Gone are the days when you had to dedicate your entire weekend to driving around town to hit all your favorite stores. With online shopping, you can get the products you need faster than ever – and often cheaper. Because you’re not limited to retailers within driving distance, your options are much more varied, and you have the ability to compare prices.
As wonderful as online shopping is, it isn’t without risk. Unless you shop from an authorized retailer, you can’t be sure what you actually get is what you’ve paid for. You don’t know how long the product sat on a warehouse shelf or whether it’s even authentic. This is particularly concerning with beauty products as unauthorized products can be dangerous.
Product diversion is becoming an increasing problem in the cosmetics and skincare industry and you could easily become a victim without even knowing it. Read on to learn what diversion is and why it’s important to purchase beauty products from a verified source like Yon-Ka Paris or one of our spa partners.
The Importance of Purchasing from a Verified Source
The term diversion refers to the sale or distribution of products by unauthorized retailers. You’re most likely to find diverted products on resale websites like eBay and discount websites where the sellers advertise brand-name products at discounted prices. The trouble is many diverted products are counterfeit and, even if they aren’t, they could be old, expired, diluted, or tainted with unknown substances.
Here are some of the risks you take when purchasing potentially diverted products:
- The product might be old or expired. As the product and its ingredients break down, it could harbor mold and/or bacteria which might cause skin reactions or breakouts.
- Diverted products are sometimes watered down which may reduce the efficacy.
- In some cases, diverted products are filled or refilled in the original bottle with entirely different products – you might not be getting what you paid for.
- Diverted products may not be stored properly – temperature control is essential to keep skincare products safe and to protect their efficacy.
- The product could have been tampered with and unknown substances could be added.
The simple truth is that you can’t trust everything you buy online. Some sellers are in it only for the money and have little concern for the safety of their customers or the quality of their products. When you choose not to buy from a verified source, you’re putting yourself at risk.
Safety and Efficacy with Yon-Ka Paris
At Yon-Ka Paris, we have a history of quality and safety. Our products are the result of decades of research in phyto-aromatic therapy, formulated with the best ingredients nature has to offer.
Yon-Ka products deliver an olfactive and therapeutic experience in every bottle, in part thanks to our proprietary essential oil complex, Quintessence. We collaborate with over 5,000 beauty and wellness professionals around the world to produce skincare products that deliver scientifically proven efficacy, age-defying results, and pure wellness. Each of our Yon-Ka Paris spa partners is an authorized reseller of our products and any who sell online are expected to adhere to our stringent terms and conditions.
We neither endorse nor encourage the sale or purchase of Yon-Ka products from unauthorized resellers, as we cannot vouch for their authenticity, quality, or expiration date. We use advanced tracking systems to monitor suspected diverters and trace the products back to their source. It is our goal to protect the safety of our customers and we stand by all of our products when sold by authorized dealers.
Stay Safe and Support Local Businesses
As life starts getting back to normal following the initial outbreak of the coronavirus, local businesses are once again opening their doors. Now more than ever, we need to support small and independent businesses who rely on their communities to survive. Though online shopping was the safest option for some time, as businesses start to reopen you can once more take advantage of spa-quality services and personalized recommendations from our Yon-Ka Paris spa partners. Stop in to your local Yon-Ka Paris spa to browse their selection of services or to receive custom skincare advice.
Whether you shop online or in-store, when choose Yon-Ka Paris and our spa partners, you’re choosing safe and effective skincare products backed by over 65 years of research and expertise in phyto-aromatic therapy. Consult the Skincare Advisor for custom recommendations to suit your skin.