Latest Articles

October 20, 2007

Lead In Lipsticks

By Rosy Saadeh

Believe it or not, there are lipsticks on the market that are slowly killing you. A study, conducted by the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics tested 33 different lipsticks and discovered that L'Oreal had the highest levels of lead.

If that weren't scary enough, one-third of the lipsticks tested exceeded the 0.1 ppm FDA lead limit for candy.

L'Oreal and Maybelline NY were found to contain 0.65 of lead ppm; safety levels cap off at 0.1 ppm. Now, while the Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) claim that "the levels of lead that have been found in cosmetics are minimal and its presence is not a health hazard," I will not be using lipstick anytime in the near future.

And if you know what's good for you, you wouldn't either.

Here are the leading lipstick brands that contained the most lead:

  • L'Oreal Colour Riche “True Red” – 0.65 ppm
  • L'Oreal Colour Riche “Classic Wine” – 0.58 ppm
  • Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor “Maximum Red” – 0.56 ppm
  • Christian Dior Addict “Positive Red” – 0.21 ppm

  • If you want to urge L'Oreal to change the way they make their lipsticks, write to them by clicking here.

    No comments:


    AddThis Social Bookmark Button
    Add to Google

    Powered by FeedBurner