A word of caution: Always check the manufacture date of a cosmetic product before buying it.

We love a good bargain as much as anyone, but you have to know what you’re buying.

Beauty blogger Canon Ryder is giving his followers a word of caution to always check the manufacture date of cosmetics and beauty products before buying. In a recent TikTok video, he warns that many third-party discount retailers sell items that are extremely expired.

However, there is a way to double-check that what you’re buying is new. In his video, Ryder explains that all you need is a product’s batch number and you can determine exactly when it was manufactured. (Watch the video below)

Using the website m.checkcosmetic.net, Ryder looks up the manufacture date of an Olay moisturizer being sold at TJ Maxx. Once he enters the brand and batch code — which can be found on the bottom of the product — he learns that the product being sold at TJ Maxx was actually allegedly manufactured in January 2011. Just a reminder: It’s 2020

But Ryder revealed that TJ Maxx is not the only third-party retailer to commit this practice, which he believes should be illegal.

Although beauty products often come with expiration dates, some of these retailers sell extremely expired products to make as much money as they can from consumers like you.

Ryder shared the short TikTok video to educate consumers about beauty product expiration dates.

He warns that you need to beware of duplicitous retailers who do not really care about the customer’s wellbeing.

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Ross instructs beauty buyers to pick up the product they are interested in buying and turn it around to examine the barcode. Nearby the barcode, there should be a box – on the Olay product in the video, the box is black. This box contains what Ryder refers to as a batch number.

He then instructs his viewers to go to the Cosmetic Calculator – the website address is included in the video below – to type in the batch number to see just how old the product truly is.

When you reach the calculator, you select the brand that you are interested in buying. Then type in the batch number. Click the green calculate button, and the resource with pull together the information you want to know about the product.

According to Ryder’s calculations, the Olay product that he found on the shelf of a third-party retailer was manufactured back on January 4, 2011.

With the video recorded nine years later, that is a long time to let a cosmetic product sit on a shelf without being used or purchased.

Ryder warns beauty buyers not to get “scammed” by this trick.

Many of Ryder’s fans were appalled that retailers can do this.

“That should be illegal,” one person said.

“I’m not even into cosmetics like that, but this is so interesting,” another added.

“I just sent this to like ten people omg,” a third commented.

While Ryder has a trick to check these products, what do retailers like TJ Maxx have to say about this?

According to the TJ Maxx website, they acquire products through store cancellations, manufacturer overproduction, and overstock at the end of each season.

This does not explain why the Olay product that Ryder found would almost be ten years old.

Watch it here: TikTok/Video

Source: AWM

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