I'm pretty upset that someone out there is printing and manufacturing these counterfeit patches. I hope they're at least useful, if not genuine lol, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the SkincareAddiction community, Press J to jump to the feed. They do not work at all. Counterfeiters have become so sophisticated in duplicating famous brands that even experienced buyers are finding it hard to tell real products from the high-quality forgeries that persist in the market today. Whenever I shop online, I read reviews for the seller, especially on Amazon and eBay. The ones I got are fake. Damn. Does it look like it’s been tampered with? I buy my beauty products just from w2beauty I trust them ? Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. Am I Purging or Is This a Breakout? Everyone on here was talking about how good these and other hydrocolloid bandages were and I just figured these weren't for me. The last time I ordered them from the same seller I've noticed that they aren't absorbing like they normally do, and the adhesive is aggressively strong. Cho's love for Cosrx is so real she collaborated with it on this powerful vitamin C serum. Always buy from a reliable seller, read reviews as much as possible and check the main website of any products your buying. Has the safety seal been damaged in some way? I would rather pay more and know what’s actually going on my skin. the package says contaminats. Full ingredients and safety reports. Yeah, I usually get downvotes for calling out Amazon (not here in SCA). Some of the biggest (and most popular stalls) were the ones selling counterfeit beauty products. Besides the actual look of the product, make sure to check the physical packaging. I just got my first ever cosrx master patches from amazon today; mine has a different front-side design and has no printed paper instructions. But then, one of my eagle-eyed readers sent me an email that still haunts me to this day. I just contacted Amazon and they're issuing me a refund, as well as escalating the issue to have the seller (ACC Beauty) removed from Amazon. I instantly knew it was fake. Fake Korean cosmetics may have the same cute prints and colors as authentic products but a careful eye can spot missing characters if you have access to the originals. I am so done buying skincare products from amazon. They are just like a thin sticker that falls off your face. Pleased with my purchases, I posted them online to my Instagram page. Full ingredients and safety reports. I'm not sure if they're working well enough or not because it's my first time trying hydrocolloid bandages. Nine times out of ten, the fake will have a completely different consistency and smell than the real product. Confirm your products directly with COSRX. When I lived in Phuket, I used to go to the night market almost every weekend. Most beauty bloggers will comment on scent and texture in some form. Discussion. E.g. Some of the biggest (and most popular stalls) were the ones selling counterfeit beauty products. Here are pictures of the fake patches: Imgur Album Of Fake Patches. So far, this storefront has a 100% rating and when I Googled the name of the shop, nothing bad came up. Wow! I ordered these in a 10 pack and was annoyed that they didn't work as well, especially after everyone raved about them, but this is probably why. We at Bright Side invite you to take this fun test to find out your chances of buying a fake instead of the real deal. The differences between the real patch and fake patch is that the fakes - do not come with the instruction paper inside - have a holographic plastic sheen on the part that has the patches on it - mispelled words such as contaminants that is on the front - and the patches lack the slight yellow tone of the authentic patches, and are white instead. Their site is FILLED with knock-off brands and not just skincare products. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/13/dd/f1/13ddf12ed4298c8a3e4a669abd5eb1e7--leonardo-dicaprio-meme-oscar-meme.jpg. You’re never going to find the full size Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing mask for under $40, unless it’s on sale or a part of a discount code or something so don’t even think about buying a tube for $15. Oh man, I've gotten so used to ordering so many products online that I never thought about if the item I'm buying is real or not! They're a bit pricier but they also give you more. Bangkok had (at the time) way more diverse beauty shopping, so I planned on spending my hard-earned coins on sheet masks and some other things I had my eyes on. The packaging felt cheaper. The COSRX Pimple Patches are heaven-sent, and you should buy them. Thanks for the tips! I can then click on her name and read reviews from customers. Amazon should really be held responsible because they know a lot of this stuff is fake. If you come across a product that is ridiculously cheap (and not on sale), this could be a sign that the product you want to buy is not real. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. That doesn't mean having the exact same product on-hand; you can check in official mall stores or brand-released images online. Whether you’re new to K-beauty, or have been a longtime die-hard fan, COSRX is a brand everyone turns to again and again for better skin. 2. For example, when I search for COSRX Pimple Patches on Amazon, the first storefront is a seller by the name of florasumi90. I got fake ones from amazon too :/ I called to complain and got my money refunded though!! Detailed comparison between Cosrx One Step Pimple Clear Pad vs NEOGEN Dermalogy Real Cica Pad. When I buy something from a seller I don't know (and I'm not talking only about cosmetics), I always check the ratings and reviews. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata. First of all thank you so much for this article. And a lot of their other items are just things the seller has purchased directly off of Alibaba. I try to never buy skincare/makeup from Amazon. Fake Korean cosmetics may have the same cute prints and colors as authentic products but a careful eye can spot missing characters if you have access to the originals. We all love Amazon but I would never want to purchase skincare items from there. The COSRX Pimple Patches are heaven-sent, and you should buy them. I'm so paranoid I can't even buy beauty on Amazon. If anyone would like to network/ follow my skincare journey via Instagram my handle is @skincare.assistant. I recently bought Cosrx acne patches from Amazon + Ebay and received fakes. If you use a product and it breaks you out, this does not mean it is fake. Again, if you are unsure if your product is real, check the reviews. I always cross reference prices when buying K-beauty online. Amazon in general is a sketchy place to purchase skincare from. Why Shop the VIB Sale When You Can Get These Sephora Dupes (For Much Less)? So, this article further supports how I felt.