Just a swipe of lipstick can make you feel more confident, beautiful, and add glam to your style, but did you know that most lipsticks contain harmful toxins and preservatives? Not only can these chemicals absorb through the pores on your lips, but they can also be accidentally ingested. If you wear lipstick every day, that toxic load can build up over time!
An FDA study in 2010 found lead in 400 lipsticks at levels up to 7.19 ppm (parts per million). Lead can pose serious health risks, including neurological effects, high blood pressure, thyroid dysfunction, and reproductive toxicity. It is so harmful that the government banned it from house paint in 1978 and from gasoline in 1996. However, it is still found in many cosmetics and some packaged food! Lead does not show up on ingredient labels, and it has been found in a wide range of lipsticks—from cheap brands to luxury brands.
Don’t stress! You can still feel beautiful wearing bright lipstick without lead or harsh chemicals! Savvy Minerals by Young Living® Lipsticks is formulated without parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, bismuth, talc, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colorants! There are now two different lipstick formulas available: the new spring colors do not use sweet almond oil and have slightly different ingredients than the original colors. Plus, they are infused with Tangerine essential oil! Below are the ingredients in the new lipstick colors Mic Drop, Sweet Life, Bedazzled, It Girl, I Dare You, and Miss Congeniality:
Castor Seed Oil
Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by cold pressing castor beans. It was used by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks for a wide variety of uses. In India, castor oil has been prized for its skin-supporting properties. Castor oil is commonly used in cosmetic products such as creams, moisturizers, and hair care products.
Grapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes. The seeds are loaded with powerful antioxidants.
Beeswax is the purified wax from honeycombs. Female worker honey bees of the genus Apis produce the natural beeswax. Bees fly 150,000 miles to yield 1 pound of beeswax. Beeswax is used as a binder and provides a rich emollient to creams, which is especially good for dry skin.
The candelilla plant belongs to the Euphorbia species. It is a flowering plant that has a similar appearance to cacti, but it has milky latex. Candelilla wax serves as a protective seal for the plant and helps it retain moisture. Candelilla wax helps increase the thickness of the oils in the lipsticks, giving them structure, allowing for a smooth application, and keeping them solid.
Vitamin E is great for the skin and helps maintain the appearance of healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower oil is commonly used in cosmetic products, and it includes palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid.
The bright colors come from the minerals, not synthetic dyes or colors.
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