NipLips™ Desert Botanical Matte Lipsticks
We’re from the desert so why not launch our amazing line of cosmetics with desert botanicals?! Our Desert Botanical Matte lipstick formulation is moisturizing (unusual for a matte which is typically drying) and has great stamina. The colors range from subdued to stunning, like our beautiful Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert (where we live) is in the southwestern part of the US and is a land of extremes. It is of course dry, yet also is the lushest desert in the world. It’s beauty at times is subtle, muted and subdued. It can also be stunning, dynamic and breath-taking. Have you ever seen pictures of an Arizona sunset or monsoon storm? Well, now you have! Your authentic beauty may be subtle and muted or perhaps dynamic and breath-taking or maybe it fluctuates between those extremes. We’ve got your lips covered… Here’s to beautiful, authentic, YOU!
NipLips™ Clean Beauty Commitment to YOU!
Coming from the medical device industry, I was shocked to learn that US cosmetics are barely regulated. The EU and Canada by contrast have tight controls and have banned 1,300 ingredients, while the US only bans 11. Yikes! Our commitment is to provide you with a wide variety of clean beauty and sustainable lipsticks made without toxic ingredients. https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/cosmetics/cosing/inventory_en
Clean Beauty is an emerging US term used to describe cosmetics that we would think are free of harmful chemicals, dyes, plasticizers, etc. However, there is no official definition of Clean Beauty in the US, nor does the FDA recognize or regulate the term. At NipLips™ we use the term “Clean Beauty”, so I thought it would be important for everyone to understand our definition, as well as what you can expect from our products.
The “Naughty List”
No parabens, phthalates, DEHP, SLS, petrolatum, talc, synthetic fragrance or colorants, or silicones.
What About Testing?
Human tested only! We are committed to the environment, and that includes a cruelty free product guarantee.
Vegan only! Organic whenever possible. We use natural ingredients such as jojoba seed oil, prickly pear seed oil & pomegranate seed oil which we locally source from the Sonoran Desert. These ingredients have powerful moisturizing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Desert botanicals are an amazing clean beauty product for your skin.
Why no ...
Paraben? It can disrupt hormone function and the effect is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity. (Scientific American)
Phthalates & DEHP? Theses are solvents used to soften PVC plastic, yuck! They can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive systems. (noharm-uscanada.org)
SLS? A known skin irritant that strips natural oils. Linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation & endocrine disruption (livestrong.com)
Petrolatum? There’s a risk that it is contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which are cancer causing agents in crude oil. (safecosmetics.org)
Talc? It can be contaminated with asbestos, which is linked to cancer. (US FDA website)
Synthetic fragrances & colorants? These can lead to many health risks including allergic reactions, disrupt hormones, trigger asthma, and can be neurotoxins & carcinogens. Why risk it!
Silicones (aka dimethicone)? They build up in the environment and have a toxic effect to non-human organisms. (besthealthmag.ca)
Desert Matte Botanical Lipsticks Complete Ingredient List
Organic Castor Oil, Olive Squalene Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Esters, Candelilla Wax, Carnauba Wax, Organic Pomegranate Seed CO2, Sea Buckthorn Berry CO2. Color Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide