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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lead in Lipsticks


Does your favourite brand contain lead?

This information was sent to me in an email from my mom a few months back. The email states this information is from Dr. Nahid Neman from Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto. 

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.

Test your lipsticks:
Here is the test you can do yourself:
Step 1. Put some lipstick on your hand.
Step 2. Use a Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.  
If the lipstick colour changes to black, then you know the lipstick contains lead.

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