FDA Warns On A Popular "Permanent Makeup"

The Food and Drug Administration (news - web sites) warned consumers that it is investigating side effects, some serious, associated with a popular brand of "permanent makeup" ink used to perform cosmetic-like tattooing of lips and eyes. The FDA (news - web sites) said Friday it has reports of more than 50 adverse reactions to certain shades of Premier Pigment brand ink. They include blistering, swelling, cracking and peeling skin around lips and eyes that, in some cases, caused serious disfigurement and difficulty in eating and talking, federal regulators said. The suspect inks are made by American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics based in Arlington, Texas, which also does business as Premier Pigments or Premier Products, the FDA said. The inks are sold nationwide.

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