Arsenic...Lead...In my Makeup?!
Yep, that's right. Yahoo! just reported that many of our fave brands have icky stuff like arsenic and lead in the ingredients - EEWW! FYI~The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that lead exposure is not safe at any level. There were over 400 lipstick brands that had lead as an ingredient...YIKES! Here is an additional list of products that contain ingredients that are harmful:
Clinique Stay True Makeup foundation (Stay Ivory) — arsenic, cadmium, beryllium, lead, nickel, thallium
Sephora Sculpting Powder Trio eye shadow (Brown and Pink) — beryllium, lead, nickel, thallium
MAC Sheerton Shimmer Blush (Springsheen) — beryllium, lead, nickel, thallium
L'Oreal Bare Naturale mascara (Black/Brown) — arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, lead, nickel, thallium
Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus eyeliner (Black Onyx) — beryllium, cadmium, lead, nickel
Almay Intense i-color Trio eye color (Trio for Blues, Brown and Dark Grey) — beryllium, cadmium, lead, nickel, selenium
Benefit Benetint Pocket Pal (Red Tint and Clear Gloss) — arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, lead, nickel, selenium, thallium
It should come to no surprise that you are advised to toss your makeup if it is one of the one's listed above and switch it out for something else.
You can check out the Yahoo! article about the 400 lipsticks that have lead here.