Are you a lipstick les—ss or more

Given that the average woman may inadvertently ingest more than four pounds of lipstick in her lifetime, you’ll want to look for lip color made from plant-derived ingredients instead of from synthetic oils, paraffin waxes and toxic coal tar dyes (look for FD&C or D&C followed by a color or number). If one if five lipstick wearers began demanding plant-based options, total petroleum product consumption would decrease by more than 825,000 pounds per year.

MAC lipsticks are mostly wax-based, making them far more durable than the petroleum jelly/lanolin/water/touch-of-paraffin lipsticks other companies make. So, although they aren’t derived from plants, they DO HAVE an environmentally friendly recycling program: return your empty tubes/eye shadow containers/etc. for a discount off a replacement.

Bottom line is do the research on the products you choose. Be a smart consumer and an advocate of the environment. Products are not only affecting the environment, but also our health—cancer is occurring in younger and younger people with no history of it in their families. Look close to you—-in your food, your electronics, cleaning supplies, fertilizers, carpets, drapes, all the lovely conveniences of life we have been so lulled with. Ultimately, we make the choices that drive the demands that corporations react to. Be smart, have a conscious. Our lives depend on it. The planet will be around long after we kill ourselves off of it.


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    A kiss of color and pearlized shine perk up our world famous 100% natural lip balm, while natural ingredients like vitamin E and coconut and sunflower oils moisturize and soothe your lips.

    At Burt’s Bees, we label every product we make with what we call a “natural bar.” This bar discloses exactly how natural that specific product is. Our products average 99% natural, with half being 100% natural. We will continue to strive for 100% natural on all our products, investigating all ingredients and the latest technologies to create the best products for your greatest well-being.

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