A while back, I saw ball shaped lip balms in a magazine. Some celebrity couldn’t live without it at the time. In a few drugstores, I began noticing the EOS lipbalms. One day, without thinking, I caved and bought one.
I was just learning about animal products in cosmetics but it wasn’t until after I broke the seal that I thought, ‘I wander what’s in this?’
Disappointed in myself, I tossed it on my dresser and resolved to email the company….
…Time marches on…
Every once in a while I used it, and really liked it actually, justifying that I had paid for it and I just wouldn’t buy another one until I did my research…and I stuck to that. As I was rolling a container of their new hand lotion around my palm in the grocery checkout, I stopped myself and put it back; resolving that I would email the company…
…Time marches on…
Now I’m not generally someone who says ‘I’m going to send that company a letter,’ and then never does. I send TONS of letters (well, emails; everything’s digital, right) but there are only so many hours in a day and some things take precedent.
As I rolled it over my lips the other day and thought, ‘I still haven’t emailed this company,’ that was it…
I’ve been seeing your lip balms and hand lotions in a few magazines and I’m curious as to whether they’re suitable for me as a strict vegetarian (not consuming or using animal-derived products) or vegans (not consuming or using animal-derived- nor animal by-products).
On your website, your shave cream, hand lotion, and body lotion are labeled “No Animal By-Products.” I’m curious if this label includes animal derived (including insects) ingredients, ie is your glycerin sourced from animals or vegetables?
Also, your lip balms do not have “No Animal By-Products.” In the ingredients list you provide, I see they do contain beeswax. Aside from that, do they contain any other animal-derived- or animal by-products?
Thank you for any assistance you can provide!