Clean Beauty: Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper
Not so pretty fact: We consume up to five pounds of lipstick in our lifetime. As unsettling as that is to think about, we should be more concerned with what is in this lipstick we’re “chowing” down on.
The cosmetics industry is barely regulated; therefore, we must become savvy consumers in order to know what we’re consuming in our lipstick! Due to these holes in regulation, a highly toxic heavy metal that is known to stay in the body and is associated with neurological problems has made its way into our favorite lipsticks. Lead was banned from paint in the 1970s, yet last year a study by the FDA tested for lead and found the toxin in 400 shades of lipstick!
There are also troublesome ingredients like parabens, which are preservatives, synthetic fragrances, and BHT, which all can disrupt hormones and are linked to cancer.
For safer kisses and healthier selves, I want to introduce a makeup company that is known as the “skin care makeup.” Jane Iredale brings beautifully effective, simple, and clean makeup that uses ingredients that nurture the skin and body.
I received the Just Kissed Lip Plumper in Montreal in a gift bag a couple of weeks ago and have been in love since. The color is sheer yet vibrant and lasts until lunchtime. I’ve tried a few natural lipsticks that dried my lips out the next day, but this keeps them nicely hydrated with no peeling afterwards. And, yes, my lips look more plump!
Here are a few notes from the Jane Iredale website about how this lovely little tube of plumping goodness works:
- Spearmint and peppermint oils, in combination with ginger root extract, gently stimulate circulation making lips fuller, faster
- Shea butter, sunflower oil and aloe vera soften and hydrate
- Essential oils of lemon and tangerine help to exfoliate dead skin cells
I highly recommend this lipstick and the other products in the line. My green beauty makeup friends always have it in their makeup kits!
To Purchase: $25
Ingredients: Triisostearyl Citrate, Avocado Oil, Carnauba Wax, Beeswax, Jojoba Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax, Sunflower Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Flavor, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Cranberry Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Carmine.
Images from janeiredale.com