FDA Close-Out Letter
We're elated to confirm that the FDA has formally verified that Lime Crime corrected the Velvetine mislabeling error that was addressed in their warning note issued in July, 2015.
Your safety, trust, and satisfaction have been, and always will be our top priority. We care about your confidence in our products and we're passionate about the work that we get to do.
The entire team at HQ has heard many of your concerns and we're happy to put your mind at ease with official verification, so you can go back to enjoying our cruelty-free and vegan products!
In July, 2015, Lime Crime HQ received a warning letter from the FDA in reference to the cosmetic pigments Ultramarines and Ferric Ferrocyanide printed on the Velvetines box. The FDA inquiry was a simple request for clarification as to whether those ingredients, which are commonly used in cosmetic and personal care products, but not approved for use in lipstick in the U.S., were in the product, or whether the Lime Crime boxes had been mislabeled.
An FDA-inspected, third party laboratory performed physiochemical, organoleptic and vibrational spectroscopy FTIR studies to prove that the ingredients in question were not in the products, proving that the Velvetine boxes had in fact been mislabeled: “There was a labeling issue, not a formulation error.” - Flora Research Laboratories