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Fast DIY: How to transform your make-up into skincare. Part 2: improving on your lip gloss

If you buy a lip gloss that has a glass container and a brush applicator, it is possible to add a couple of drops of a serum that will convert make-up into lip care.

Why take the time (and trouble)? This is why:

Polybutene, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Crambe Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Phospholipids, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopherol, Soluble Collagen, Synthetic Beeswax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Benzoic Acid, Fragrance, BHT. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Yellow 6 Lake (Cl 15985), Red 28 Lake (Cl 45410), Red 33 Lake (Cl 17200), Red 7 Lake (Cl 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 Lake (Cl 15850), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Carmine (Cl 75470)]. Yellow 5 Lake (C1 19140), Red 6 Lake (C115850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Carmine (CI 75470), Blue 1 Lake (CI 47090), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]. Yellow 5 Lake (C1 19140), Red 6 Lake (C115850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Carmine (CI 75470), Blue 1 Lake (CI 47090), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)].

The main ingredients, polybutene, diisopropyl dimer dilinoleate, ethylhexyl palmitate, etc. are solvents or dispersants for the make-up ingredients like color pigments. mica, titanium dioxide, etc.

There are here some useful oils, like crambe and avocado, but most of the non-color ingredients are there for label value.  Sodium chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid won’t do much for your lips. Atelocollagen, a large protein obtained by treating animal collagen with proteases, despite its big sounding name, will do nothing.  Fragrance, preservatives, antioxidants will give the product a longer shelf life but don’t expect benefits for yur delicate lips. What to do?

I would always apply lip collagen serum before layering the lip gloss on top. But you can also add some lip care to the lip gloss using a drop or two of antiox booster. Don’t try to add collagen serum, a water based product, to the oil-loving lip gloss. They will not mix.

DISCLAIMER: These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.

 

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