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Is your lipstick and lip gloss toxic?

Researchers find heavy metals in lipstick and lip gloss

Researchers from University of California, Berkeley tested 32 lipsticks and lip glosses used by young women in a California youth program. They found concerning levels of nine heavy metals in many of the lip products, no matter what brand they were or how much they cost. The lip product prices ranged from $5 to $24.

Do you spend much more than that? Think you’re safe using a natural or organic lipstick? Think again. Read about the regulation (or lack thereof) about such labeling in ‘Natural’ Doesn’t Always Mean ‘Non-Toxic’. Heavy metals are natural ingredients, found in air, water, soil, rock. They’re found in many of the raw materials and pigments used in cosmetics.

High ingestion rates of lipstick and glosses

Lipstick and glosses are often ingested over the course of the day so the impact of any toxin is heightened above and beyond skin absorption levels. According to prior research, the Berkeley scientists estimated average lipstick use as twice-a-day applications and heavy use as applying lip gloss or lipstick 10 times a day. One application spreads 10 milligrams of product across a woman’s lips, most of which is ingested. Average use of lipstick means that a woman ingests about 24 milligrams of product. Women that apply lipstick or lip gloss frequently may be ingesting as much as 87 milligrams of product per day.

The researchers compared what the women were likely ingesting in lip products to health standards for heavy metal consumption like those defined by the EPA for drinking water. They found that average lipstick or lip gloss use in these products resulted in women exceeding daily intake guidelines for aluminum, cadmium, chromium and manganese. In 10 of the products they looked at, daily use meant that a woman would exceed chromium intake recommendations by 100 percent.

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Last Updated on March 27, 2023 by Katie Sisel Distributor

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