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Aluminum-free tinted lip balm?

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Aluminum-free tinted lip balm?

Postby MagicBean » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:58 am

After reading through the aluminum threads on here, I am trying to reduce my lifestyle sources of this metal. Unfortunately, the Burt's Bees tinted lip balm I love so much, as quoted on the label: "may contain alumina" (not sure why they aren't sure about whether it does or does not...).

Anyone have any suggestions for alumina/aluminum-free tinted lip balms?

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Re: Aluminum-free tinted lip balm?

Postby circular » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:21 am

MagicBean wrote:After reading through the aluminum threads on here, I am trying to reduce my lifestyle sources of this metal. Unfortunately, the Burt's Bees tinted lip balm I love so much, as quoted on the label: "may contain alumina" (not sure why they aren't sure about whether it does or does not...).

Anyone have any suggestions for alumina/aluminum-free tinted lip balms?

Depending on your tint color, it may be the red dye/tint that can come from beetles (yum!). Apparently at least some sources of this type of dye use aluminum to process it. If Burt's Bees' source of the red dye/tint changes with market fluctuations that might mean the presence of alumina might come and go in their product?
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Re: Aluminum-free tinted lip balm?

Postby MagicBean » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:07 am

circular wrote:Depending on your tint color, it may be the red dye/tint that can come from beetles (yum!). Apparently at least some sources of this type of dye use aluminum to process it. If Burt's Bees' source of the red dye/tint changes with market fluctuations that might mean the presence of alumina might come and go in their product?


"Red Dahlia" is the color! I just saw Badger makes a tinted lip balm without beetle carmine or alumina, so I'm going to give that a whirl. :)

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Re: Aluminum-free tinted lip balm?

Postby Plumster » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:44 am

MagicBean,
Take a look at EWG's Skin Deep page. They may have options there?

I believe companies write "may contain" when they use the facility for the production of other things, which do contain aluminum. So there may be traces in it, even if they know the tinted lip balm isn't made with it.
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Re: Aluminum-free tinted lip balm?

Postby MagicBean » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:54 am

Thanks, Plumster!


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