Lead and Toxins Found In Cosmetics, Clinique, Estee Lauder & more…

23 Feb

Read an article today that really scared the crap out of me. I found out one of my favorite cosmetic companies (Clinique) puts lead and other toxins into their products, who the hell knew this?! I literally became sick to my stomach reading this. I mean to think about it, any lipstick I wore that came into contact with a person – I mean I may have contaminated them – with LEAD?! It’s really disturbing. I’ve been using Clinique along with a number of OTHER major brands for years. These big companies really do make me feel like just a number, as if they have absolutely no regard for what they do to me or us. Because, hey there are 20 more chicks behind me that would be more than willing to buy their over priced cosmetics right? It’s really sick and twisted when you think about it, that we are all just that expendable to them. Of course; good luck with catching them admitting this.

Let’s talk LEAD

Lead builds up in your system over time and doesn’t go away and the side affects; well I won’t get started but a couple of the funs ones are memory lapses and going crazy, like clinical bat shit padded room crazy. Let’s just say this, we are still wondering where Cancer, carcinogens, Autism, Aspergers (to name a few) may be getting a boost from? I say lets look deeper into what we use EVERYDAY.

Its says “Natural” must be natural right?

Burts Bees of DEATH! With just one application you'll forget ALL your worries ..muahhahahha

If a company claims to be Organic, Healthy, Natural, from the Virgin spring of some sacred donkey’s ass – do your homework. Aveeno, Burt’s Bees (which devastated me!), Herbal Essences and other TOP TOP well known companies are coming under fire for their “Green Washing” campaigns. Claiming that their ingredients are 100% natural when in fact they are some of the biggest offenders out there for putting toxins into their stuff. Also experts are warning about getting any product that lists “Fragrance” as an ingredient. Because under the guise of Fragrance more than 600 nasty little toxins can be hidden. So would you REALLY like to ingest that rat poison today?

Here is a video that will REALLY open your eyes to how far this toxin epidemic has gone. Then read on below for the names of the brands that were proven by the FDA to contain lead.

In 2007 and through December of 2011, the FDA did some tests and here is a list of the BIGGEST “Lead in Lipstick” offenders. But unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg:

  • Cover Girl
  • Revlon
  • Body Shop
  • L’Oreal
  • Maybelline
  • Clinique
  • Estee lauder
  • Burts Bees (*cry*)
  • PeaceKeeper
  • Christian Dior
  • M.A.C.
  • Avon
  • NARS
  • Stargazer
  • Sonia Kashuk (of Target fame)
  • Fashion Fair
  • Lancome
  • Almay
  • Mary Kay
  • Jafra
  • Prescriptives
  • Rimmel London
  • Clarins
  • Benefit
  • Gabriel
  • Colorganics ( claimed to be an “Organic / hemp” line)
  • Origins (Estee Lauders “organic & natural” line. Their deceptive moto “Powered by Nature Proven by Science”)
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Victorias Secret
  • Chanel
  • Iman
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Wet ‘N’ Wild
  • Shiseido
  • Lori Anne

Has your jaw returned from the floor yet? A number of these brands I KNOW I own or have used. Now this is the COMPLETE list of brands for lipstick as updated on Feb 15, 2012 according to the FDA’s website. Yet, there are still offenders across the board with mascara, powers, creams, body washes you name it. However don’t let them fool you if they say well its an “Acceptable” level of lead – there is never NEVER NEVER EVER an acceptable amount of lead EVER! Lead is something that should never even in the smallest amounts be near you let alone on your mouth, being ingested by you. There is a reason that lead paint was banned in 1978 and that was just on the walls, think of what its doing in your system.

Over 400 companies were tested. So what companies are deciding to poison us slowly over time STILL and with what else? Find out more below. You can also find links to actual SAFE cosmetics that aren’t to kill you in the night.

Safe Cosmetics: http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?list=type&type=33

This site is really a godsend and they have some ways that WE can fight back and get involved. I will tell you one thing, I see a video in my future. In a future blog post I will do a review of my findings of TRULY safe cosmetics and even home made beauty remedies/products. I for-see that Craigslist is going to have its fill of “cleaning out the make-up drawer” listings.

For reference:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2104453/Cadmium-mascara-lead-lipstick-arsenic-eyeliner-The-ugly-secrets-beauty-industry-isn-t-telling-you.html 

FDA findings: http://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productandingredientsafety/productinformation/ucm137224.htm


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