UNDATED (CNN) -- Mascara, lipstick, lotions and shampoo, women typically use them every day, but do you really know what's in them?
Do consumers need to be worried about the chemicals in their personal care products? Dermatologist Dr. Rutledge Forney says, "I love the powder makeup but I do wonder, what happens when you breathe it in? Things on the lips. What happens when they get inside your mouth? We just don't know.
One lobbying group says, yes, we should be concerned. Lisa Archer with Friends of the Earth says, "There's lead acetate in hair dyes, lead in lipstick, formaldehyde and 1,4 dioxane in baby shampoos and other shampoos."
But the Personal Care Products Council, which represents companies that sell cosmetics, says the levels of the chemicals are not harmful. It says, "Our industry has consistently provided scientific information to assure consumers about the safety of our products..."
It's up to the companies to make sure their products and ingredients are safe, although the FDA has the ability to take action if a product is thought to be harmful. Forney says, "Industry doesn't deliberately do us harm, but their interest is to basically get a product out there that we're going to love. We need to make sure that we ask them to make us love it and feel safe using it."
Some cosmetic companies are phasing out certain chemicals, they say, not because they're unsafe, but due to consumer demand.
Currently a bill called the Safe Cosmetics Act is before Congress. If you have questions about your cosmetics, check with your dermatologist and go to the FDA website.