Updated: Jun 12, 2020
We kiss with them, we eat with them, we sip with them and we smile with them – and paired with the right balm, gloss or stain, they can transform our entire face. Indeed our lips are one of our most important facial features, so doesn’t it make complete sense to take gentle care of them as we would with our whole body?
Aside from keeping them luscious and hydrated with plenty of water and exfoliating them with scrubs, isn’t it incredible that one single product can cater to our pout’s every need and make them chap-free, pigmented, sumptuous and pillowy soft – lipstick is the miracle product found in any makeup bag.
Lipstick can be traced back to ancient civilizations where the Syrians, Babylonians, Persians, and Greeks would colour their lips and cheeks with red stains from plants and other interesting ingredients. Ancient Egyptians even used fish scales to make lips appear more pearlescent.
So how far have we come in the development of age-old rouge? Quite far, but not necessarily in the best way.
Our modern day conventional lipsticks can be a source of harmful chemicals, which is worrying, since it’s used near the mouth and these chemicals are easily absorbed.
Years ago, we were shocked to discover just how many toxins consumers were ingesting by way of lipstick. Surely there was a better alternative… a safer solution? How could we be okay with allowing endocrine-disrupting mineral oils, synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, petrochemicals, dyes and fragrances to enter our bloodstream?
After much ‘trial and error’ and lots of experimenting with lipstick formulations, we've created the only natural, organic, vegan, and cruelty-free solution yet. Made from ingredients that if were put in front of you, you could eat them and not worry, it was a ‘no-brainer’. Lipstick could definitely be made from healthy foods and have same or better performance than synthetic chemical based one.
We’re thriving today sharing the importance of feeding’ your skin from the outside in. We’d love to walk you through exactly what goes into each 100% natural lipstick – because you, as a consumer, deserve to know exactly what you are applying to your skin.
WHAT IS Vooqo Lipstick?
Vooqo Lipstick is a luxe, skincare-meets-lipstick made from real food ingredients that nourish and fortify the delicate skin on the lips. It comes in multiple shades and is a 100% natural and brimming with skin food actives your lips crave. It’s so safe, even your kids can wear it! Comfy and easy to wear all day every day, it’s your go-to lip treat for a pretty, healthy glow!
The consistency of Vooqo Lip products are positively divine. It’s an experience. It goes on with an incredibly crème soft soothing texture as it nourishes, hydrates and protects lips. The cocktail of superfoods keeps your pout healthy, moist and nourished and oh-so-kissable.
Vooqo Lipstick recipe is unique as it’s made from healthy and nourishing foods you would normally pop on your plate like avocado, sesame, citrus, spices and herbs.
Specifically, the nutrient active ingredients in Lipstick contain: – age fighting antioxidants – natural anti-inflammatories – essential fatty acids (omega 3+6) – healthy oils (avocado, sesame, castor seed) – natural flavour oils (citrus + herbs + spices) – Mineral pigments These are all foods you eat for beautiful skin so you never have to experience dry, unhealthy lips again.
You won’t find any synthetic dyes. No artificial flavours. No synthetic fragrances. No parabens. No phthalates. No mineral or nut oils. No synthetic emollients or silicone or lanolin.
Just clean food, pure plant oils, mineral pigments and nutrient active ingredients for a nourished pout.
Carotenoids – help protect skin cells from free radical damage and stimulate immunity
Glutathione –potent detoxifier, helps in the formation of all other anti-oxidants in body
Sesamin/sesamolin – boosts vitamin antioxidant activity for greater effect
Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6: metabolise energy to maintain renewal and repair of lip cells
Vitamin C – major antioxidant, key in the production of collagen and delicate skin repair giving youthful, firm lips.
FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS
Vitamin A – essential for the growth of healthy cells and generation of a barrier to toxins
Vitamin E – minimizes lines and wrinkles while neutralizing damaging free radicals
Zinc – accelerates repair, giving smooth softness
Potassium – hydrating and moisturizing preventing dry and cracked lips
Magnesium – soothes calms and heals, while providing immunity from allergens
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS | ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES
Omega 3, 6 and 9 – hydrating, excellent emollients and form an effective barrier, preventing inflammation and fight the everyday toxins you encounter
As much of the lipstick you put on your lips is digested or absorbed, it’s important the ingredients can be ingested.
Many women get the connection between eating for health and beauty, and the next step is making the connection with ‘feeding’ our skin from the outside in.
In our innovative times, we’re given more choice in applying healthy products to the skin without the fear of harming our insides with toxins. After all, the right natural lipsticks do more than make you look amazing – they hydrate and nourish using wholesome ingredients that give you that healthy, beautiful colour and make you feel like glow from the inside out and be the best version of yourself possible.
And that’s what true beauty is all about.