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Is There Lead in Your Lipstick?

Health & Wellness  (tags: risks, lipsticks, lead, cosmetic safety, prevention, research, protection, safety )

- 1746 days ago -
Why lead is still allowed in lipstick is beyond me. This heavy metal is a toxic chemical, yet it is frequently found in the pigments used to color lipstick and make it shimmer


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Julie E (405)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 12:26 pm

Thank you Cal! Another eye opener! I am added the mobile app to my phone :)

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Julie E (405)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 12:27 pm
*I added :/

Cheree M (46)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 2:45 pm
signed an noted

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 6:35 pm
I never get around to wearing it, If I did, that would certainly concern me and I would find a source without it or forget about it.

Renata Rodrigues (100)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 7:09 pm
I had heard about this long ago... we always need to be careful with what we wear. Thanks for sharing.

Vicky P (476)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 9:20 pm
I'm usually a bit more careful with the makeup I use nowadays, going towards natural brands and non-animal tested products

Past Member (0)
Monday August 11, 2014, 5:28 am
True beauty does not take make-up but that comes from within

Past Member (0)
Monday August 11, 2014, 11:04 am
Not mine, ever since I consulted for a Rendering company and realized that their product was used in soaps and make-up (actually, as a guy, I didn't use it before that).

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday August 11, 2014, 12:57 pm
True that guys usually don't wear makeup including lipstick, unless they are on the stage, on TV, or in the movies. Many guys however will wear lip balm - which a the article points out is probably safe, at least from lead. I personally am very uncomfortable in a humid climate, but living in a dry one does take a toll on my lips, so I go through a lot of lip balm (she said as she reached for the Chop Saver).

Birgit W (160)
Monday August 11, 2014, 2:53 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Arlene C (28)
Monday August 11, 2014, 2:55 pm
merci Cal

Anne K (139)
Monday August 11, 2014, 5:56 pm
I don't wear make-up. I'm pretty much a down-to earth, practical, natural type of person, and most make-up is not cruelty-free. I wonder if cruelty-free brands of lipstick, such as Beauty Without Cruelty, are lead-free? I would think that cruelty-free products are more likely to be free from toxic substances. I do use lots of lip balm, but only safe, non-toxic lip balm from cruelty-free companies.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 12:41 am
Interesting to know. Thank you Cal.

Sarah Markey (39)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 4:24 am
I had no idea!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 9:23 am
No worries here as i never wear lipstick-prefer the natural look. Thx Cal

Paul Normington (0)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 1:55 pm
I DO KNOW that people that have had lead poisoning and its not good to put it near your mouth

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 3:35 am
noted thanks

Elizabeth W (6)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 6:40 am
Noted; thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Melania P (123)
Thursday July 2, 2015, 1:10 pm
I barely use cosmetics, not tested on animals of course... I should look for the lead!
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