Scientific and regulatory support for toxic metals in lipstick and lip gloss cosmetic products.

Traces of toxic metals can be found in some lipstick and lip gloss cosmetic products, such as lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum, and manganese. Lipstick and lip gloss can be ingested or absorbed, daily intake level depends on usage. High levels of exposure to toxic metals can potentially harm human health, especially in children.

The Cosmetic Products Regulation (1223/2009) in force since 11th July 2013, bans the use of toxic metals in cosmetic products to protect consumers by ensuring that all cosmetic products on the European market are safe.

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