There’s lead in your lip products?! What, no!! I must have read wrong!
The shocking title is right. If you own any lip products (that includes- lip balms, lip gloss, lipstain, lipstick) then there is a 50/50 chance that it contains lead. Lead can build up to cancer or other Illnesses in the long term. So If we can avoid it some way, why not? I know you lippie addicts will probably exit this post straight away, like I did when I saw an article about it, but really, when it comes in the long term of living longer, why not help yourself?
And I’ll tell you how to find out if there is or not.
Lead, the stuff you use to write with, is harmful and can poison you. Lead-in lipstick?? No! Yes. It’s been proven and I’ve also seen it myself. And you can see it yourself, by doing this simple test:
You will need:
- Lip products
- Foil/Aluminium paper
Using the shiny side of your foil, squeeze a small amount of your lip product, an using a tissue rub the product in circular motions for 15 seconds. If the tissue turns black or grey or a dark colour, it means that that lip product contains lead in.
Over half of my lip products contain lead. Here are the products that do contain lead:
I was so disappointed to find Burts Bees, MUA, Maybelline and L’oreal amongst the lead lippies. I would definitely watch out for the products that claim to be long lasting, as these ones seem to contain the most lead.
Here are the products that do not contain lead:
I was surprised to find that a lot of the cheaper brands were the ones that DIDN’T contain lead. Strange :/
Anyway, I hope you will try this out. I will be throwing a few of the lip products I do not use much away, but I’m sure like many of you, I won’t be able to throw away all of them.
A little disclaimer: I’m not saying that you must do this test and must throw away all of your lip products out either, I’m simply making you aware/warning you. It’s up to you whether you try it or not though
Thanks for reading,