Hazard: Lipstick - lead melting on your lips!
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What are the criteria we use while choosing lipstick? - Beautiful color, pleasant flavor, color fastness. But we often forget about the most important criteria that must be considered when choosing a lipstick - it is its safety.
Recent studies of the international community for the regulation of the quality of cosmetics, called ICCR, has shown that many lipsticks contain lead. This conclusion was based on a research of 113 samples of lipsticks. It was found that 37% of lipsticks contained lead in the amount exceeding all acceptable limits. Surprisingly, high concentrations of lead were found in lipsticks of such popular brands as L'Oreal, Dior, Maybelline, Revlon, Avon.
Why is lead added to lipstick?
The composition of lipstick usually includes waxes and oils, color pigments, fragrant, preservatives and lead, which is added to the lipstick for color stabilization and improvement of color fastness. Notably, manufacturers do not indicate on the label that lipstick contains lead.
Why is lead dangerous for human health?
Lipstick constantly contacts with the lips, inadvertently getting into the body. During the lifetime, average woman eats 1.5 kg of lipstick, which may contain lead!
According to the World Health Organization, lead is cumulative, a highly toxic heavy metal.
Besides damaging the skin of the lips, lead adversely affects almost all body systems :
- High level of lead in the body can cause female infertility.
- High level of lead in the blood of pregnant women often results in miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth and low weight at birth.
- Lead can cause tooth decay, as well as diseases of the skeletal system.
- Lead has a destroying effect on the body, leading to weakened immune system, development of anemia.
- Also, excessive content of lead in the body prevents the absorption of other important elements, such as calcium, zinc and selenium.
- The excess of lead in the body is often the reason of chronic fatigue, headaches, memory loss, increased blood pressure.
It is worth remembering that lead is a heavy metal, which has accumulative property, therefore, its concentration in the body increases over time. Period of elimination of lead from the body may be more than 20 years.
How to protect yourself?
For prevention of lead accumulation in the body is recommended to include in the diet foods which are rich for pectin. Many clinical tests confirm that pectin, in particular
,sugar beet pectin, is one of the most effective natural gentle sorbents, which effectively eliminates heavy metals from the body such as lead, mercury, cadmium; pesticides, radionuclides, etc.
Some more useful tips to help you avoid the hazards associated with using lipstick:
- Buying lipstick, find on the package a phrase «Lead-free». This way manufacturers mark the goods that do not contain lead.
- The longer color fastness the manufacturers promise, the more likely the lipstick contains lead.
- Experience has shown that the quality of lipstick does not depend on its price. For example, during the research conducted by the international community for quality regulations of cosmetic, named ICCR, - lead was found in many samples of lipstick of expensive and prestigious brands.
- When choosing a lipstick, pay attention on its flavor. Strong, intense flavor of lipstick is used to hide the unpleasant smell of chemical ingredients in its composition.
- Doctors admit that it very effective to conduct detoxification courses 3 times a year with the application of a dietary detox supplement PECTIN COMPLEX. It will provide your body with effective, gentle, natural cleansing of the body from heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, which enter the body, not only with lipstick, but every day get into our body with the exhaust fumes from transport, with poor quality water and food.
PECTIN COMPLEX, entering the gastrointestinal tract, binds and gently eliminates all harmful substances from the body. It is noteworthy that this preparation works selectively: does not eliminate useful trace elements from the body. 13 vitamins which are contained in PECTIN COMPLEX satisfy the body's need for essential vitamins, have a bracing effect on the body, enhance its protective functions.
Take care of your health, choosing safe products!