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  • Writer's pictureNorma Jean Dunning

Lip Gloss Comparison

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Who wants to use something with a component of Antifreeze on your lips?

I sure don’t. I don’t mean to pick on anyone who sells Lipsense. I used it until I got a blister on my lips from it. Then, I decided to look into the ingredients. This is the list I found on their website on what is in Lipsense Lip Balm.

“Petrolatum, Paraffin, Tocopherol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Retinyl Palmitate, Water (Aqua), Corallina Officinalis (Blue Seaweed) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Urea, Orchis Morio (Orchid) Flower Extract, Glucosamine Hcl, Algae Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium Edta.”

Looking at it, it’s a lot of nonsense to me. But if you take a look at the dangers, you’ll realize things aren’t as they appear.

What does Google have to say about some of these ingredients?

Dimethicone, which is in LipSense Gloss:

According to the Google Search, “Prolonged exposure to dimethicone can actually increase skin irritation, due to the coating property and because dimethicone is listed as a possible skin and eye irritant. Those with sensitive or reactive skin are at risk of an allergic reaction to dimethicone”.

Tocopherol, which is seen above:

According to the Google Search, “Excessive levels of tocopherol or vitamin E substances have been linked to various risks of illness. One of these is a study that found that elevated vitamin E levels could increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. There are also specific issues with tocopherol and blood coagulation.”

And let’s do one more.

Propylene Glycol:

According to the Google Search, “Propylene glycol is found in many industrial and commercial products, including antifreeze, liquid laundry detergent solvents and paint.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit concerned.

Now, let’s turn around and see what’s in Young Living’s Lip Gloss from their Savy Minnerals line.

“Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil, Oleic/linoleic/ linolenic polyglycerides, Beeswax, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Menthapiperita† (Peppermint) oil, Silica, Jojoba esters, Tocopheryl acetate, Tocopherol, May contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron oxides (CI 77491), Manganese violet (CI 77742), †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil.”

Again there are a lot of things I don’t understand. So, these do some more Google searches.

Linolenic polyglycerides:

According to the Google search, “A polyglyceride created from sunflower oil using green, Ecocert approved technology. Oils are mostly made up of triglyceride molecules: glycerin and three fatty acids attached to it. So this guy is like a modified oil where the manufacturer changed up the fatty acids attached to the glycerin. Thanks to carefully selecting and arranging the fatty acids, the manufacturer claims that it had created an active ingredient that's not simply an emollient but a water-binding and skin-plumping active ingredient. It's also great in lip care formulas as it has a high gloss and excellent stick.”

Polyhydroxystearic acid:

According to the Google search, “Polyhydroxystearic Acid is rated as a low hazard ingredient by the Cosmetics Database, and is only known to cause bioaccumlation, therefore limiting its use in Canada. Otherwise, the only concern found by the Cosmetics Database was a lack of data; no studies were found that noted negative side effects or safety measures concerning Polyhydroxystearic Acid as an ingredient in cosmetics and skin care products.”

Tocopheryl acetate:

According to the Google search, “Alpha-tocopheryl acetate (ATA) is a specific form of vitamin E that’s often found in skin care products and dietary supplements. It’s also known as tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol acetate, or vitamin E acetate. Vitamin E is known for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help to protect your body from damaging compounds called free radicals. Normally, free radicals form when your body converts food into energy. However, free radicals can also come from UV light, cigarette smoke, and air pollution.”

I don’t know about you, but those sound way better to me and my health. If you want to do more exploring, just Google “dangers of {and the ingredient}”. It’s very informative.

If you want to talk to me about Young Living and getting your starter kit, let me know.

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