Everything about lipstick


Lets look at the lipstic ingrediences in more depth. We should know about this product because in average women eat 4-7 pounds of this product. Lipstick contains wax, oils, antioxidants and emollients. Wax provides the structure to the solid lipstick. Lipsticks may be made from several waxes such as beeswax, ozokerite, and candelila. Various oils and fats are also used in lipsticks, such as olive oil, mineral oil, cocoa butter, lanolin and petrolatum. More than 50% of lipsticks made in the United States contain pig fat or castor oil, which gives them a shiny appearance.Lipsticks get their colors from a variety of pigments and lake dyes. Pink lipsticks are made by mixing colorless titanium dioxide and red shades.

Lead traces

A study by US consumer group Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, in October 2007 found 60 percent of lipsticks tested contained trace amounts of lead, especially in red lipsticks. The levels of lead varied from 0.03 to 0.65 parts per million. One third of the lipsticks containing lead exceeded the 0.1ppm limit set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for lead in candy. The latest science shows that no level of lead is harmless.
Consuming lipstick should not cause serious health difficulties but still, it is good to pick the once that are made from natural pigments if you don’t want to consume something inorganic. 

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