Some Things To Consider When You Go Shopping for Lipstick

I love wearing my favorite lipstick. But a forwarded email made me very anxious everytime I purchase one. I just do not know if this has ever been confirmed but this email has been circulating the world wide web since July 2007. This originally came from Dr. Nahid Neman, who works for the breast cancer unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

Recently a lipstick brand called “Red Earth” decreased their prices from $67 to $9.90. It contained lead. Lead is a chemical which causes cancer.

The lipstick Brands that contain lead are:

  1. CHRISTIAN DIOR
  2. LANCOME
  3. CLINIQUE
  4. Y.S.L
  5. ESTEE LAUDER
  6. SHISEIDO
  7. RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
  8. CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
  9. MARKET AMERICA-MOTNES LIPSTICK.
The higher the lead content, the greater the chance of causing cancer. After doing a test on lipsticks, it was found that the Y.S.L. lipstick contained the most amount of lead. Watch out for those lipsticks which are supposed to stay longer. If your lipstick stays longer, it is because of the higher content of lead.
Here is the test you can do yourself:
  1. Put some lipstick on your hand.
  2. Use a Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.
  3. If the lipstick color changes to black, then you know the lipstick contains lead.

I’ve personally done the test and it worked. You may want to try it for yourself, too.

This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer, especially breast cancer.

Originally published on June 13, 2010