According to Red Points, Counterfeit goods can be defined as copies or imitations of a product that are intended to be taken as authentic and genuine in order to deceive a person.
Simply put, counterfeit goods are fake products that are made of cheaper substandard quality and are being sold under the name and trademark of another brand without authorization from the brand owner.
As a matter of fact, trafficking in counterfeit goods is criminalized and punishable under Law. A core feature of counterfeit goods is that there is always the malicious intent to deceive and mislead buyers into believing that the product is authentic when it is actually the exact opposite. They are passed off as the genuine product. Therefore, counterfeit goods violate the trademark and other intellectual property rights of the owner of the authentic brand.
White Gold cream is an anti-marks cream extra whitening product that is promoted as an anti-wrinkle and anti aging product that removes freckles by moisturizing the skin. Freckles are small brown spots on your skin, often in areas that get sun exposure. In most cases, freckles are harmless. They form as a result of overproduction of melanin, which is responsible for skin and hair color (pigmentation).
Skin lightening with an original White Gold cream comes with its own side effects combining such risks with the unwanted side effects of a fake product can have far reaching health consequences.
In order to protect yourself against this risk of buying a fake White Gold cream here are some few tips:
Pricing: Sometime it’s too good to be true, check the White Gold cream manufacturers or authorized dealer website for the retail price, use your discretion to add any possible expenses such as import charges, then add profit. With this estimation see if the price tallies. If way cheaper than that there is a huge red flag. Is it fake, is it stolen goods or the vendor is having a clear out sale.
Packaging or Print quality: If the packaging of an White Gold cream looks a bit shoddy, the font looks pixelated, or any inconsistencies with the colors or image saturation (Too red or too blue) that’s another red flag. Check that the barcodes are consistent with the release notes on the producer’s product information page.
Product: The smell, the texture, the weight of a White Gold cream is another tip. Some counterfeits are so explicit that the packaging looks just like the original, however the proof is in the pudding. When you buy White Gold cream products open it on the spot, smell it, check if anything is off. In the event it’s a fake product speak with the seller. Even if you can’t get a refund you are at least more knowledgeable and know where NOT to shop.
Probe (Research and Ask questions): There’s nothing wrong in asking the manufacturers about their licensed distributors, or even asking friends to have a look before you make a purchase. Ask a retailer about their distribution channels, probe their product knowledge, ask if they can guarantee lifespan or authenticity. ALSO READ: Does Fair and White Gold 2 Bleach?