Is makeup bad for you? – Know what’s going on your face

The ancient Egyptians applied lead sulphide-based makeup to their face. Lead is a potent neurotoxin that can lead to learning and behavioural difficulties in children, and can decrease fertility in both men and women.


This video explains, as recently as the early 1800s, women were encouraged to use moisturisers containing compounds of the radioactive element radium, with manufacturers convincing them it would give them a ‘radient glow’. Yikes.

Lead is found in small amounts in nature, so trace amounts of it end up contaminating our make-up products, and there’s not a whole lot we can do about it.Studies have shown these trace amounts can range from 0.026 parts per million (ppm) to 7.19 ppm, both of which are under the recommended health limits.

lipsticks are made up of around 47 percent oils, the most common of which is castor oil.The bean used to extract castor oil also produces ricin – one of the most potent natural toxins on Earth.

Source – YouTube

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