Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo manufactured by Galderma Laboratories is a skincare range specifically formulated for everyday baby hygiene. Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo is enriched with glycerin and panthenol to help nourish without drying or damaging your baby’s delicate skin. This tear-free, hypoallergenic formula rinses clean, leaving a soft fragrance. Gentle enough for newborn’s and babies’ skin.
Original Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo contain the following ingredients; Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Citric Acid, Heliotropine, Panthenol, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Polyquaternium-10, Propylene Glycol, Quaternium-80, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Hydroxide.
According to the manufacturers, their products are dermatologically tested and recommended by dermatologists and health and beauty insiders around the world. However, counterfeiters of fake products have denied many genuine buyers the right and the joy of enjoying these products. Counterfeit cosmetics contain dangerous chemicals that cause adverse reactions to the skin and organs. Quite often it contains infection-causing bacteria that can lead to scarring, burning, disfigurement, and even fecal matter.
It’s fairly common to find local vendors selling imitation products, which are commonly sourced from online marketplaces like AliExpress. These shady beauty deals are “posing a serious health risk”. A 2015 report by the European Union’s law enforcement agency found that 86 percent of fake cosmetics are produced in mainland China and Hong Kong with more than 90,000 ‘fake ups’ seized at a Chinese port in 2017.
Online shopping can be a blessing for any busy person, especially parents who may never find time to make it to a store amid diaper changes, food spills, and temper tantrums. In fact, almost half of parents in the United States said they shop online weekly, according to a Pitney Bowes e-commerce study—totally understandable.
But parents should be wary when buying baby products from online marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay, and Walmart.com. Unfortunately, they aren’t safe from counterfeit products (exact imitations pretending to be a product) and knockoffs (resembling the product but not identical) that have long been making their way online. And many parents have fallen victim: 30 percent of them have bought a fake baby item online, according to research from Red Points.
Consumers are reporting a number of symptoms from using counterfeit products, including eye infections, allergic reactions, skin rashes, swollen lips, and chemical burns. In worst cases, the toxic ingredients in many fake makeup products have caused long-term health problems such as high blood pressure and infertility. However, most customers are unaware of the harmful side effects until it’s too late. When tested, several generic cosmetics were discovered to have dangerous chemicals like aluminum, mercury, arsenic, cyanide, and even human urine and rat droppings. The Customs and Border Protection reported that generic cosmetics are often made in factories with unsanitary conditions.
How to Spot Fake Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo
Note the Pricing: Of course, you should always buy your products from one of the brand’s licensed retailers, but we admit—a good sale is pretty hard for us to resist. If the sale is a little too good to be true, it probably is.
Check the Label: Counterfeit products will often have uneven fonts, misspelled words, inconsistent patterns, and incorrect shade names printed on the label and leaflets, so make sure to cross-check the item with the one on the brand’s official website. If your product features “peel-to-reveal” stickers, which can be peeled back to show the full ingredient list, that’s a sign it’s genuine.
Pay Attention to the Packaging: If you previously purchased a Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo, line the items up side-by-side to compare their exteriors. Fake products are housed in lower-quality plastic or metal casings, often paired with ill-fitting mirrors and sponge-tipped applicators. The name of the shade should be printed on a sticker as opposed to the box. Products that don’t quite fit into the box as they should, as well as boxes with exposed pieces of cardboard, are other indicators that you may have picked up a phony.
Swatch the Color Before Using: Just like low-quality packaging, a seemingly cheaper formula is a telltale sign of a counterfeit baby product. Fake products typically have a thinner consistency than the real counterparts. Unless they’re unscented, many genuine products will have a signature fragrance. SEE:Is Cetaphil Cruelty Free?