- May 15, 2018
Cosmetics: Consumer Associations Advises Against Purchases from a U.S. Online Store
The Danish Association of Cosmetics and Detergents (SPT) has issued a warning about products from Wish.com, an online store based in the United States, and advised consumers not to purchase any cosmetics there. The reason is a study undertaken as part of the Think Chemicals initiative. Scientists bought and inspected about 39 different cosmetics from the site. The sobering conclusion? The labels on more than half of the products did not comply with the labeling requirements of the EU Cosmetics Regulation. An indication of the ingredients was missing for 21 of the products. Although a well-known face cream listed its ingredients, they included two allergenic preservatives, methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), both of which are prohibited in the EU. According to SPT, many of the products involved come from China.