Sa Liu, lead author at the University of Berckley who teaches environmental and health sciences, said the Food and Drug Administration should pay attention to harmful substances contained in make up.

This study was about how much lead lipstick of well know label contain. The investigation revealed disturbing figures forward.
These brands are available in most stores. A more thorough investigation would therefore be justified.


L'oreal, Maybelline, CoverGirl and Revlon are leaders who dominate the aisles in drugstores, but also do they dominate the list with lead contaminated products for lips.


In 2012, 400 lipsticks and glosses were tested, however, the FDA,however, claimed that the amount of lead particles found posed no danger. If one is sporadic and local used with a limited absorption, the lead would not harm included only in small quantities. The lead levels we found are within the recommended limits recommended by other public health authorities for lead in lipsticks. However, the FDA classifies the lip by their lead content.


Lipsticks containing lead with less than one part per million, including the tone color are Wet 'n Wild, Bobbi Brown and Shiseido. If you wish to find more brands take a look at the Skin Deep database of


The campaign Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has a list of brands that are well considered.


TOP 20 Lead-containing LIPSTICKS

Maybelline Color Sensational (125 Pink Petal): 7:19 ppm
L'Oreal Colour Riche (410 Volcanic): 7.00 ppm
Nars Semi-Matte (1005 Red Lizard): 4.93 ppm
CoverGirl Queen Collection Vibrant Hues Color (Q580 Ruby Remix): 4.92 ppm
Nars Semi-Matte (1009 Funny Face): 4.89 ppm
L'Oreal Colour Riche (165 Tickled Pink): 4.45 ppm
L'Oreal Intensely Moisturizing Lipcolor (748 Heroic): 4.41 ppm
Cover Girl Continuous Color (025 Warm Brick): 4.28 ppm
Maybelline Color Sensational (475 Mauve Me): 4.23 ppm
Stargazer Lipstick (103c): 4.12 ppm
Revlon Matte (009 Fabulous Fig.): 3.32 ppm
Sonia Kashuk Luxury Lip Color (27 Mauvey): 3.12 ppm
Avon Beyond Color (558 Mad For Mauve): 3.08 ppm
Avon Endless (530 Mauve Amour): 2.87 ppm
Revlon Color Stay (375 Ripened Red): 2.84 ppm
Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer (d Toffee): 2.81 ppm
Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl (631 Luminous Pink): 2.81 ppm
Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl (643 Plum Satin): 2.77 ppm
Cover Girl Continuous Color (595 Iced Plum): 2.74 ppm
Stargazer Lipstick (101c): 2.71 ppm

Would you like to wear lead? I hope you look closer at the ingredients list before you buy.

Does your lipstick contain lead?

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