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  1. Hi There, Irina!
    Question for you about EcoCert certified makeup… If the make up itself has the EcoCert certification, does that mean the heavy metals have been tested, and that they are at a safe level?

  2. It appears that this company has changed the ingredients for the lipgloss it sells. It doesn’t seem to be as clean as it used to be. I was really excited to purchase it but I saw words like Copolymer, a bunch of different acids, and also a synthetic in the list of ingredients. This is still listed with your trusted links so I wanted to make sure you were aware of the ingredient changes. Would you please consider doing an updated review?

    1. Thank you for reminding me about that, Krista. I have researched all those new ingredients and deemed them acceptable. They reformulated to make this product vegan like the rest of their products. I will get the updated post done as soon as possible. In the meantime, please know that the copolymer is a natural biodegradable and ECOCERT-certified substitute for silicones. ~Irina

      1. Thank you for your reply! I wish this company would still offer the original formula of this gloss! I am new to really deep-diving into ingredients and your site has been so helpful. I recently purchased your e-book bundle and it was so helpful. I hesitated to buy it at first because I wasn’t sure if it would be worth the price but it really was. I really love that you break down the individual ingredients and give your honest opinion on how safe a product is. The hair dye e-book was shocking and I am so glad that I learned about the dangers beforehand. I definitely look forward to your updated review on this lip gloss. THANK YOU!!

  3. Yes
    I do care about that.
    But as you say,
    How do you know which of the ingredients are made in China if the manufacturer is in the US?
    Do you know the origin of the ingredients of the brands I mentioned or do have a better alternative for balm?

    1. Hila: It seems that I am the only blogger who emails makeup companies ask them about the country origin of their pigments. And the end results of it is that the only brands I can recommend is Crunchi. Have you had a chance to contact companies about the origin of their ingredients? I do not have exclusive rights to email companies. In fact, I strongly believe that if more of us ask questions, the more positive changes we will see. ~Irina

      1. No about the origin of ingredients.
        I did not think about questioning regarding each ingredient.
        What is an acceptable origen in your opinion?

  4. Hi Irena,

    Do you have any recommendations ( or post that I haven’t seen) regarding tinted lipstick/balm like pacifica/hurraw?
    Preferably one that sells on Amazon or iherb because I do not live in the stats

    1. Hi, Hila: There are many tinted balms that are okay in terms of the safety of non-colorant ingredients. But it is quite a challenge to find pigments that are NOT made in China. Do you care about that? ~Irina

  5. Thanks so much for this, review, Irina! I love the Crunchi lipsticks, but I don’t think of myself as a lip gloss wearer. However, your review has me thinking…I also have pretty dry lips most of the time. I haven’t found much to cure it. It sounds like you find the lip gloss very helpful for overly dry lips, is that right? As for colors, is there a neutral one you could recommend? Thanks for your time and always insightful and thoroughly researched information 🙂 🙏

    1. Hi Laurie: I am excited for you to try the lip gloss. I think Namaste would be most neutral… They also carry a transparent lip gloss. Please let us know in the comments here how you like it. Thank you! ~Irina

  6. No wonder the name looked familiar. I must have read your previous post because I never miss one. I haven’t used lip gloss since back in the 50’s. Being barely tinted, it’s what our parents allowed us to use before we were old enough for the real thing. So please bring me up to date. Is the difference just in the application or is one more moist than the other? Color-wise, are they the same?

    1. 🙂 The shades are different. If you like a glossy look and your lips are dry, I would go for a lip gloss. And if you prefer lipstick, their lipstick is good, too. It is not as moist as lip gloss but it is not drying as some lipstick can be. I have and wear both from time to time. Does it help? ~Irina

  7. Thanks, Irina. The only makeup I’m able to wear is lipstick, so I’m excited to try something new and safe. I see on their website they have lip gloss and lipstick. Did you try both? Do you know what the difference is? Judy