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Health & Beauty Buying Guide

No matter what your personal style, eBay Canada makes shopping for Health & Beauty products fun and easy. With the widest variety of mass, prestige, and niche brands, you'll find all the products you love at the price you want. Plus, more than 90 percent of the products sold are brand new and unused. Get ready to look good and feel great!

Discover Your Health & Beauty Options

Discover Your Health & Beauty Options

Whether you're looking to glam it up or get in shape, you'll find all of the hottest health, beauty, and personal care products to help keep you fit and fabulous on eBay. Examples of the types of products you'll find in each Health & Beauty category include:

To see all the available categories in Health & Beauty, check out the eBay Health & Beauty portal page.

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Research Health & Beauty Products

Research Health & Beauty Products

You've browsed through the Health & Beauty category and several products have caught your eye. Now it's time for the next step: buying the product. Before you place your bid, it's a good idea to do some basic research. Below are some tips on what to look for and questions to ask when you are thinking about buying a Health & Beauty item:

  • Read the item description carefully: Good sellers will include as much information about the product as possible, including the shade, size, and benefits.

  • Note any information about expiration dates and warnings: Health & Beauty products such as skincare may have an expiration date. Some products such as diet supplements and vitamins may include health warnings. Read the descriptions or simply send the seller an email with your questions. Sellers will include this information in the item description, but if you are unsure, don't be afraid to ask.   

  • Examine the pictures: Most sellers will include several pictures of the item, taken from different angles and distances. Take the time to look at these pictures to get a good visual of the condition and, if you're purchasing makeup, the shades. More than 90% of the products sold on eBay are new and unused-often brand new and in box-so you can feel assured that you're receiving the same product sold in retail stores.  

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  • Research the seller: Be sure to check the feedback score of the seller and take the time to read the comments left by other users. You might want to check out other items he/she may be listing or browse through his/her store to get a sense of what to expect.

  • Ask questions: Don't hesitate to ask for more information if you still have questions after reading the item description. You want to feel secure and happy with your purchase, so take advantage of the "Ask the seller a question" link.

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Find Health & Beauty Products on eBay

Find Health & Beauty Products on eBay

Find Health & Beauty Products on eBay Once you know what type of Health & Beauty products you want, go to the Health & Beauty portal and start searching for items on eBay.

  • Categories: Categories lists will help you browse the different Health & Beauty categories. For example, explore Skin Care by clicking on any one of its subcategories such as Acne, Blemish Control, Anti-Aging, or Cleansers. Narrow your listings by simply clicking further down the hierarchy that appears on the left side of each listings page. As you dig deeper into listings, you'll be able to select brands.

  • Keyword search: Search eBay listing titles for specific words. For example, if you want to find black mascara by Lancome, type "Lancome waterproof mascara black" (without quotation marks) into the Search box. Click "Search title and description" to expand your results. Visit eBay's Search Tips page for more tips on searching with keywords.

If you can't find exactly what you want, try shopping eBay Stores, tell the eBay Community what you want by creating a post on Want It Now, or save a search on My eBay and eBay will email you when a match becomes available.

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Buy Health & Beauty Products with Confidence

Buy Health & Beauty Products with Confidence

Before making your purchase, make sure you know exactly what you're buying, research your seller, and understand how eBay and PayPal protect you.

Know your purchase

Carefully read the details in item listings.

  • Figure delivery costs into your final price. If you spend a lot of money, make sure the seller will insure the item when it ships.

  • If you want more information, ask by clicking the "Ask seller a question" link under the seller's profile.

  • Always make sure to complete your transaction on eBay (with a bid, Buy It Now, or Best Offer). Transactions conducted outside of eBay are not covered by eBay protection programs.

  • Never pay for your eBay item using instant cash wire transfer services through Western Union or MoneyGram. These payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know.

Know your seller

Research your seller so you feel positive and secure about every transaction.

  • What is the seller's Feedback rating? How many transactions have they completed? What percentage of positive responses do they have?

  • What do buyers say in their Feedback? Did the seller receive praise?

  • Most top eBay sellers operate like retail stores and have return policies. Do they offer a money-back guarantee? What are the terms and conditions?

Buyer protection

In the unlikely event that a problem arises during your transaction, eBay and PayPal are there for you.

  • Pay safely with PayPal: PayPal enables you to pay without the seller ever seeing your bank account or credit card numbers. In fact, PayPal protects buyers 100% against unauthorized payments from their accounts. Plus, with PayPal Buyer Protection, your purchase can be covered up to C$1,250.

  • eBay Security & Resolution Centre: Visit the Security & Resolution Centre to learn how to protect your account and use eBay's quick and efficient resolution tools.

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