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Chemicals in Lipsticks

According to a study published by Environmental Health Perspectives, an average person eats an average of 24 milligrams of lipstick a day, which can increase to 87 milligrams if they overuse the product.

The truth is that the simple gesture of moisturizing the lips with a balm to protect them from cold, sun, wind or dryness can lead to the ingestion of certain ingredients included in its formulation, namely the so-called MOSH (Saturated Hydrocarbon Minerals). with Oils) and MOAH (Aromatic Hydrocarbon Minerals), two toxic substances present in petroleum-derived mineral oils.

Since the lips do not contain sebaceous glands and their hydrolipid film is almost nonexistent, we must inevitably find a way to keep them hydrated. In addition to drinking a lot of water and avoiding moistening constantly with drinks or with the tongue, it is also necessary to protect them with a balm. In order not to inadvertently ingest harmful products the solution is the use of lipsticks or balms made from formulas composed of natural ingredients such as butter, oils or vegetable waxes.

There are excellent brands that offer good lipsticks and balms based on 100% natural vegetable oils, without colorings, preservatives, synthetic perfumes or substances of petrochemical origin. Search for these and protect your health.

  • Do you use lipstick or balm?

    • No
    • Yes, I use both
    • Only lip balm
    • Only lipstick
  • Were you aware of the chemicals in these products?

    • Yes
    • No

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