You lipstick could be delivering more than just a pretty pout. High-use pucker perfecters could be ingesting unwanted metals, according to a recent study. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health have identified concerning levels of potentially cancer-causing metals in lipstick and lip gloss.
While they are not naming names, the team tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores. They found lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum, and five other metals, some of which were found at levels that could raise potential health concerns. Their findings will be published online in the journal Environmental Healt
Meet the Natural Products Advocate
With a hair styling pedigree to beat the band, Peter Lamas is an internationally recognized beauty expert who now helms a brand of natural hair and beauty products sold at specialty boutiques, natural health stores and Duane Reade in New York City. Peter’s career began at the renowned Vidal Sassoon salon in New York, where he worked under the tutelage of Paul Mitchell. From there he moved on to the celebrity-favored Kenneth Salon and ultimately to the Henri Bendel Salon, working again with Paul Mitchell. in the 70s, he branched out on his own and launched The Reapers salon, which eventually had three Manhattan locations. Peter’s clients have in