How Green Is My Lipgloss?
I typically avoid ingesting crude oil, but according to many healthcare pundits including Dr. Oz, I swallowed loads off it via my lipgloss. Some of you might remember in 2010, the good doctor caused quite a fuss when his website claimed,
Add up the amount of lip gloss the average woman uses (and consumes) over a decade, and it equals 7 pounds . . . which is essentially the same as drinking gasoline.
Hence, a few weeks ago I decided to move toward a greener approach to my beauty products. Thus far, I discovered a lovely face-oil with a seemingly healthier philosophy, but clearly I needed to tackle my biggest offense – my toxic lipgloss. I’m happy to report scads of options exist on the market. Here are three of my faves:
It’s the perfect combination of color, finish, and it wears beautifully. While it’s a matte finish, Tarte claims a 6000% increase in lips’ moisture content in 28 days. I admit, I bounce between formulas, so I haven’t tested this claim, but it feels great on the lips. Check out their ingredient glossary for more information.
This product feels moister than the Tarte lip color, yet gives a solid wear. When it blots down it leaves a stain on your lips, without drying them. Korres describes the formula as intense pigment combined with guava extract, providing a long-lasting, creamy formula with a matte, yet silky finish. Korres includes an ingredient glossary on their web site also. Their products pack a botanical wallop.
This goes on the lip with a much moister feel than the Tarte and Korres formulas. The manuka honey in the lipcolor gives it a glossy feel and look, but you end up sacrificing wear because of it. I use this formula as a touch up during the day, over one of the brands mentioned above. Perfect if you need a rich, hydrating gloss.
Now, if I could just tackle my Diet Pepsi issue…..at least I go forth this week in healthier gloss!