Lipsticks contain heavy metals. 

The most common metals are lead, titanium, aluminum and chromium.  There are more. 

How many times a day do you apply lipstick?   Some heavy users apply 9 times per day.  The average user applies 2.35 times a day.

Do you lick the lipstick you applied?  If you do (and most do), you ingest those metals.   It all adds up. 

Some men use lipstick to apply on their lips…  Are you a drag queen?

The Food and drug Administration is investigating the various lipsticks brands. 

Is heavy use of lipstick a kiss of death?  Not clear.  However, lead is a known toxin.  It causes central nervous system damage, including mental changes.  Aluminum is now recognized as a neurotoxin.  Cadmium is a kidney toxin.  Those metals are banned by the European Union authorities from use in lipstick manufacturing.  What to do?  Don’t over use lipstick; don’t lick it; buy European manufactured lipstick to minimize your exposure.


About Mandy Lender

Mandy Lender, MD is an author, physician, public speaker, volunteer and adventurer. He published two books and two more books are in progress. Links:
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