You may have heard the well deserved media coverage of the FDA’s newest lead findings in many lipsticks…lead was found in 400 lipsticks, in fact. The lipstick you see pictured above is the number one offender in lead content from the tubes tested…That color is Maybelline’s Color Sensational in Pink Petal.
Not so pretty in pink, after all.
Maybelline’s Pink Petal weighs in at 7.19 parts per million in lead content. To give you some perspective on that number, candy sold in the USA cannot contain lead exceeding 1 ppm. And to give you more personal perspective, think about how much lipstick we consume by licking/chewing our lips, transferring to the foods that we are ingesting, and those adorable babies and children we kiss. Heartbreaking, I know.
While I always advocate for reading your ingredients, this toxic sucker is not listed. To change this, we can make our voice heard by signing this petition written by the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics to demand L’Oreal reformulate products for our and our children’s health. L’Oreal makes 5 out of the 10 most lead ridden lipsticks of those tested by the FDA
Are any of your favorites on this list? Will you be tossing them out? Let us know in the comments below!