Is lip-gloss dangerous?

August 17, 2006 by Roger Robert  
Published in Makeup

According to a German examination by scientists, the daily use of lip-gloss can be harmful to women’s health.

A lot of women these days use lip-gloss on a regular basis. According to a German examination by scientists, the daily use of lip-gloss can be harmful to women’s health.

This has been published in a German consumers-magazine Ökotest. This consumers-magazine examined 24 popular brands of lip-gloss that women can by at drugstores and perfume shops. The results of that examination concluded that only 4 out of 24 brands of lip-gloss appeared to be harmless for women’s health.

Poisonous substances

The magazine delivers a huge list of poisonous substances that were found in lip-glosses of the 20 remaining other brands. Poisonous substances such as: CI 11680, CI 11920, CI15800, CI 16230. Researchers even found paraffin’s and silicones in the poisonous lip-glosses.

Completely unknown substances for consumers, but according to German scientists they can seriously affect and harm liver, kidneys and nodes if they arrive in a human body and remain there too long. These substances can even cause skin reactions and asthma.

Risks

Problem with lip-gloss is that even if it is put on the lips and not inside the mouth, it will move inside the mouth and as a result of this, it will arrive inside the body while drinking or consuming food. The synthetic color substance Tartrazin (E102) for instance, has been allowed to be contained by cosmetics, because it cannot harm the skin. So there isn’t a external risk to skin and body, but there are still discussions going on about the internal risks of skin and body.

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12 Responses to “Is lip-gloss dangerous?”
  1. Linda Says:

    The cosmetics industry isn’t really concerned about people’s health. They use all kinds of chemicals, poisonous materials and they even test their products first on innocent animals.

  2. bree Says:

    If any more people find anyting gross or poisonous in lip gloss please post it here. I’m doing a project on it. I need the facts.Or even what industrys use there products on animals.

  3. AAnderson Says:

    Yes, they’re harful if EATEN. But most women don’t eat their lip gloss, so they should be just fine.

  4. tina Says:

    i don`tthink its that harmful i think it`s kind of but not alot what i wonder can it really do those things to you?

  5. tina Says:

    i don`tthink its that harmful i think it`s kind of but not alot what i wonder can it really do those things to you?

  6. tina Says:

    i don`tthink its that harmful i think it`s kind of but not alot what i wonder can it really do those things to you?

  7. tina Says:

    i don`tthink its that harmful i think it`s kind of but not alot what i wonder can it really do those things to you?

  8. phuongphuong Says:

    Can you help me!
    Tartrazin (E102), What is it?
    I want to study lot about Tartrazin (E102).
    help me English documents about it!
    Thank you,

  9. GMon Says:

    hi lip gloss is bad lol

  10. guouogviguio Says:

    hello

  11. kia Says:

    well i think lipgloss is very harmful because it has alot of different chemicals in it to make the lip gloss

  12. jancie Says:

    so what are the 4 that are ok?


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