Legend Age Lipstick Ingredients - What is the lip balm made up of?
Knowing exactly what you apply on your body is crucial and essential. Legend Age Lipstick's paste is safe for consumption as compared to other lipsticks in the market because of its all natural ingredients. Let us find out what exactly is Legend Age Lipstick made of?
1. Essence from West Indian Cherry – increase blood circulation in lips, brighten lips and result in great color.
The west indian cherry belongs to Malpighiaceae family of shrubs native to the Antilles, grow naturally in the wild in several parts of Central American, and Amazonian forests. They are known to contain one of the highest level of vitamins and pigment anti-oxidants amongst all other food sources, which contribute immensely towards optimum health and wellness, according to the U.S Department of Agriculture.
Legend Age Lipstick’s western Indian cherry extract is made up of the following supplements which is highly beneficial to its users:
a) Rich in iron.
According to Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, a plant-based dietitian and author of The Vegiterranean Diet and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, Iron is crucial because it is a key component of red blood cells and you will have decreased oxygen-carrying capacity throughout the body if you’re low in iron.
How it helps: Iron rich cherry helps to promotes the production of heme, keeping lips smooth and nourished. This is especially helpful for pregnant women as they are prone to iron deficiency.
b) Rich in vitamin C.
The West Indian cherries possess the highest content of vitamin C for any plant-derived fruits/berries, probably next only to another tiny-sized Amazonian berry, Camu Camu (2000 mg/100 g). Vitamin-C is an incredible natural antioxidant and consuming food rich in Vitamin-C helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the blood.
How it helps: which is a powerful natural anti-oxidant that maintains cell health, locks in moisture, prevents discoloration, reduces fine lines, and prevents premature aging.
c) Significantly high levels of antioxidants (poly-phenolic anthocyanidin)
Compared to some of other Amazonian fruits such as acai, abiu, wax jambu, etc.
How it helps: The poly-phenolic anthocyanidin are water-soluable vacuolar pigments that change colors with pH level of our lips when applied. The stronger the body’s acid level, the redder it appears. Therefore, lips appear in different hues of red, pink, magenta, coral, etc. depending on each person’s acid level. Anthocyanins also adjust lip colors based on body temperature. The end result of applying legend age lipstick is a unique natural lip color to each individual.
2. Beeswax – works like a lip balm due to its moisturizing effects, ability to prevent dryness, reduces cracks and lines in lips, repairs damaged lips, and helps to treat lip inflammation.
Unlike most pinkish/red lipsticks in the beauty industry, Legend Age Lipstick’s paste is yellow because it is majorly made up of natural beeswax, which is yellow/ pale brown in color. Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis.
How it helps: Beeswax consists mainly of esters of fatty acids and various long-chain alcohol that improves hydration to the skin and promotes cell regeneration. Beeswax also contain carotene, vitamin A, and aromatic substances and has excellent adhesion, permeability, and smoothness. Therefore, it can repair and detoxify, and rejuvenate lips, reduces inflammation, heals lip dryness and peeling. There are three advantages for choosing a lipstick containing natural beeswax:
- Moisturizes lips and reduces fine lines;
- High permeability allows lip skin to breathe, activates cell growth, and promotes faster metabolism;
- Reduces inflammation, strengthens lip skin’s natural defense system, and improves its ability to self-repair.
3. Vitamin E Oil: keeps moist, prevents pigmentation, reduces fine lines on the lips, and prevents premature aging.
Vitamin E is both a nutrient and antioxidant, and the oil in its purest form is extremely versatile. Known as tocopherol, it has a light brown/reddish hue and can be found in many skincare products.
Vitamin E has been used in skincare for so long that it sometimes gets overlooked when newer, more exotic-sounding ingredients are advertised in products,” shares Tatiana Kononov, Revision Skincare Director of Research & Development. “But the truth is, it’s a highly beneficial ingredient for the skin, especially when it’s combined with other antioxidants.” This helps skincare products form what Kononov refers to as a "first-string defense" against free radicals and other environmental damaging effects.
How it works: Vitamin E is one of the essential vitamins in human body. The Vitamin E Oil in Legend Age Lipstick is extracted from a large number of green plants’ seed germ. This type of Vitamin E can be easily absorbed by the skin to promote a faster metabolism, prevent pigmentation, improve skin elasticity, moisturize skin around the lips, and slows down aging.
4. Titanium Oxide: effectively deflects UV rays, reduces sun damage, and brightens and protects lip skin.
Titanium dioxide works as UV filtering ingredient in sunscreen. It helps to protect a person’s skin by blocking absorption of the sun’s ultraviolet light that can cause sunburn and skin cancer.
Legend Age is made of Nanoscale titanium dioxide, which becomes transparent to visible light while serving as an efficient UV light absorber. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, using sunscreens containing titanium dioxide can help prevent the occurrence of skin cancer
How it works: Titanium dioxide is an excellent sunscreen due to its high refractive index, its strong UV light absorbing capabilities, and its resistance to discoloration under ultraviolet light. Nano-scaled titanium dioxide particles can scatter visible light while still providing UV protection.