Henna safety

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ShaniAZ
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Henna safety

I have come across products called Henna Lip Stains which are marketed as makeup.  They are lip colors in a "henna base".  I am wondering about the safety of these products.  Is it safe to put henna on lips?  Even though it would be a topical application, there would definitely be some henna ingestion.  Thank you for your help

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Henna Lip Stains

Hello,

Unless we take these products to a lab, there is no way to determine the safety. Ingesting henna would not cause any huge issue (definitely would not recommend it, but it would not kill you) but there is a reason why henna is currently not cleared with the FDA for topical use. Not enough testing regulation.

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