After April’s raid in LA, the fake makeup trade has not slowed in the slightest, and now even the UK’s Local Government Association is issuing a major buyer beware.
Pushing the, “Serious health risks,” fake MAC, Benefit and Chanel can carry, the LGA warning focused mostly on the high Mercury content found in those products.
Mercury in Fake Makeup
The LGA went as far as to detail a laundry list of the bodily damage that Mercury can do to the, “Nervous system, digestive and immune systems, lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes.”
Where fears of your eyes melting don’t work, the all knowing and all seeing Government still believes that fines for sellers of counterfeit makeup will ultimately curb this multi-billion dollar industry.
According to Councilor Simon Blackburn of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities board, “Fake designer products costs businesses and the taxpayer thousands of pounds each year. Councils have been targeting rogue retailers selling these fake products, and the fines they have received should deter others from selling these dangerous products.”