Luana Rossi Ruiz, Larissa dos Reis Velhamizar Ortiz, Taylane Soffener Berlanga de Oliveira, Ana Paula Bernardes da Rosa Maluf Abud, Carlos Alberto Buchala, Patrícia Garani Fernandes, Leandro Moreira Tempest and Idiberto Jose Zotarelli Filho
Introduction: Lipstick is one of the dermo-cosmetics most used by people around the world for a non-medicinal product that stays for a long time in direct contact with the lips, this industrialized product has compounds that when in excess, can accumulate in the organism, injure organs and can trigger malignant neoplasms, neuropathologies and other pathologies resulting from toxicities. In Brazil, the quality of these lip cosmetics is regulated by ANVISA (National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance), and the products made available in our national market, domestic or imported, must be evaluated and approved by INMETRO (National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology) and IPEN (Institute of Energy and Nuclear Research). Lead, cadmium, chromium, arsenic, mercury, aluminum, manganese, titanium, and phthalates are heavy metals often used by the cosmetic industry to improve the structure, color, density, creosity and fixity of these products and depending on the concentration can be absorbed by the organism with systemic cumulative effects. Presumably, low-quality products can present some toxic elements in their composition, such as dyes, stabilizers, thickeners and fixatives that are often prohibited in our country and may represent a risk of systemic contamination and serious health problems. Objective: It analyzed the safety of the use of lipsticks sold in the official Brazilian market, the concentration or not of these heavy metals. Results: The concentration of heavy metals are the main contaminants of lipsticks but only a small group of products studied do not meet the specifications required by the agencies, but they were withdrawn from the market. Conclusion: The use of lipsticks produced in Brazil sold in official stores and those officially imported by official channels do not pose a risk to Brazilian consumers, but the same cannot be said of those imported illegally or produced by companies not registered with ANVISA.