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Choose Organic Lipstick

| 11/11/2009 2:06:18 PM

Every day, I find myself constantly reapplying lipstick to my pucker. The numerous coats of lip gloss and lipstick never seems to be enough saturate my lips. Never did I think that the product I was using could be hazardous to my health. For me, this makes choosing organic and natural lipsticks a no-brainer.

A study released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September found lead in lipstick at much higher levels than those discovered by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) in a 2007 study. Lead was found in the 20 lipsticks the FDA tested, at levels ranging from 0.09 parts per million (ppm) to 3.06 ppm—more than four times higher than the highest lead level of 0.65 reported in the 2007 Campaign for Safe Cosmetics study, which found 61 percent of the 33 lipsticks tested contained lead.

The FDA did not disclose the names of the three manufacturers' brands which lipsticks scored highest for lead. The 2007 Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report noted that L’Oreal, Maybelline and Cover Girl had higher levels of lead.   

Lead is a neurotoxin that can cause language, learning and behavioral problems. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says any amount of lead in lipstick is a health concern. Over time, the lead can build up and the body can be exposed to considerable levels of the metal.

Currently, the FDA has no standard for lead in lipstick.

Lavera lipstick-light rose
Organic lipsticks are lead-free and contain shea butter and jojoba oil to hydrate and soften lips. Photo Courtesy Lavera.

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