Tag: lipstick

Heavy Metals in Your Lipstick

Here we go again. Not only does lipstick contain lead, which I have reported on a couple times, but a new study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley’s School of Public Health tested 32 commonly sold lipsticks and lip glosses and found they contain lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum, and five other metals. Not all the metals were at levels…

Lead Levels in Lipstick Increasing

  The FDA began testing lead levels in lipstick in 2007 in response to a report released by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Back then, the highest lead levels detected were about 3 parts per billion (ppb), which is below the lowest safety limits currently set for lead: 5 ppb. In December the FDA released the results of updated tests…

Your Lipstick: Leaded or Unleaded?

Notable News – This story really shocked me, so listen up ladies! Even though your lips may be one of the last places you’d expect to find toxic metals, a new FDA study might have you thinking twice before you apply your favorite shade. Experts recently retested 20 different lipsticks first tested in 2007, and guess what they found? Even…

Chemical-filled or Natural Products? Make a Healthy Swap!

‘Renew You’ Challenge – It seems like every time I read the news there’s a story about dangerous toxins in common household products. And no, I’m not talking about the every-now-and-then products like paint or bug spray, but products you use every day that you probably don’t even suspect—like your shampoo, dish soap, or even lipstick! So many harmful toxins…