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Are coastal scents eye shadow palettes safe since it is distributed in the US ?
I know coastal scents are made in China, and I know China has a bad rep for producing hazardous products. Coastal scents is made by the same company as Manly, Beauties Factory, BH cosmetics and now I see the a new brand on amazon is selling an exact version of the 120 eyeshadow palettes under the name Shany. Some of the companies I named are American companies that stamp their names on these products and sell them here. What I am confused about is... if products are made in China (or any other country) aren't they still required to meet FDA regulations if they are sold and distributed in the US?
I have the Manly 120 palette and I have used it once. I must say I love the colors and it stays on well. I am concerned about lead and other poisons. Bh cosmetics, and Shany ( exclusively sold on amazon) sells the exact same palette. I'm wondering if I would be safer ditching the Manly brand since it is not sold in the us and going with an American brand like Coastal scents, BH cosmetics and shany even though that were made in the same factory. I don't know if American companies test products that were made somewhere else before selling them.
Ok. I think I just answered my own question. I went to coastal scents website and I saw their "safety report". One tested for lead and the max is 10 ppm. The report was <10ppm. Most reports usually state the exact number. That was just one potential hazard. I have a small child and I am concerned about her health as well . So I don't think I will use.
On another note, I bought Manly off ebay and the lead report online was 1.7ppm. Don't know if it is safe to use, so I won't.
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Many products that are sold in drug stores and online are made in China. I believe that a lot of "US" brands that are made in China are safe because they have to follow US rules/laws, by not containing ingredients that are harmful to people, such as lead, or things that may come from animals (whale blubber, animal placenta, etc). I know that lead was used because it will give out brighter colors, but the US found it unsafe and outlawed to have it used to make anything that can be transmitted to our bodies such as makeup.
Thing on EBay are not regulated, such as companies like Coastal Scents which is based in Florida (so it's shocking to here that they have lead in it). There palettes are made in China, but I would think that they would be caution from getting their supplies from a supplier who uses lead or any unsafe products. If they were they would have a chance to be fined, or worse case sued (they wouldnt be sued if they actually did state that their product contains lead).
If you’re buying products that are not well known in the states, or that are well known in China, just educated yourself on what exactly they use to make the makeup. Here is a clue to know if the product you’re buying is sake- the Ingredients should be listed on All Products. If the ingredients are not displayed then that should raise a red flag.
Beware of counterfeit makeup, like discounted high end "knock off" claimed to be the real deal MAC, Chanel, Nars, Smashbox etc.
I would never trust places that claim that you can buy make wholesale or discounted, majority of them are FAKE or may be very old products. Trust me your would be scared to know what in counterfeit cosmetics, such as lead, animal urine, paint thinners and so on.
I know that people rather save money, but its better be safe than sorry, so spend the money or the “real” product than go cheap and buy fake.
So Read the Label, read the ingredients. Knowing that your palette has lead in it, I would just beware, because this is something that your putting on your skin, and will be on throughout the day Just imagine how many applications of it you’ll be using, would you think it’s safe?.
Are the Coastal Scents eyeshadow palettes safe?
I've been hearing bad things about Coastal Scents and what they put in their products.
I just wanted to know if anyone has any information about it or if they've had any bad experiences with the palettes?
For the people who wanted to know; I've heard people say there was lead in it or you could get Silicosis from their products.
Like I said, I'm not sure at all, I actually didn't do very much research.
But I'm sure the eye palettes are fine. I'm just not touching any other product.
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Honestly, **STAY AWAY** from Coastal Scents if you care anything about your OWN health and safety... read this:
** COASTAL SCENTS DOES NOT MANUFACTURE THEIR PRODUCTS ** they are all purchased from China, Thailand, Japan... all the Asian countries which cost them less to sell it --- and us U.S. consumers know it's no lie that these Asian producers have lower standards and I mean, you saw all that garbage happen with poisonous PLASTIC DYES AND INKS --- I wouldn't ever buy them! Why risk that?
I have heard GREAT things about color --- but honestly, the palette isn't expensive, so there HAS to be so much TALC inside of it to make it that cheap --- you are getting what you pay for, absolutely.
Click the link here if you don't believe me that they buy EVERYTHING from Asian markets and re-sell it without doing ANYTHING to it:
*Made in CHINA* --- the same exact product.
Seriously, stay away and WARN OTHERS.
Are the coastal scents products safe?
I wanted to get the coastal scents 88 shimmer palette but then I read somewhere that it was dangerous or something? Is that true? Please help
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Even the coastal scents website has a disclaimer. they get their products manufactured in china so they have had lead problems in the past.
it's also talc based and contains other ingredients that aren't good for you. If you are worried then you should also avoid products that have parabens because it's been linked to breast cancer.
just like how smoking doesn't always lead to lung cancer, using makeup with parabens or talc won't always lead to breast cancer or lung problems. However, it's a risk that is up to you entirely.
Coastal scents is cheap but personally I don't find the risk worth it. My vanity is definitely not worth it.
Can the coastal scents 88 palette harm me?
I was watching a youtube video that reviewed the cs 88 eyeshadow palette and in the comments there was a user who said that there was lead in the ingredients which causes cancer.
Is this true? If it is, is there any proof about there being lead in the eyeshadows?
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i heard the same thing too, i also heard they had bad customer service.
ive seen a youtube video were a girl talks about it , & she gives proof too.
i saw it in youtube
Coastal Scents makes you agree to a statement when you go through checkout. This agreement states: "...You understand that the person who orders on our website is the person responsible for the outcome of any products created with our products as well as for the proper usage and storage of those products. Many of our products can be hazardous and/or fatal if ingested or if they come in contact with the skin or the eyes..."
The last sentence shocks me. I've ordered tons of skincare and cosmetics online and never seen anything like that before.
If you don't believe me, go to their website, pick a product, add it to your bag, and click on checkout. The agreement will pop up. Read it carefully. The portion I excerpted is about half way down the window of text.