Ever wondered what goes into the making of the colourful lipsticks that you wear everyday??? What gives its matt finish, what gives its glossy look or what gives its bright colours? And why is that certain products cause irritation on your skin?
As a step to know the answer for all these above questions the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation has asked manufacturers to declare all ingredients in their products and specify their purposes. But as of now, there is no central law mandating manufacturers to declare all components in their skin and makeup products, though there is such a rule for drugs.
This move has been made because the officials feel that there have been instances of phenol and trichloroacetic acid, which are extremely harmful for human body being detected in cosmetic products.
The move comes in the backdrop of recent reports of cancer-causing ingredients being detected in a baby shampoo manufactured by Johnson & Johnson in Rajasthan.
The new norm requires the manufacturers to submit the name, specification and the function of each ingredient as any cosmetic product applied on the skin has to have only acceptable and approved substances as these chemicals mix with the bloodstream.