Follow us twitter facebook
Edition: Global
Click here to subscribe toour free weekly newsletter click here
Industry buzz

“Black masks”: French industry body warns against non-compliant products

Black peel-off face masks have become a real phenomenon on social media networks, with photos and videos of people using them mushrooming.

French Federation of Beauty Enterprises (FEBEA) found that several “black masks” available online in France do not comply with the European regulations on cosmetics and warns consumers to be cautious. Photo : © Ekaterina Iatcenko / shutterstock.com

French Federation of Beauty Enterprises (FEBEA) found that several “black masks” available online in France do not comply with the European regulations on cosmetics and warns consumers to be cautious. Photo : © Ekaterina Iatcenko / shutterstock.com

However, the popularity of these products has been followed immediately by comments from disappointed users and various articles warning consumers about the risks associated to the masks and how they can irritate the skin.

Recently, several adverse reactions - irritations, burns and allergies - have been reported from users,” confirms the French Federation of Beauty Enterprises (FEBEA), the trade body representing the cosmetics industry in France.

Non-compliant labelling

In order to understand this, FEBEA’s experts have purchased some of the most popular products available online in order to check their labelling (the products’ actual composition has not been assessed). Conclusions are severe!

None of the products received is complying with European labelling rules. In addition, inconsistencies were noted between the list of ingredients and the information on the product lifespan. Furthermore, none of these products, although purchased on a French online store, are labelled in French, which is mandatory. These three products seem to be made in China,” alerts the FEBEA.

The trade union states that it immediately alerted the French authorities about the fact that neither the manufacturers nor the distributors of these three products do meet legal obligations and about the potential consequences for health.

FEBEA recalls that a wide range of products from renown brands and fully compliant with the regulation are already available on the market.

© 2017 - Premium Beauty News - www.premiumbeautynews.com
latest news
Focus

MakeUp in NewYork 2017: Number of visitors climbs by 11%

For its seventh edition on September 19 and 20, 2017, MakeUp in New York welcomed more than 3,100 visitors (a rise of almost 11% compared to 2016). “More than ever, MakeUp in NewYork has established itself as the unavoidable appointment of the professional makeup sector in North America. More than (...)

read more
job opportunities
Experts’ views
Feed the skin with a colorful beauty routine

Lipotec
Feed the skin with a colorful beauty routine

Nowadays more and more consumers of all ages are concerned about the environment and the human footprint they leave on the Earth. A healthy life in harmony with the planet has become an essential goal in our time. People have become more cautious and conscious of their consumption patterns - from the food they eat to what they wear (...)

read more
Webinars
E-shop - latest publications
Safety of perfumes and cosmetics. Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia
200.00 € excl. tax
Regulations on the registration of cosmetic products in China (part2)
95.00 € excl. tax
United Kingdom: Premium Beauty Market Report
1700.00 € excl. tax
Go to top ↑

Features

We use cookies to give you a better browsing experience. By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. Read more and set cookies
close