Our kosher cocoa butter is derived from cocoa beans, is food-grade, and not deordorized using a chemical process. Born from the cacao, a tropical evergreen tree, its scientific name means “food of the Gods” in Greek. Its edible seeds called cocoa beans are processed into cocoa butter, which heals chapped, peeling lips and because of its high Polyphenol content improves skin elasticity/tone and increases collagen retention/production. It naturally fights skin aging!ORGANIC GREEN TEA OIL
We combine traditional methods of botanical oil infusion, a technique that steeps the medicinal qualities of plants into oil over several weeks, to create our organic green tea oil. Similar to using herbs and water to make tea, oil infusion allows the properties of the plants to be transferred into the oil and used on our bodies. Our organic green tea oil is filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that combat skin aging and soothe skin irritations. Rich in Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E, green tea oil restores and repairs, giving your lips a youthful supple, soft feel.
GMO FREE AVOCADO OIL
Avocado oil relieves dry, cracked skin by moisturizing the outermost layer of your lips. Rejuvenating and healing, avocado oil nourishes your lips with Vitamin E as well as Vitamins A, D, and Omega 3.
ORGANIC TURMERIC POWDER
A wound healer, organic turmeric powder helps protect the skin against both UVA and UVB rays and is antiaging. Turmeric powder benefits skin tones and heals dark, scarred lips.
KOSHER BEESWAX & CANDELILLA WAX
Loaded with skin healing properties, our organic beeswax protects and repairs dry, rough chapped lips locking in moisture. It is also known for its antibacterial properties, which keep lips healthy. Candelilla wax is derived from the candelilla shrubs of grown wild in northern Mexico and Texas. This hypoallergenic, plant-based wax conditions your lips providing nutrients.
ORGANIC CASTOR OIL
Our castor oil is cold-pressed, organic, and GMO-free. Used widely for skin aliments, castor is filled with Vitamin E and ricinoleic acid which reduces the appearance of scars. Its antibacterial and antifungal compounds keep our organic lipstick safe and free of bacteria. Castor oil also provides skin with protection against the sun and cold.
SHEA OLEIN OIL
Shea olein is liquid shea butter that is not extracted with solvents or chemicals. High in unsaponifiables, shea olein is skin healing, restorative, and nourishing for aging and irritated skin.
Our non-nano iron oxides provide your lips with color without all the toxic chemicals. Non-nano means our iron oxides are a larger particle-size that will remain on the outermost layer of your lips for a satin-finish.
ingredients we do not use
Titanium dioxide has been designated as a carcinogen when inhaled by The International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Micas are often used in lipstick to add a glittery shine. The shine comes from the mica particles reflecting off the light. Although mica is a “natural occurring mineral formulation, its microscopic glittery flakes can contain toxic metals like lead, manganese, chromium, and aluminum." Some mica cosmetics can cause an allergic reaction on lips.
Carmine is a pigment that is created from the shells and dried bodies of a cochineal female insect by crushing the insects. Carmine can pose a health risk to some, causing severe allergic reactions.
Studies about the dangers of inhaling baby powders and eye shadows containing talc with carcinogen asbestos came out in International Agency for Research on Cancer and the 2014 FDA. Talc. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If talc is a danger to inhale and causes adverse effects just from smelling it, imagine ingesting it in your lipstick!
Due to new developments in technology, companies can break down powders into smaller sizes called "nano-size," creating nanoparticles. Nanoparticles have been proven to be toxic to human tissue and cells when inhaled and absorbed into your skin.
FD & C LAKE DYES
Lake dyes (Red 40, Red 7, Red 28, Yellow 6, Yellow 5) are coaltar derivatives and contain cancer causing properties which can be toxic to your body. Yellow 5 CI19140 is a xenoestrogen and an endocrine disruptor. What does this mean? Tartrazine effects your body’s hormones, interfering with its natural functions. It can also cause allergic reactions and adverse “hypersensitive reactions for some people.”
Flavor, aroma or otherwise known as fragrance is not regulated by the FDA. This means it can contain anything. Any chemical can be hidden under the word “fragrance.” Lipsticks that contain an aroma or flavor additive can be unsafe to ingest regularly. Some fragrances may cause “health problems such as cancer” as well as negatively affect your “reproductive” system by exposure to toxins. Other issues include allergies and skin sensitives. What’s more, fragrance can also contain phthalates which are linked to possible “preterm birth and impaired underdevelopment in girls.