I shudder to think how much lipstick I have ingested since I began to wear it in grade nine. I remember the popular shade that every girl wore. It was a vibrant red from Revlon, at the time it was lip smacking good! Fast forward to today, sitting with my morning tea reading the nytimes online I came across the article A Simple Smooch or a Toxic Smack. It discussed the amount of lead found in some lipsticks, especially the worst offender "L'Oreal Color Riche True Red" with a lead content of 0.65 parts/ mil. What is more shocking is there is no FDA standards that limits lead and other toxins found in our lipstick. It is left up to the manufacturers to decide the safety tests performed on the products.
Thank goodness for the growing demand for all things organic, I found this wonderful lipstick Nevy Eco made with safflower. beeswax, vitamin E and organic Castor oil sounds greentastic! What the lipstick doesn't have is parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances synthetic dyes, retrochemicals or phthalates. Finally a lipstick that is truly lip smacking good!!