Whitening Cream In Jam Jars

St. Dalfour Whitening Cream

If you’re getting a dodgy product, make sure it’s authentically dodgy.


Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like some Sri Lankans are, um, emptying out jam jars, filling them with ‘whitening cream’ and selling them for Rs. 2,800. This is honestly baffling but have a look at their MyDeal offer and compare it to the actual St. Dalfour website. I know St. Dalfour and they make decent jams. I’m pretty sure that some Sri Lankans are literally just taking the jars, filling them with God-knows-what and printing new dodgy labels on.

They seem to have taken the domain stdalfour.lk and even have a contact number there, so I called. The dude said that while the company was French, the cream itself came from Kuwait. It’s kinda amazing, actually, though if I was St. Dalfour I would be massively displeased that someone was using my brand to sell possibly toxic chemical face paste. The worst case is that someone thinks it actually is jam.

UPDATE: So I don’t think Sri Lankans are making this thing, I had in my head some ingenious scheme involving stewardesses sneaking jam jars off planes and laborers smuggling in mystical paste from the Middle East in… bigger jam jars? But this seems to be an international thing, as the product is also for sale on Amazon. But it still looks like crap stuffed in jam jars.

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Lutronman
2012-11-14 19:56:50

I am pretty sure a this is a con of the highest order. We have a regulatory authority for this kind of products called Cosmetics, Drugs & Devices Regulatory Authority in based in Norris Canal Road. Over to you Dr Hemantha Baenaragama – Director CDDRA. I don’t think much will happen anyway.

 
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