Hidden Metals in Several Brands of Lipstick and Face Powder Present on Polish Market
AbstractCosmetics still retain their brilliant effect, but public concern about their toxicity has become a hot issue. Trace amounts of toxic heavy metals can be either intentionally added to cosmetics or present as impurities in the raw materials. We therefore assessed the levels of lead, nickel, copper, zinc and iron in six brands of lipstick and six brands of cosmetic powder that are widely available in local Polish markets. The cosmetics were digested and analyzed for the metals using flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Lead and nickel were found in some powders, but none in lipstick samples. This study revealed that the levels of these metals were higher than the specifications reported in the literature data. On the other hand, the copper content was determined at the level of 435 mg/kg in one sample of powder and at 75.92 mg/kg in one lipstick. Iron levels ranged from 0 to 12,168.57 mg/kg depending on the brand of powder or lipstick, and were generally higher in powders. Zinc was detected in the range of 1.73–488.31 mg/kg in all 12 samples. The results lead to the conclusion that constant control of metallic content in lipsticks, powders and other facial cosmetics should be seriously considered. View Full-Text
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Łodyga-Chruścińska, E.; Sykuła, A.; Więdłocha, M. Hidden Metals in Several Brands of Lipstick and Face Powder Present on Polish Market. Cosmetics 2018, 5, 57.
Łodyga-Chruścińska E, Sykuła A, Więdłocha M. Hidden Metals in Several Brands of Lipstick and Face Powder Present on Polish Market. Cosmetics. 2018; 5(4):57.Chicago/Turabian Style
Łodyga-Chruścińska, Elżbieta; Sykuła, Anna; Więdłocha, Marzenna. 2018. "Hidden Metals in Several Brands of Lipstick and Face Powder Present on Polish Market." Cosmetics 5, no. 4: 57.
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