If you’ve ever shopped for cosmetics at the Santee Alley “fashion district” of Los Angeles, you may have bought stuff made with animal poop and pee! Ew!!!
LOS ANGELES – Officials found bacteria and animal waste in $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized during a bust at Los Angeles’ Fashion District, police said. (Source: KTLA)
A task force hit 21 locations in the Santee Alley shopping area Thursday and found that all of them were selling counterfeit name-brand makeup, Detective Rick Ishitani told KTLA.
Other brands they uncovered being faked include Urban Decay, Candice, Mac, Kylie and more.
As someone who loves bargains, and who used to live in LA, I’ve personally shopped at Santee Alley Fashion District. I’m sickened to learn that someone actually went to the trouble to make makeup out of animal waste – feces and urine. This is not only disgusting, but it’s dangerous! The bacteria in animal waste has no business being on your skin. Who would do that! Luckily, the police have made arrests in this case. I sure hope so!
Before you buy cut-rate brands that are probably fake, do your homework. Steer clear! It may be more than just low quality, it may be dangerous or even deadly!