Your Essential Guide to Shopping for Cosmetics Online

The e-commerce rage has made life a breeze for shoppers. Online buying is efficient, fast, and convenient. Over all, it is has been accepted as the ideal way to shop. However, in the area of cosmetics and beauty care products, it is not uncommon to hear of customers shopping from unknown websites only to get fake or out-of-expiry products.

It is thus important for you to shop only on reliable websites and pursue comprehensive research about the product you are buying before you place the order. These guidelines will help you make sure you are making correct purchase decisions.

Buying Skincare Products Online
While purchasing skincare items, especially if you are buying products that have active ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids or Vitamin A and C, it is important that you purchase them only from authorized websites. To weed out the fake and grey online markets, there are a number of brand led initiatives that allow you to spot the "authorized stockist" stamp against the product image.

Furthermore, even if the site you are buying from is a trusted one, it is best to first have your skin diagnosed before purchase. There are high chances of reactions if the product you purchase contains a formula that is not suitable for you. For instance, many people experience burning and other unfavourable sensations from products that contain high percentages of Vitamin A.

Buying Make-up Online
A big priority while buying make-up online is to make sure you find ways to minimize risk of product contamination and infection. Only purchase from websites that follow reliable packaging and transportation methods during delivery. Upon accepting the product, make sure you check that it has never been opened before and that its box or cellophane wrapping is still intact.

Purchasing from an official stockist allows you not only to make sure that you receive the best quality products, but you will also be entitled to a credit or refund in case of a problem with the item delivered to you. Furthermore, most new age online cosmetic stores offer sufficient assistance and information that allows you to select the right products.

Shopping online is a great way to make sure that you receive the best possible deals for your skin care and cosmetic products. Most reputed online stores will offer products at prices that are at par or cheaper than visiting a brick and mortar store. To buy skincare products online India has never been more convenient! With a range of cosmetics and beauty products to choose from, you can compare, research and make correct purchases for your personal needs.

this article is written by crezzy paul of the skin store and
featured image via estee lalonde


  1. There's definitely more than meets the eyes when it comes to buying makeup & skincare online. :]

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  2. Great tips these are so important for beginners :)

  3. You are right, dear :)


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  5. Thanks for these tips.

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  7. Nice post, have a good day

  8. So interesting! Great tips ;)

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  9. Great guide, thx for sharing

  10. Great post. It is very helpful. Now I am careful about the websites,long back I remember buying a lipstick from some random website and only 2 months were their for its expiry. Choosing a reputed website is very much necessary :)

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  11. Concerning make-up and beauty products I'm still more of a Sephora fan, where I actually go to the brick-and-mortar store haha! But I did oder already on LimeCrime and that went very well so only good online beauty experiences for me! Thank you a lot for sharing this post, I'm sure it will come in handy next time I want to order online.
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  12. Great tips especially for new online shoppers.

  13. That is my fear, receiving products that are fake and with no way to return them!


  14. Such a good post, thanks for sharing
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  15. Hello from Spain: great tips about beauty products. keep in touch

  16. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

  17. Great post!! Thank you so much. This article will really help many to choose the right products through online. As mentioned in this article, knowing our skin type before choosing the products online is also to be noted.
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    Thank you and expecting many more similar relevant articles.