This is probably the coolest make up gift I have received for my birthday. It is produced using only natural ingredients, it smells pleasant and has a very natural colour that is suitable for most skin tones. Generally, I am not a big fan of make up and I avoid wearing it unless it is absolutely necessary. However, this is a product that I miss not having around. I like using it as it just adds a touch of natural colour to brighten the lips. It also saves a lot of space in your make up bag, since you don’t have to carry two separate items. 🙂
The only unfortunate thing is it is currently unavailable in Saudi Arabia….but there is hope! Rumour has it that Riyadh will have a new natural foods store at the end of the year, so I do hope they will stock it.
I have added the complete list of ingredients below, which can also be found on their website. If you read through the ingredients, you’ll notice that you can understand what many of them are. This is in stark contrast to other make up, where the ingredients are so complex, you need Google on standby. For the not so widely known ingredients, I have added a simple description of what they are.
Having looked through each ingredient using the SkinDeep Database, I’m very pleased with this product. It scores very low in most of the ingredients. If you do purchase it, let me know how it goes for you.
Triisostearyl Citrate – An emollient.
Triisostearyl Citrate is the triester of citric acid and stearyl alcohol, a conditioning agent derived from fatty acids. Little information is available about Triisostearyl Citrate, although a patent filed by L’Oreal claims that it uses this fatty acid derivative as an emollient in long-lasting make up. Triisostearyl Citrate is often used in lip glosses and lipsticks as a conditioner and gloss additive. (Source)
Tocopherol – Tocopherol, or vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin is a naturally occuring antioxidant which can be isolated from vegetable oil. When isolated Tocopherol, is a viscous oil that varies in color from yellow to brownish red. (Source)
Ascorbyl Palmitate is made from vitamin C (ascorbic acid). It is used as an antioxidant in beauty products. (Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals) Source
Citric Acid helps preserve cosmetics by chelating (complexing) metals. Citric Acid and its salts are also added to cosmetics to help adjust the acid/base balance. Source
Triisostearyl Citrate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Beeswax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid. May Contain: Red 21 (CI 45380) (Aka 223)
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