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Women should not have to choose between stunning lip makeup looks and the health of their puckers. Replacing traditionally chemical-packed lipsticks with all natural organic options like our Satin Luxe Lipstick will deliver striking lip looks that turn heads and more. In this article, learn more about what lipsticks are made up of and safe non-toxic ingredients that you should look out for in your lipstick.
What’s In A Lipstick?
Lipsticks are designed with varying proportions and variations of these key ingredients which makes them unique and perform differently.
Wax: Popular waxes, such as Beeswax and Candelilla Wax, allow lipstick formulations to take on their iconic bullet shape and be packaged in a tube. The creamy texture of waxes enables lipsticks to glide onto lips smoothly to deposit pigments.
Oil: Mineral, Lanolin, Castor or Vegetable Oils are commonly added to lipsticks. The amount of oil determines the level of hydration and shine of a lipstick.
Preservative: Whether organic or synthetic, preservatives help to keep lipsticks fresh and prevent them from going bad too soon.
Pigment: Pigment are colored ingredients that give lipsticks their shades.
Fragrance: Fragrance compounds can be natural or synthetic. They are usually added in small amounts so that the lipsticks can smell pleasant.
Best Organic Lipstick Ingredients For Oh-So-Kissable Pouts
Lips are sensitive and absorptive. They are covered by a very thin layer of skin and as they lack hair and sweat glands, they do not have the same natural defenses against external elements unlike your facial skin, which is why lipstick ingredients matter. We have rounded up a list of lip-loving organic ingredients that you can look out for when purchasing a lipstick.
Nourishing Plant Extracts
Sunflower Seed Oil: Highly absorbent and non-irritating, Sunflower Seed Oil is rich in Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin from the effects of harmful free radicals and UV rays. This organic ingredient contains Linoleic Acid that helps to maintain your natural skin barrier so that it effectively locks in moisture.
Orange Oil: Beneficial to the overall health of your lips, lipsticks with Orange Oil enhances their texture and boosts collagen synthesis and blood circulation for youthful-looking soft lips.
Sesame Seed Oil: Sesame Seed Oil is packed with antioxidants that neutralize the effects of free radicals. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties help to soothe dry and chapped lips while delivering intense moisture.
Vitamin E: Your lips are especially prone to aging and the collagen-boosting property of Vitamin E fights early signs of aging and plumps up thinning lips. This moisturizing vitamin prevents water loss from your lips’ uppermost layers and it’s a natural source of Omega-6 Fatty Acids that strengthen your skin barrier.
Beeswax & Candelilla Wax: Two of the most popular waxes used in lipsticks, Beeswax and Candelilla Wax nourish and condition your lips to keep them healthy. In addition, these waxes help to minimize trans-epidermal water loss while their composition of Beta-Carotene and Flavonoids deliver antioxidant and antimicrobial properties to protect your lips against the elements.
Shea Butter: Shea Butter features a high concentration of fatty acids and vitamins that soften your lips for an enviable kissable pout. They contain nourishing oils that penetrate your skin and also form a barrier to seal in moisture.
Rosemary Extract: Full of Rosmarinic Acid, Rosemary Extract has a calming effect on stressed lips due to its antioxidant property. It reinforces blood capillaries to combat signs of aging by improving skin firmness and elasticity.
Jojoba Seed Oil: Jojoba Seed Oil contains natural forms of Vitamin E which fights oxidative stress caused by daily exposure to environmental pollutants and other toxins.
When it comes to skincare-infused makeup, it makes perfect sense to take your skin type into consideration as well when finding the right fit. Luxury by Sofia’s Organic Tinted Moisturizer contains all the skin-loving ingredients mentioned in this article and will work wonders on all skin types.
Plant-Based Hyaluronic Acid: A powerful humectant, plant-based Hyaluronic Acid draws moisture to the epidermal layer of your lips to keep them hydrated, plump and fresh-looking.
With 7 fashionable shades to choose from, our Satin Luxe Lipstick is designed to empower women with unparalleled beauty performance and nourishing organic ingredients that care for your lips. Finding your perfect lipstick match has never been easier.