The raw materials of lipstick include colorants, fillers, waxes, oils, pearlescent agents, flavors and preservatives.
Contains pigments or dyes, which determine the hue of the lipstick. Generally, it can be divided into three categories: organic colorants, mineral pigments and pearlescent pigments, among which mineral colorants are the most used colorants.
Candelilla wax, carnauba wax, beeswax, etc. In lipstick, other components are uniformly dispersed in the wax, and the wax and other oil components form a uniform carrier and act as a forming agent. The properties of wax (such as melting point range, crystalline state, etc.) have a great influence on the texture, performance, skin feel and stability of the lipstick.
Examples: hydrocarbons such as mineral oil and petrolatum, oils of natural origin such as castor oil, lanolin, and jojoba oil, and synthetic oils such as cetyl ethyl hexanoate.
Some lipsticks with glitter effect also contain pearlescent pigments such as mica and titanium mica.