All of this talk of ingredients is what prompted me to launch my newest line of Mineral Lipglosses which are petrochemical and paraben free - I am slightly obsessed with them!
|Do you want your lipgloss to come from an oil rig? Me neither.|
If you want to know what's in one of your lip products and you've thrown the box away and the ingredients aren't listed online (they aren't listed online a LOT which is supper annoying) go to www.makeupalley.com - you may have to get a free membership but they have ingredients for tons of products listed.
Here are some lipglosses that use Grade F (totally made up grades by me) ingredients:
|Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gloss - Mineral Oil|
|We can cry over this together because I LOVE how these feel and smell, but C.O. Bigelow's Mentha Lip Shine has a Petrolatum base so it's OUT!|
|This drives me nuts. Mineral Lip Glosses that tote themselves as being super healthy, such as e.l.f.'s Mineral Lip Gloss which has a Mineral Oil base. I guess that it technically shares the word "mineral" but come on.|
|Again, crying with you - smells yummy, tastes yummy - but Urban Decay's Lip Junkie Glosses are Mineral Oil based.|
|Soap and Glory's Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Glosses are super pretty but, again, Mineral Oil.|
|I had to release this guy too - Rosebud Salve's Petroleum base (which they rec for using on blemishes?!) is no bueno for your mouth.|
Then we have Grade B - these are above average and use ingredients that are synthetic but are a higher grade than Mineral Oil or Petroleum. So, something like genetically modified strawberries. Genetically modified because they have (the lipglosses, not the strawberries, stay with me here) a synthetic ingredient meant to mimic the "slip" that Petroleum/Mineral Oil has. These ingredients are Polyisobutene and Polybutene. Sometimes they are derived from plants but most of the time they are still derived from synthetics, inclusive of crude oil, but they are much more refined and can even be Kosher at times (I checked with my former Sunday School teacher who happens to be a super hardcore chemical engineer who used to work with oil - don't you love smart people?). Dimethicone also falls under this "grade". So, they feel good and won't kill you - like it.
|Chanel's Glossimer uses Polybutene for its base.|
|Hourglass' Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss uses Octydodecanol which is fatty acid that may or may not be synthetic - not bad!|
|Josie Maran's Natural Volume Lip Gloss uses Polybutene.|
|Korres' Cherry Full Color Gloss uses Polybutene.|
|La Bella Donna's Lip Sheer also, noticing a theme here?, uses Polybutene.|
|Makeup Forever's Lab Shine Glosses use Polybutene.|
|Erin's Faces Mineral Lipglosses use Castor Seed Oil & Shea Butter|
|bareMinerals 100% Natural Lip Gloss has a Castor Seed Oil base - yay!!|
|Bite Beauty's Lip Shine uses Lanolin (from sheep) and Vegetable Oil|
|Burt's Bees Super Glossy Natural Lip Shine uses Castor Seed Oil|
|Mineral Fusion Lip Gloss uses, you guessed it!, Castor Seed Oil|
|100% Pure's Fruit Pigmented Lip Gloss has an awesome ingredient list with a Vitamin E base|
So grab your lip goodies and see what you're putting on, and in, your mouth!