Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My lipstick has what???

Recently, the FDA conducted a study on the levels of lead in lipsticks. In 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) conducted one as well. The new FDA study found lead levels in all 20 lipsticks they tested and the lead levels were 4 times higher than the CSC test.

Lead in your lipstick is an extreme health concern, think about how many times a day you reapply your lipstick or lip gloss. Some reports state that we consume 4 to 9 pounds of lipstick in our lifetime.

Not all lipsticks are created equal. In the CSC test, 39 percent of lipsticks were lead-free, so there is no need for lead in lipsticks.

So check you labels and make sure you buy products with complete ingredient lists. Always know what you are putting in your body and on your skin.

Got any great lead-free lipsticks we need? Let us know...............


  1. Wow. Now that is scary. I really hate using any product that contains metals and the like but, lead!! What in the world, everybody knows that's not good for you. Why would they include that even in small doses?

  2. I am not sure why companies would use lead, maybe it is a cheaper alternative to another solution used in the lipstick process. There are companies that make lead-free lipstick, just make sure to check your labels :)