Exposed: Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out

Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out
Warning: This post might find you disgusting to the core, so please don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Brace yourself, beauties!


We can’t deny our obsession for make-up. Whenever there is something new in the market, as a beauty junkies, we are like kids from a candy store. It makes us really happy!

But what if your happiness suddenly became a disaster when you found out that the make-up or cosmetics that you’ve bought and raving about, is already expired?

YES, ladies EXPIRED!

This Pinay Vblogger, Ana Patricia Victorino shared on her Facebook account her shopping experience at one of the infamous cosmetic store in Trinoma Mall, Manila

Here’s her FB statement:


Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out
While shopping for the Red Cherry Lashes last October 15, she asked the sales lady about that FUNKY SMELL which Ms. Victorino thinks it’s the expired foundation. The Sales Lady immediately deny it, though Ms. Victorino could attest that the funky smell is very noticeable one feet away.


Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out


Although she didn’t disclosed the name of the store, many of her followers said it’s the CHEDELYN’s COSMETICS, as they also experienced similar cases, and even bought expired cosmetics from them without their knowledge.


Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out


Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out


(Photo screenshot from Chedelyn Cosmetics Facebook and Instagram page).


Some of her followers and friends gone furious and also shared their experiences.


Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out


Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out
Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out
Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out
Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out


Aside from noticing its funky smelling makeup and cosmetics, Chedelyn’s Cosmetics is allegedly selling fake cosmetics based on what their former customers shared on Facebook.


Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out


Ms. Ana Patricia Victorino, is one of the most influential make-up guru, and vlogger in the Philippines having 323,000 followers combined, and was recently been awarded as BLOGGER ICON OF THE YEAR 2016 by E!Philippines last September 29 at City of Dreams Manila. We was dressed by upcoming fashion designer of the country, Thian Rodriguez.


Ana Patricia Victorino, Blogger Icon of the Year 2016
(Photo credit from her Instagram)


Yeah these incidents are very scary. If the allegations are true, the seller obviously scamming its customers by selling expired cosmetics.

YIKES!

If this seller proven guilty, this clearly violates the Republic Act No. 7394 of The Consumer Act of the Philippines, Article 40 Section I – The sale or offering for sale of any drug or device beyond its expiration or expiry date is subject for penalty, and/or jail time.. (link here).

If you encountered this kind of cases, you may report it to the Department of Health, and also at Department of Trade and Industry.


You may report online at www.fda.gov.ph: tab "eReport" or send email directly at report@fda.gov.ph, with trunk line +632 857 1900


To know about the FDA guidelines on how to handle consumer complains, you may refer HERE


FDA also issued an advisory relating to purchasing cosmetic products from online shopping websites.






How to tell when the make-up you’re buying is already expired?

Many are still doesn’t have idea on how to identify expired products. The first rule of the thumb is the scent. No brand new makeup SMELLS FUNKY.

Also, all liquid based makeup that includes liquid foundations, primers, liquid concealers, lip glosses, and liquid lipstick and lip tint, and also mascara has a shorter lifespan of one (1) year. If you noticed any discoloration even though it doesn’t reach yet its expiration date, please discontinue using it and toss it immediately.


Also always check the manufacture date and the expiration date printed on its boxes and label. If you can't see these dates, walk out and don't buy it.




Pinay Vlogger Shares Seller of Expired Cosmetics and the Internet is Freakin Out


Yes it is sometimes hard to say NO for discounted cosmetics, but be aware of its implications. We always suggest that you buy only at trusted cosmetic stores (though sometimes quite pricey) to avoid or lessen these kind of consequences.


As of this writing her FB post garnered 295 Likes and 23 shares.

UPDATE: October 18 - We tried to reach DTI - Department of Trade and Industry, and inquired to whom the citizens could reach in case they encourage similar event from other sellers. Here is their response.










Have you experienced buying expired cosmetics? Have you both cosmetics from other stores?


To know about how to identify expiration dates especially on Korean Cosmetics, you may refer here










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100 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Omg! That's terrible. That's why it is always best to buy from the proper stores

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    1. I agree, even its more expensive its okay. At least you can make sure the store will not sells you expired items, due to frequent checking.

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  2. no way...cant be! please buy only at trusted cosmetic stores!

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  3. OMG That is like makeup heaven! Sad to hear that they don't check their products of their expiry dates :(

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    1. Hello Audrey,

      Yeah it was like you enter a candy store. But for what we've heard , new and old stocks have mixed-up thus hard to identify the fresh stocks.

      Delete
  4. have not experienced expired cosmetics, but guess it's not good for the skin. better don't use!

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    1. Expired cosmetics and skincare, and even foods are very harmful. The damage it will give you are more costly.

      Delete
  5. With that many stocks, I am not surprised if they don't move as fast as needed, if found to be true. Using expired cosmetics could be harmful to us! Beware!

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    1. Yeah, too much makeup in your personal stash is okay. But seeing these tons of make-up and just displaying like that (with no proper ventilation and storage) no wonder the products could easily just penetrated by contamination.

      Delete
  6. OMG expired beauty products?? That's awful! Have to really be aware of not purchasing the false products, especially online shoppers. :(

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    1. Sometimes buying online from indie sellers are quite scary, even from bazaars. Your only card is by trusting the sellers about its good condition and authenticity. Better to buy at legitimate stores at the mall with full licenses, than be sorry.

      Delete
  7. wow.. this is so shameful, how can someone operate like this...T.T

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    1. Yeah it is honestly shameful, but there are some people who doesn't mind selling expired items. They all think is how they can cash-out.

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  8. Woah, that was bad. Should go for original cosmetic store next time

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    1. Yeah they should, however sometimes it is really tempting to buy from bazaars, especially when they sell it cheaply. But no warranty.

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  9. But sometimes I still use expired eyeliner bcz I feel so much wasted just try place them in bin

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    1. sometimes I do, hahaha especially if I still have no funds for new eyeliner. However, as long as you clean it after use and store it in dry clean storage, I think there is no issue.

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  10. It is important to always check the expiry date before we purchase it... now I will remember this...

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    1. Yup, always check. And if you can't see it, better ask the seller, or not buy it.

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  11. I've never seen so many makeups in my life, that's a lot. Be careful ladies.

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    1. Yeah, this is just an awareness for all ladies worldwide that expired products are really bad.

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  12. Wow! I'm not big on makeup but still. All businesses should keep proper inventory of their supplies.

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    1. Exactly, this is becoming a big issue in the cosmetic industry. More stores and companies are becoming negligent with their products and inventories, thus losing numbers of clientele and credibility.

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  13. Thats horrible I cant believe that the workers did not notice the foul smell. What kind of ethics do these people have selling this disgusting products. :(

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    1. We also wonder.

      According to the numbers of (former) customers, they've also noticed the foul scents, and they too are been discouraged to buy.

      Contaminated products having a foul scents can easily make the other new products also contaminated, because scents are air-borne, it is very easy to spread.

      Really sad.

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  14. Oh wow! Those are a lot of products

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  15. This is very alarming and hope a store like this will go out of business. Thank you for sharing and warning others.

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    1. Hope they could address it in a proper manner. You know customers are still forgiving (somehow). So if they just make amends to their customers, I think there will be no issue.

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  16. It's so unethical of the company to sell expired products! What's more is it will be used on faces! Good to expose them!

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    1. No wonder some might got allergies, and pimples/acnes got worst because of expired products. We should always check what we buy.

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  17. how can those people still operating the business..terrible! that's why i always go to the original store to get my beauty/cosmetic stuffs.

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    1. Same here. I don't might getting it a bit pricey, as long as I'm very sure it's authentic.

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  18. Although, I have never had one such experience, I think this is bad. And its unfair the store takes the customers for granted.

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    1. Yeah truly sad. And this kind of situation still exist because of lax in regulations laws.

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  19. That is terrible! Expired and also with an awful smell. This is a great tip as well as a reminder to check for the expiration date on ALL products before purchasing, smelly or not. What a disaster!

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    1. Yeah very sad... but there are still people who buy (not knowing some are expired) because maybe its cheaper, and the items are hard to find here in the Philippines, so they took the bait.

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  20. They still even sell items that are damaged in a different set of containers. They place them in a tray along with broken goods. I went there a couple of times in 2011 to buy stuff and discovered those items here in Cebu. I was naive about makeup then and i had no idea how to know if they were expired so i just bought some lippies at a cheaper price because i trusted them not to sell harmful products to buyers. I honestly didn't expect that at all but after miss Ana's post i began to contemplate that maybe the reason some of those were a bit cheap but not too cheap, was because they were expired. Good thing I buy from them anymore...

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    1. Do you they even RECYCLE OLD COSMETICS???? This is the first time I heard about it (now seems they are trying everything to cash out, very clever). I was so naïve too back then on make-ups, but I never tried buying on bazaars even on stalls in the malls. Only from legitimate beauty stores, never might its quite pricey.

      Thanks Eliza Mae.

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  21. thanks for the information. Life is so hillarious.

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  22. I didn't know foundation could smell when expired! Wow! Thanks for enlightening me!

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    1. It really smells awful, especially the liquid foundations. That's why its better to store them to dry and a bit cool place.

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  23. Expired products are not cool at all. It can cause allergies etc. so the internet freaking out on it, is not surprising.

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    1. Nowadays, people can pay more money on limited editions, and good quality products, so it is a bit upsetting that there are people who are taking negative advantage of these demands.

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  24. That is terrible! I have severe allergies to skincare and would be susceptible to reactions. How awful to sell expired products.

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    1. Yeah exactly. But consumers are still not aware of its implications. They are just lured with its attractive discount, unknowingly its already expired.

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  25. It's a good thing you're sharing this. I actually never really pay a lot of attention to that when I'm shopping. But I definitely should. It's a good thing it's more known now. Than companies won't dare so fast to do this and everyone who buys will pay more attention!

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    1. Yeah, this post is my way of making our friends be well-informed of what they shop in the beauty market. Sometimes beauty sucks, especially when you experienced these negative things.

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  26. It is so dangerous for the health to sell expired cosmetics! I always assume that what's being sold is well before the expiration date..this makes me double check!

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    1. Yeah, well even in beauty stores at the malls, and they offered 50 to 70% off discounts, we must still check its expiration date. Because when a store offers this huge discounts, its means that the batch of those make-ups needs to be sell-out, thus eliminating the old stocks and welcoming the new batch.

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  27. the seller is so unethical. expired cosmetics could be harmful you know

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    1. Exactly, however since the Philippine Law about these is now so strong, many people are taking advantage of it. The immediate action we can do is don't buy.

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  28. Oh! What a terrible mistake made.

    Thanks Blair, for the info.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Sumit. You should share this to your friends and let them warn about buying super discounted cosmetics, and always check the expiration dates.

      Delete
  29. I had no idea eyelashes could become expired. Also, frustrating to think places could be doing that and so many people would have no idea!

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    1. faux eyelashes has longer shelf life, but should be kept in a dry place. Yeah it is very sad.

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  30. That is a serious issue.You can't overlook such expiry date stuffs. They may end up harming you.

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    1. As a seller and business in beauty and cosmetic industry checking the expiration date is an SOP (standard operating procedure). However, there are some who are blinded with the possible profit gain that they could get, even they sell it on discounted price. This thought is called greediness.

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  31. That's so terrible. I am really shocked by this. I think it is good thing that we know such things happen, I would really like to know the name of the brand for sure.

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    1. Yeah this incident might happen in various brand, both local brands and international. And the sad part is they always getaway with it. We as consumers should check what we buy, always.

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  32. omg! This is so unethical! I normally go for drug store or over-the-counter purchase for my makeup and skin cares! Every ladies should be alert about these and always check for the manufacturing & expiry date!

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    1. Hello Dear,

      Yeah I only buy from drug stores and licenses beauty stores for my make-up and cosmetic products. Sometimes I also buy from a trusted friend for my cosmetics, but they only maintain a small numbers of inventory because they are also worried if they stock a lot.

      Even when we buy from drugstores for make-up especially during mega-sale season, we should still check its expiration date.

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  33. Looking at their shop in the photo, I wouldn't buy my make-up from them anyway. The products are not arranged on proper shelves and they are not kept at the right temperatures. Make-up should only be bought from a proper shop, otherwise you never know what you are buying.

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    1. Hello Joanna,

      Exactly my reasons way I don't buy at bazaar shops, and stores with no proper ventilation and temperature store for cosmetics.

      That is the reason why make-ups are sometimes expensive because these licensed stores invested on proper storage, to preserve the freshness and good quality of the products.

      And I support that, they value their products the way they value their customers.

      Delete
  34. This is really terrible! I usually don't use make up at all, except for lipsticks, but I always check the expiration date before I buy them.

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    1. That's good, always check the label and its expiration date.

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  35. I'm glad I read this because I would never have known how to find out if makeup is already expired. That's really scary that there were stores out there that would sell this stuff. People can get really sick!

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    1. Hello Pellerini,

      Yeah we should check, we might not know that it is the cause of those sudden acnes and allergies we've got its because of those expired cosmetics we accidentally both. That's why the purpose of this post is just to educate consumers to become well verse on what they are purchasing.

      Delete
  36. Wow I never really dare to buy cosmetics in that kind of place. Even though I sees in markets or vendor, the price and the genuine of the product is always what I take count in. Thanks for sharing too, so that it could reach out to more who should take this in mind whenever they shop for cosmetics.

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    1. Thank you Sharon! Please share these information to your friends and family, so they could be warn of the bad effects of expired cosmetics. We should not compromise our security and health for cheap products.

      We might be look pretty and saves a lot on buying these products, then after few weeks we will suffer from allergies and other skin issues, and that not good.

      No to buying expired cosmetics.

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  37. That's crazy! There are lots of cheaters in this world nowadays. Must be careful when purchasing something.

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    1. Not promoting their products is the immediate and best way to stop these sellers from selling.

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  38. Omg!!!! That's just so horrible and wrong! Glad she caught them being shady!

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    1. Yeah, and many customers also shared they bad experiences, so it means this is not an isolated event.

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  39. Wow this is a serious no no, thanks for sharing the infor. We will be more careful when purchasing cosmetics.

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    1. Hello Sunshine,

      Yeah, please share also to your friends and let them know the implications of buying expired cosmetics.

      Delete
  40. This is why we have to check expiry dates and on where the products are being sold at. We definitely need to be more aware of where and how we are purchasing our cosmetics from too.

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    1. Hello Pen,

      Yeah that's right. And also we should not be easily lured with discounted products.

      Delete
  41. Palagi ko pa naman sila inaabangan sa mga bazaar. Nakafollow pa ako sa IG nila. Muntik na akong mapabili sa kanila dati, buti nagdalawang isip ako. Akala ko okay sila kasi ang dami nilang stocks ng ibat ibang brands. Di na inisip pano yung makakabili ng expired or fake products nila. Salamat sa pagshare nito :)

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    1. Hello Hazel,

      Yun nga, marami akong narinig at nabasang mga negative comments tungkol sa kanila. Kahit ako ay nabigla sa pagaakalang isolated case ito - hindi pala. Maraming customers ang nagrereklamo, pero patuloy pa rin sila sa pag bebenta... hindi lahat ng customers nakatanggap ng expired, meron ding mga masuwerteng customers na maayos ang products na natanggap nila.

      Masyadong mataas ang risk kapag bumili ka ng cosmetics at makeup sa mga bazaars, kasi hindi natin alam ang quality ng mga products. Lalo na sa temperature natin dito sa Philippines na sobrang init, medaling makasira ng cosmetics.

      Mag ingat na lang parati at maging alerto sa pag bili.

      Delete
  42. Wow what a terrible experience, I can't believe a store would try to pass of so obviously expired make up as new!

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    1. Customers said since products are piling up, it is hard to determine the old ones to new stocks.

      Also, the temperature and ventilation also affects the consistency of the products. Too much heat can cause damage to the solutions.

      Delete
  43. This is bad. I don't mind if they expire once I buy them but it stinks if I 'm buying new. Grrrr.

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    1. Hahaha yeah, also happens to me. I still have palette of eyeshadows that never been touched and already expired for a year, and I still like them. Mixing with my other new palette..
      But its a NO NO to buy expired products.

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  44. WHY!!! It's so sad how they let makeup get ruined like that. Huhu Why can't they take care of their products properly. It's so revolting and it's making me want to sue them as well. :(

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    1. When I visited Ms. Ana's original comment (which now piled up to 600+ comments!) the sellers are just mum about the issue. It is so sad. There might be other sellers who do this kind of modus operandi, so beware and be vigilant buyer.

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  45. So sorry to hear this, I need to be extra careful the next time I buy cosmetic products >.<

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    1. Hello Ivy,

      Yes you should, and please share this to your friends and family so that they should know how to properly shop for good cosmetics. Thank you for visiting!

      Delete
  46. Thanks so much for sharing this and exposing the unethical methods of these sellers.
    Not to mention the harmful effects of using these expired products. *yucks*

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    1. Thank you for visiting. Please be a vigilant buyer. And do not promote these kind of sellers by not buying from them.

      Delete
  47. Hmmm.. That is bound to happen with mass product stores. I still prefer to get cosmetics from reputable pharmacies and shops

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    1. Me too. I don't mind buying at reputable stores and pay higher, at least I can make sure those products are in good condition.

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  48. The cat meme was cute. It is a sad state of affairs when some of us pay big bucks for make up brands and only then to be cheated because you havent bothered reading the fine print that the product has expired not happened with me till date because i check

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    1. Yeah it is indeed very sad. I heard the seller just still mum of the issue. Seems they don't care. They still continue selling.

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  49. Thats soo scary! I'll remember to check the make up that i buy. T.T

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    1. Hello Aliza,

      That's good. And only but at trusted sellers.

      Delete

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