Well, the levels aren’t going up. It’s just that they found more lipsticks with higher levels. They already had the higher levels, just no one knew about them. But the levels are still at a negligible level.
I didn’t think you necessarily thought that just because there’s lead that therefore its going to kill us. But if you look at what most people have added when they reblogged this, it’s clear they didn’t take the time to read the article about the study and instead had a “OMG my lipstick is killing me!” reaction.
My real problem is this: Instead of reading the article/study and then coming to the conclusion that they don’t want to risk using something that has a very VERY small amount of lead, people are just seeing that there’s lead in lipstick and coming to the reactional conclusion that they should throw out all their lipsticks. If you come to that conclusion after reading the actual article (instead of just the list) that’s one thing. Having a “non-critical thinking” reaction to seeing a list is another.
It would be awesome if people actually READ the report instead of having a gut reaction of THEY’RE POISONING US. The levels found in all of these were lower than the recommended level set by the FDA. Also, unless you have pica, you’re only negligibly ingesting the lipstick.
The 10 lipstick brands and shades that contain the most lead, according the FDA study.
1. Maybelline’s Color Sensation in Pink Petal. (Lead content: 7.19 ppm)
2. L’Oreal Colour Riche in Volcanic. (Lead content: 7.00 ppm)
3. NARS Semi-Matte in Red Lizard. (Lead content: 4.93 ppm)
Personally, I am not saying that these lipsticks are killing us. However, the amounts of lead being found in cosmetics is increasing instead of decreasing.