We get lots of e-mails from women worried about lead levels in lipstick.
As we've said before, beauty companies don't intentionally put it there as an ingredient, but lead contaminates many elements on the planet we live in (including the air - though much less so since unleaded petrol was introduced).
We happened upon this brilliant chart the other day, which puts the risks into proportion, and actually compares lipstick levels to those in bottled water.
The visual's a bit teensy-wee to read on our site, but if you're interested, here's the link on a rather good natural beauty site in the US that we stumbled across called Fig & Sage.
Something to chew over, for sure...