TOXINS IN COSMETICS: THE UGLY SIDE OF THE COSMETIC INDUSTRY

Estēe Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor

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author   by DAZZLES IN GREEN   2018

What is in that lip color?

What is in that lip color? On their website, under the benefits, Estēe Lauder says this: “drench your lips in full-on liquid color.” It actually sounds comical, but I guess other women don’t see it that way as they are happy to flush $28 down the drain.

This lip color comes in metallic, matte or vinyl finish. Ingredients are almost the same for all of them.


liquid envy

What is the quality of this product?

Our Verdict: Liquid Envy is moderately toxic.

Ingredients of Liquid Envy Lip Color

Our scale from 1-10.
  • S 1-2: safe
  • M 3-6: moderate hazard
  • T 7-10: toxic
  • Animal product
  • [C]: May be contaminated with highly toxic substance
  • [SC]: Safe, but it may be contaminated with highly toxic substance
  • limited data

Price: $28

Ingredients: Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Beeswax\Cera Alba\Cire D'Abeille, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Polydecene, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Saccharin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica Dimethicone Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Fragrance (Parfum), Tin Oxide, Vanillin, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Bht, Phenoxyethanol.

In addition, depending on the type of this product it contains colors and finish products that make it mate or glossy.

For instance, Mica was found to be persistent and bioaccumulative in wildlife and humans. Titanium Dioxide is susped to be carcinogenic, while Red 7 is derived from animals. I didn’t check the rest of the ingredients.

[+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850) , Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380) , Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Orange 5 (Ci 45370), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499 , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360)]

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Dazzles in Green is an educator, journalist, environmentalist, vegetarian and avid cyclist. She holds a master's degree in anthropology.
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