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Are You Being Poisoned by Counterfeit Cosmetics?

Everyone likes a bargain … but did you know that those steeply discounted name brand cosmetics you see advertised on the internet are more than likely counterfeits filled with toxins that are dangerous to your health?

Investigators with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have found arsenic, lead and other toxins in counterfeit cosmetics imported from China, India, Malaysia and other countries. In addition to being sold online, these counterfeit products can also be found at flea markets, mall kiosks and retail stores.

A New Jersey woman was recently prosecuted for counterfeit makeup sales when a customer of hers told Homeland Security she got a rash on her eyelid within minutes of using what she thought was MAC brand eyeliner.

The skin on your face absorbs things differently than anywhere else on your body, especially the skin around your eyes which is the thinnest skin on your body. Counterfeit cosmetics can cause acne on your face, dermatitis or eczema or scaling. They may also contain bacteria because the manufacturers of these products have no quality control procedures. There is no way of knowing for sure what ingredients are in these products.

Fake name-brand fragrances have even been found to contain human urine!

The takeaway lesson?  If you care about your health, make sure the products you put on your face and skin are the real thing.

How to Identify Counterfeit Cosmetics

One way of knowing whether you have a counterfeit product is by noticing whether the bottle feels lighter and thinner than the genuine product. The font on the label may also look different. You may even find misspellings on labels.  If you see a “made in China” label on the product, it is  sure tip-off.

Enlightened Styles Cosmetics Are Safe For Your Skin and Good for Your Health

Here at Enlightened Styles Beauty Salon, you will find only the highest quality cosmetics that are safe for your skin and good for your health. And soon we will have our own branded line of all-natural cosmetics that will keep you looking “picture perfect, all the time!”
Ammoura All Natural Cosmetics from Enlightened Styles

Ammoura’s™ custom blend foundations are made from pure mineral bases enriched with gentle botanical infusions of Calendula, Linen, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Corn Flower and St. John’s Wort, which soothe and soften the skin. Our Oil-Free, Enriched and Matte Formulas will let us create the perfect custom foundation for your skin type. And, since the foundations contain 11% pure pigment (and not the 6%-7% typically found in other formulas), you will be able to apply less foundation while getting even greater coverage.

We will also have a ready-to-wear line of eyeshadows, blushers, bronzers, eyeliners, mascaras, as well as our Interactive Lipstick Design System that will let you create your own lip glosses, glacés and lipsticks in any shade, texture and intensity you want in a matter of minutes!

Join Us For the Ammoura Unveiling Event: January 22!

We are very excited to be launching our new cosmetic line on January 22nd  6:00 pm at Enlightened Styles 30 N 5th St Warrenton VA 20186.  As a VIP attendee, you and your guests will receive 10% off a custom-designed Ammoura Lipstick or Lip Gloss!

Please RSVP HERE if you would like to attend!

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