Nearly 80% of consumers want to enforce toxicity labels

A survey by L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques found majority of respondents want labels introduced

A survey by French website L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques has found that 76.6% of respondents are in favour of the creation of a toxicity label on cosmetics, similar to the energy labelling of household appliances and cars.

Parabens remain the best-known controversial ingredient, found the survey, with 98.5% of consumers being aware of their presence in cosmetics. However, consumers do not feel well informed about ingredients’ benefits and drawbacks, and their toxicological profiles, with only 28% of respondents feeling they understand parabens. . . .

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