Did you know that there are lots of lipsticks that contain way too much lead? Sometimes double, triple and even more times the recommended amount.
Metals are often used in mineral dyes, which give lipstick its pigment, and are also often found in soil and groundwater. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has estimated that in 2013 lead exposure accounted for 853,000 deaths due to long-term effects on health.
Women who apply lipstick two to three times daily can ingest a significant amount—20 percent of the daily amount that’s considered safe in drinking water or aluminum, cadmium, chromium, and manganese.
Here are some lipsticks you might want to avoid:
#7. Stargazer Lipstick 103 c
Lead content: 4.12 parts-per-million