Is there lead in your lipstick?


takoda
on Feb 15, 2012 @ 07:34 am

You may want to read this before you buy another lipstick. The FDA has found that 400 types of lipstick do contain lead. The worst offender was Maybelline Color Sensation. It tested positive for 275 times the amount of lead as you’d find in the least-contaminated brand.
You can read about it here and there is a link to all the lipstick that were tested, it shows how much lead was found in each. It sure make's you think about lipstick differently.

Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/health/lead-in-your-lipstick#ixzz1mS9Mw3aj
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/health/lead-in-your-lipstick

 


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AlexJC
Huh! on Feb 15, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

Wow- who knew??? I hope this is a safe dosage in each lipstick though. I thought using lead in products was not allowed!
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Becky
wow on Feb 15, 2012 @ 01:19 pm

Off topic: Never knew NARS was owned by Shiseido or even that Maybelline was owned by L'Oreal! Would explain the good quality product though :-)

I'm glad Tarte isn't in the list. I absolutely love their paraben free junk free cancer causing elements free products!!
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takoda
When I heard this.. on Feb 17, 2012 @ 09:01 am

on the news they said that the lead was slowly deposited into you blood
stream over time. So I guess that means we are slowly building it up in
our systems. I wish they would have said more then they did, but I guess
you can always look the study up if you want more info.

Sometimes I think if we worry about every little thing they tell us will
hurt us we'd never do anything. Years ago they said peanut butter would
give you cancer, now they say its good for you, so who knows whats
right.

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AlexJC
Burt's Bees on Feb 17, 2012 @ 03:48 pm

I just found this article that says that even more natural product's like Burt's Bees can still contain lead, which is kind of a scary thought!
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beautyinfinitum
Lead on Feb 17, 2012 @ 04:02 pm

According to the FDA, the lead content is still 'safe' .. I'm not sure it's really a problem, but I wish companies would source safer ingredients. Unfortunately, bigger companies seem more intent on churning out tons of product instead of researching alternative ingredients.
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