Lip balms are probably the most used beauty products regardless if you are a man or woman. We all get dry lips from weather and talking. Since lip balm is closest to the internal organ, what you use MATTERS/Full Post
Avoid ingredients like petrolatum as it belongs to gas stations. Avoid ingredients like lanolin as it’s from sheep wools and may cause allergic reactions. Avoid ingredients like beeswax as beeswax comes from the beehives where the bees live. How do you like people mess up your house? Yet 90% of the lip balms now contain beeswax because it is a cheap alternative to petrolatum and lanolin which conscious consumers already try to avoid.
Bees play a big role in our society and they are diminishing. We need to leave them alone! No bees, we die. Just google it you will find tons of references. So, leave the bees alone. Say NO to Beeswax. #SavetheBees.
Read your ingredient labels especially when it comes to LIP BALM!
To your health, beauty and well-being,
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Natural. Organic. Vegan. Clean. These are the buzz words on all the beauty products because they are driven by retailers, press and consumers. When we examine the root of it, it really comes down to FOOD. Yes, FOOD.
We have been taught that we need to eat natural and organic food as all processed foods are bad for our health. Agreed. However, cosmetic products do not behave that way! If we are talking about EDIBLE Natural, then yes, natural is a healthier option. People, however need to separate Cosmetic Science from Kitchen Science. While natural and fresh food are good for you, these products once formulated in a cosmetic product, they lose efficacy and stability resulting in shorter shelf life and not many benefits.
Due to the demand of the market place, chemists are forced to work with all-natural materials as after all, sales is what’s driving the economics and we must listen to the market demand.
This is a short article but a powerful one. All you need to think is will vitamin C from a natural apple be more effective than a synthetic tablet?
We all know once you cut open the apple, it will turn brown. While Vitamin C tablets we bought, they must have been essayed to guarantee the potency. Additionally, mother natural dictates the abundance of nutrients present and there is crop to crop variations. While a synthetic natural material will guarantee you the efficacy you desired.
The takeaway points are as follows:
In the era of green-washing consumers, there are many controversial ingredients like parabens, silicone, sulfates, alcohol, essential oils, coconut oils and hydroquinone.
Here is a video by MixedMakeUp where experts share with you their thoughts.
Yours truly is included :-).
My mentor Grant Cardone says the number one reason business fail is because of obscurity. If people don’t know you, they don’t flow you. Getting known is the first big step to build credibility. As a beauty industry consultant, the first question the clients want to know is what have you done. There are many customers have a Non-disclosure Agreement in place so third party credential becomes extremely important.
Ginger King, Cosmetic Chemist, Beauty Boss