Hurraw PLANTCOLOR™ pigments come from roots: beets, radishes and purple potatoes. These high pigment tinted balms are non-toxic, 100% plant-based lip colors.
No 1 - Black Cherry
No 2 - Cranberry
No 3 - Raspberry
As you can imagine, the process to make pigments from plants is lengthy and precious...
Like the majority of the Hurraw ingredients, these roots grew in the bright sun, soaked in the rain, were pollinated by insects, made it through a full growing season and then had lots-of-human-hands-on to complete their coloring destiny. Within a day of harvest, the root juices are extracted sprayed onto a carrier medium (maltodextrin or acacia gum), dried and milled microfine. They get tested for purity and then shipped to the facility for blending into (your) balms.
100% PLANTCOLOR™ = no iron oxides (metal), carmine (cochineal insect) or FD&C/D&C synthetic dyes and lakes (petroleum).
Know that you are literally applying vegetables to your lips and you will sense their natural taste and smell as you do so. They've been lightly scented with cherry-orange-vanilla and a smidge of sweetness from organic stevia. The tartness comes from the citric acid used to preserve the pigments and of course, like all of the Hurraw balms these are loaded with organic cacao, coconut, and Montana grown organic safflower oil.
Ingredients: Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil*, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Theobroma cacao (cacao) seed butter*, Ricinus communis(castor) seed oil*, Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, Acacia senegal gum, Ipomoea batatas (sweet potato) root extract, Maltodextrin, Citric acid, Flavor/Aroma, Tocopherol, Stevia rebaudiana*, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Anise alcohol‡, Benzyl benzoate‡, Geraniol‡, Linalool‡ (‡composant naturel de aroma/natural component of aroma)