Beauty and Fashion

Take the Switch to

Organic Lipsticks and Your

Lips Will Thank You

by Sherry Tadeja, June 10, 2019 4:15pm

Art by Ahl Mirambel

Beauty and Fashion

Take the Switch to Organic Lipsticks and Your Lips Will Thank You

by Sherry Tadeja, June 10, 2019 4:15pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel

The shift to organic, eco-friendly products means you're conscious of what goes into your body and you care for the environment at the same time. However, taking the switch to this cruelty-free lifestyle can be a challenging but a good protest.

Starting small in the shift to organic products can make a huge difference—lipsticks to begin with—are an easy start, especially if you’re a makeup junkie. It’s also fitting to do so since the skin on the lips is far thinner and delicate than anywhere else in our body. If not moisturized or if it’s exposed to unnatural chemicals it tends to be dry and chapped.

If this alone doesn’t convince you to jump into the organic lifestyle, here are more reasons to do it and do it now.

They’re Cruelty-free

Animal testing on cosmetics is still widely used to this day as one of the ways to assure a product doesn’t have harmful effects when applied to the skin. Sadly, the tests are done at the expense of rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, even dogs. Always check the label.

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Moisturizing Benefits

Organic lipsticks contain natural ingredients that are gentle enough for our lips. It usually ingredients like Vitamin E, coconut oil, organic beeswax, organic shea butter, all of which has natural moisturizing benefits to heal dry and chapped lips. This type of lipstick also has nourishing benefit making yours soft and supple.

This tube of lipstick from Pili Beauty and Wellness is infused with elemi and pili oil that are natural antioxidants that help moisturize and protect your lips.

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Natural = Chemical-Free

There are alleged reports back in 2010 where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found traces of lead in 400 lipsticks. You can be sure organic lipsticks are the opposite. Its ingredients and how it’s made don't need complicated or commercial manufacturing procedures, which sometimes requires adding chemical additives for longer staying power and shelf life.

Lippies from Lab’i Lipstick Design Studio are natural, organic, and botanic uses natural ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, jojoba almond, rosehip avocado among others. Plus, you get to experience creating your own lipstick from scratch at the studio, so you’re sure what goes into your tube of lipstick.

It Lasts How Lipsticks Should

According to Eleanor Leung, the brains behind Lab'i Lipstick Design studio, one should wary of lipsticks with long-staying formula because of its unnatural chemicals. Lipsticks should only be worn for four to eight hours maximum to prevent your lips from drying. It’s also best to take your lipstick off before eating to avoid ingesting chemicals from your lipsticks. And make sure to take it all off at the end of the day with gentler products either a makeup remover wipe or an oil-based makeup remover.

Sensitive Skin-Friendly

The natural properties of organic products go well for those who have allergies or sensitive skin. Since it's all-natural natural, it is most likely not to contain ingredients that may trigger rash or cause any harm to the skin.

Human Nature’s Made to Bloom collection isn’t just a case of MLBB but they are also for those with sensitive skin. Plus, each is beautifully encased in a tube made of paper. You bet it’s a true angel of a product.

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It Gives Off a More Natural Look

If you're going for a natural look why not go all the way with organic lippies? If you didn't know, organic lipsticks are created from natural pigments like flowers. This is why most organic lipsticks mostly come off in a pink shade. Coloring pigments are just added in to enhance or make a different shade.

Ellana Mineral Cosmetics’ Lip & Cheek Gel tints have a good range of pretty natural colors for every skin tone. You could thank its rose and aloe vera extracts ingredients for that.

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You Can Create One Yourself

Healthy benefits aside—you can DIY this type of an organic lippie by yourself! You only need to get your inner cosmetic lab scientist out along with essential oils, beeswax, shea butter, coloring pigments or food coloring. Heat, mix, and stir it all thoroughly, put it in a container (if you don't have a mold) and let it sit for at least 24 hours. Tada! A lipstick of your own.

It’s good to know how organic makeup is now commonly found on the shelves of our favorite makeup stores. Let’s push for earth-friendly choices, our bodies and the earth will thank us for it.


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