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Lip Balms Revealed - What's in Chapstick?

Lip Balms Revealed - What's in Chapstick?

There are many factors to consider when choosing a lip balm. However, one of the easiest ways to tell lip balms apart is simply by looking at the label.  Ingredients Don't Lie That's why we decided to take a deep dive into the ingredients of the leading lip balm brands. And, first up on the list is probably the most iconic name in the space - Chapstick.  Chapstick Ingredients: White Petrolatum 45%  Arachidyl Propionate Camphor Carnauba Wax Cetyl Alcohol Fragrance Isopropyl Lanolate Isopropyl Myristate Lanolin Light Mineral Oil Octyldodecanol Oleyl Alcohol Paraffin Phenyl Trimethicone Red 6 Lake Titanium Dioxide White Wax Yellow 5...
Real vs Fake Black Owned Businesses

Real vs Fake Black Owned Businesses

We didn't even know this was a thing, but after getting a bunch of spam DM's a while back on our social media accounts, we did some investigating, and found out that there are actually some companies that are masquerading as black owned businesses when in fact they are not. Check it out: The thing about faking is that it never lasts. Eventually you get caught. The only way to build something lasting for the long term is to make sure you are 100% honest about everything you do. Here at Skin Is Skin, we are 100% real. Our CEO Magatte...
Why Choose a Vegan Lip Balm?

Why Choose a Vegan Lip Balm?

Vegan lip balms can have a number of advantages over traditional lip balms. They help keep your lips moisturized without the use of harmful chemicals. They tend to use natural and healthy ingredients, as opposed to cheaper and more plentiful options found in non-vegan brands. And they are cruelty-free and not tested on animals. Vegan skin care products take on ethical considerations with regards to animals and the planet that other products often ignore. Many brands compete on the terms of cost and price. But vegan products believe that other considerations are just as important. Because of this, when you go vegan, you...
Why should you go cruelty free?

Why should you go cruelty free?

Not all lip balms are created equal. Everyone knows that what you put on your lips has a direct impact on your smile and physical appearance. But there is also a mental and spiritual component to the products that you support. Some lip balms are made with good intentions but contain ingredients that aren’t so good for you. These are lip balms that have harsh chemicals that can dry out and crack your lips - the opposite of what you actually want to happen. Other lip balms contain ingredients that are supposedly good for you, but were created using questionable...
The Worst Valentine's Day Gifts  (According to the Internet)

The Worst Valentine's Day Gifts  (According to the Internet)

So, online jewelry retailer, Angara.com, conducted a survey of 2000 people and came up with a list of the most hated Valentine's Day Gifts. They were: Furry handcuffs (34%) Flowers (28%) A heart-shaped box of chocolates (22%) A funny card (25%) Lingerie (24%) Champagne (19%) A love coupon book (18%) Chocolate-covered strawberries (18%) Perfume (17%) Underwear (15%) Scented candles (14%) A serenade (14%) A massage (14%) Fancy dinner (10%) Now, I can understand furry handcuffs, but some of the other items seem awfully picky. You're going to get mad at someone for taking you on a fancy dinner?!? Well, you...
Love, Curiosity, Empathy for a Better World for All

Love, Curiosity, Empathy for a Better World for All

Last week was Global Entrepreneurship week. And because I live and breathe entrepreneurship, it only made sense that 2 out of the 3 Zoom talks I gave were on the subject.   "Criticize by Creating" - The entrepreneur's mindset   The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEE) had its 4-Day Entrepreneur Week webinar series. The ever so inspiring T-K Coleman, of the Revolution of One, kicked-off the week and series with our panel on Monday.  On the last day, I came back giving a TED style talk on “How to follow your dreams during a crisis”, sharing my story on overcoming adversity, finding motivation during...
Skin Is Skin at Heal America Conference

Skin Is Skin at Heal America Conference

From the feel of everything that surrounds us right now, especially in this COVID-era and post - George Floyd and pre-election times, people in America (and around the world), people seem more divided than ever. Each side believes the other side is the reason for all evils, emotions are running high and finger pointing is the attitude of choice.If you focus on social media, the news and even most of the celebrities, the feeling of a profoundly divided country is what you get. And it is depressing. You might even think that we are headed for self-destruction. After all, what...