Who would have thought we still accept lead in our lipstick? Mmmhmmm, that’s it right there labelled something innocuous like Lake Red or Red 33. You’ll be surprised which ‘natural’ lipsticks you find this in; these sneaky colourants are rated ‘not for consumption’ by the FDA, but approved for use in lipstick at low levels – because no one swallows lipstick, right? They are extremely common in redder shades of lipstick.
Heavy metals like lead, arsenic, mercury, aluminum, zinc, chromium and iron are found in a wide variety of personal care products including lipstick, whitening toothpaste, eyeliner and nail polish. Many cosmetic colourants are made from petroleum and coal tar, so they contain toxins including heavy metals which penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream, or are swallowed if used in lipstick. Heavy metals build up in our bodies over time and are associated with cancer, allergies, reproductive and developmental disorders, neurological problems, memory loss, mood swings, muscle disorders, kidney and renal problems, lung damage, hair loss, nausea, and headaches.
Oh Natural is very particular about the products we stock. You can rest assured that none of our natural products contain lead or any heavy metals. Peace of mind and body.
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