Lead Found in Lipsticks? Well Here Are The Safe Alternatives!

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) tested hundreds of tubes of lipsticks and the results were unbelievable; 400 of them had traces of Lead, and several brands including L'oreal, Maybeline, and Covergirl contained the highest levels!

Lead is a known chemical said to be so toxic that according to the Daily Green (an online Green Consumer Guide) "it isn't {even}allowed in paint or gasoline." Although the doses found in these lipsticks is fairly low since lipstick is not something we consume (it's just applied), it is still a little bit nerve-racking and definitely something to think about next time you pick one up.
Below are the top 10 lipsticks with the highest lead amounts (very scary considering majority of them are affordable drugstore lipsticks):

I do firmly believe that the cosmetic industry needs to set limits and possibly find some alternative methods to creating and developing lipsticks without the use of Lead.  The good news is that according to the Daily Green there are lipticks out there that are completely lead free, I picked out a few from the list, which are affordable drugstore lipsticks (listed below) that were tested for lead and no traces were found

What do you think about all this? Are you being more cautious as to which lipsticks you are purchasing? Do you believe that the traces of Lead are so minimal that it wont affects us women in the long term?

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  1. yea i have heard of this, thanks for the heads up

  2. GAH- this is so scary... I don't know who to trust- HELP?!
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  3. Interesting for sure. So, it isn't the entire line, but certain colors? I don't wear any of those colors, but will def. watch out for other shades.

  4. Scary and interesting, thanks for letting us know!

  5. Lead really? That's surprising! I'll definitely try to be more careful!

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  6. I think I'm the only one not concerned about this. I have read the FDA report and the levels of lead are so low even in the highest lipsticks on the list, that you would basically have to eat several tubes a day to encounter a detrimental effect. It is good that people are discussing these issues, and many people don't want to be anywhere near the stuff which is understandable, but the levels aren't dangerous.

  7. Thanks for the article! Def good to know.

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  10. @thelaqcqueredlady thanks for your thoughts, i agree with you that yes the levels are very minimal, but i think women need to realize what kind of chemicals are found in beauty products! I bet you majority of people didn't even know lead existed in lipsticks!

  11. Oh my goodness that's so scary! Thanks for letting us know though! Hopefully the beauty industry will be more cautious about this.

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  12. Thanks for the comment and follow :)

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  13. Wow great post! I haven't seen this before! Thanks for leaving great alternative and suggesting safe products! Visiting from MakeupGeek.com

  14. This is one of the things I love about reading other peoples blogs. You never know what information you may come across. It's possible this info would have skipped past me if I hadn't read it here. Very interesting. Thanks for posting!

  15. Thank you for following dear, I'm following you back now ^^

  16. Thanks for posting this... It's quite useful. I think no matter the lead amounts, if you keep using it, it builds up and could be harmful.


  17. What a wonderful resource! Thank you so much for sharing it :)

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  18. Excellent post hunny! it's shocking to see these brands on the list... definitely need to pay more attention to what we put on/in our bodies. thank u for sharing this!! xox janna


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