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Lawsuit: Ulta re-sells returned beauty products as new

A lawsuit claims that beauty product chain Ulta repackages returned cosmetics and sells them to unsuspecting customers.

“It is widespread knowledge that this practice has been occurring at Ulta for years,” attorney Tom Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman represents a Chicago woman who works in the beauty industry and became suspicious about the some of the products purchased from Ulta.

The complaint filed last week in Cook County Circuit Court cites claims by former employees of Ulta that the corporation has a limit on how many returned items can be thrown away.

“Managers will take used products out of a damaged bin and if they look good enough to re-sell, they’ll put them back on the shelves and re-sell them so they don’t exceed their quota,” Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman said some products purchased from the Ulta store on North Michigan Avenue seem to be previously used, such as eye shadows missing a brush and face cleansers that have already been opened. He said the danger comes in pathogens that can remain on products for weeks.

“There is E. coli and klepsillea bateria which is commonly found in intestine and expelled with fecal matter,” he said.

Some Ulta customers told our sister station WLS-TV they are surprised by the allegations.

“Personally, I’ve never experienced that. All of my products that I’ve bought from there have been in good condition,” customer Nailah Golden said.

A spokesperson for Ulta said in a statement:

“Our policy does not allow the resale of used products. We are aware of the lawsuit and intend to vigorously defend against the allegations. The health and safety of Ulta Beauty guests is a top priority and we strive to consistently deliver an optimal experience every time they shop with us.”

Zimmerman said the lawsuit is seeking to change the alleged company practice of limiting the number of items that can be thrown away, as well as compensating people who bought used products.

Another lawsuit was also filed last month by a California woman who claims the same thing.

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Navigating the makeup aisles at your local drugstore can be confusing and overwhelming when trying to decipher which products are cruelty-free and vegan. Many have confusing ingredients and various labels, from leaping bunnies to unverified cruelty-free logos. We’ve made it simple with 10 tried and true vegan beauty products you can find at CVS that will keep your skin and wallet as happy as your conscience.

1. e.l.f Cosmetics Ink Eyeliner
Achieve the quintessential winged eyeliner look with this simple to use, glide-on ink eyeliner pen from vegan-friendly brand e.l.f.

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2. Nourish Organic Moisturizing Face Cleanser
Made with 100-percent organic ingredients such as aloe, coconut oil, and cucumber and watercress extract—this cleanser is ultra-moisturizing and perfect for an at home spa night!

3. Beauty Without Cruelty Full Volume Mascara
Long-lasting, jet black mascara from Beauty Without Cruelty lengthens and volumizes, giving you feathery and full lashes.

4. Honeybee Gardens Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow
With a commitment to all-natural body products made from organic ingredients, we’re happily stocking up on all the shades of this beautiful eye shadow.

5. Earth Science Clarifying Facial Wash
Feel the relaxation wash over you as you gently scrub off the day and let the soothing scents of cucumber and lavender waft over you.

6. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation
Look photo-ready and absolutely flawless for only $5 with iconic brand Wet N Wild’s newly formulated foundation.

7. Derma E Evenly Radiant Brightening Toner
Wake up your skin with a Vitamin-C packed toner that will brighten both your face and your mood—even on a Monday morning.

8. Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil
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