I realized how toxic and harmful gloss can actually be one day, after I tested some on my forearm at a makeup counter! I was casually swatching some random glosses, playing around with some colors from different well-known brands. Some that are even self-proclaimed, vegan and cruelty-free! I swatched a few on my arm not thinking anything of it and wiped it with a regular makeup wipe that I always use. I continued on with my day looking at some other makeup items, visited a few more stores and when I finally sat in my car, I noticed a burning sensation on my arm. I didn’t think anything of it, but when I looked at my arm, what I saw was scary! The exact spot I had swatched different glosses, was flared up like I had a rash or a burn. I literally had to stop and remember what I did to my arm, but then quickly realized it was the glosses! I know, right? I mean we put this stuff on our lips and then we actually eat it throughout the day, so we end up ingesting all the nasty chemicals in them! It makes me nauseous thinking about it! I even took a picture of it to share with my friends, because it was seriously a reality check for me.
In the past, I was guilty of blindly trusting companies and thinking if these products are in major stores, they MUST be safe! Well, I was wrong, because after doing some research and then seeing what goes behind actually creating a clean makeup brand, I was shocked. Formless Beauty glosses are a miracle in a bottle for your lips to say the least! Not only do they truly contain clean ingredients that are in no way harmful to our bodies, the formula is a dream! I call it a lip treatment that performs as a super high-shine gloss. I have swatched the glosses on my arms many times, wiped and swatched again, just to reassure myself that they won’t leave my arm with a rash. And every single time, no reaction has been apparent.
What you need to know for your own peace of mind, is that what you are applying to your lips is not causing you harm. No amount of shine or makeup is worth even an ounce of damage to your well-being. I know it sounds drastic, but little increments of unsafe products every day is what causes a huge negative effect in the long run. Be cautious of your choices when it comes to your health. You can always purchase another gloss, but your health is undeniably priceless!