According to reports submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), your morning makeup routine could lead to some very undesirable side effects. Facial swelling, painful burning sensations, and irritating rashes have all been linked to contaminated cosmetics.
In late October, Purity Cosmetic's 100% Pure Cocoa Plum Eye Shadow was recalled after it was found to contain Pseudomonas Luteola, a microbiological agent that can lead to:
Then in November, John Frieda's Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Enhancing Conditioner for Lighter Shades was taken off the shelves after microbial contamination was discovered.
Presently, the FDA has no legal authority that would subject cosmetics to premarket approval, like drugs and medical devices. The cosmetic companies are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that their products are tested for safety before they arrive in our stores.
Most cosmetics do contain preservatives that work to keep harmful bacteria, yeasts, and molds from forming. To further protect your health, follow these simple rules: