Areas of Action
For regulatory authorities: It should be made compulsory for manufacturers to mention the presence of heavy metals on the product label. It should be made compulsory to give the net contents for products of all sizes. If required, a separate label should be attached. There should be strict implementation of the rule that states that dangerous ingredients should be mentioned. Unsafe beauty products should be removed from the market and strict penalty imposed. There should be a ban on import of cheap and unsafe brands. Necessary standards should be constantly upgraded. Samples of products should be taken from time to
time and checked in independent laboratories.
Buy prestigious brands so that they can get their concerns/queries addressed in the shop itself or by the company. Do not buy cheap brands with inadequate
labelling. Stop using cosmetics that cause burning in the
eyes or skin.
Use cosmetic products on special occasions only.
This test report courtesy Consumer Education and Research Society (CERS), Ahmedabad, and was first published in their July–August bimonthly issue.