After a high-profile row with L’Oréal over alleged mercury content in its skin lightening products, Maharashtra’s Food and Drugs Authority has moved on to lipsticks, according to a report published by CNBC’s Money Control.
The Indian regulatory body is testing some 15 lipsticks – both branded and non-branded – for heavy metals, including products from Lakme (HUL), Revlon and L’Oréal.
Results are expected in the next two to three weeks. Both L’Oréal and Hindustan Unilever told CNBC that they have not received notice from the regulator and that their products do not contain mercury. Revlon was yet to respond at the time of publishing.