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I know that this is silly but I wear Lip Smackers Vanilla Frosting and I have for over 10 years. I love the stuff. It's just kind of sheer and sparkly and you can wear it alone or over any lip color you like and it's very moisturizing. I have no idea what's in it but it's probably highly toxic.
But it's one of my guilty pleasures. That and Jovan Musk (I swear it smells horrible in the bottle but something about my body chemestry makes it smell really good one me persionally) I know, laugh away hahahahaha
. I remember years ago it coming out that ground up fish scales were used to make lipstick shimmery.
UPDATE: This is from the Bonne Bell website. The ingredients for Lip Smackers
Castor oil - A natural oil obtained from the seeds of Ricinus Communis. This ingredient gives emolliency and gloss to the lips.
Beeswax - A natural purified wax obtained from the honeycomb of the bee, Apis Mellifera. This ingredient gives structure and rigidity to Lip Smackers.
Cetyl Acetate - This is an ester of cetyl alcohol and acetic acid. This ingredient gives emollience and gloss to the lips. It is also a conditioner of dry, chapped lips.
Candelilla Wax - A natural wax obtained from various plant species of Euphoriaceae.
Flavor/Fragrance - These are comprised of both natural and artificial ingredients, all of which are GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) for use in cosmetic and food products. These ingredients give Lip Smackers their characteristic flavor and aroma.
Polybutene - A polymer which is made up of a mixture of butenes. This ingredient adds gloss and wearability to the product.
Sesame Oil - A natural oil obtained from the seeds of Sesamim Indicum. This ingredient adds gloss and emolliency.
Ozokerite - A wax derived from mineral or petroleum sources. This ingredient adds rigidity and structure to the product.
Carnauba - A natural wax obtained from the leaves and leaf buds of the Brazilian Wax Palm, Coperinicia Cerefera. This ingredient adds rigidity and structure.
Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol - The acetyl ester of lanolin alcohol. This is derived from lanolin, a by-product of the wool industry. This is a very good conditioner for dry, chapped lips.
Mineral Oil - A refined liquid obtained from petroleum. This ingredient adds emolliency to the lips.
Hydrogenated Soy Glycerides - This is the end product of a reaction using soybean oil. This ingredient adds structure and rigidity to the product. Also, it provides conditioning for dry, chapped lips.