2/27/12....This post has been updated....please read below for the update. I am leaving my original post as is, because I still find it deplorable. But it might not be as dire as I orignally thought....
I am absolutely horrified to find out that the FDA released 400 different lipsticks that have LEAD in them. And it's not just "cheap" brands like you might think. Why did someone think this was a good thing to put in a cosmetic, let alone one you put on your MOUTH and will inherently ingest?
Read it and weep:
400 Lipsticks with Lead content
I will definitely be going thru my stash--I KNOW I have some Burt's Bees--and I will be contacting each company for a refund. There is simply no excuse.
Does this bother you? Will you change what you wear?
What is the point of a product claiming to be cruelty free if they are cruel to HUMANS?
Stay pretty....but stay safe!
Thanks to a comment I decided to look a little deeper into this issue. While I still don't like the idea of lead in my lipstick (I have health issues as it is), I do believe in sharing both sides of the story.
Here is Snope.com's take on the story. Usually when I get an email "warning" this is the first place I go. Because I read the article that led me to the above link in a reliable newspaper, I didn't search Snopes. Shame on me ;)
An older article from Mercola.com. While I do not agree with everything he has to say, I do consider Dr. Mercola one source for information.
So readers--take the information as you will. I apologize if I alarmed anyone needlessly.