If a product is priced less elsewhere and you can provide us with the following
and its from a VERIFIABLE SOURCE , we will match it!
All the Brands we carry contain verbiage similar to the following
If we can verify the lower price is from an authorized retailer, then the lower price is yours!
You can trust us when we say, we purchase directly from these companies or their distributors. In addition, we monitor shelf life which also is another important factor when selecting products. More on that later. Here are some things you must know!
"Diversion occurs when the product isn't exclusively sold in authorized salons or spas. Instead, the product is sent to local retailers or placed on e-commerce sites like Amazon. For most salon-quality products, you should only be able to buy them direct-to-consumer at a salon."
"Truthfully, e-commerce companies aren’t offering much assistance. The rise of e-commerce companies has helped create markets for diverted or counterfeit products that would otherwise not have existed. I enjoy two-day shipping as much as the next person, but it’s important to realize that every product sold on these sites isn’t being carefully vetted in the way you may imagine."
"Convenience aside, it can be dangerous for consumers to use diverted products. You simply don’t know what’s happened to it after it was diverted. Dilution is common—and so is replacing the real product with something made of much lower quality, and possibly harmful, ingredients. It doesn’t matter if you’ve checked the label to make sure you aren’t allergic to anything if the label doesn’t actually match what’s in the bottle."
" These fake goods are peddled either on the streets or online through those global e-commerce websites. And although these sites are often aware of the issue and in some cases have sued counterfeit sellers, the problem continues to grow. In 2016, the Estée Lauder Companies conducted more than 1,350 seizures and confiscated more than 2.6 million pieces of counterfeit products."
"Not surprisingly, fakes are usually manufactured in giant warehouses; nothing is regulated, which means potentially toxic chemicals and unsafe temperatures. “The conditions in the places where these products are made are often disgusting. Not just not clean — filthy, dirty,” explains Gregg Marrazzo, deputy general counsel at the Estée Lauder Companies. “It may look like lipstick, but it has some stuff you would never want to put on your face — heavy metals, paint thinners.” A 2015 report released by the London police department found traces of arsenic, mercury, lead, and rat feces in fake beauty products they’d seized. It’s one thing for a handbag to be made of cheap fabric; it’s another issue entirely for a woman to be applying arsenic-laced liquid on her skin."
Usually on the back of the product, near the UPC or Scan bar in the area of the manufacturer information.
The Period After Opening (PAO) symbol is commonly found on cosmetics . Cosmetics are all beauty care products. This includes Shampoo, conditioners and treatments, styling products, haircolor, Skincare and makeup. It indicates how long the product is safe for use after opening. “12M” in this example means that the product will be good for 12 months after opening.
Because it is not a requirement that companies list expiration dates, only you can properly know if a product MIGHT be expired. Also, Because you will be buying products from us, and we purchase directly from these companies or their authorized distributors, we track how long a product has been on our shelf which helps us, keep you safe.
Because the FDA does not require an expiration date and manufacturers don't voluntarily label their products, its impossible to guarantee 100%, but we can be pretty darn sure!
If we have a product in question, we can call the company directly and inquire using the products batch number.
The shelf life for eye-area cosmetics is more limited than for other products. Because of repeated microbial exposure during use by the consumer and the risk of eye infections, some industry experts recommend replacing mascara 3 months after purchase. If mascara becomes dry, discard it. Do not add water or, even worse, saliva to moisten it, because that will introduce bacteria into the product. If you have an eye infection, consult a physician immediately, stop using all eye-area cosmetics, and discard those you were using when the infection occurred.
Sharing makeup increases the risk of contamination. "Testers" commonly found at department store cosmetic counters are even more likely to become contaminated than the same products in an individual's home. If you feel you must test a cosmetic before purchasing it, apply it with a new, unused applicator, such as a fresh cotton swab.
All " ALL NATURAL" Products
Among other cosmetics that are likely to have an unusually short shelf life are certain "all natural" products that may contain plant-derived substances conducive to microbial growth. It also is important for consumers and manufacturers to consider the increased risk of contamination in products that contain non-traditional preservatives, or no preservatives at all.
All Products including Haircare
Consumers should be aware that expiration dates are simply "rules of thumb," and that a product's safety may expire long before the expiration date if the product has not been properly stored. Cosmetics that have been improperly stored - for example, exposed to high temperatures or sunlight, or opened and examined by consumers prior to final sale - may deteriorate substantially before the expiration date. On the other hand, products stored under ideal conditions may be acceptable long after the expiration date has been reached.