On Resale Apps, Expensive Beauty Products Sell for Cheap. Is It Safe to Buy Them? - Allure

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"To get products directly from a company like Skinceuticals, for instance, you have to be a licensed spa or skin-care studio to actually purchase them directly from the company.
" Do experts recommend beauty resale?
Whether you’re a veteran or brand new to the game, shopping and selling resale beauty shouldn’t be something you take lightly, advises Katie Roche, owner of Eleven11 Skincare and Laser in Denver.
I have the [Dyson] Airwrap now, so I'm getting rid of the hairdryer.
I'm also getting rid of hair tools that feel like they're redundant for me at this point.

On Resale Apps, Expensive Beauty Products Sell for Cheap. Is It Safe to Buy Them? - Allure

"I hate clutter," says Behnaz B. "A few years ago I bought the Dyson hairdryer for $500. I have the [Dyson] Airwrap now, so I'm getting rid of the hairdryer. I'm also getting rid of hair tools that feel like they're redundant for me at this point. I have two or three platforms where I'll post and see where I get the highest offer." Minina decided to sell her products to get rid of clutter that inevitably comes to anyone who decides to start a beauty routine from scratch. "When I originally got into makeup, I wasn't really sure what I needed," she says. "Later, I decided that some products are just not my thing." As long as she hasn't used a product too much, and she can make at least $15 off of a sale, she thinks it's worth posting. What does it mean to not use a product "too much"? For Minina, it's more of an art than a science, but makeup that is "super used" goes in the trash, not the resale apps, in part because selling takes significant time and effort. Taking photos, writing listing descriptions, negotiating prices, packaging items, and driving to the post office usually takes at least an hour in total. That energy only seem worth it if she can walk away with a good sale. Before selling a used eyeshadow palette or blush, for example, she'll check to make sure the imprint is still intact, clean off any loose powder or residue, and mist alcohol over the pan. "I don't sell used liquid products," she adds. "I wouldn't purchase those used, so I don’t sell those used." Minina also stresses that she’ll avoid selling anything that’s particularly fragile that could break or crumble during shipping, as it’s "not fair to the buyer." Do experts recommend beauty resale? Whether you’re a veteran or brand new to the game, shopping and selling resale beauty shouldn’t be something you take lightly, advises Katie Roche, owner of Eleven11 Skincare and Laser in Denver. "[Resale sellers] are not licensed professionals," Roche says. "To get products directly from a company like Skinceuticals, for instance, you have to be a licensed spa or skin-care studio to actually purchase them directly from the company. For me to actually get these products I have to jump through hoops, submit paperwork, have my medical director submit their license number because they're strong, medical-grade products. If you don't apply them correctly or use something that's not for your skin type, things can go wrong." (In case you were wondering, there are hundreds of Skinceuticals listings on Poshmark and Depop alone.)
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