A health product label for a British cosmetics company’s line of eye and skin care products has been branded “misleading” by campaigners who say it is misleading to say they are safe for all ages.
The labels on the products in the UK and US, which have been the subject of a high-profile recall, state: “This product has been used in the past to treat sunburn and keratoconus, and has been safe for use by all ages.”
The labels are on a range of products that include a range, including the popular Eye and Skin Care Cleanser and Eye and Hair Care Treatment.
However, campaigners say the labels on many of the products, including some that are sold by the cosmetics company in the US, are not accurate and contain “false claims”.
The cosmetics industry in the United States has been in the spotlight for its lax safety standards in recent months after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took away some of its regulatory authority and made it harder for manufacturers to obtain licenses.
In February, the FDA released a list of products on which it was considering issuing a “yellow light” warning.
It said products that did not meet the requirements of the new regulations were to be labelled as “not recommended for use in children and/or persons with developmental disabilities”.
Last month, the Food and Drugs Administration (federal agency) said it would review the safety of a number of products including the Eye and Skincare products, which are sold in the USA by the company Keratoconusa, after the manufacturer was pulled from a marketplace due to safety concerns.
A spokesperson for Keratoconus said it was “very sorry” the label on its products had been deemed “misguided”, and that it would immediately change the product label to “safe for all uses”.
The company, which has also produced a range for the US market, said in a statement it would be “working with the US regulator to ensure this issue is resolved”.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and will be working with our US distributor to ensure the appropriate action is taken as soon as possible,” it added.
The Keratocomas website states: “We are proud to have been named one of the top 10 best cosmetics companies in the world by Cosmetics Magazine for the past three years.
We are committed to the highest quality ingredients, our cruelty-free approach, and our customer-centric business model.”
The Kerattoconusa Family, led by our CEO Dr Terry Kerattoconussa, is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the entire Keratogen family and are committed not to sell any products that may be potentially harmful or unsafe.
“A Keratocyte product can contain the peptide collagen, which is used in keratin, the skin’s structural protein.”
If you have sensitive skin or have been using any eye product, you should use the eye products as directed,” the company said in its statement.”
It is important to remember that we are all different.
We all have different skin, different allergies, different sensitivities, and different skin types.
“Kerattoconia said it did not use any preservatives or synthetic ingredients, but that it used a “very strict preservative and chemical testing protocol”.”
As a company we do use a variety of preservatives and chemicals for the Kerattogen products.
We do not use them on our products,” it said.”
We do use preservatives, which we have in our testing lab for testing and to ensure they are not in any way harmful to skin.
“Our safety testing is not conducted on the Keratosomes alone.
This is a very specific test on the keratogen, and we are very sensitive to these products.”
But as part of our testing, we test all our other ingredients and preservatives.
“The company did not say whether any of its products contained any ingredients that were considered to be “non-preservatives” for the American market, which would have made them safer.
However it added that it had taken “very serious” action to ensure that all its products were tested and approved for use.”
As soon as we received the FDA’s recall notice we immediately changed our packaging to ensure it is safe to use,” the statement said.
A statement from the Kerato Cosmetics company said: “Our testing of the eye product in the U.S. and Europe was completed with an eye mask containing a small amount of the keratin peptide, which was the highest tested of any eye care product tested in the European Union and U.K. “All products on the European market have been tested for the presence of the peptides and are compliant with the EU’s Cosmetic Products Directive.””
All Kerato products have been sent to the FDA for further testing and approval.”
Keratoconuses products have received the highest level