7.02.2014

HAPPY NEW MONTH: A NEW DISCOVERY

7.02.2014

Hello beautiful people.
Happy New Month Every one!!!!
May your desires be granted and peace your companion in Jesus Name Amen.

I found this article and thought i should share.
You see i started being so conscious of the effects of Make-up products on my skin, especially when Toin shared this post with me.
So  i went digging and found  something.

 Lead in Makeup – How to Test for Lead in Makeup

What is Lead?

Lead is a harmful heavy metal commonly used in construction, weights, bullets, batteries, fusible alloys and many more. After a certain point of contact, it becomes poisonous to both humans and animals. It causes a variety of disorders and diseases relate to the blood, brain and nervous system. Out of all the stable elements, lead has the highest atomic number.
Exposure to this heavy metal is possible through dermal contact, ingestion and inhalation. Note that if there is lead in your makeup, you can get poisoned by applying it on your skin, inhaling particles of it or by ingesting lipstick through licking or eating. Ingestion is the most common form of exposure, as it can enter the body through hand-to-mouth contact, or through use of lead-contaminated lip products.
Lead may not necessarily be added directly to cosmetics. The problem is in the color additives. These color additives may be mineral-based and thus, contain lead found in water, air and soil.

What the FDA Says

“We do not consider the lead levels we found in the lipsticks to be a safety concern,” the FDA said on its website. “The lead levels we found are within the limits recommended by other public health authorities for lead in cosmetics.” However, if you take into account how many times we apply makeup on daily, over the number of days a year we use lipstick, it may amount to significantly higher levels of lead ingestion. Another problem is that lead is not only found in lipsticks. Foundations, blushes, bronzers, powders, concealers and even primers may contain lead as well, making the risk of exposure from ingestion, inhalation and dermal contact much higher. Also, if we were to take into account the exposure to lead from other sources such as water and fragrances, the possibility of someone getting poisoned by lead doesn’t seem too farfetched.

Watch Out For

In their most recent analysis of 400 lipsticks, Maybelline’s Color Sensational “Pink Petal” lipstick was found to have the highest amount of lead at 7.19 parts per million. That’s about seven times the average, 1.11 parts per million, based on the results of the study. The FDA’s limit for lead in candy is 0.1 parts per million, although the same standards are not set for cosmetics because candy is ingested whereas cosmetics are ingested in much smaller quantities.
Out of 400 tested products, these were found to contain the lowest levels of lead:
1. M.A.C’s Red – 0.03
2. Lori Anne’s Blue – 0.03
3. Clinique’s Black Honey – <0.026
4. L’Oreal’s Cherry On Top – <0.026
5. Wet’n’ Wild’s Bahama Mama – <0.026
The good news is that you can easily perform a test of your own! Before purchasing any makeup products, test if for lead.

What you’ll need to test for lead:

1. Gold (24 carats)- necklace, ring just anything.
2. Makeup product/s

What you’ll need to do:

1. Swipe a generous amount of product on your skin. You can also do this on a piece of clean paper to avoid exposure to it, should this test reveal traces of lead in the product.
2. Take your gold jewelry and rub it against the swatch about twenty times. You need to watch out for grayish/blackish tinges showing up on the swatch. That’s the lead reacting to gold. That’s it!
Source:http://makeupmew.com/
Well the truth is that which ever beauty product we use, we must wash it off before bedtime to avoid over exposure to this harmful chemicals.
Washing it off is not with just soap and water oh but thoroughly like Aunty Chinazor explained HERE
So whose ready to try this????
For me i'd have to borrow a gold ring or necklace to do this test oh *lol* 
Please share your results or you can send a picture of before and after to ugomma99@gmail.com .
God bless you!!!
With Love, Hugs and Kisses:)


37 comments:

  1. Oh waoo!! I don't do all the testing stuff really. Now I just have too, after reading this

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  2. Thanks for sharing dear. Happy New Month to you too

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  3. I dnt have anytime to test anything + nothing is safe in the world we live in so God help us all lol

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    1. That's the truth o. Almost everything isn't safe: food, creams, makeup, etc. Na wa!!!

      @Ugo I will still try it out sha, God help us+ thanks for sharing this.

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    2. Amen to your prayer and if you do please share with us the result

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  4. oh wow, plus i agree with funmi men, even water self is contaminated, plus our air, make up should be the least of your worries, pollution in air and water plus food should be the top on your list.
    www.thatnigeriangirl.net

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  5. Very informative. that is eh, I am tired of all these testing things. Is there anything without a downside, please tell a sister. *sighs* lol. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Whoa! I had no idea that makeup contained so much lead. Now I'm really curious and want to test out all my favorite products. Great post! Thanks for all the info.

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    1. i look forward to reading all about it on your blog

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  7. thats a good one.will try this asap

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  8. I will beat somebody up if you don't tell me how you made your blog header. Please tell me it's free:-)

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    1. Funmi taught me oh.....this is the POST

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    2. Thanks so much. I love the fact that you give credit where credit is due. I will check it out!

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  9. I try not to wear makeup all the time and did not even realize there is lead in makeup, would make sure to do the test whenever i go to buy makeup.

    www.molarabrown.com

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  10. Oh wow this is great information. Thanks for sharing.
    Beautetude

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  11. Wow, your blog looks great now. Like someone said; nothing is safe in this world, no time jare.
    www.sweetdinma.com

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    1. tnx....i'm so sure you won't even think of doing the test. lol

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  12. Oh wow, I probably am not ready to test for all of these, except i lived like bill gates and beyonce or something. I enjoy the thorough details in this post, thanks for sharing. Very enlightening!

    However I'm very curious, the jewelry one sounds very doable, but isn't that going to expose your jewelry to rusting when you wash your jewelry EVERY night? (OXdation- REduction reaction)

    www.mzcocoh.blogspot.ca

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    1. if it's real gold it might not cause any harm

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  13. Thanks for sharing the info!! Well I don't think there is any lipstick which doesn't have lead content in it!!

    Kisses
    Charu
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/
    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/

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  14. Interesting and informative thanks for sharing Ugo.

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  15. Happy new month Ugo. Thanks 4 sharing oh. Noted

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  16. Interesting.
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  17. Oh wow! just wow. knowledge is truly power
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  19. Lovely post, very informative. I would be cautious now!

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  20. This is very informative. Thanks.

    BTW, I nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award. Here are the details http://donttouchthehair.com/2014/07/sunshine-blogger-award/

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    1. Thank you for nominating me.
      i'll check it out

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  21. **Wears Sad face... Bubba, I have been coming here day and night waiting for a New Post. **Cleans eyes... because of you yeah, I cant sleep, eat, nor pursue woman again... :( I want to be inspired by all those your gehn gehn posts again nah Ugo, please post all those really thought provoking stuff you know how to do so well... I use MTN Take beg you oh, You know i cant comment on Fashion nor makeup, so pleaseeeeee. I am wearing my cutest face for you ATM oh :) :) :) Thank you in advance. Cheers

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    1. lol, forgive me dear, i'll soon be back.

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  22. Wow, I want to try this but like you I'll need to borrow some elses gold too lol. I love your new blog layout by the ways.

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    1. lolz don't worry a time will come when we won't have to borrow some one's gold...
      Thanks dear.

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  23. Wow! Will try and check
    www.tosyne101.wordpress.com

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