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Beware of Lead in
Popular Lipstick Brands-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor
The email says that
several lipstick brands contain lead and suggests a simple way to
tell whether there is lead in your lipstick.
We've spent a considerable
amount of time looking into this one and there is nothing to
substantiate the claims of this email.
The most important thing that can be said is that in the United
States, the Food and Drug Administration regulates the lead content
in food and cosmetics.
The lead levels, if there are any, are tiny and not regarded as
harmful by the FDA.
The history of cosmetics does include products with lead content. According to the folks at Maybelline, certain ancient Greek women
were said to have coated their face, necks, and breasts with a white
powder before applying color make up. They didn't realize that the lead content of that white powder was
toxic. In England, Elizabethan women used white lead face paint along with
mercury sulfide for rouge. The attempts at beauty were marked with falling hair, sickness, and
Some companies that manufacture what they call "natural
cosmetics" do sometimes claim that mainstream products contain
Last updated 10/18/2003
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
This is truly good to know.
Be sure to pass this info on.
Your lipsticks might cause you health problem. Brands don't mean
everything...Lead is a chemical which causes cancer.
Recently a brand called, "Red Earth" decreased their
prices from $67 to
$9.99......... It contained lead (plomo).
The Brands which contain Lead are:
1. Christian Dior
5. ESTEE LAUDER
7. RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
8. CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
9. Market America-Motives lipstick
The higher the lead content, the greater the chance of causing
After doing a test on lipsticks, it was found that the Y.S.L. lipstick
contained the most amount of lead. Watch out for those lipsticks which
supposed to stay longer. If your Lipstick stays longer, it is because of
higher content of lead.
Here is the test you can do yourself:
1. Put some lipstick
on your hand,
2. Use a 24k-14k Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.
3. If the lipstick color changes to black then you know the
Please send this information to all your girl friends.
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