How to easily make over your lip care ingredients

WARNING! This article could be very controversial; it’s written with the intent to inform and educate you on little-known facts about lip care products. My goal is to encourage you to think differently and to ask questions. Why? Because your lips deserve nothing but the very best!

Being responsible for helping 1000’s women and men take better care of their lips is something that I love sharing my knowledge about and I can’t tell you the number of people that say thank you, “I never knew that about my lips””. 

The little-known facts….

1.     Did you know a recent study suggest that certain lip care products still use lead and it’ as high as 75%? And according to some studies, there should be no safe level. 

2.     What is also concerning is that we actually digest most of what is put on our lips.

3.     There is also a misconception that natural products are all safe and don’t contain known carcinogens, such as mineral oils, petroleum.

4.     Is long wear lipstick safe?  The technology used for long wear lip products gives the effect of transdermal water loss, which means that theirs a film that sits over the top of your lip but doesn’t allow any penetration of moisture to occur. This makes them incredibly dehydrating to your lips. It literally is depleting the moisture right out of your lips.

5.     Are essential oils safe to use in lip balmAs a fully qualified aroma therapist, I recognise and understand the potency and healing properties found in essentials. However, I have never used them in any lip care product because the TGA has not approved EO for digestion in Australia. For this reason, I recommend choosing a product that uses the whole plant or active botanical to produce safe levels for you lips to consume. 

6.     You should also avoid using Lanolin and benzene as these are known as highly allergic ingredients. 

7.      The 10 Known carcinogens and hormone disruptors found in lip care products

  •  Petroleum & Mineral oils
  •  Fragrance & synthetic oils
  • FD & C 
  •  D&C 38 
  •  Phalates
  •  D & C 22
  •  Formaldehyde
  • Retinyl Palmitate
  •  Methyl & Propyl Parabens
  • Synthetic fragrances

With all this in mind, it’s any wonder most people get confused.  However, there is an easy way to transition your lip care products to make them safe for you. 

The number one thing you can do is take the list above with you the next time you are choosing a product. And the other suggestion is asking or phoning the company to make sure you are getting what you really want. 

Remember your lips deserve nothing but the very best so please remember to ask and do your research before purchasing.

Not sure about your lip care products, why not book a lip care consult with me.