Mascara, Eye Shadow, and Eyeliner: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:45 by admin
Mascara, eye shadow, and eyeliner are intended to make women more attractive. One thing they shouldn't do is harm the eyes. Yet each year many women suffer eye infections from cosmetics. In rare cases, women have been temporarily or permanently blinded by an eye cosmetic. When an eye cosmetic is bought in the store, it is almost always free from bacteria that could cause eye infections. The reason these products do cause infections is that they are not adequately preserved against microorganisms or are misused by the consumer after they are opened. Poor preservation or misuse of an eye cosmetic can cause dangerous bacteria to grow in the product. Then, when the cosmetic is applied to the area around the eye, it can cause an infection. The Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for assuring that cosmetics are harmless, has taken numerous steps to make sure that eye cosmetics are free from contamination when they reach you, and that they contain preservatives to inhibit the growth of bacteria. The cosmetics industry generally makes products that will not harm you. However, if you have been seriously injured by mascara, eye shadow, or eyeliner it may be important for you to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Cosmetic Products: Overview
  2. Blindness
  3. Infections
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