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:
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.
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.
(Photo screenshot from Chedelyn Cosmetics Facebook and Instagram page).
Some of her followers and friends gone furious and also shared their experiences.
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.
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.
Yeah these incidents are very scary. If the allegations are true, the seller obviously scamming its customers by selling expired cosmetics.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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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