Authorities join hands to nix fake make-up products flooding the market

JEDDAH – Customs, the Ministry of Commerce and Investment and Saudi Food and Drug Administration have joined hands in a vigorous hunt for fake make-up products and cosmetics flooding the local market in a bid to root out sham businesses that bring these health hazards into the market.

Low price and being handy are the main factors that have led to the spread of counterfeit make up products and cosmetics in the market and becoming the shoppers’ pick.

According to a dealer in one of the markets here, price plays an important part in buying these wares. She indicated that fake international brands are priced at SR100 to SR500, which is far cheaper than the price of the original product.