A recent FDA study found lead in 400 different types of lipstick. The worst offenders were common drugstore brands like Maybelline, Cover Girl and Revlon. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics wants lead banned from makeup, but the FDA says lead, a neurotoxin, is only dangerous to children (women, don’t let your daughters near the Caboodle …). But there are reasons to be concerned about lead exposure yourself, especially if you’re pregnant. So why take chances? There are plenty of non-toxic, natural lipsticks that cost no more than your average drugstore or Sephora brand. Here are six, recommended by Spirit Demerson (founder of online organic beauty boutique Spirit Beauty Lounge) and your Blisstree editors.
You can also visit Skin Deep, a giant, searchable database of beauty products and their ingredients, to find out what’s in the products you use. And check out the the top 7 ingredients to avoid in beauty products, a graphic guide we published earlier this week.