“demonstrating that price is not an indicator of good manufacturing practices.”
The FDA researched 20 lipsticks in 2008 for lead and then they expanded their research to 400 lipsticks shades for their recent study. 400 shades of lipsticks contains lead, five lipsticks made by L'Oreal and Maybelline ranked among the top 10 most contaminated of cosmetics, Two Cover Girl and two NARS lipstick also made to top 10. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, they have peen pressuring the government to limit the amount of lead in lipsticks but the FDA withstand the idea. the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics tested 33 lipsticks in 2007, they found out that two-thirds of it contained lead and one-third exceeded the FDA's limit for candy.
The FDA said that comparing amount of lead of lipsticks and candy is unreasonable, because that candy is being digested and lipstick can only be put for some time and only small amount of lead was being out into the skin. Halyna Breslawec, the council's chief instructor, said that the amount of lead in the lipstick has 10 parts per million is high enough to put into a limit. The FDA's most recent study shows that Maybelline’s Color Sensational Pink Petal lipstick have a highest lead concentration, 7.19 parts per million. Last year, the average lead contamination for the 400 lipstick was 1.11 parts per million. The least contaminated product, Wet ’n’ Wild Mega Mixers Lip Balm, was the least expensive lipstick. The California law requires enough information about the lead, if its too high then they will take action but the state concluded that the amount of concentration of lead is too low for that the law requires. They would arise if the concentration of the lead reached five parts per million.
While reading this article, My family and I only owns a lip balm which I'm very relieved while reading the article. However, I know some people who wears lipsticks, and this reminded me of them. I'm very worried about them, because I don't know if they know that the cosmetics that they are wearing has a very toxic and dangerous chemicals inside and it can harm them seriously. I will warn them and guide them to wear something less dangerous. Some people might ignore my warnings and just put on their cosmetics, I will try to convince them or try to convince others, so the problem would spread around and the higher ups can solve the solution.