lipstick with lead content...girls beware!

Philippines
November 17, 2007 3:43pm CST
I recieved an e-mail message from a dear friend about lipsticks that contain lead which causes cancer. I was astonished to fund in the lsit all those brands popular to most of us girls. According to the message, the longer the lipstick stays on our lips the higher it contains lead. And to test if your brand of lipstick contains lead, simply put a small portion on your palm. Scratch it with a gold ring. If the color of the lipstick turn into black, then it contain lead. So what is the brand of your lipstick? Is it safe?
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12 responses
• United States
17 Nov 07
I am lucky i don't wear lipstick so I have nothing to worry about i'm allergic to it any way.
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• Philippines
19 Nov 07
Good for you.
@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
17 Nov 07
I hardly use any lipstick but I love lip glosses:P As for how using lipstick can cause cacer i wouldn't be concerned by that. You know that saying: "Life is lethal", right? I think some people have too much time and find cancer causes everywhere. I assure you that most of the food we eat these days may cause cancer but it doesn't mean we will have one. So stay optimistic;)
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• Philippines
19 Nov 07
I got your point. Yah, being optimistic counts a lot.
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
19 Nov 07
Hi Friend u r right, some cosmetic and jewlerru in many stores of USA and UK founf to be having more lead content then advised this lead can be harmful for health all those goods were hold from sales and lot of shipments were hold at PORT and with Suppliers u should be careful and must read ingredients or carelabel it might help u a lot take care
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
Thanks for the added information. I appreciate it.
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
20 Nov 07
u r welcome my dear
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• Philippines
21 Nov 07
Have a nice day!
• United States
18 Nov 07
I know about this, that is why I hound cosmetic companies when buying lipstick, or I will not buy or wear lipstick at all. I used to work for Mary Kay, and luckily they did not have those things in their lipstick, Avon and Bare Minerals do not have anything in their lipstick either, again, I asked and I checked, but these products that you purchase at the stores cannot be trusted.
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• Philippines
19 Nov 07
Thanks for added information and tips.
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
I've just tried it on my avon lipstick i did the test and it turned black it has lead content. I tried the lead test on my ultra moisture rich mousse lipstick from avon color is crushed rose.
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• Philippines
10 Oct 08
Good findings.
• United States
17 Dec 07
From the list that was given here, I can say that I do not wear any of the ones that contain lead. This is not to say that the ones that I do wear do not contain lead, they just don't have them listed. I just hope that one day things will get better and people will realize that there are harmful things in everything we eat and use, but we've just got to be careful about how much we use these things. Take care, ~~Taz~~
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• Philippines
14 Jan 08
That's right! People should have concerns with others. Not just ofr their own sake.
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
I use avon & maybellen mostly. I think they are perfectly safe. I am careful too what i use because my lips are pretty sensitive.
• Philippines
24 Nov 07
Your brands are not oncluded on the list.
• Canada
18 Nov 07
Wow, people are gullible. According to the message? Anyone can write an e-mail with false claims and half-truths. Think critically about things you read, especially when no sources are cited. I'm certainly not afraid of suffering lead poisoning from a cosmetic.
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• Philippines
19 Nov 07
I understand your point very well. Thanks for replying.
@healer (1785)
• India
18 Nov 07
I rarely uses lipsticks as am not that type of persons who wears makeups. Maybe was not brought up that way anyway is should have stopped using it even if i was using lip sticks before also. But what i was aware of was that all the cosmetics contains chemicals which have some disadvantages for the long run so, i try not to use them. Anyway Izathewzia thanks for those information i hope many have been made aware by you. Happy mylotting
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• Philippines
19 Nov 07
You are welcome! It is one of the advantages of this site, we can use it to inform one another.
• India
18 Nov 07
yes it is true Lipsticks with lead contents can cause cancer as im working in a cancer hospital i know so i have seen s. So girls please take care use non lead lipsticks like EL18 its better to avoid As precaution is better than cure.
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
Thanks for the added information.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
i use lipstick but i am not aware of this lead contents i heard them a cople of times so i just use lipgloss
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• Philippines
19 Nov 07
There is also lip gloss on the list.
@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
18 Nov 07
What I want to know is, which brand lipsticks contain lead? I guess I can try out your method of testing our lipsticks we already own. I would like to know for future reference. Usually I buy Avon lipstick.
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• Philippines
19 Nov 07
I'll copy & paste later the list here.
@GardenGerty (75218)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Nov 07
I do not wear lipstick much lately, but the gold ring test is a good one to know. Lead does not necessarily cause cancer, it can accumulate in your fatty tissues and liver and cause lead poisoning. Putting it there on your lips is putting it someplace it can be easily absorbed by the mucous membrane inside your mouth. We have things to worry about everywhere we turn it seems.
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
Nice informations. Thank you for sharing it here.