Cosmetic companies will not cover medical bills related to an adverse reaction, because it has traditionally been left up to the consumer to protect his or her own health. Even trying to get your money back on an unusable product can be difficult.
Most companies will not accept returns on any product that has been opened. It is particularly hard to get your money back on a discounted item. Only the best companies guarantee your satisfaction.
Another issue to be concerned about with cosmetics is shelf-life. Discounted items may have been sitting on some retailer’s shelf for years. Regardless of the kind of preservative included in the product, there will be a buildup of bacteria after a certain length of time.
Instead of looking for a skincare sale, you might look for a manufacturer that sells directly to customers. One of the things that add to the consumers’ final cost is retail markup. Retail market can be as high as 100%.
More small manufacturers are selling directly to consumers by way of the internet. The internet has made it possible for the companies to reach their customers without using a middleman. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for an excellent anti-aging cream, for example, you can get the same quality for an affordable price by buying direct.
There are other ways to save money without looking for a skincare sale. Avoiding companies that do a lot of television advertising is a good idea. Those ads cost a lot of money and we end up paying for them.
Avoiding designer names is another good idea. Just because a product has a designer name does not mean the quality is better. Fashion designers know nothing about creating safe or effective skin care products. Their specialties lie elsewhere. Fancy bottles and packaging are another waste of money.