3 ways to Green Your Lipstick
To get a good green lipstick (not green in color, of course), you'll need to read ingredient lists with a watchful eye and well-informed mind. Avoid petroleum-based ingredients, such as mineral oil, as well as synthetic chemicals, like parabens and BHA, that may pose human health problems in addition to environmental degradation. Lipsticks made with plant-based and natural ingredients and coloring are also available in organic and cruelty-free varieties, to up your lips' green sheen. Once you're sure the ingredients are safe, also choose lipsticks in minimal or recyclable packaging and dispose of it properly.
Organic and cruelty-free lipsticks in eco-friendly packaging not only cut the use of harmful toxic chemicals and preservatives, but also keep waste out of landfills.
Pucker up for eco-pampering lip balms that are petrochemical-free. They'll do good things for the earth and your lips.
There are several practical uses for leftover lipstick tubes, as well as the old lipstick itself. Some manufacturers also allow you to send used lipstick tubes back for recycling.