Black Women : is your lipstick safe?

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  1. deepy

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    bject: FYI on Lipstick
    > Importance: High
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    > hey ladies...check this out and pass it along \
    love...deepy
    >
    > Subject: Is your Lipstick Safe
    >
    > Even lipstick isn't safe anymore...what's next?
    > Brands don't mean
    > everything. Recently a brand called "Red Earth"
    > decreased their prices* from
    > $67 to $9.90. It contained lead. Lead is a metal
    > chemical which causes
    > cancer.
    >
    > The Brands which contain lead are:
    > 1. CHRISTIAN DIOR
    > 2. LANCOME
    > 3. CLINIQUE
    > 4. Y.S.L
    > 5. ESTEE LAUDER
    > 6. SHISEIDO
    > 7. RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
    > 8. CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
    > 9. MARKET AMERICA-MOTNES LIPSTICK.
    >
    > The higher the lead content, the greater the chance
    > of causing cancer.
    > After
    > doing a test on lipsticks, it was found that the
    > Y.S.L. lipstick contained
    > the most amount of lead. Watch out for those
    > lipsticks which are supposed to
    > stay longer. If your lipstick stays longer, it is
    > because of the higher
    > content of lead.
    >
    > Here is the test you can do yourself:
    > 1. Put some lipstick on your hand.
    > 2. Use a Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.
    > 3. If the lipstick color changes to black then you
    > know the lipstick
    > contains lead.
    >
    > Please send this information to all your
    > girlfriends, wives and female
    > family members.
    >
    > This information is being circulated at Walter Reed
    > Army Medical Center.
    >
    > Dioxin Carcinogens causes cancer. Especially breast
    > cancer. Don't freeze
    > your plastic water bottles with water as this also
    > releases dioxin in the
    > plastic.
    >
     
  2. Destee

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    You know Sister Deepy ... a Sister in the community was just telling me the other day that she had to switch brands of lipstick because the one she was using was BURNING the skin off of her lips!

    I didn't ask what brand it was or anything, i guess 'cause i hardly wear any. I did express my alarm, and suggested she quit wearing lipstick altogether, perhaps replacing it with some light gloss or something.

    It's coincidental that you would post this and i just had this conversation.

    Thanks for sharing Sister.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  3. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    you are welcome....
     
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    I only use lip gloss, those flavored ones for little girls...very rarely do I wear lipstick.
     
  5. deepy

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    please note that it states lip gloss and lip conditioners too...
    i'm still using vaseline myself...
    just to be aware it is not only the red lipsticks...check the labels..
     
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    hmmm....what to do, what to do?
     
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    This is some real scarey info. I like to wear lipstick on special events. Although these events as far and few between the awareness of the harm a simple stick of lipstick can cause isn't taking lightly.

    Thank you Sister Deepy for bring this to our attention! Not only did you give us the infomation you told us how to check it! ^5= (high 5) Sister! :luvv: :coffee:
     
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    Oh man! This is something. I am a lipstick wearer, though lately I have been a fan of the gloss, sometimes both. Fortunately, none of the brands that I use were listed, but I will be careful for now on.
     
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    Sister deepy, you wear vaseline on your lips? Man, what would we ever do without that stuff? :) Good ole petroleum jelly...I used to wear that until I learned that it isn't water soluble and it started to make the skin on my lips peel. So I changed to plain ole chapstick which is a good moisturizer. Vaseline is multi-purpose stuff though. Body and face moisturizer (lotion), used to be used as hair grease (waaaay back in the day before the modern PERM)! Have you ever seen a sister with shiny legs and it's good for getting the ash off your feet! :lol:

    But anyway, back to the topic, it doesn't surprise me about the content of lipstick or any other product made to make us more beautiful. Just look at the threads on perms. But we also need to watch out for toothpaste, shampoos, perfumes, and who knows what else. I bet they'll find out something is wrong with toilet paper next, then what?

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention Sister deepy!

    Queenie :spinstar:
     
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    Ummmm I like mine
    does that count lolol
     
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