Start A Petition

Beauty Experts Slap Health Warning on Lipsticks Past Their Sell-By Date

Health & Wellness  (tags: lipstick, moisturiser, make-up, danger, risk, old, bacteria, sell-by date, harmful, germs )

- 4007 days ago -
Vintage fashion may be fabulous, but old make-up is putting women's health and beauty at risk, according to new research that has found the British tradition of collecting antiques extends to cosmetics and toiletries.

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Mary M (4)
Sunday June 3, 2007, 8:15 am
I think it is really important that women do more than read this article. It is a real health risk to use outdated makeup. We care so much about how we look yet sometimes we use dangerous products to get those results!!

Nancy Altmix (8)
Tuesday June 5, 2007, 9:12 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 5, 2007, 9:16 am
Though I have done my share of makeup...I always wonder why was it the woman who put things on or in their bodies, that was man made. Women in general were brought up to wear certain undergarments that confined parts of their bodies, (don't even get me started on women's shoes) put on man made chemicals on their faces, hair, personal hygeine, etc., etc. You may say that "some" women need all the help they can get...well where did that come from??? It is a crying shame that women, girls, and even men & boys...cannot be who they are without society trying to "make them up" to meet society's standard. It is such a heavy burden that has been put on our young people, and still dictates to the old. Just how many times you would say...I can't go out without my makeup, or hair-do or dress a certain way...what would people say??? BAM...there it is...what will people think! Set yourself free...forget about them! I learned all this the hard way...I have been free for many years and guess what??? I am still cool & have friends! Life is so much easier and contentment is fantastic when you are living free of society's commercialism!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 5, 2007, 9:19 am
P.S. and yes this article is true...if you must PLEASE heed this health warning...your health is valuable to you!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 5, 2007, 12:58 pm
Yes it is a sad issue that so many care more about appearance than they do their own health but appearance is alot more important than we even realize. There was a study done that showed mothers treated ugly babies different from pretty ones? Now how deep does this beauty issue really Go?? And pretty people get the better paying jobs most of the time even if less attractive have the same experince.

Personally I hate make up, it use make me itch like crazy and I am glad that my husband hates make up to. If I started wearing make up he would be so mad. But I would itch to much so I would never go back to wearing make up like I did as a teen.

I don't understand why some one would pay good money for make up etc and then never use the stuff. Instead it sits in their purses for years and years. It is just a waste all the way around. :-)

Eric Straatsma (3802)
Tuesday June 5, 2007, 4:16 pm
There are natural alternatives for those who still want makeup. Even these have expiration dates.

Nuraini A (41)
Wednesday June 6, 2007, 2:25 am
that's easy. if a woman is not beautiful, she doesn't get the best guys, the best jobs, the best anything. by that logic, the MOST important thing for a woman to be is beautiful, or at least presentable. or is that media brainwash? watch the cartoons and ads and tv shows carefully. while men can look like whatever and still be a hero, or a character of respect and a good guy (and paired with a young, pretty girlfriend), a principal female character is never ugly. not even in a cartoon, unless she's s mother or grandmother figure. even when an older woman is paired with a younger man, she is never ugly. except maybe that british movie about elizabeth I - but then the british tend to cast normal-looking people anyway. therefore, the lesson here, girls, is that it is totally unacceptable for women not to groom themselves well. ;)
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Health & Wellness

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.