THE WHAT? L’Oréal is now facing a class action lawsuit over the alleged undisclosed presence of forever chemicals, aka PFAS, in its L’Oréal Paris and Maybelline waterproof mascaras, according to a report published by classaction.org.
THE DETAILS The suit alleges that independent tests found ‘detectable levels’ of the controversial chemicals in L’Oréal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara, Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara, Maybelline Volum’ Express the Falsies Waterproof Mascara, Maybelline Volum’ Express Total Temptation Waterproof Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara and Maybelline Total Temptation Waterproof Mascara.
THE WHY? A California resident has launched a series of lawsuits against cosmetics manufacturers after ordering a series of independent tests following a June, 2021 study by researchers at Notre Dame analyzing 231 cosmetic products. PFAS are said to bioaccumulate and have been linked to multiple conditions; a failure to disclose their presence while labelling products as safe is misleading, the complainant contends.