Colour cosmetics brand Lime Crime has explained itself against an FDA warning stating the company had listed ferric ferrocyanide and ultramarines on the labels for its Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick.
Lime Crime, which has come up against many challenges since its inception, has issued a statement to Fashionista magazine claiming a mistake on the labelling that that the ingredients are not actually within the lipstick.
In the statement the company suggests the FDA has not tested the products for these ingredients, but that it is a labelling error. The statement goes on to read, “Lime Crime has been in active communication with the FDA regarding the letter. As per FDA, Lime Crime is complying with the request to provide documentation that these ingredients are not part of the Velvetines formula. We are confident that once FDA reviews the proof, they will understand that it’s simply a labeling error and consider the case resolved.
“Ultramarines and Ferric Ferrocyanide are commonly used ingredients which appear in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products, including eyeshadow, face & skin products, and soaps. They are approved for lipstick use in Europe, but not in the U.S.”
The brand expects the matter to be resolved early next week.