Guide to non toxic lipsticks and lip gloss brands that are better for your health.
There’s nothing like a good lipstick to make you feel ready to conquer the world. Whether it’s bright red or shimmery pink; glossy or matte; bold or barely there – the right lip color can boost your confidence, add a spring to your step, or at the very least help a tired mom feel like she’s at least a little bit pulled together – LOL!
But did you know that many popular lipstick brands contain harmful chemicals? That’s the last thing you want to worry about in your crazy, busy life.
Why It Matters
Most of us put on lipstick without ever considering what’s inside the tube. Turns out that’s not such a good idea.
All cosmetics, but especially lipsticks, are notorious for having ingredients that are not very pretty. Independent studies found lead, a neurotoxin linked to learning and behavioral problems, in over 60% of lipsticks tested. Lead is dangerous at very small levels and there is no safe level of exposure, so it’s important to avoid it. And news flash – you wont’ find lead or other heavy metals listed on ingredient labels because they are hidden in other ingredients, usually as part of the coloring.
Bad actor chemicals in lipsticks include:
- Heavy metals like lead, chromium, cadmium, aluminum, manganese and nickel
- Paraben preservatives linked to breast cancer and hormone disruption
- Phthalates – hormone disrupting chemicals often found in fragrance
- Artificial colors and fragrances
Non Toxic Lipsticks and Lipgloss Brands
Part of my mission to help you find greener, safer, better beauty and personal care products is to share some of the brands I’ve used and loved. All of these lipsticks and glosses are free from lead, parabens, petroleum, sulfates, phthalates, nano particles, artificial dyes and synthetic fragrances. And animal testing? No way! It’s easier to choose a brand you know you can trust, than have to read the ingredients list on every product!
Hope you groove on these non toxic lipsticks as much as I do! And please let me know what other brands you love or would like to know more about.
1.) Vapour Siren Lipstick
Why I like it: Made with 70% organic ingredients and 30% pure mineral pigments. Long-wearing formula designed to rival mainstream brands.
Favorite color: Ornate (exclusive to Target.com)
2.) Beautycounter Lip Gloss
Why I like it: Non-sticky formula. All ingredients selected for safety. Teardrop applicator makes it easy to put on just enough.
Favorite color: Peony
3.) Mineral Fusion Sheer Moisture Lip Tint
Why I like it: Affordable and available locally (Whole Foods, natural food stores). Hydrating formula, nice vanilla-mint flavor and available in lots of colors. EWG Verified and top-rated on the Skin Deep database.
Favorite color: Glisten
4.) Juice Beauty PHYTO Pigments Lip Gloss
Why I like it: Plant derived, long lasting pigments plus a high shine. Moisturizing and conditioning to lips.
Favorite color: Cherry Red
5.) Beautycounter Lip Sheer
Why I like it: Sheer color that goes on SO smooth. Ingredients you can trust. Light vanilla flavor.
Favorite color: Nude and Current
6.) Vapour Plumping Lip Gloss
Why I like it: Ultra hydrating formula also provides a nice shine. 70% organic ingredients.
Favorite color: Mystery
Your turn: What are your favorite non toxic lipsticks?
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