I get excited about things sometimes. My sister in law (who studies chimp behavior) says that I make crazy breath-y noises just like excited chimps when I see something I’m wild about. Maybe I’m just wild, but I was “chimping” at Whole Foods when I found them carrying a fabulous new lipstick/nailpolish line called Peacekeeper. Peacekeeper has about 20 great shades ranging from shimmering pink to basic nudes, from coppers to vamp red.
The “lip paints” look like regular lipsticks, feel smooth, silky and moisturizing on the lips and are TOTALLY clean!!! Here’s the ingredient list: beeswax, carnauba wax, candelilla wax, shea butter, castor oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, tocopherol (vitamin e). THAT’S IT!!!! (the pigment comes from iron oxides)So I’m in the midst of painting my inner wrist in a bunch of gorgeous shades (the names are great–“Paint me Wise”, “Paint me Compassionate”, “Paint me True”) when I notice something else. The front of the lipstick box says “All distributable profits, after taxes, support women’s issues.” Really?
Really. There’s a little slip of paper inside that explains: “We are a lean, mean, fund-raising machine. PeaceKeeper is the first line of cosmetics that gives all of its distributable, after tax profits to women’s health advocacy & human rights issues. Monies are use to fund organizations, events, and programs addressing these issues including but not limited to those of Wisdom Says…Inc. In addition, monies are used to support individuals directly affected by these issues through grants and scholarships.”
(Visit http://www.iamapeacekeeper.com to learn more about programs they support.)
PeaceKeeper’s mission is to help the millions of women and children around the world who suffer a life of forced servitude, physical or sexual abuse, gender inequality, and more.
I am completely inspired by this company to do more. They put the “cause” in cosmetics, and it’s about time! Darryl Hannah and Julia Ormond are spokesgirls for the company and Ana Gasteyer and Bonnie Raitt are on board, too, with their kisses in the “Kiss Museum”…..
Peacekeeper also offers nail polish without toulene or formaldahyde, and none of the products have parabens or ANYTHING NASTY!!!! They even have lipglosses without polybutene. Hello Dolly! My lips are back!!