Amid conflicting narratives over usage of talc-based cosmetics, which consumers claimed could have contained asbestos, a potential carcinogen or cancer-causing agent, three of the largest brands in the cosmetics industry, Revlon, Chanel and L’Oréal were quietly pulling back from uses of talc on some of their products in the United States, as consumer concerns over talc-based products alongside asbestos lawsuits were reportedly soaring in the US.
On top of that, according to a court document seen by a press agency reporter, the French luxury beauty company Chanel had stopped using talc on a loose face powder, while Chanel had also removed a talc body powder from the US market due to a deluge of negative concepts circulating around the mineral.
Aside from that, the New York-based American multinational luxury cosmetics company, Revlon Inc. had crossed out talc from its body powder, while the French L’Oréal SA had been on the lookout for a potential alternative to the mineral, both Revlon and L’Oréal said to a press agency while being asked over the issue.
New York’s Revlon, French L’Oréal & Chanel to erase talc-based products as J&J baby talc lawsuits mount
In point of fact, latest transformation in global fashion industry over usage of talc came forth weeks after the American biopharmaceutical Johnson & Johnson had suspended sales of its baby talc powder in the United States and Canada over frets of mounting cancer lawsuits.
Besides, although J&J had been the first consumers’ goods company to face off tens of thousands of talc-related lawsuits back in the 2013s and accusations over usage of asbestos causing cancers in the plaintiffs began to emerge in 2017s, apart from the US markets, Revlon, Chanel and Avon had also been shambling amid a slew of talc-related lawsuits, securities filing alongside court documents had revealed.
In tandem, in context of such clattering impression on talc that could be found on asbestos, a potential carcinogen which might cause mesothelioma, thousands of cosmetic and personal care products, which were using talc to add softness, prevent caking and to dissolve moisture, had reportedly been ditching out the talc-based products, in particular in the US and EU.