While the Beauty Community is wetting themselves over Too Faced releasing a White Peach Palette, with Glamour going so far as to claim, “We are not worthy,” (feminism in action, folks), real kids’ makeup retailer Claire’s is quietly going tit for tat over 17 products that allegedly tested positive for tremolite asbestos.
Yes, yesterday’s magic mineral and today’s toxic hazard, asbestos was supposedly found in Claire’s makeup purchased by a concerned mom (that just so happens to work at a Rhode Island law firm). This curious mother did what anyone (that just so happens to work at a law firm) would do and tested the items at the Scientific Analytical Institute.
On December 27th, Claire’s issued the following statement, “We have retained an independent laboratory to test the cited products in order to determine whether the recent news reports are accurate. In the interim we have stopped sales of the products and are issuing full refunds to concerned customers. As always, the safety of our customers and products is our top priority.”
Two days later, Claire’s updated their statement with, “The initial results of testing by an independent certified laboratory show that the cosmetics tested to date are asbestos free. Out of an abundance of caution, additional testing is underway. We have also confirmed that the talcum ingredient supply is from a certified asbestos free European vendor. We will continue to honor returns for any customers remaining uncomfortable.”
As some are running for their N95 respirators and others are simply marinating in the thick putrid smell of a lawsuit, do you really know what is in your kids’ makeup, or that unicorn palette in your own collection?