Beijing, Police in China have cracked down on a
supply network of unlicensed and counterfeit beauty products, state
About 30m yuan ($4.3m, Pound 3.4m) worth of fake Botox and vitamin
C injections, as well as illegally imported hyaluronic acid were sold by
the network in a six-month period, said Xinhua news agency.
Authorities have charged five people in connection with the case.
Counterfeit beauty products are thought to be widespread across
China is one of the world’s biggest markets for plastic surgery
and there is also booming demand for non-invasive treatments.
Chinese authorities have previously warned about the dangers
of fake beauty products after patients ended up in hospital following
beauty procedures, which went wrong.
Several cases have involved illegally imported products that
have not been stored properly and are often administered in unsafe
ways, the BBC news reported.
Source: Oman News Agency