Get The Lead Out…..of My Lipstick!

8 Feb


Do you really know what is in your lipstick?  As females, so many of us will run out the door with no makeup on, yet we often grab our lipstick or gloss to throw it on as we run out that door.  I guess a bare face is ok, but with out lipstick we feel naked.

Ever wonder what goes in to that lipstick?  Many of you would skip it completely if you knew what was in some of the top brands.  And the bottom line is, just because a brand calls itself “natural” doesn’t necessarily mean it is.

The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics recently revealed the FDA’s most recent study that has found lead in 400 lipsticks tested, with higher lead levels than ever reported in some of the most popular brands. The worst offender was L’Oreal USA, whose Maybelline Color Sensation and L’Oreal Color Riche lipsticks were #1 and #2 on the list. In fact, L’Oreal USA makes five of the 10 most contaminated brands in the FDA study.  The US Centers for Disease Control states that there is no safe level of lead exposure for children, so what makes these Cosmetic giants think it’s safe for women? Lead builds up in the body over time and easily crosses the placenta, where it can interfere with normal development of a fetus and cause irreversible health effects.  Now, do you want it in your lipstick?

Check out the FDA’s list of 400 lipsticks containing lead.  To read more about the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics visit their Website.

Stay Gorgeous and SAFE girls~



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