What's in your lipstick ? It may include chemicals, heavy metals & pesticides

Lipstick is a fundamental tool in any woman's arson of beauty products. On average a women will apply 9 pounds of lipstick in a life time.

The application of lipstick goes back to ancient civilizations. The Egyptians, Babylonians and Greeks all covered their puckers to attract the attention of the Spartan like men in their towns.

Today 90% of women today use lipstick not to attract men but to feel good and confident.

The question is ....

What is in your lipstick?

Since your lipstick is more likely than any other cosmetic to end up in your stomach, I think it's a good idea to know what you are putting into your body as well on it.

There is no industry standard for the type, number or amount of ingredients used. In effort to improve the wear and tear of the day, manufactures have made this once simple application of dried berries and fruits into a chemical experiment. With women as their test subjects.

Let's start with the chemical ingredients

Methylparaben and Propylpparabens are preservatives used in many cosmetics. they are added to protect consumers from bacterial over growth in the products. Sounds like this is a good thing to have, right? Not so much, these preservatives have been banned in the European Union because they are highly toxic to humans and are endocrine disruptors. What is an endocrine disruptor how will it effect me? {1}Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that, at certain doses, can interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders.[1] Any system in the body controlled by hormones can be derailed by hormone disruptors. Specifically, endocrine disruptors may be associated with the development of learning disabilities, severe attention deficit disorder, cognitive and brain development problems. Titanium dioxide is readily used in red lipsticks to make them lighter. Titanium dioxide is know to cause GenoSo you may be saying " I'm not eating my lipstick" or "I only use a little bit". Unfortunately the majority of what little lipstick we use, 30% of that goes into our stomach from licking our lips and eating. Then times that by the amount of years you have been using it and you now have a toxic build up in your body.


We are now in a huge crisis of loosing our bees to all of the pesticide spraying. The bees feed on flowers that grow every where. It is impossible to keep them in one area to feed on nectar that is safe and free from pesticides. So, I know your asking "what does this have to do with my lipstick being harmful to my health?" Lipstick is made with bee's wax, and what the bee's eat so do you.

Organic Is the only option!

The good news is the make up industry is waking up and taking action. You have a huge selection of natural and organic make up to choose from. I have personally tried many different brands, and I have had success with all of them. It will take you some time and research to see what will work for you, your level of activity, your skin condition and needs. The healthier you are on the inside will reflect on the out side. Beauty is more than skin deep. It is a reflection of your over all health - Body, Mind and Spirit.

Created By
Kimberly Petree


Created with images by kelseyannvere - "kiss festive lipstick" • Sharon Mollerus - "Mycenaean Plaster Head of a Woman #history #museum" • UCL Mathematical and Physical Sciences - "Turner Lab, Chemistry Department" • Don Hankins - "Bees >>> Colony Collapse Disorder" • elizadean - "blue blueberry delicious"

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