While the news is spreading around the web about lethal red lipsticks, anyone who is self preserving enough would stay away from red lipsticks because of the news from Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. It would be very much the initial reaction of consumers. But then, an interesting comment was left on here, that I would do a post about. I’m thankful for Beauty Mahogany to have led me to the Cosmetics Cop website because I learned that there was definitely another side of the story in this controversy.
Why is the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics blitzing the media with their report on lead in lipsticks when the average person gets more lead exposure simply standing on a busy street corner in a major city or drinking tap water? Granted, this group’s concern is cosmetics, but rallying for lipsticks with trace amounts of lead to be recalled and immediately reformulated is making a mountain out of a molehill. What might have been more convincing (though still not unequivocally damning of lipsticks) is if the group had consulted a medical team to take blood samples from women who wear lipstick and those who do not. They could then test both groups’ blood for lead, and any differences would be reported. I suspect the reason such a test was not done is because the results wouldn’t show a statistically significant difference between the two groups, and thus the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics wouldn’t have a story.
You can read the full entry here.
Well, I really appreciate the entry to appease the consumers about their cosmetic purchases. Honestly, a consumer like me would very much be scared with reading such news that my lipstick is lethal. I mean , out of sheer instinct ,I would definitely not continue wearing my lipstick until I learn the whole truth because I would be risking myself into such health problem. This entry from the Cosmetics Cop is definitely another story that should be pondered upon.
My dear readers, your thoughts?
Thanks for the tip, M!