|What chemicals or materials are in lip gloss?|
Lip glosses often include petroleum jelly,
beeswax, mica, parabens preservatives and
artificial dyes. Many lip glosses also contain
toxic substances such as lead, arsenic and
cadmium. Others, however, are non-toxic organic
Different lip glosses have different specific
ingredients, but the main ingredient is always
some kind of wax or oil which is solid at
room temperature but can be spread. Waxes and oils
don’t like to mix with water, so when you apply
the gloss to your lips, water can’t leave your
lips and evaporate, and your lips don’t dry out.
You can easily make your own lip gloss by mixing
petroleum jelly, which is a mixture of wax and
oil, and a few drops of scent or flavor, such as
vanilla extract or peppermint oil.
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