Last year, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released a report stating that 10 of 10 face paints tested contained lead (a powerful neurotoxin) and other heavy metals. These findings fuel mounting concerns over the safety of numerous chemical fragrances, artificial colors, preservatives and other ingredients in body products (for children and adults).
But kids wear face paint, they don’t eat it, right?
Wrong. What’s applied to the skin is absorbed into the body. Think of body products (face paint, included) as “skin food”.