…Without a smile!! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I ask you, why put anything but the best on your smile? We try so hard to eat right, but have you been thinking about what you are putting on your lips and did you know it might be toxic??
A lot of lipsticks contain deadly chemicals and animal byproducts! And let’s think about it… we’re putting lipstick on out lips… around our mouthes. There are all sorts of terrifying stats about how much lipstick a woman consumes floating around the internet… they range from 3-10 lbs. in a lifetime… Now, I’m not a scientist so I have no idea, but I do know ingredients and if there is lead in something why on earth would you want to put it on your skin, let alone on your lips?!
The FDA claims the levels of lead in lipsticks are not harmful, but let’s face it, when is eating lead not harmful?? The problem is that the chemicals in lipstick not only get absorbed through your skin, but also when you’re eating and drinking.
The brands with the highest levels of lead in them are Christian Dior, Lancome, Clinique, YSL, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, Red Earth, and Chanel.
Check out this clip from a show I did with Bill Nye the science guy about the potential harms of lipstick:
So what should you be rockin on your pout? I am currently obsessed with Lippy Girl Cosmetics!
They make gorgeous, organic, and vegan lipsticks that last and won’t dry out your lips! They have fabulously cheeky names like “Mother Pucker”, and “Sassy Ass”. You can also top them off with this “Extra Virgin Lip Gloss” it’s super smooth, smells yummy, and is not sticky at all! Def check them out!