Monday, July 23, 2012

Read Labels Carefully


By Phylis Canion Originally published July 17, 2012 at midnight, updated July 17, 2012 at midnight

I am a bit leery of lipstick ingredients as I learn more about toxic ingredients in cosmetics. Sometimes, I wonder how much lipstick I swallow that is full of ingredients not designed to be swallowed? Do you have any information to share on this subject?
The average lipstick wearer swallows an estimated seven to eight pounds of lipstick in their lifetime. And yes, I said pounds.

First, a bit of lipstick history. Lipstick was the first cosmetic to ever be used and dates back to the ancient Egyptians, who used henna or crushed cochineal beetles and ants to obtain different shades of red lipstick.

Today, however, lipstick ingredients have changed dramatically and now contain common ingredients such as... click below for the full article

http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2012/jul/17/gl_phylis_canion_071812_182119/

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