Q. Does my lipstick have lead? Does all lipstick have lead?
A. It is very likely that your lipstick has at least some amount of lead. Online resources show that at least 99% of lipsticks contain some amount of lead. Click here to see a more comprehensive post about this and read below for test results on two lip glosses tested recently.
These are two newly purchased Pudaier Lip Gloss colors, purchased on Amazon in April of 2018. We previously tested a product from this brand here, and discussed the concern at length.
Silver Pudaier Lip Gloss* (#21, pictured below)
Non-Detect for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic.
Gold Pudaier Lip Gloss* (#18, pictured below):
Lead (Pb) 463 +/- 18 ppm
Arsenic (As): 64 +/- 13 ppm
Lead (Pb) 506 +/- 17 ppm
Arsenic (As) 31 +/- 12 ppm
Red Pudaier Lip Gloss* (#5, previously posted – see pics here):
Lead (Pb) 2,430 +/- 66 ppm
Lead (Pb) 1,944 +/- 40 ppm
Arsenic (As) 91 +/- 27 ppm
Note: just because this one batch of silver is lead-free when tested with an XRF does not mean you can consistently rely on that color from this brand being lead-free. I would not trust this brand at all with these incredibly high lead levels. No lipstick or lip gloss should test positive for lead using an XRF so these results are very alarming.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions!