The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning today regarding a counterfeit Maybelline Mascara that is circulated in the market.
In their official Facebook page, FDA stated that the advisory is specifically for the MAYBELLINE NEW YORK THE MAGNUM VOLUM’ EXPRESS WATERPROOF MASCARA .
“***FDA Advisory No. 2019-125***The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hereby advises the public against the purchase and use of MAYBELLINE NEW YORK THE MAGNUM VOLUM’ EXPRESS WATERPROOF MASCARA whose particulars/details are provided below:
Local Company Name as Reflected on the Label: Not Indicated
Address: Not Indicated
Country of Manufacture: China
Batch/Lot No: Not Indicated
Expiry Date: Not Indicated
FDA, in coordination with the Market Authorization Holder (MAH), L’Oreal Philippines, Inc. “
According to ww.maybelline.com.ph , this Maybelline mascara has “collagen formula & mega brush plumps “ that can help the user achieve ” 9x more volumized lashes”.
It is currently sold at Php 399.
To check the authenticity of the product, here are some of the guidelines Maybelline/MAH has provided:
1. The Formula Reference are clear and readable positioned on the top portion (shrink wrap) of the cap.
2. The Batch Code and Manufacturing Date is directly engraved on the bottom portion of the primary packaging.
As suggested by FDA, consumers may reach out to Maybelline New York for inquiries on their authentic products.
Consumers may also access their website – www.fda.gov.ph.