When Kristi Warner became concerned about the makeup her six-year-old was wearing, she began to investigate the product. Because she works for a law firm that handles cases involving contaminated cosmetics, Kristi was able to send the Claire’s glitter makeup kit to an independent lab to get it tested. Her suspicions proved correct because the product tested positive for tremolite asbestos.
Asbestos is linked to a number of diseases and certain types of cancers, and honestly this is scary enough to make us second guess all makeup purchases in the future. What’s worse is that Claire’s is targeted towards the younger generations. Who knows how many young girls have already applied this makeup to their faces?
Claire’s, where you can buy everything from accessories to makeup, has since put out an international recall notice for several products.
“At Claire’s the safety of our customers is of paramount importance, and we are passionate about the safety and integrity of our products. We work closely with our vendors to ensure our products are tested and assessed in line with the relevant country regulations and guidelines,” the company wrote.
A total of nine make-up sets including the Pink Glitter Palette with Eyeshadow and Lip Gloss, as well as the Rainbow Glitter Heart Shaped Makeup Set, have been pulled and the company is encouraging customers to return any of the products for a refund. A full investigation is still underway.