Lip­sticks

Consumer Voice - - Test Report -

There were wor­ry­ing lev­els of ar­senic in four brands. Against the limit of 2 mg/kg set by In­dian Stan­dards, Coloressence Mes­meris­ing Lip Color was found with 9.59 mg/kg, 7 Heaven’s Su­per Matte Lip­stick with 9.28 mg/kg, Tian Nuo with 9.22 mg/kg, and Makeover Pro­fes­sional with 8.28 mg/kg.

In all the brands the lead el­e­ment was within the IS limit of 20 mg /kg. How­ever, those that had high lev­els of ar­senic also had high lead con­tent. In Tian Nuo, lead was 4.97 mg/kg. (See ta­ble for de­tails.)

Con­clu­sion: The logic that prod­ucts that are ex­pen­sive are safe and good is cor­rect, but the op­po­site is not true. For ex­am­ple, the price of Pas­sion was the low­est (Rs 20) but it got a good score of 84 per cent. It had such low quan­ti­ties of ar­senic and lead that th­ese could not be mea­sured.

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