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Guide to Heavy Metal Analysis in Cosmetics

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Which heavy metals should not be included in cosmetic products and their limits are defined in the "Guideline on Heavy Metal Impurities in Cosmetic Products". Accordingly, the main undesirable heavy metals in cosmetics are lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury and antimony.

The limits for the relevant heavy metals are determined as follows: 20 ppm for Lead, 5 ppm for Arsenic, 5 ppm for Cadmium, 1 ppm for Mercury, 10 ppm for Antimony. Acceptable limit values for toothpastes are lower.

These values are:

It is ppm for Lead, 0.5 ppm for Arsenic, 0.1 ppm for Cadmium, 0.2 ppm for Mercury, and 0.5 ppm for Antimony.

Cosmetic products, especially colored cosmetics, such as lipstick, blush, etc., pose a risk in terms of heavy metals. Heavy metal analyzes of such products must be carried out.