Alarm raised over safety of popular black face masks

By Patricia Mansfield-Devine 2-May-2017

French watchdog FEBEA identifies five products that breach labelling regulations

French beauty watchdog Fédération des Entreprises de la Beauté (FEBEA) has raised an alarm about the anti-blackhead ‘black masks’ that are currently trending on social media in France.

The organisation is concerned that these masks do not conform to French labelling standards and says a number of cases of "irritation, burning sensations and allergies" have been reported by users.

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The three products cited by FEBEA in its initial announcement are...

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