Lipstick has been being used for centuries. Lipsticks in cylinder metal containers, similar to what we use now, were first sold in 1915. During the 20’s and 30’s it started being widely used. Now on average women use lipstick 2.35 per day.
Many lipsticks come with risks though. Studies have shown many lipsticks contain heavy metals like lead, cadmium, and aluminum. Not only can these heavy metals be absorbed through our skin but when we are eating and drinking they can be swallowed.
“It matters because this is a chronic long-term issue, not a short-term exposure,” said Katharine Hammond, a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of California at Berkeley and the lead author of the new analysis. “We’re not saying that anyone needs to panic. We’re saying let’s not be complacent, that these are metals known to affect health.” – read more
Don’t worry these dangers don’t mean you have to ditch all lipstick or start rubbing berries on your lips. There are many great natural options with better and safer ingredients. Here are seven for you to try out.
7 Natural Lipsticks
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With all of these great natural lipsticks available you won’t even miss conventional lipsticks! If you have tried natural lipsticks before, which is your favorite? Which of the above do you want to try first?