Demystifying Medicine Video



Men and women have been wearing lipstick for hundreds of years. It is a makeup bag staple and available in thousands of shades and formulas. For a product that is used so frequently, it is important to consider what lipstick is made of as well as the health implications of using lipstick. This video provides information about the chemicals in lipstick and how the chemicals can affect health.

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