September 3, 2009 --
The latest research on lead levels in lipsticks reveals the count is much higher than previously reported. A study in 2007 by the consumer advocacy group first raised the concerns. This latest analysis in the Journal of Cosmetic Science used new techniques to determine lead levels.
But, despite the findings, the Food and Drug Administration reiterated its stance on the issue: And that is that lipstick is a product intended for topical use and is only ingested incidentally and in very small quantities.
As a result, the FDA does not consider this to be a safety concern.