Recently there has been an e-mail going around about lead in lipstick. This is an issue that has been discussed now for quite sometime.
So, is there really lead in lipstick or not? Yes, it has been found in many brands. I have included a copy below of the recent e-mail that has been circulating.
Now, this may not concern you or you may wonder:
How much lead is really in my lipstick? Is it enough to harm me or my family?
Let’s think about this for a minute…
Do you really want even a minute amount in your lipstick? Personally, I do NOT! People may not understand that even if it is a small amount found in your lipstick, this amount builds up overtime. Please be aware that lead can actually lead to cancer!
Remember that although it might be a minute amount found in your lipstick, this can slowly, gradually lead to many types of autoimmune diseases.
Please be aware that there are other options. You are not limited to wearing lipstick with lead, unless of course you choose to do so and the idea of lipstick containing lead does not bother you…
I can help as far as finding places to purchase cosmetics that do NOT contain lead. Please feel free to ask…
For your information, I have listed two websites with more details about lead found in lipstick.
RECENT E-MAIL GOING AROUND:
LIPSTICK INFORMATION: > > From Mount Sinai Hospital . T.O > > > Something to consider > Next time you go shopping for > Lipstick …… > > This comes from someone > Who works in the breast cancer unit at > > Mt. Sinai Hospital , in Toronto . From: Dr. Nahid Neman > > If there is a female you care anything about, > > Share this with her. I did!!!!! > I am also sharing this with the males on my e-mail list, > Because they need to tell the females > THEY care about as well! > Recently a lipstick brand called ‘Red Earth’ > Decreased their prices from > $67 to $9.90. > > It contained lead. > > > Lead is a chemical which causes cancer. > > > The lipstick brands that contain lead are: > > > CHRISTIAN DIOR > > LANCÔME > > > CLINIQUE > > > Y.S.L > > > ESTEE LAUDER > > > SHISEIDO > > RED EARTH (Lip Gloss) > > > CHANEL (Lip Conditioner) > > > MARKET AMERICA-MOTNES 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 the higher content of lead. > > > Here is the test you can do yourself: > > > > > 1. Put some lipstick on your hand. > 2. Use a Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick. > 3. If the lipstick colour changes to black, > Then you know the lipstick contains lead > Please send this information to all your girlfriends, > Wives and female family members. > > This information is being circulated at > Walter Reed Army Medical Centre > Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer, > Especially breast cancer >
Websites with information about LEAD in Lipstick: