally about the expiration date of the exact product you want to order online. There is a good chance that the site will never answer your email.
And even if you do get an answer to your questions, your product can still be copied to perfection, up to and including packaging and production codes. The fake watches under the cosmetics so .. How sure are you then that you buy what you (often slightly less) pay for?
Naturally, the stores can also have products on the shelf that are of dubious quality. This is a particular risk with the large discount chains, especially when they 'stunt' branded products with cheap parties. Just like with your sun protection, the active effect expires after a while. It makes no difference if you are in the sun with or without a product.
Are the products also transported and stored correctly? Were they not somewhere in the blazing sun or behind a window? Or somewhere in the freezing cold between the truck and the storage depot? (or were they accidentally delivered by drone ?!) With us, the products are always treated correctly and you know exactly what you are purchasing and how long the active ingredients will still do exactly what you purchased them for! However, it is certainly advisable to receive your ordered products in person during very hot or very cold days and to store them immediately at a dry and normal temperature instead of on your doorstep or on the windowsill.
Here too the motto applies: if something is too good to be true, then it is usually the case. Do you suddenly see a high-end cosmetic product offered for an injection? Then think about this blog. The product may be approaching the best-before date or does not have the quality that you were looking for. Then even that 'pinch' is wasted money!