Clean Swap: Cheek and Lip Tint

Benefit Benetint is one of those makeup items I bought in my teens and then kind of always kept around. It didn’t make it into my everyday beauty routine, but I sometimes reached for it when I didn’t want to wear makeup and it was always in my beach bag. The swap for this happened by accident and it was one of the first non-toxic products I bought. A friend recommended 100% Pure ‘s Lip & Cheek Tint when we walked into Lavendula in Amsterdam and I have carried this in my purse ever since.

I soon noticed this would completely replace Benefit’s Benetint, but I’ve been using it more and more. Its stick format and super blendable formula makes it a great product to use on the go and to build up. I use the Sugar Plum color every day and just ordered the Cranberry Glow to try next. I love it so much that I have recommended it to friends that don’t use tints and end up loving it too.  This is definitely more of an upgrade than a swap.

Clean swap_ Cheek Tint

Why is it worth the swap?

Benefit Benetint

Think Dirty Rating: 7

EWG Skin Deep Rating: N/A

Dirty Ingredients:

  • PHENOXYETHANOL: may cause skin irritation and is a potential neurotoxin
  • METHYLPARABEN: mimics estrogen in the body and is a potential hormone/endocrine disruptor, can interfere with anti cancer drugs, some studies of breast tumors show a build up of methylparabens in the breast tissue

  • FRAGRANCE: ingredients considered fragrance don’t need to be disclosed. Possible carcinogen, possible endocrine disruptor, known allergen

100% Pure Lip & Cheek Tint

Think Dirty Rating: 0

EWG Skin Deep Rating: 1

Ingredients:

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Seed Oil, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Pigments of Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit, Vitis Vinifera (Cabernet Grape) Fruit, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Fruit, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit, Prunus Serotina (Cherry) Fruit, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit, Prunusm Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Bean), Daucus Carota Sativa Root (Carrot) and Solanum Lycopersicum Fruit/Leaf/Stem (Tomato), Strawberry Flavor

 

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—ALL INFO ON INGREDIENTS AND THE POSSIBLE HEALTH REPERCUSSIONS ARE FROM THE THINK DIRTY APP AND EWG SKIN DEEP DATABASE, DICCIA’S TWO FAVORITE REFERENCES WHEN MAKING SMARTER BEAUTY DECISIONS—

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