One day I checked Shopee Philippines Flash deal banner:
Shopee posted this banner of NR Tub sold for only P70! Regular price is P100! What?!
Shopee Philippines caters different sellers, they also have sellers who also sell the legit tubs but I am getting strict with sellers and counterfeit brands. This time, they didn't screen their sellers/products carefully and even add it to their flash deal banner sale!.tsk tsk.
We purchased the tubs for more than 2 years, prices didn't really get that low. P245 from Official NR Stores in the Philippines and P180 from Althea Korea - but minimum purchase required if you like to have your orders shipped for free.
The price looks fishy for me, I then went to Divisoria and Binondo for a meal and store check. There there! saw several green tubs together with other counterfeit products. Normally sold for P80-100 probably cheaper if you're getting wholesale orders.
Let me help me you guys if you're planning to purchase the tubs (this might help you a lot if you're buying online). I'm comparing my Genuine Nature Republic and this Fake one from a Shopee Seller. I purchased online (Shopee) because I already know what to expect from Divisoria.
Genuine is slightly bigger than the Fake tub.Colors of the cover sticker are more of the darker green for genuine and moving to the yellow green side for the fake one. Also check carefully the prints here - fonts, droplets, a line above the 300ml for the fake.
Tub shape also differs. Cap cover should be bigger than the base packaging.
Embossed 'NATURE REPUBLIC' for Genuine Tubshould be visible on the cover sides and bottom part too!
Gel ConsistencyIt's really hard to tell by just looking at it. I'll skip the skin testing for my face sorry readers but I don't like to take the risk. The smell of the Genuine, has a great aloe scent, while very little from the fake one. I find the Genuine Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel spreads to a thin layer and runnier than the Fake, it's a bit thicker. I'll update a photo about the consistency soon!
So those are the keys in distinguishing the genuine vs. fake Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel. Be careful when buying online.