• Counterfeit Beauty Products 31 May 2015 | View comments

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    On the 18 May 2015, the City of London police reported that they have seized thousands of fake products in the last year alone, with one shipping container alone having 4.700 bogus versions of our best selling products. At the best these counterfeit products offer a lower sun protection than stated and at worst some of these fake products were found to contain lead, mercury, cyanide and arsenic!

     

    The Beauty industry has been a target for counterfiet products. The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit's (PIPCU) 'Wake up - dont fake up' campaign explained that whilst counterfeit creams and powders are anything but the creams and powders you are expecting, the packaging can be almost impossible to tell from the real thing.

     

    To ensure you receive genuine, safe products follow the steps below:

     

    -  Purchase Point 

    Ensure you purchase from authorised retailers, to ensure that you receive genuine products that meet the quality and safety standards. 

     

    -  Discounted Products 

    Be aware of products online that are heavily discounted, budget beauty products are cheap for a reason. 

     

    -  Be aware of broken websites 

    There have been occasions where genuine retail websites have been hacked, if you notice problems logging in to genuine websites or notice something looks different, report this to the company direclty.

     

    -  Spelling and Grammar 

    Fraudsters may slightly change the names of well know products, look out for this when purchasing.

     

    -  Contact Details 

    Check the contact details of the retailer, ensure they have email addresses and contact details, you can always contact a retailer before purchasing if you want to ensure the safety of genuine products.

     

    -  Website Address 

    Ensure that the payment section of the website includes 'https' at the payment stage, this ensures a secure payment process.

     

    -  Firewalls/Security 

    Update your Firewalls and computer security regularly

     

    -  Returns Policy

    Most rogue traders will not offer a returns policy.

     

    -  Unsolicited Links 

    Always type in a website address in the search bar or use a search engine to find a website.

     

     

    Azenti Organics http://azenti-organics.co.uk/ formulate and produce our own products, all of our products are safety tested by a qualified chemist prior to retailing allowing us to retail our products in the EU, none of our products are tested on animals. You can contact us by email on azenti-organics@outlook.com, our head office address is on all of our product labels, all of our products are quality checked prior to despatch, we offer a returns policy in the unlikely event that any of our products my be faulty. Please contact us directly by email in the first instance should you require any further information. 

     

    Sourced from an article published on the 18 May 2015 in the Telegraph, fashion section.

     

     

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