What does it mean that lip gloss contains pig fat? Can you tell me?
By Shireen from JBP
Wouldn't it mean lard?
Yes, I too have lip gloss for a science project, and if any one has any information at all on what type of things I should use in it it will be helpful.
Just what it says, the boiled down fat of a pig! (you'd be surprised how many things contain this, including many of the foods we eat eg some ice cream!) Go for lip gloss that is cruelty free - there are plenty of them around!
First, I am intrigued that your lip gloss actually says 'pig fat'. It's called stearic acid. Check your lotions, shampoo, soap and even a vast majority of food, vitamins, etc products and you'll see stearic acid on the ingredient labels.
I made lip gloss/chapstick at home. Very easy.. melt Crisco and add any flavor to it, experiment from jelly, to vodka, to coke. Anything edible really. Pour it into old tubes or prescription medicine bottles, put in the freezer to harden. I think most lip items are just fat based.
You can make your own by melting about 3 parts vaseline and one part paraffin wax over hot water. Works great.
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Is pig fat found in lip gloss?
It could be. You would have to read the label. Some brands are vegan.
What brands are you looking at? All the major brands have customer services numbers and will give you a complete explanation of the ingredients. I know people who have serious food and dye allergies and have to call every company for every new product they want to try, like make up, soap, powder etc.
If you have any doubt look for products that are locally made and are guaranteed to be vegan.
I would specifically look for cruelty-free and vegan products if you are trying to avoid animal ingredients in the cosmetics you purchase.
As a general rule most cosmetics contain some sort of animal fat.
Vegan products may be the only products that are supposed to be animal fat free. Generally, vegan products are more costly than regular products.
If a product has "stearic acid" it will usually contain animal fat (although stearic acid can be made from natural products but more costly to make).
You can make your own lip gloss: (I have never made this.)
Melt about 3 parts Vaseline and one part paraffin wax over hot water.
Vegan lip gloss products:
Here is an article about other cosmetics and animal fats.
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We really want to know some stuff about Lip Gloss. We have it for a topic in our science fair, and we'd really like to win. So if anybody has any information on lip gloss, please post it.