Cosmetic products in UK are the most counterfeited goods

According to a recent survey by global investigation firm Kroll, perfume and cosmetic products are the most counterfeited goods in the UK. The report states that cosmetic or beauty products were the sixth most counterfeited products after toys, chargers, clothing, bags and sports shoes.

The firm stated that duplicate consumer products are a growing part of the global economy and pose a risk to the economy and consumers. The outcomes of the counterfeit goods are dangerous and have many negative effects.

Benedict Hamilton, Managing Director at Kroll said, “We have seen how the counterfeiting of seemingly harmless clothing items such as jeans and t-shirts is actively contributing to the financing of global terrorist activity, so in addition to consumers’ health, there is also the broader world impact to consider.”

He also said that counterfeits don’t begin and end with the seller on the street; there is an entire supply chain in operation to create bogus goods and to stem the flow, we need to find the source.

On tackling the counterfeit goods, he said, “Only by following the chain of fake goods all the way up to those producing them and raising awareness of the problem, will we be able to safeguard against the potential dangers posed by counterfeits.”

Source: cosmeticsbusiness.com

Authorities take action against fake makeup suppliers in Delhi

You generally use beauty products to make your skin flawless and beautiful. But due to fake makeup and other cosmetic products, people are suffering from wrinkles, blemishes, acne and other skin allergies. There is a rampant supply of fake cosmetic products in different market locations across Delhi-NCR. This is generally due to extra profit margins on the sale of fake products.

In a joint operation against counterfeit cosmetic products in Delhi’s famous ‘Sadar Bazaar’ police recovered huge quantities of counterfeit Hindustan Unilever and Nivea products. The authorities confirmed that fake cosmetic products are supplied across Delhi NCR through counterfeit hubs like Sadar Bazaar.

Nupur Prasad DCP (North) has assured that strict action will be taken against people dealing in fake cosmetic products. She said that a case under the copyright act has been booked against the alleged offenders. A few months back the police had also seized fake products of other companies.

In a recent operation against counterfeiters, the police arrested three sellers after a complaint by a renowned company. The authorities recovered 5600 pieces of fake Nivea and Lakme products from them. On further investigation, it was revealed that there is a long chain of vendors and suppliers involved in the trade of fake cosmetic products.

Source: Navbharat Times

Stay away from fake cosmetic whitening creams

“Mirror mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all.” Most of you would be aware of this famous line from the classic fable ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ Surprisingly, this line is turning out to be true and there is a growing rage among women and men to have fairer skin.

We are constantly swarmed by social media images of angelic white men and women flaunting beauty like never seen before, in the real world. We crave for the glaring skin tones of our favourite celebrities. For us, dark skin has become a sign of disgrace and ugliness.

To get fairer skin people have been using cosmetics, skin surgeries and medicines. Among these, the most famous is the use of cosmetic products. There is a growing demand for skin whitening creams and different cosmetic brands have launched the same.

However, the rise in demand of such creams has also led to the growth of counterfeits. Flea markets, e-commerce websites, street shops and even e-commerce space is filled with fake skin whitening creams.

Besides duping the consumer of their money fake skin whitening creams cause damage to the skin. Lately, the use of fake skin whitening creams have caused skin allergies, skin infections, blisters, acne, pimples and other anomalies of the skin. Fake skin whitening creams usually contain toxic chemicals which are quite harmful to the skin in the long run.

While it’s difficult to identify between original and fakes cosmetics manufacturers can use security holograms, security labels, holographic packaging, QR codes and other security measures to deter the copying of original products. Holostik provides cutting edge anti-duplication and packaging solutions to different industries for safeguarding their products against duplication. So, if you are a cosmetic manufacturer and want to save your profits and brand image against duplication get in touch with us now.