As a result of the re-emergence of the furore about lead in lipsticks, some further thoughts occurred to me that I would like to share here.
I’m taking a moment to step away from the science behind what’s going on lately in the cosmetics industry and the media to examine the logical side of it.
A recent FDA study of the lead content in 400 lipsticks found that lead concentrations ranged between 0.02 parts per million (ppm) and 7.17ppm.
I have seen people commenting online that they want cosmetics safe enough to eat. Well they have pretty much got their wish.
Here is a list of 10 of the most misleading cosmetic claims that I could find.
This observation was made in the 16th century, and has remained a central tenet of toxicology since that time.
While many chemical names in the INCI seem arbitrary, there are some standard rules. The following will help you make heads or tails out of the ingredients on most LOIs.