Fullerenes, which are tiny particles used in products like antiaging creams and facial masks, are thought to be contained within some items from L'Oréal, The Body Shop, Max Factor, and Lancôme Paris. Even though cosmetic companies are required to report if their products contain nanomaterials, the problem is that the Environmental Risk Management Authority (Erma), a New Zealand group that works to protect the health and safety of the country, has not received any notice of such products.
There isn't enough information yet to fully access the possible hazards of nanos, and with no solid evidence to back up the claims just yet, solid rules have yet to be made. Nevertheless, the thought that they are potentially damaging is enough to have me thinking twice. What about you?