Reactions of Manufacturers
Till the time of going to press, none of the five failed brands had answered our queries. Lipstick: There was very little information on the cheap brands, and some companies could not be contacted. The expensive brands did not contain heavy metals. Kajal: Most of the cheaper brands did not respond. L’Oreal and Maybelline said that they had been given exemption because of the small size of the packs.
As for consumers, in the absence of labelling information, how should they know that they are buying safe products? Here are some suggestions: