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No to fake lipstick: Group warns vs fake lipstick in Divisoria

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The EcoWaste Coalition warned lipstick users against buying imitation lipstick being sold in Divisoria, Manila.

The group said out of 27 lipsticks they tested, 11 of them were found containing high level of lead.

“The results of our investigation confirm that lead is lurking in some fake MAC lipsticks, posing health risks to consumers, especially to women,” EcoWaste Chemical Safety Campaigner Thony Dizon said in a statement.

“Consumers who go to Divisoria and other bargain hubs to get high-end imitation beauty products may actually be buying poison cosmetics,” he warned.

The contaminated products cited by Dizon are the following: Mariah Carey #01, Zac Posen Rudy Woo #12, Zac Posen Kinda Sexy #14, Zac Posen Girl About Town #08, High Society, Nouvelle Vogue, and Fireworks #A16.

He said the products contained at least 55 parts per million (ppm), 35 ppm above from the maximum limit set by Asean Cosmetic Directive.

Dizon added that two samples of lipsticks bought from Divisoria were also found to have traces of mercury.