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  • Simply Beautiful Natural Lipstick

    1 posts, 1 voices, 985 views, started Nov 10, 2008

    Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 by Ms-kay


    • Carnelian

      It’s one makeup product I think most of us can’t be without. We might leave the house without makeup but draw the line at lipstick. After all we need just a little bit of color. We use it almost everyday making it one of our most frequently used makeup.

      Sometimes when I am researching I’ll find myself wondering about some bit of information that I come across. This was the case with iron oxide.

      The wording on some products made me wonder if the iron oxide being used in lipstick was a natural product but after checking I found that there are two forms of iron oxide, a natural and a synthetic variety.

      Iron oxides in nature combine with toxic metals like lead, arsenic and mercury. It is very difficult to remove these metals from the iron oxides. The FDA which regulates cosmetic colorants approves for use iron oxides with toxic levels that are considered safe.

      Some companies that make natural lipsticks choose to use synthetic iron oxides. While synthetic iron oxide is not a truly natural product mined from the earth, it is a safe one with no toxic metals.

      Not all companies state which form of iron oxide is used but both are considered to be safe.

      Where to Shop  

      Primitive Makeup . The beautiful, flattering colors, creamy non sticky texture and mild vanilla scent and taste along with the great ingredients make this a nice addition to your lipstick collection.  

      Natural Solutions carries many different brands of natural lipsticks. They include all ingredients, offer affordable samples, tell you if a product is vegan, even include some suggestions to using their products. Great site that carries a wide assortment of natural products.  

      Don’t waste time worrying about unwanted ingredients in lipstick. Choose natural lipsticks. They do more than make you look pretty. Moisturizing and nourishing ingredients give you healthy, smooth, long lasting color.


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