And that’s all you’ve got to last a week.
So, you're broke. What else is new?
Reproductions Are Not Safe
Some people assume that preventing knockoffs are only illegal because of the financial harm it does to the company of origin. And yes, there's some truth in that. However, when it comes to electrical items, there is a huge safety issue with counterfeit products.
They aren't made to the same standards, to begin with. Then when they're complete, they don't go through the same levels of safety testing. Taking the above example, nearly 1,000 people are seriously injured every year by blow dryers. Some of those aren't even while they're in use, but when they trigger fires just from being plugged in.
If It's Electrical, It's A No-Go
Only plug in genuine items.
If you want buy counterfeit clothing, it's your choice. You shouldn't, for all kinds of reasons, but it's your decision and won't have any health risks. It doesn't matter if it's a curling wand, straightening irons, a facial cleansing system or just heated eyelash curlers. If it involves being plugged into the mains electricity, stay away from it!
Yes, Genuine Products Are More Expensive…
... but can you afford to take the risk? It might seem worth it to have the must-have gadget, but these are real problems that can harm you and the people you live with. Surely it's worth shelling out a little more to purchase genuine Clarisonic sets or the latest GHD stylers for their safety alone?
If the Safety Isn't Convincing You, Then The Efficacy Might
Say you find a product that you like and you're willing to run the risk with a counterfeit version of it. There is absolutely no guarantee it is going to work as it should. It might be inefficient, or it might die on you after one use. You have no recourse, no grounds for a refund or complaint - you bought it, so you suffer the consequences. That also means you end up paying twice; once for the original, and then to replace it.
Whichever way you look at it, when it comes to electrical beauty products, it's just not worth it.