As far as cosmetics go, one of the most timeless and archetypal products is lipstick. Having been used in various forms for at least 5,000 years, colourful lips are associated with femininity, beauty and fashion-forwardness; however most conventional products are high in toxic chemicals including endocrine disruptors and heavy metals.
HealthPost carries a range of safe, natural lipsticks to help nourish and protect lips while still ensuring vibrant bursts of colour.
For many women, a good lipstick is one of the most essential items in their cosmetics purse. Unfortunately though, when we wear lipstick we also ingest it, and the majority of products on the market today contain a variety of undesirable chemicals including phthalates, parabens, mineral oils, and pigments derived from heavy metals that can accumulate in the body, including lead.
Thankfully, today’s women have options, in the form of lipstick that contains a variety of nourishing plant oils, plant waxes, safe pigments and no compromise on intensity of colour. Producers Karen Murrell, Antipodes and Living Nature all have a wide palette of lipsticks, ranging from soft pinks and corals through to bold reds, pinks and violets.