Indian child labor used to get mica for cosmetics

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For those of us who wear makeup and cosmetics, we may not often think about how they’re made.

Poverty in India has forced hundreds of children to mine mica, a glittery substance used in blushes, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick.

CCTV’s Paul Barber reports.

Indian child labor used to get mica for cosmetics

Indian child labor used to get mica for cosmetics

For those of us who wear makeup and cosmetics, we may not often think about how they're made. Poverty in India has forced hundreds of children to mine mica, a glittery substance used in blusher, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick. CCTV's Paul Barber reports.


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