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Why you should be wearing Organic Lipstick
Lipstick is a staple in most women’s make-up bags and can be full of many potentially dangerous chemicals. Many wear lipstick daily as part of their beauty regime and reapply it several times a day.
Did you know that the average woman will ingest 4-8lbs of lipstick over her lifetime? Many lipsticks contain parabens, lead, silicones, artificial colours, fragrance and other harsh chemicals which are toxic to us and to the environment.
Another ingredient to look out for is Carmine, or CI 75470 – this bright red pigment is obtained from the Cochineal beetle. It takes around 70,000 beetles to produce one pound of Carmine pigment.
There are safer alternatives out there, you can still enjoy wearing lipstick without worrying about what you’re applying to your lips.
I’m a big fan of Australian natural and organic make-up brand INIKA Organic.
All INIKA products are 100% naturally derived, Certified Vegan & Cruelty Free.
|No petrochemicals, synthetic substances or mineral oils|| No talc or bismuth oxychloride|
| No ingredients of animal origin|| No harmful fillers|
|No genetically modified ingredients||No fragrances or colour components of non-organic or synthetic origin|
|No anti-microbial agents produced from non-organic sources||No chelating agents based on EDTA and its salts|
|No potentially harmful preservatives such as parabens and sodium benzoate||No gluten or lactose|
| No polyethylene glycol (PEGS)||No ethanolamides (eg. cocamide DEA, cocamide MEA)|
|No fatty chain source material of petrochemical origin||No alkyl sulphates (eg. sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium coco sulphate, ammonium lauryl sulphate)|
|No alkyl ether sulphates (eg. sodium laureth sulphate, ammonium laureth sulphate)|| No chemically synthesized sunscreens|
|No polysorbates (eg. polysorbate 20)||No sulphonation, ethoxylation or propoxylation|
A luxurious and intensely replenishing formula soft, nourished lips.
This Lip Serum boasts a beautiful blend of healing and regenerating Rosehip Oil and Sea Buckthorn, softening Shea Butter, antioxidant-rich Green Tea and nourishing Jojoba Oil.
Powerful antioxidants including Vitamin E and Vitamin C from Certified Organic Mandarin Orange Extract as well as Orange Essential Oil helps to detoxify and hydrate the lips.
- Provides the ultimate nutrient-rich lip care and deep moisture for beautiful and nourished lips.
- Apply on bare lips or on top of lipstick to heal dry lips, increase shine and seal in essential moisture.
- Provides gentle all-day hydration for soft, supple lips.
- 91% Organic ingredients
Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed Oil )*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter *, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax ), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil *, Citrus Sinensis (Orange Essential Oil )*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil *, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Oil *, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil *, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Extract *, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract *, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract *, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract *, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract *, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Sea Kelp) Extract *, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract *, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract *, (Willow) Bark Extract *, Tocopherol (Vitamin E ). * Certified Organic
I love lip serums. This one is such a delight to use with a beautiful orange scent. It has a glossy texture and is easy to apply. It nourishes the lips and provides shine without feeling sticky.
You can use as a remedy for sore, chapped lips, morning and night. It looks great on its own or you can apply over lip pencil or pencil to create a gloss effect.
INIKA Organic Certified Organic Vegan Lipstick (4.2gr | £19.50)
Delivering a luxuriously smooth texture and stunning satin finish, the Vegan Lipstick dresses lips with lasting nourishment and hydration thanks to Certified Organic Avocado, Jojoba and Argan Oils. Adorning lips with skin-softening benefits, it simultaneously imparts long-lasting rich colour for a totally luscious pout.
- Combines vibrant colour with superior staying power.
- Nourishes and hydrates without compromising on colour or performance.
- Creamy formula glides on for easy application and a fabulously flawless finish.
- Enriched with Shea Butter for soft, supple lips.
- 78% Organic ingredients
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba ) Wax*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Citrus Sinensis Peel (Orange) Oil Expressed*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742). *Certified Organic
Pink Poppy is a lovely pink shade with mauve undertones
After Dark is an intense warm dark red colour
I don’t usually wear lipstick as I’m more of a lip gloss fan but I do love the formula of this lipsticks. It has a creamy texture and glides easily on the lips. The colours are nice and vibrant thanks to pure mineral pigments and it lasts for hours.
Do you use organic lipsticks? I’d love to hear your thoughts.