Natural Lipstick: Get Passionate about Reading the Ingredients
Sunday at 7:45 pm
BY SANDRA GUY
Celebrate a higher level of lipstick consciousness on July 29 — National Lipstick Day.
Just like other cosmetics, lipstick has environmental implications.
Start by looking at the ingredients. They include Passion Flower, or Passiflora edulis extract, a Brazilian-based plant oil full of antioxidants like Vitamin C, as well as fruit pigments, shea butter and Vitamin E.
Other standards include botanicals, plant essences and natural mineral pigments.
You can even find lipstick branded as vegan, cruelty-free from animal testing and made in America.
Other natural lipsticks use oils from rosehip and green tea seeds; butters from cocoa and mango seeds; and apricot and organic castor seed oils — all free of chemicals such as parabens and phthalates.
If you’re concerned about pollution issues, some lipsticks are made with sustainable-energy processes. Other manufacturers advertise their lipsticks’ biodegradable ingredients, recyclable packaging, and wind and passive-solar power in their warehouses.
And then enjoy the luxurious feeling as you counter the dry, dehydrating heat outdoors.