Makeup with no metal.

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May 07, 2015

Beth K.

Hello,
I was wondering if anybody knew of any good makeup that has no metal in it what so ever. I want to get my sister some makeup because she likes to wear it and all she has is a black gel liner and lipsticks. She is allergic to the metals that they put in most makeup.

May 07, 2015

Shanae J.

Omg. Is there really metal in makeup? Or are you talking about the packaging?

May 07, 2015

Delara g.

I think Beth meant iron? I'm allergic to metal things like jewellery and razors but I've had no problem with makeup

May 07, 2015

Shanae J.

Iron would make more sense.

May 07, 2015

Shanae J.

But not everything on the internet is true. I feel like this stuff would be on the packaging, ingredients or something.

May 07, 2015

Les N.

Yeah there is tons of false things on the internet lol.

May 07, 2015

Gomez M.

Do you mean shimmer/metallic make up? Or straight metal?

May 07, 2015

Maria L.

Are you talking about Mica? Metals aren't exactly used in cosmetics, if I remember correctly...a lot of "metals" are made in labs to resemble metals and have similar properties, but they're made in labs because they can be formulated without harmful carcinogens and things. We don't use REAL mica in cosmetics (at least, most cosmetics, as I've been lead to believe) we use a synthetic mica that mimics the chemical makeup of real mica, minus all the bad stuff.

May 07, 2015

Shanae J.

I don't believe all that. There's no way.

Hmmmm I wouldn't doubt it really it's good to be cautious and do research. Considering how many elements are considered metals that seems very possible. Also remember that metal is not necessarily a huge block of silver

May 07, 2015

Emily B.

Iron is a metal. It is one of the three magnetic metals/elements. There are bits of metal in everything. Traces at least. So some brands will be worse than others. It depends on the quality and the location it was produced in, etc. So yes, there are metals and most makeups and products will have traces. In addition, not everything on the Internet is wrong. Also, not every single ingredient is required to be listed, especially if it is considered trace or a contaminant.

May 07, 2015

Delara g.

I had read that there's led in a lot of makeup products

May 07, 2015

Shanae J.

Well I knew about lead. But I was thinking legit metal pieces in the makeup, if that was a thing, I would've heard about it a long time ago. Lead, no doubt. I hope you find something for your sister, Beth! Definitely do your research!

May 07, 2015

Hadeeqa D.

Most have iron oxides which aren't exactly metals

May 07, 2015

Hadeeqa D.

But you check organic brands I guess they wouldn't have iron oxides either I think

May 07, 2015

Beth K.

She is allergic to the shimmery and things that are metallic-y (spelling?) I have bought her other gel liners and was assured that they didn't have any metallics or anything in them but her eyes went all red and swollen after just one day of wearing it.

May 07, 2015

Shanae J.

I understand what you're saying, I just feel like there should be more research done over it on your end.

May 07, 2015

CPT- Lili R.

Cocoa there's lead in toys and the plate and cup you drink out of, don't base what everyone does on what you see in forensic files instead of paying attention just to the little girls death you need to pay attention to the whole story cuz again you just made no sense

May 07, 2015

Alyx T.

Lead is in everything, but cosmetics made in North America are required to put less lead in things. Less than 2% of what used to be in it from 2010. There are laws against it now, because drugstore products who use cheapest manufacturers that weren't able to skip bad products (I don't remember the exact ingredient but one of them if it contained to much lead, which varried, they were supposed to throw it away, but most drugstore companies that had cheaper manufacturer and chemists wouldn't check because if they threw it away it costed them.) Now it's required and government does checks, by stopping by the factory and testing. There's been a few brands that have been banned from using certain ingredients because they weren't safety checking them. Rimmel is one of them, which is why in the past few years their lipsticks have completely changed. Limecrime is in a similar battle, but doe deere is lying out her ass and saying she didn't know. They've been finding non vegan ingredients and some unlisted ingredients in their products, including bacteria growth from not having sanitary factories. This was all found because doe deere uploaded an instagram video or her ungloved pouring lipstick into molds.

It has zero to do with trying to kill people off. Even in the 60's when lipstick contained over 50% lead particles in it, you'd have to eat like thousands of lipsticks for it to even make a noticeable number on a blood test. It's just trying to use as little money to make as much product as possible to sell.

But either way, get your sister to look at the ingredients online and on the boxes. Avoid (and if you're in North America report it- I don't know about the laws in other continents) any products that have any differing ingredients. They are required by law to list all known ingredients they put into a product. If any contamination happens and they know about it and don't recall the products, they can get in tons of legal trouble and can be banned from using the ingredients that got contaminated or be shut down.

May 07, 2015

Les N.

Cocoa, it's really odd saying that the government is trying to kill us off.
remember that everything off Google isn't true, it's mostly false information.

May 07, 2015

Emily B.

I think this post may have been taken to an extreme. Completely off topic. Basically, you can look into "organic" makeup brands. However, there will be contaminants in everything, such as bottled water, or going to a restaurant that has to post a sign saying may contain nuts because nuts are processed in the same facility. So... You can check the products abs probably cross it online, but maybe try the product on her neck or wrist before her eyes. Just a thought?

May 07, 2015

Emily B.

And**

May 07, 2015

Shelley W.

@Cocoa...you commented about some lil girl who came from Africa to America and the baby died due to high lead levels. Africa doesn't have the strict regulation like we do here in the States. Its very obvious that the child consumed the lead in Africa only to arrive here and pass away. And as Jackie made mention...you can't always believe every single thing that you read on the internet. There are so many organizations who maintain ulterior motives and "create" unsubstantiated information to create chaos.

My spouse worked the formulation side before going into medicine and I had him read this thread and some of the stuff that was posted angered him. He said legit cosmetic/skincare lines isn't the issue. He made mention of all the counterfeit cosmetics and fragrances that are being sold on Ebay and Amazon. Those are the one's loaded down with lead, arsenic and even urine (human and animal found in fake fragrances), beryllium and cadmium. Women being women we want the newest and greatest but will risk our health to have a name brand product all in the name of saving a buck. If you dug a little deeper you would've learned that recently there is legislation that was introduced last month requiring that the FDA evaluate and report the ingredients being used in cosmetics and personal care products. The Bill is also requesting that the FDA investigate several ingredients each year and with that decide whether or not they should be continued to be used and if so at what concentration levels.

May 07, 2015

Shelley W.

Let's get back on track and answer Beth's question...

@Beth...your sis might be having issue with an ingredient called carmine...also goes by cochineal extract or natural red 4. Some other possible culprits...bismuth oxychloride, mica, aluminum silicate, iron oxides. She really won't know the exact cause unless she goes in for an allergy test at a dermo office...aka "the prick test." Cosmetic lines worth checking out for your sis...

* 100% Pure...I've been watching this company grow and they are gaining in popularity. Their products do not contain synthetic chemicals nor paragons, detergents, sulfates artificial fragrance or FD&C colors. Earth's Beauty is another line as well that doesn't contain synthetics.

May 07, 2015

Shona M.

I have such sensitive skin, so always need to be careful with what products I put on my skin, I think that's what got me into natural based products - I researched a bit and found Younique which I then fell in love with <3.