Beware of lipstick with lead-Fiction!
Beware of Lead in Popular Lipstick Brands–Fiction!
Summary of 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 even death.
Some companies that manufacture what they call “natural cosmetics” do sometimes claim that mainstream products contain lead.
Last updated 10/18/2003
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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 Cancer.
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 are
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 lipstick
Please send this information to all your girl friends.