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June 10, 2013

What's In Your Lipstick? | Try Carmine-Free Lipstick

What's In Your Lipstick?


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Eco-friendly, carmine free cosmetics by Barbie's Beauty Bits
PINK and RED makeup often contains the color additive cochineal extracts, which is derived from crushed cochineal insects (beetles).  Now before you get bugged out, these additives are safe, however, they can be a common allergen.  So, if you’ve ever found yourself sensitive to a red lipstick or blush, it could be because of this.   The FDA does require manufacturers to list these colors on the labels, but you need to know what to look for.  For example, you may see an ingredient listed as carmine or natural red 4, (AKA bugs.)

Although I am not a vegan, and honestly, we could be putting worse things on our lips then bugs.  The allergy part intrigued me, as I have been allergic to some makeup colors; and after looking for the ones that bothered me, they all had carmine listed as an ingredient.  So, this made me wonder are there any Eco-friendly, carmine free cosmetics I should consider to see if there was a difference?  The search was not that easy, but I was able to find Carmine Free sites/products, please see them below.

  
  1. Aveda's Uruku Lip Pigment: This collection features products derived from organically grown Uruku Seeds.  Click Here To See Product Line   
  2. Alba TerraGloss: This company features a lot of products, including some naturally tinted lip products.  Click Here To See Product Line 
  3. All Natural Natural Cosmetics: This website listed all kinds of goodies, including gluten free, fragrance free, carmine free and more!  Click Here To See Product Line 
  4. 100% Free: All of their cosmetics are colored from antioxidant rich fruit and vegetable pigments.  Click Here To See Product Line  
  5. Kiss My Face: This company has been around for over 30 years and their products are made from the finest ingredients from mother nature. Click Here To See Product Line   



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14 comments

  1. Well that's disgusting ...But maybe not disgusting enough for me to give up my love of red lipstick lol

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    1. I am also have allergies , I want to know what is in everything .

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  2. Oh my thanks so much! I really don't care if bugs are on my lips, heck they are probably safer then other man made items. But I'm allergic to alot of reds, and I wonder if I'm allergic to the carmine?

    I'm going to try one of those sites you suggested and see if there is a difference. I'm so excited... Can't thank you enough for your continued bits!

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    1. Most certainly and thanks for commenting. I too was allergic to red dyes and this is what prompted the post. There are some great alternative options, so let me know if you find any you like. I hope you find out or at least find another alternative.

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  3. Poor beetles because they are going to be crushed. I thought some makeup revealed that there is no animal testing on their products. Maybe I should check the ingredients of the lipsticks that I am going to use. I only know that human heart nature has eco-friendly products. I will check the sites that you have suggested because it is alarming to know that insects are being used on a product.

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  4. Really interesting facts. It's scary to think what they put in cosmetics and things these days, its impossible to avoid these.I'm vegetarian and try go for products that are not animal tested as much as I can, but unfortunately its so easy to pick things up without realising.

    Lovely blog - following.

    xx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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    1. Thanks for the comments. It is tricky to know whether this is an added ingredient as it's not listed as bugs... Anywho, I checked out your blog it's great! Love the name too!
      xoxo
      Barbie

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  5. I have allergies to certain reds, and I bet this is it. Although I am not a vegetarian, bugs are things I prefer to find on the ground not on my lips! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Most certainly! The allergen part is what people really need to consider, helps save money too!
      Until next time,
      Barbie

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  7. Yak!!! I never know such thing is going around and we have no knowledge of that we are contains crushed cochineal insects...
    Thanks for the such information from next will look over the ingredient before I buy a lipstick.

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  8. Barbara: After our conversation this week - I'm so glad to see you post this! VERY helpful! Maybe, just maybe I can start wearing make-up again! Thanks!

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  9. I read an article online which say lipstick contains pig fat and now bugs after reading such things i doesn't fell like using lipstick. Any ways thank you for mentioning Carmine Free products I will definitely look into it.
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