If you happen to use lipstick from companies like L’Oreal and Cover Girl, you might be unknowingly exposing yourself to high levels of lead. Good Human reader Kellie took the time to email me about this:
The tests, conducted last month on 33 brand-name red lipsticks, found that 61 percent contained detectable levels of lead, with levels ranging from 0.03 to 0.65 parts per million. Among the top brands testing positive for lead were L’Oreal Colour Riche “True Red” with 0.65 ppm, L’Oreal Colour Riche “Classic Wine” with 0.58 ppm, Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor “Maximum Red” with 0.56 ppm and Dior Addict “Positive Red” with 0.21 ppm
Yet another reason to only use organic and natural things on your skin!