Lead in makeup products is a particular source of concern for many women. Primarily found in lip products, lead is a potentially dangerous ingredient that you should avoid. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reports that 61% of mainstream or top-brand lip products have lead as an ingredient. Although the FDA claims that cosmetic lead quantities are within a safe range, many product users may choose to opt for a lead-free brand of makeup.
Miessence Cosmetics products are all natural, non-toxic and free of lead. All products in this makeup line use unrefined oils, herbs and plant extracts instead of harsh chemicals and lead. Additionally, these products are free of colors, fragrances and detergents. Specific types of makeup in this line include concealers, translucent foundation, facial powder, mineral foundation, bronzing powder, blush cheek color, shimmer facial cream, color lip cream, lip gloss and lip balm. You can find all of these products on the Miessence website.
The Colour ID mineral makeup line contains a variety of lead-free lip products. The Natural Colour ID Minerals lip makeup is a specially formulated lead-free product that includes lip gloss, two-in-one lip color with gloss, and two-in-one lip color with a coffee butter. The XXX-Lip Plumping Glosses provide a shine of color while creating the illusion of fuller lips, all without the use of lead additives. The line’s Slick Chick two-in-one color plus gloss and Slick Chick Coffee Lipsticks sooth the mouth as they add a sheen of color. Ingredients include, but are not limited to, shea butter, cocoa, natural oils, natural butters, hemp and natural waxes. You can purchase the Colour ID makeup line online at the company’s website.
The Gabriel Cosmetics line of Zuzu Luxe has lipsticks and glosses that are gluten-free and 100% lead free. Lipsticks come in 24 different moisturizing colors. Ingredients include natural oils such as jojoba, castor, sesame, coconut, safflower and wheat germ, as well as candellia wax, aloe vera, lecithin, bisabolol, iron oxide, St. John’s wort, titianium dioxide and mica. Lip gloss products come in 12 different shades and can be worn with one of the Zuzu lipsticks or alone. The Gabriel Color line also contains similar makeup products, including 100% lead-free lipsticks and glosses. These products are similar to the Zuzu line, but contain slightly different formulas and color options. You can purchase Zuzu and Gabriel products directly from the Gabriel Cosmetics website.
References and ResourcesCampaign for Safe Cosmetics: Lead in Lipsticks FAQ's
Inspired Living: Miessence All Natural Cosmetic Products
Colour ID Mineral Make Up: Natural Pure Minerals Makeup Lip Glosses & Lipsticks
Zuzu Luxe: Zuzu Luxe Lipstick Gluten and Lead Free
Gabriel Cosmetics: Gabriel Lipstick Gluten and Lead Free
ResourcesThe Daily Green: 11 Lead-Free Lipsticks